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Fundamentally, Armenia may be pro-Russian but it does not mean that it may be pro-Putin, Richard Giragosian says

Ex-defense minister of Armenia: NKR Defense Army brilliantly conducted a risky special operation

Seyran Ohanyan: Parts of Armenian helicopter downed by Azerbaijan to be submitted for examination

Armenia confirms it will participate in Baku 2015 European Games, Patrick Hickey says

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' Nov 19 statement changed due to Azerbaijan's hysteria

Armenian Defense Ministry hints at big losses in Azerbaijani army due to special operation of NKR Special Forces

Armenia's banks have opportunity to expand their customer base in regions

Armenian Special Forces' actions excite admiration but they do not justify the criminal negligence of Armenian leadership, Artsakh war veteran says

NKR Defense Army Special Forces recover remains of downed Mi-24 helicopter crew

Minister advises Armenian jewelers to hire Indian diamond-cutters to enhance labor efficiency

In 2014 Armenia reduced imports of rough diamonds mostly due to decline in supplies to Russia

Karen Mirzoyan: Karabakh authorities have been taking all the necessary steps for returning of the bodies of the members of MI-24 crew

Every third resident of Armenia is "statistically" poor

Vahe Hakobyan dismissed from the position of the Head of Armenia's Water Management Committee

Ameria Management Advisory enlarges geography of its activities

David Babayan: James Warlick has de facto recognized the presence of a state border between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan

MP from Armenian National Congress: Non-power parliamentary forces should be guided by statements of Ruben Hakobyan rather than Raffi Hovannisian

Raffi Hovannisian: Such a short distance between Armenian helicopter and Azeri positions raises numerous questions to Armenian command

Russian professor: Russia's political forces, starting from government officials to opposition, use xenophobic slogans

View from Moscow: Accession to Eurasian Economic Union will not increase number of Armenian citizens migrating to Russia

Expert: Developments in domestic political life of Armenia by no means comply with geopolitical processes in the world

France advocates returning Armenian pilots' bodies to Armenia

Russian professor: In case of the economic crisis growing, we have to expect much outflow of migrants from Russia

Political expert: Armenia has to choose between a maidan and a compromise with the opposition

Green activists again find violations at small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2"

Surfactant saves lives of 135 premature babies in Armenia

Beelines supports repair of Artanish Cultural Center's roof

Stepanakert: Nagorny Karabakh Defense Army bears no relation to murder of Azerbaijani soldier

Head of Water Management Committee still performs his duties

Cooperation agreement between ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK and VTB Bank (Armenia) opens up new opportunities for their cardholders

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry surprised at OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' statement

Expert: Progress in Iran's nuclear talks with the West will not cause changes in its relations with the South Caucasus nations

Expert: Latest geopolitical shifts have given Iran good ground for active foreign political moves

Heritage Party discontented at decision of Parliament Commission for Foreign Affairs

Azerbaijan's parliament vice speaker qualifies OSCE MG co-chairs' statement as absurd

Armenia not to exchange Azeri raiders for bodies of three pilots of downed Armenian helicopter

Piano Battle in Yerevan: Germany's Piano Virtuosi Andreas Kern vs Paul Cibis

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, World Vision Armenia and Hayastan All Armenian Fund open Education Center in Gavar

OSCE co-chairs urge Azerbaijan to permit recovery of bodies of crew of shot-down Armenian helicopter

United States again uses just declarative phrases to comment on shooting down of Armenian helicopter by Azeris

Mass media: Robert Kocharyan and a group of oligarchs are going to repay Armenia's foreign debt

Armenian FM using all possible contacts to find out what has happened to crew of Armenian helicopter downed by Azeris

Tbilisi: Nothing is being done to reopen Abkhazian railway

Beeline and "Professionals" Foundation to cooperate under youth programs

First mobile bank in Armenia - mConverse - is already available for Converse Bank customers

PACE condemns Azerbaijan's use of prisoner transfer treaty in 'Safarov case'

Iran's Ambassador displeased with situation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict isn't resolved because of Baku's approaches

Expert: By its behavior Azerbaijan has launched an open challenge against international structures

Parliamentary opposition refuses to negotiate with Government

22/11 09:39 Minister advises Armenian jewelers to hire Indian diamond-cutters to enhance labor efficiency

At the Nov 21 discussion on the jewelry and lapidary issues, Armenian Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan advised the Armenian jewelers to hire Indian diamond-cutters to enhance labor efficiency.

