Bulgaria: IKEA Bulgaria Also Goes Online File photo

Swedish furniture giant IKEA's Bulgarian branch launched on Wednesday its online shopping service, allowing customers to make purchases from across the country. The function can be used both from computers and mobile ... More


Business portal "poslovanje.rs" for well-informed SMEs

A web portal dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) “poslovanje.rs” will provide entrepreneurs with better access to information, on available finance in particular. Minister of Economy Zeljko ... More


H&M to Launch Online Store In Bulgaria Next Year

The Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is launching an online store for Bulgaria in 2015, the company said in a press release. The exact date is not given. H&M will also launch online stores in Belgium, the ... More


Number of Bulgarians Shopping Online Increases

More and more Bulgarians shop via mail order or via Internet, according to the National Statistical Institute preliminary data. In March compared to the previous month the turnover increased in the 'Retail sale via mail order ... More


Bitcoin accepted by more than 40 companies in Slovenia

As the use of digital currency bitcoin is spreading also outside the internet, it is possible to find more than 40 companies in Slovenia which accept bitcoins, with most of them based in Ljubljana, according to the website ... More


First Web Platform of Crowd Funding Launched in B&H

The web platform called katapult.ba was launched in B&H, which is based on the principle of crowd funding. The aim of the platform is to encourage entrepreneurship, securing initial funding for the launching of various start-up ... More


Bulgaria blocks access to 172 online gambling websites

Bulgaria has blocked access to 172 online gambling websites in the last six months, according to the State Commission on Gambling. All of these will be able to get licensed and to operate legally in the beginning of 2014. ... More


Electronic trade grows by a quarter within one year

Despite electronic commerce in Greece having grown by about 25 percent on a yearly basis in the first nine months of the year, the sector remains particularly small in this country, at just 3.2 billion euros, at a time when the ... More


Turkey's first 'halal' online sex shop opens

An online sex shop has been launched to sell "halal" products to Muslims in Turkey, becoming the first of its kind in the country. The website describes its products as completely safe and halal according to Islamic rules. ... More


hepsiburada.com sells 1 million goods month

Hanzade Doğan Boyner speaks at the World Retail Congress in Paris. Major Turkish online store hepsiburada.com sells more than 1 million products per month, varying from cosmetics to books, from home appliances to ... More


Bulgaria Registers Surplus in Electronics Trade with Germany

In the first quarter of 2010, Bulgaria's electronics export to Germany has surpassed its import of German-made appliances. For the first time, Bulgaria registered a surplus in its electronics trade with Germany, reported the ... More


Online shopping in Bulgaria on the rise, but still considered risky

The number of customers shopping online in Bulgaria is growing, but four out of five consumers are still afraid of personal data misuse, PR agency All Channels Communication and marketing research company Noema said during the ... More


Google opens office in Romania

The Google corporation opened an office in Bucharest on November 1, a press release reports. The Romanian team will be headed by Dan Bulucea, the former business and marketing manager of Microsoft Romania, the US-based company ... More


MCSI wants EUR 84 M rerouted to e-Romania project

The Ministry of Communications and Information Society (MCSI) would like to allocate EUR 84 M of the EU funds meant to finance the development of the broadband infrastructure to the e-Romania project, e-Romania project head in ... More


GED acquires “Paravion.ro”, the largest online agency in Romania

GED has acquired Paravion.ro as part of the Build-up strategy in the tourism sector that started in December 2007 by acquiring Happy Tour, aiming to consolidate a leading travel services provider in Romania able to extend ... More


International Institute for Software opens a centre in Croatia

The non-profit International Institute for Software Economics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IISEIE) opened a centre in Varazdin in northwestern Croatia on Friday. The Institute already has centres in the USA and the ... More


Research shows 75% of software illegal in Serbia

Serbia had a 74% rate of software piracy in 2008, as opposed to 76% in 2007, Business Software Alliance, an organization promoting legal software, announced, reports BETA news agency. The damage piracy has caused Serbiàs ... More


International award to hitro.hr

The Croatian government one-stop-shop service hitro.hr has been awarded at the Corporate Registries Forum in South Africa as the best service concept in the field of company registration and use of electronic solutions, the ... More


Homedirect.ro - officially launched in Romania

The greatest residential and real estate website, www.homedirect.ro was officially launched in Romania. The site uses a special search technology to provide visitors the greatest database of real estate advertisements in Romania. ... More


Yahoo! steps on Bulgaria’s online ad market

U.S. giant Yahoo! Inc. has teamed up with Bulgarian Internet media group Investor.bg to enter the local online advertising market. The move is backed by expectations that the Bulgarian online advertising market is tipped to ... More