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Beeline Recommends the Government to Open the Corporate Market

Beeline Recommends the Government to Open the Corporate Market

“Beeline” (LLC Mobitel) protests change of corporate procurement conditions of mobile network for the state agencies. According to the company, the service procurement conditions are corrected so that “Beeline” can no longer meet them. “It has been prompted to cover 55% of the country’s territory by 3G network. Beeline covers …

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Back to the Past- National Bank Regains Supervision over Finance Sector

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At the end of February Government decided to return finance sector supervision functions to National Bank of Georgia (NBG). However, as a matter of fact, NBG had not lost supervisory functions in practice, despite in 2015 Parliament approved amendments to the Law on Commercial Banks, under which finance sector supervision …

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Government Prepares Special Presentation for EBRD’s Annual Meeting

Government Prepares Special Presentation for EBRD’s Annual Meeting

Georgian government prepares presentation of investment opportunities for EBRD’s annual meeting, which will be held in Cyprus in May, 2017. Finance Minister Dimitri Kumsishvili has declared about that at the meeting held with Bruno Balvaner, Regional Director of EBRD. According to Bruno Balvaner, merely several countries will be given presentation …

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Opinion: A Guide to the Seven sins of Overreaching Government

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Even banal things can benefit from regulation, but regulators do sometimes make basic conceptual errors There are many good reasons to have regulations. They create the standards and rules that govern a marketplace, give consumers confidence, keep rogue traders at bay and make sure things that should fit together — …

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Former PM of Georgia Published a Book on Economic Reforms

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Founder and managing partner of Reformatics and former Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Nika Gilauri, published a book Practical Economics: Economic Transformation and Government Reform in Georgia 2004-2012. The book describes the experience which has basically transformed state management system of Georgia. “Why has been the book written? I have …

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At Full Speed to Recession

At Full Speed to Recession

In December 2016 Economic Growth Rate Saw 0.3% Historical Bottom According to preliminary estimations, in December 2016, as compared to the same period of 2015, GDP real growth pace made up 0.3%. As to the 4th quarter of 2016, GDP growth rate marked 1.2%, Geostat, the national statistics service of …

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KAMPA Asks Government to Free Georgian Entrepreneurs from Imports Tax

KAMPA Asks Government to Free Georgian Entrepreneurs from Imports Tax

Aleksandre Buadze, director general of KAMPA company, has applied to Government of Georgia to exempt Georgian entrepreneurs from imports tax. Products imported from the CIS countries are not taxed by 12%, while entrepreneurs have to pay the tax in all other cases, the company director general Aleksandre Buadze noted. “Regretfully, …

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Fees Will be Increased to Gambling Business from January 1

Fees Will be Increased to Gambling Business from January 1

Fees will be increased to gambling business from January 1. The government based on the analysis of previous years’ revenues, forecasts budgetary increase by 20 million for local governance units. The fee will be set from 20 000 GEL to 40 000 GEL in quarter for each casino table by …

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Gakharia: Our Economy has Some Structural Problems

Gakharia: our Economy has Some Structural Problems

Minister of Economy explains main reasons of GEL depreciation afresh and does not agree with the critics that the government blames merely the external factors. George Gakharia noted with TV-company Imedi, that the economy has some structural problems and focused attention on their solving activities. “We understand very well the …

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