22/11/2014 09:38

In 2014 Armenia reduced imports of rough diamonds mostly due to decline in supplies to Russia

In 2014 Armenia reduced imports of rough diamonds mostly due to the decline in supplies to Russia, Armen Yeganyan, Head of the Industrial Policy Department of the Armenian Economy Ministry, has told ArmInfo.

21/11/2014 17:38

Russian professor: In case of the economic crisis growing, we have to expect much outflow of migrants from Russia

In case of the economic crisis preserving and growing, we have to expect much outflow of migrants from Russia, Sergei Abashin, Doctor of Science in History, Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Named Professor of Migration Studies (British Petroleum Professorship), told ArmInfo in an online press-conference.

20/11/2014 10:09

Tbilisi: Nothing is being done to reopen Abkhazian railway

I can guarantee that nothing is being done to reopen the Abkhazian railway. No such talks are being held, Georgia's State Ministry for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Paata Zakareishvili told Georgian journalists when asked to comment on the recent statement by Armenia's Deputy Transport and Communication Minister Artur Arakelyan, who said that "there will be good news on the Abkhazian railroad soon."

19/11/2014 01:11

Lydian International expecting a permit to make big investments in Armenia

This year Lydian International's investments in Armenia have slowed down, because the company is expecting the final permit for development of the Amulsar gold deposit, Hayk Aloyan, Director General of Geoteam CJSC (subsidiary of Lydian International), said during the discussion held by Armenian Economy Minister Karen Chshmarityan.

18/11/2014 13:42

Newspaper: Carrefour Armenia starts sales New Year trees and toys

Although the Carrefour hypermarket's opening in Armenia's capital city Yerevan is announced for January 2015, the world-renowned French company is already conducting sales for the past several days in the space it has been allocated in Yerevan Mall, Haykakan Zhamanak daily reported. "Carrefour has put on Christmas trees and Christmas toys for sale in an area of about 40 square meters.

18/11/2014 08:14

Armenia may face various risks due to accession to Eurasian Economic Union

Armenia may face various risks due to accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Tatul Manaseryan, head of the Research Center "Alternative", economist, told reporters on Monday.

18/11/2014 08:13

Economist: In future Eurasian Economic Union will have a single currency

In future the Eurasian Economic Union will have a single currency, this being the highest form of economic integration, Head of Alternative Research Center Tatul Manaseryan told journalists, when asked to comment on the consequences of Armenia's accession to the Union.

17/11/2014 17:39

Russian ruble devaluation may result in at least 30% decline of Armenian brandy export to Russia in 2014

The Russian ruble devaluation may result in at least 30% decline of Armenian brandy export to Russia in 2014, Chairman of the Union of Armenian Winemakers Avag Harutyunyan, said at a press conference on Monday.

17/11/2014 14:21

Civil Aviation General Department (CAGD) again disproves availability of Yerevan-Simferopol flight

The Crimea's Transport Minister, Anatoliy Tsurkin, said that a direct flight Yerevan-Simferopol will be implemented on 17 November at 3:00 PM Yerevan time from Zvartnots airport. The first flight from Simferopol to Yerevan was implemented on 16 November.

14/11/2014 11:40

Lydian International makes management changes for Amulsar Gold Project

Lydian International Limited (TSX:LYD) ("Lydian" or "the Company") announced today that John Naisbitt has assumed the role of Project Execution Lead for the A

12/11/2014 16:07

Jean-Francois Charpentier says French entrepreneurs ready to study any proposal by Armenia related to construction of nuclear power plant

French entrepreneurs are ready to study any proposal by the Armenian party related to construction of a nuclear power plant. The remarks came from newly appointed French Ambassador to Armenia Jean-Francois Charpentier in a press conference in Yerevan in response to the question as to whether France will take part in construction of a new NPP.

11/11/2014 16:35

Provision of government allowances to South Caucasus Railway CJSC is part of the concession agreement

Provision of government allowances to South Caucasus Railway (SCR) CJSC is part of the concession agreement, Gagik Khachatryan, Armenian Finance Minister, said in Armenian Parliament on November 11.

