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Armenian President visits Teghut copper and molybdenum mine

Armenian PM: Support of business will be a top priority for us

Well-known French filmmaker Robert Gedikian shoots film about Armenian Genocide

Newspaper: Armenian Government to shortly ease tax burden on SMEs

Newspaper: Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan will shortly urge officials and parliamentarians to refuse from salary increase

David Haroutiunyan appointed as Government Chief of Staff

VTB Bank (Armenia) increases corporative crediting almost by 40% in 2013

VTB Bank (Armenia) is the leader on credit portfolio in the banking sector of Armenia

VTB Bank (Armenia) increases car loan portfolio by over 70% due to retail lending facilitation

VTB Bank (Armenia) and MasterCard launch a new card campaign

VTB Bank (Armenia) among top 3 Armenian banks in terms of retail business

"I'm Against" civic initiative refuses to start negotiations with Prime Minister

Hovik Abrahamyan promises to present an acceptable solution to the pension problem before late July

Armenia not to sign agreement to access Customs Union in 29 April in Minsk

European parliamentarian sees no obstacles to signing the political component of the Association Agreement with Armenia

European Parliament condemns attack against Kessab

Areximbank-Gazprombank Group offers discounts and free of charge cards ahead of holiday season

Republican Party of Armenia to be the only party in power in Armenia

Beeline and SPB TV launch IPTV in Armenia

VTB Bank (Armenia) launches deposit action

Expert: Democratic Nagorno-Karabakh will never become part of Sultan- ruled Azerbaijan

Upgraded offices of VTB bank (Armenia) in Gegarkunik region start working in a new format

Hovik Abrahamyan: Government of Armenia intends to form a favorable tax system for development of small and medium enterprises

On Apr 29 Armenia to sign agreement on joining Customs Union

Environmentalists launch campaign to save Lake Sevan

Political expert: "Orinats Yerkir" party will soon join the "four"

Member of the parliament: RPA may alone take responsibility

ARFD not to join ruling coalition

David Babayan: Elmar Mammadyarov's last statement about Azerbaijan's readiness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh autonomy was absurd

Press-secretary: Prosperous Armenia Party will go on watching further actions by the Orinats Yerkir Party (Law Governed Country Party)

Political expert: The statement by US ambassador to Azerbaijan is a result of Armenia's voting on the Crimea

ArmenTel's subscribers to shortly enjoy IP television

Vahe Hakobyan: Investments must create jobs

Politician: "Republican Party of Armenia deporting Armenians from their motherland"

In corporate strategy for 2014 Araratbank gives special priority to activities of businesswomen

Rostelecom provides a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh- speed Internet services starting from March 1

Areximbank-Gazprombank Group to provide customers with free non-chip MasterCards under a campaign for motorists

MasterCard holders among VTB Group's Armenian customers can withdraw cash from VTB Group's ATM network at the same tariffs as at VTB Bank (Armenia)

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Vahe Hakobyan: Investments must create jobs

Sergey Markedonov: People living in Crimea and Karabakh saw no future for the countries they were attached to

Vahram Avanesyan: It is impossible to achieve serious results by means of standard and framework reforms

Wayne Merry: Situation around Ukraine is a serious alarm that the South Caucasus political nucleus must be seriously revised

Dariusz Prasek: EBRD demands absolute transparency from companies

Sargis Hatspanyan: When it comes to the change of regime in Armenia, the West washes hands of it

Andrey Yepivantsev: Only time may show if we have opened Pandora's box in the Crimea or not

Giorgi Tarkhan-Mouravi: Confrontation around the Crimea will speed up Ukraine's European integration

Ivan Kukhta: Ukraine has received a chance to be totally reset

Vaidotas Verba: Eastern Partnership project is not directed against anybody, it is simply for open opportunities

Vladimir Yevseev: The only way out of the situation in Ukraine for the West is through negotiations with Russia

Edward Sharmazanov: The principle of peoples’ right to self-determination tends to dominate in the world

Gevorg Poghosyan: Armenia is on an explosive-timing device and may explode at any moment

Sergey Grinyayev: Armenia has just to realize its status of an essential partner for Russia

Grigory Tishchenko: Strengthening of Russia’s positions in the South Caucasus will contribute to peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Artak Shakaryan: Armenia and Diaspora should be ready for Turkey’s imitative policy in the matter of Armenian Genocide recognition

Hovhannes Igityan: Only reason why they 'invited' Armenia into the Customs Union was to show Europe who wears the pants in the post-Soviet area

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Vice-Speaker of Israeli Knesset to Deliver in Tbilisi Lecture on Israeli-Arabic Relations

German Chancellor Invites Garibashvili to Visit her Country

Georgian Foreign Minister to Visit Germany

Georgian Foreign Minister Attends International Conference in Vilnius

President to Have Exclusive Right to Grant Georgian Citizenship

NATO Week in Georgia Starts Today

Discussion of the Azerbaijani-Iranian relations on Culture and Tourism

Chief of General Staff of the RF to visit Baku

Ilham Aliyev will visit NAR

Georgian Premier Starts his Regional Tour

Georgian President to Hold Talks in Poland

Georgian Prime Minister Meets with EU Special Adviser

Erdogan is arriving in Baku

Simplification of the visa regime between the EU and Azerbaijan may occur in the summer

U.S. Embassy: Any allegations that US government representatives are trying to foment a revolution in Azerbaijan are absolutely absurd

Foreign Minister of Afghanistan to Pay Official Visit to Georgia

Georgian Foreign Ministry Makes Strict Statement, Concerning Referendum in the Crimea

President Margvelashvili Meets Georgian Troops, Deployed in Afghanistan

Georgian Premier and Afghan Foreign Minister Discuss Two Countries' Relations

Georgian Premier Holds Official Dinner in Honor of Romanian Prime Minister

Analyst: The USA invested $5 billion to directly support Maidan

Georgian Ambassador to Japan Hands over Credentials to His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan.

