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Georgia Slow to Embrace New Cuisines

Georgia Slow to Embrace New Cuisines

Over the last five years, Tbilisi, Georgia’s ancient capital, has undergone somewhat of a culinary renaissance. There are now tens of ethnic restaurants that have sprouted-up within the city limits. While still a far cry from a ‘foodie’ haven, Tbilisi now has more options for food enthusiasts than at any …

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Spring Cleaning Your Business Strategy

Spring Cleaning Your Business Strategy

Spring is finally here, and now that the first quarter of 2016 is just about over, it’s a perfect time to pause, assess, and reflect on the state of your business. I love this time of year. As the dull days of winter give way to warmer weather it seems …

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Novartis investigating $85 mln bribery allegations in Turkey

Novartis investigating $85 mln bribery allegations in Turkey

An anonymous whistleblower has accused Swiss drug maker Novartis of paying bribes in Turkey through a consulting firm to secure business advantages worth an estimated $85 million, according to a Feb. 17 e-mail seen by Reuters. The alleged benefits, which Novartis confirmed it was investigating, included getting medicines added to …

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Zaha Hadid the First Woman Who Won the Pritzker Architecture Prize Died at 65

Zaha Hadid the First Woman Who Won the Pritzker Architecture Prize Died at 65

Zaha Hadid, the first woman to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, died on Thursday in Miami at the age of 65. The Iraqi-born, London-based architect designed technically challenging, visually arresting buildings around the globe. Hadid was best known for her public and institutional projects. To the many countries and cities that commissioned …

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American Distiller Pearl Rock to Use Ancient Georgian Qvevri Technology

American Distiller Pearl Rock to Use Ancient Georgian Qvevri Technology

American distiller Pearl Rock will use ancient Georgian Qvevri technology to produce high-quality brandy. Last month Hvino News reported that Georgia’s patent authority Sakpatenti registered unique method of whiskey distillation using traditional qvevri  – Georgian earthenware vessel. The  U.S. producer Pearl Rock Wine and Brandy Company,  which has bought the  Georgian patent, is planning to use clay vessels for bottling brandy. …

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The World Bank Welcomes Government’s 4-point Reform Plan

The World Bank Welcomes Government’s 4-point Reform Plan

The World Bank welcomes Government’s 4-point reform plan, – respective statement was made by the World Bank’s Regional Director for the South Caucasus Mercy Tembon, after her meeting with the Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. The main topic of the conversation was partnership between the World Bank and Georgia …

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VimpelCom Warned Investors on Probable Change of Holder

VimpelCom Warned Investors on Probable Change of Holder

Telecommunication holding VimpelCom Ltd warned the investors on probable change of the main shareholders. According to Russian media, the commission informed The US Securities and Exchange Commission, that sale of ordinary shares of 1,57 billion is being discussed. It is 89,2% of the company’s ordinary shares. This share is owned …

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Giorgi Margvelashvili: Georgia Developing Close Relations With Azerbaijan

Giorgi Margvelashvili: Georgia developing close relations with Azerbaijan

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has met with President of the Rumsfeld Foundation and former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld within the framework of the working visit to the US, the website Georgia Online reported. At the meeting, Margvelashvili said in particular that Georgia develops close relations with its neighbors …

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SOCAR Invests Over 200 Million Euros in Montenegrin Resort

SOCAR Invests Over 200 Million Euros in Montenegrin Resort

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR, which makes huge investments both in the country and abroad is building a modern resort in the Adriatic coast, Montenegro. Montenegrin President Filip Vujanovic told BNE IntelliNews that SOCAR has invested more than 200 million euros in the construction of the resort so far. The project …

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