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Revenues from Tourism Sector Marked 435 million USD in 1Q17

Georgia tourism

In the first quarter if 2017 revenues from tourism sector rose by 23% and totaled 435 million USD, the report by Ministry of Finance reads. In March revenues from the sector went up by 28% and totaled 180 million USD (+39 million USD). We remind you that in March-January, a …

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Georgian Economy Shows Higher than Expected Growth Just in Two Months


Geostat, National Statistics Service of Georgia, has published an early report of February 2017 economic growth. According to the report, year on year growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) marked 4.4%, while January-February averaged real growth made up 4.8%. It should be noted that in January GDP upturn marked 5.2%. …

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Anatomy of Georgia’s Labor Market


Economists always discuss various statistics to appraise economic state of a country. Besides gross domestic product (GDP) level, the unemployment level  is one of the statistical indicators that draws attention of economists and society. Unemployment is a heavy burden on Georgian population and it leads to economic, psychological and social …

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2017 Budget is Essentially Transformed Fiscal Policy

Kumsishvili: We are Meeting Investors on Restoration of Regional Airdromes

The 2017 state budget, as well as government’s midterm budget plan, is an essentially transformed fiscal policy, Minister of Finance Dimitry Kumsishvili noted at a final briefing of International Monetary Fund mission. He held the briefing jointly with National Bank president Koba Gvenetadze and IMF mission head Mercedes Vera Martin. …

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Economic Growth in January Marked 5.2%


According to preliminary estimations, in January 2017 Georgia’s gross domestic product growth pace made up 5.2%. According to preliminary report by Geostat, national statistics service of Georgia, in the reporting period exports rose by 44.7% and imports increased by 15.4%. Foreign trade turnover increased by 22.1%. Turnover of VAT-payer enterprises …

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Whether GEL Overcomes Crisis


A major part of experts and analysts expected that the GEL exchange rate would depreciate further in January-February 2017, but the situation went in opposite direction  and the Georgian national currency recorded strengthening tendency. As a result, 1 USD equaled to 2.6429 GEL as of February 17,  after seeing the …

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Estonian Model Challenges – Impact of Small and Medium Business Sectors

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The year of 2017 started with significant changes for business sector. Namely, Estonian Model of profits tax reformation came into force. The model introduction process generated various estimations from the side of businessmen, politicians, economists. Everybody agrees that the Estonian Model will genuinely bring positive effect onto business, especially, on …

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Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Galt&Taggart Publishes Report on Main Developments that Took Place in Azerbaijani Economy Last Week: GDP down 3.8% y/y in 2016 Azerbaijan’s economy contracted 3.8% y/y in 2016, driven mainly by a 27.6% y/y decline in construction activity. Positive contribution to growth came from agriculture (+2.6% y/y), information and communication (+4.5% …

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