Tbilisi Hosts Annual PDP Conference

NATO May Accelerate Georgia's Integration and Grant it MAP because of the Crimea Problem

Georgian Ambassador to Lithuania Addresses Seimas

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister in Baku

Gerhard Schroeder will make a speech in Baku

Putin is unable to persuade the leader of the Crimean Tatars

Georgian Defence Minister Attends NATO Defence Ministerial

Saakashvili is Offered High Post in Kiev

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19/04 17:11 Armenian President visits Teghut copper and molybdenum mine

President of Vallex Group Valery Mejlumyan told journalists that the mine will be launched by the end of this year. At the initial stage, the operator company, Teghut CJSC, will extract some 7mln tons of ore. During the first 14 years, the average output will be 63 tons of 32% copper concentrate and 960 tons of 50% molybdenum concentrate.

Armenian PM: Support of business will be a top priority for us

Prime Minister of Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan held on Saturday a conference of heads of government agencies and members of the Union of Manufacturers and Businessmen (Employers) of Armenia.

Newspaper: Armenian Government to shortly ease tax burden on SMEs

The Armenian Government will shortly appear with a legislative initiative to ease the tax burden on SMEs, reports 168 Zham newspaper.

Moscow: Fulfillment of "road map" will allow Armenia to join Customs Union and Eurasian Economic Union

The fulfillment of the "road map" will allow elaborating an agreement on Armenia's accession to the Customs Union (CU), Common Economic Space, and finally the future Eurasian Economic Union, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Vasily Nebenzya says in his interview with Interfax when asked if the list of EurAsEC members will be enlarged.

CJSC "South Caucasus Railway" to participate in the Caucasus Tourism Fair - 2014

CJSC "South Caucasus Railway" (SCR) will participate in the Caucasus Tourism Fair - 2014 that opened in Tbilisi on 11 April.

Rostelecom provides a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh- speed Internet services starting from March 1

. Committed to the principles of corporate social responsibility, Rostelecom has been providing a number of educational establishments in Abovyan with free superhigh-speed Internet services since March 1, the press service of the company reports.

Yerevan Brandy Company is number one brandy producer in Armenia and number one exporter, Henri Reynaud says

The Yerevan Brandy Company (YBC) is number one brandy producer in Armenia and number one exporter. This is how France's Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud expressed his attitude towards the YBC's activity and the trust relationship between the French Embassy and the YBC at today's press conference dedicated to the memory of the well-known French industrialist Paul Ricard. He added that the YBC is the key sponsor and a zealous patron of the French Embassy.

VTB Bank (Armenia) increases corporative crediting almost by 40% in 2013

According to the results of 2013, VTB Bank (Armenia) increased its credit portfolio to legal persons by 39.8% - up to 144.0 billion AMD. As Director General of the Bank, Yuri Gusev, said at today's press-conference, the share of the bank at the corporative clients crediting market was 11.7% according to the results of 2013.

VTB Bank (Armenia) is the leader on credit portfolio in the banking sector of Armenia

According to the results of 2013, VTB Bank (Armenia) has become the leader on the aggregate credits - 12,2% of the banking crediting market, Director General of the Bank, Yuri Gusev, said at today's press-conference.

Expert: Democratic Nagorno-Karabakh will never become part of Sultan- ruled Azerbaijan

Democratic Nagorno-Karabakh will never become part of Sultan-ruled Azerbaijan, Turkologist Ruben Melkonyan told journalists on Thursday when asked to comment on Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's statement that Azerbaijan is ready to provide Nagorno-Karabakh with the widest possible autonomy.

David Babayan: Elmar Mammadyarov's last statement about Azerbaijan's readiness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh autonomy was absurd

Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov's last statement about Azerbaijan's readiness to grant Nagorno-Karabakh autonomy was absurd, Spokesman of Nagorno- Karabakh President David Babayan said in an interview to ArmInfo.

Well-known French filmmaker Robert Gedikian shoots film about Armenian Genocide

Well-known French filmmaker Robert Gedikian is in Armenia to shoot a film about the Armenian Genocide. A reliable source has told ArmInfo that Gedikian will stay in Armenia for six days. Besides Armenia the film will be shot in France, Lebanon and some other countries and will star among other actors Serge Avedikian and Simon Abkarian.

Andranik Arzumanyan appointed as Director of Yerevan Opera Theater

The press service of Armenia's Culture Ministry reports that nine people applied for the post. Only two of them qualified for the second round. Andranik Arzumanyan and Gagik Manasyan.

Beeline and SPB TV launch IPTV in Armenia

On April 17, ArmenTel CJSC (Beeline brand) and SPB TV announced the launch of IPTV in Armenia. Andrey Pyatakhin, Director General of ArmenTel CJSC, said at today's press conference that IPTV is available in all the towns and 30 smaller settlements of Armenia.

ArmenTel's subscribers to shortly enjoy IP television

ArmenTel's subscribers will enjoy IP television within the next few days, Director General of ArmenTel (Beeline brand) Andrey Pyatakhin told ArmInfo's correspondent.

Environmentalists launch campaign to save Lake Sevan

A number of environmental NGOs and residents of Gegharkunik, Ararat and Armavir regions have launched a campaign to save Lake Sevan.