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Armenia experiencing increase in construction through foreign loans

International financial organizations have provided AMD 33 billion 246.9 million for construction in Armenia through the period between January and November of 2014. According to the statistics of the National Statistical Service, the indicator has risen by 15.2 percent compared to last year. Reportedly, half of the funding provided for …

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Bank’s Discriminating Policy against Students of University of Georgia A major part of Georgia’s leading commercial banks issues students loans with different terms, but with the almost same interest rates. It is interesting whether Georgian students find the interest rates and terms affordable. Today’s article covers Bank Republic’s students loan …

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PASHA Bank enters Turkish market

The Turkish Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (“BRSA”) has granted permission to PASHA Bank, a leading private Azerbaijani investment and corporate financial institution, to acquire the controlling stake of TAIB Bank from Aksoy Holding of Turkey. PASHA Bank and Aksoy Holding have enjoyed a strong working relationship over the last …

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Bitcoin Named the World’s Worst Currency

Which was the world’s worst currency in the past year? Bloombergview’s columnist Mark Gilbert published analytical material on this topic noting that despite  problems with the Russian ruble and Ukrainian hryvnia, Bitcoin  suffered a truecatastrophe. Bitcoin isn’t dead, but it may be mortally wounded, according to Mark Gilbert. It was …

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MFO Crystal: Fluctuations in GEL Rate Spooked Companies

Director  of the  MFO Crystal states in an interview with radio  “Commersant” that 2014 was productive for the company and the sector, but the recent national currency fluctuations  and the uncertain situation have spooked  the companies. In the words of Malkhaz Dzadzua,  if there is no surprises in this regard …

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