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NBG Keeps Its Policy Rate Unchanged At 7%

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The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the National Bank of Georgia (NBG) met on September 6, 2017 and decided to keep the refinancing rate unchanged at 7 percent. The inflation dynamics is in accord with the existing forecast. The annual inflation in August has decreased to 5.7%. According to the …

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GEL/USD Turnover Shrinks on Currency Market

GEL/USD Turnover Shrinks on Currency Market

GEL/USD turnover has shrunk on currency market. Without NBG interventions (70 million USD), in June the contraction constituted 29% month on month (-33 million USD).  According to Monthly Review of NBG, number of deals between market players has decreased (-32% month on month; -19% year on year). Currency market concentration …

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National Bank of Georgia Keeps Key Interest Rate at 7 pct

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National Bank of Georgia said it kept its key interest rate unchanged at 7 percent on Wednesday, based on forecasts showing annual inflation exceeding its target of 4 percent this year. Consumer prices were up 7.1 percent in annual terms in June, 0.4 percent lower from the previous month. “Rising …

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Georgian Foreign Reserves Are on the Maximum of 3.5-year

Georgian Foreign Reserves Are on the Maximum of 3.5-year

The volume of Georgian foreign assets is increased up to 2.956 billion USD, it is the highest rate after November, 2013. Reserve assets increased by 13 million USD through 1 month, while the increase is 10 million y-o-y. Major shares of reserves – 2.753 billion USD account for foreign exchange …

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Georgia will Enjoy Renewed 5 GEL Banknotes From September

From September first, the new 5 GEL banknote will be introduced into circulation alongside the existing currency. The new money will depict the same iconic faces but will have a vastly different and more vibrant look with additional elements, Koba Gvenetadze announced. The front side features Ivane Javakhishvili and Tbilisi State …

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New Bill to Smooth Foreign Banks Licensing Procedures

NBG Reduces Its Policy Rate By 25 Basis Points To 6.75%

According to the bill on National Bank of Georgia (NBG), the list of documents to be submitted to NBG for obtaining a banking license is broadened: More detailed information must be submitted about the bank owner; The bank must submit business model and risks management documents approved by a supervisory …

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