Preparation of the new "Business Barometer 2020"

At the end of the summer, FIC Executive office started activities on the preparation of a new report of the Foreign Investors Council in BiH, titled "Business Barometer 2020".

"Business Barometer" is a milestone activity of the FIC implemented in cooperation with our partners. The first edition of this report was published in 2015, supported by the Local Growth-Oriented Local Development (GOLD) Project, which is funded jointly by the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The second edition of the report was published in 2018 with the support of the MarketMakers Project, which is a part of the Swiss Government’s contribution to the transition of BiH towards a socially inclusive market economy.

"Business Barometer" is the result of a survey among foreign investors in BiH (members of FIC) which aims to gain a better insight into the level of satisfaction of FIC members with the business environment in BiH, obstacles faced by investors, as well as their plans for reinvestment, new employment and creating more business opportunities in BiH.

The new "Business Barometer" will, in addition to the previous units, contain a new chapter that will focus on the challenges of foreign investors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and offer public insight into how the pandemic has affected foreign investors in the country.

The report is currently in the process of creating a questionnaire that will be sent to FIC members in early October, so that the results of the research can be summarized and published before the end of 2020, when companies will have a clearer picture of their business and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Otherwise, the results of the research will be used to improve the position and requirements of investors towards BH institutions, with the aim of improving the regulatory framework, efficiency of public administration and policy decisions to strengthen the position of current investments and encourage new ones. The results of the analysis should influence the creation of a more favorable business climate for existing foreign investors in BiH in order to reinvest, expand their business, hire new labor force and reduce unemployment.

  • Phoenix
  • DDC
  • Sparkasse
  • manpowergroup
  • Dimitrijević & Partners
  • Natron - hayat
  • Arcelor Mittal
  • British American Tobacco
  • Violeta
  • Hotel Bristol
  • Meggle
  • Bosnaplod
  • MOP
  • Sarajevo City Center
  • JTI
  • Mtel
  • Europian Bank
  • PWC
  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • Maric And Co
  • Marbo
  • Eastern Mining
  • SHAD Invest
  • Hypo Aple Adria
  • ALBA
  • Volkswagen
  • SKF
  • Bosna Bank Internations
  • McCann
  • FCL
  • Saga NFG d.o.o.
  • hepok
  • Hold INA
  • SHP Celex
  • Kakanj cement
  • EFT
  • Network
  • Mastercard
  • Philip Morris
  • infobip
  • Sisecam
  • Carmeuse
  • Gazprom
  • SR Investment
  • AL Shiddi
  • Messer
  • Karanovic/partners
  • Eco Energy
  • Studen Holding (Bimal)
  • UniCredit Bank
  • Telemach
  • Aljazeera Balkans
  • LRC
  • GOPA Worldwide Consultants
  • ProCredit Bank
  • Coca-Cola HBC Adria