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Daily Archives: December 19, 2014

Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong-un to Moscow

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has invited the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in the second world war, the Kremlin’s spokesman said on Friday. It would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the …

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By February, Bread Prices not to Rise in Georgia – Wheat Exports from Russia to Georgia Suspended

Wheat exports from Russia to Georgia have been suspended. President of the Grain Growers Association states  “Commersant” that Rosselkhoznadzor  imposed restrictions on wheat exports due to the non-issuance  of a phytosanitary certificate, including Georgia. According to Levan  Silagava,  the Russian Grain Union has already begun negotiations with the Association, and …

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Several Foreign Companies Plan to Enter the Georgian Market Next Year

Several foreign companies plan to enter the Georgian air market in the next year. “Commersant” was told at the Georgia Airports Association. They say  that in October 2015,  Etihadwill start operating   in the market and will fly from Tbilisi to Abu Dhabi. It is the fourth largest company in the …

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Ruble Devaluation Leaves Families Living in Georgia without Income

Devaluation of the ruble has sharply reduced the income of families living in Georgia who receive  remittances from the relatives currently residing in Russia. In November,  the amount of remittances transferred to Georgia amounted to USD 104 million – the data was published by the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). …

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Public Education Workers Get the Lowest Salaries

According to the third quarter data, the highest salaries are recorded  in the financial sector and the lowest –  in the area of education. An average monthly salary of hired employees  amounts to GEL 850.8  that is 6% higher compared to the third quarter of last year. The highest salary …

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Best Countries For Business

Georgia is on the 47-th place. The best country for business this year is Denmark, which ranked No. 1 three straight years between 2008 and 2010. Denmark’s economy has struggled in recent years along with the rest of the European Union. Last week Denmark’s government cut its growth forecasts for …

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Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. The president said in a statement Thursday that while he signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, it “does not signal a change” …

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The 20 best countries for fast public wi-fi

Rotten Wi-Fi, a testing service that evaluates public Wi-Fi networks based on speed and customer satisfaction, says it has found the 20 countries in the world that offer the best public Wi-Fi experience. The company says its user base has measured and evaluated the quality of public Wi-Fi hotspots in …

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Toledo Rallies to Remain Jeep’s Home

Toledo, Ohio, is scrambling to come up with an incentive package that would allow it to remain the production home of the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with deep economic and emotional ties to the area. For decades, the rugged sport-utility vehicle has been built in Northern Ohio and local politicians …

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