On June 26, 2006 The Ministry for Economy and Commerce of the Republic of Moldova together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the International Exhibition Center “Moldexpo” organized an economic Moldovan - Italian Forum “Economic situation and the State policy in the area of entrepreneurship”.
The Forum was organized taking into consideration the high level of interest by Italian entrepreneurs to the business climate and conditions for conducting business in the Republic of Moldova, the fact mentioned by the Minister of Economy and Commerce Mr. Valeriu Lazar.
The following main issues were discussed during the Forum: the economic situation and investment climate in the Republic of Moldova, development of the agrarian and industrial sectors, and presentation of the implemented investment projects. Special attention was paid to the working experience of the Italian companies in the Republic of Moldova. It was pointed out that at present more than 250 joint Moldovan – Italian ventures, engaged in practically all areas of the national economy, activate on the local market.
The presentation of the banking system of the Republic of Moldova, the credit and monetary policy conducted by the National Bank of Moldova and the priorities for the development of the banking system for the year 2006 was made by the Vice-Governor of the National Bank of Moldova Mr. Marin Moloshag.
Mr. Marcel Chirca made a report which focused generally on the activity of the local commercial banks, including the range of the services and products offered by them, the dynamics of the main financial indicators, and the prospects for development of Eximbank, the banking system and the national economy of the country taking into account the acquisition of Eximbank by the Italian banking group Veneto Banca.