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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

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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GEL Exchange Rate Depreciation Hits Historical Maximum in 2016

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In 2016 the national currency depreciation and economic growth rate deceleration were key problems in Georgian economy. GEL exchange rate collapse has affected both state budget and financial condition of our citizens. Despite  GEL exchange rate stability is one of the key factors for ensuing macroeconomic stability of the country, …

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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: 2017 budget approved by the Parliament Azerbaijan Parliament approved the 2017 budget last week. Consolidated budget revenues are set at AZN 20.0bn (+1.5% compared to the original draft budget document), while expenditures are set at AZN …

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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: ADB approved two funding channels for Azerbaijan amounting to US$ 1.5bn Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide US$ 1.0bn in private and public sector assistance to expand Azerbaijan’s Shah Deniz II gas field. The assistance comprises …

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Content Borrowers, Discontent Economy: Government to Carry out Radical Reforms

Last week, at a government meeting, Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili noted that quick economic growth could not be achieved without radical decisions. He also expressed hopes that the Georgian society would meet new reforms with understanding for attaining economic breakthrough and progress. The reforms are approved by international organizations, the …

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Armenian Economy in Crisis Needs Rapid Change, New Premier Warns

Armenian Economy in Crisis Needs Rapid Change, New Premier Warns

Armenia’s new prime minister has what he believes is a vote-winning message before parliamentary elections in May: The economy’s in terrible shape and he’s the man to fix it. The impoverished ex-Soviet republic needs “profound change,’’ Karen Karapetyan, who took office in September, said in an interview in the capital, …

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