10/11/2014 14:13

ARFD MP: We need a program to restart Nairit

The key mission of the newly formed interim parliamentary subcommittee on Nairit is to develop a program to restart the plant, MP from ARFD Artsvik Minasyan said in the Armenian Parliament on Monday.

10/11/2014 14:12

Petrol and diesel prices fall in Armenia for second time since October

According to ArmInfo's monitoring results, petrol and diesel prices in the country have dropped by 10 drams since November 6 after a similar decline in mid-October. At present, Super AI 98 petrol costs 500 AMD per liters, Premium AI 95 - 470 AMD, Regular AI 91 - 450 AMD, with diesel and Euro diesel prices falling to 450 AMD per liter and 470 AMD per liter, respectively.

07/11/2014 16:13

Mika Cement has been suspended for technical activities after reserving enough cement for sales

Mika Cement has produced the necessary volume of cement for sales after resumption of production in September 2014 and has been suspended for annual technical activities, the Company's press-service told ArmInfo.

07/11/2014 16:06

Armenia and Turkey to implement two joint projects - Exchange of Entrepreneurs and Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process

A round table discussion titled "Getting to Know Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector in Armenia and Turkey: Exploring Collaboration Opportunities" was held on November 6, at 16:00 at the VIP auditorium of Elite Plaza Business Hotel (Yerevan, Khorenatsi 15).

06/11/2014 13:14

PRODECO launches $37mln project to build "Kamar" Business Center in the center of Yerevan

Property Development Company CJSC (PRODECO) has launched the construction of multifunctional business center "Kamar" by laying its foundation stone. The first stone was officially laid on November 6.

06/11/2014 09:06

Lydian International and Geoteam hold constructive roundtable with non-governmental organizations on Amulsar project

Lydian International Ltd and its Armenian subsidiary Geoteam yesterday took part in a roundtable meeting organized within range of discussions on development of Local environmental action planned for Jermuk hosted by the Regional Environmental Centre for Caucasus (REC Caucasus) in Yerevan alongside representatives from a diverse range of civil society organisations and scientific and research institutes.

04/11/2014 16:51

Carrefour Armenia to open in January 2015

The world-renowned French Carrefour hypermarket chain will open its branch in Armenia in late January 2015, the Carrefour Armenia Country Manager, Christian De Nale, stated the aforesaid at his meeting Tuesday with the Minister of Agriculture of Armenia, Sergo Karapetyan, press-service of the Ministry reported.

04/11/2014 14:17

Expert: Agriculture in Armenia is sick

The record high harvest of milling wheat - up to 360 thsd tons is expected in Armenia in 2014. At the same time, import of wheat is still growing, chairman of the Agrarian Union of Armenia, Hrachya Berberyan, said at today's press-conference.

04/11/2014 14:16

Minister: Proportional development of Armenia's regions will become a priority in town planning projects in 2015

Proportional development of Armenia's regions will become a priority when implementing town planning projects in 2015, Narek Sargsyan, Minister of Urban Development said in the course of the parliament hearings on the draft state budget 2015, Tuesday.

03/11/2014 13:45

Civil Aviation Department of Armenia has received no applications from "Grozniy Avia" for Simferopol- Yerean flight

Talking to ArmInfo, Spokesperson of the Chief Civil Aviation Department of Armenia Ruben Grdzelyan said they received just two applications from "Grozniy Avia" for Yerevan-Anapa-Yerevan and Yerevan- Kazan-Yerevan flights. "No other application have been received by that Company," Grdzelyan said.

30/10/2014 16:14

Prices for meat products may grow in Armenia

Armenian government has been tightening requirements to the buffalo meat import from India. At the same time, it worries about the expected growth of prices for the meat products.

29/10/2014 17:16

Air Armenia suspends passenger operations

Air Armenia, the sole Armenian air carrier, has suspended the passenger operations till December 20, 2014, the company's press release says.

24/10/2014 17:01

CJSC Armenian Copper Programme reduces blister copper production 9,8% for nine months of 2014

CJSC Armenian Copper Programme reduced blister copper production 9,8% for nine months of 2014 - to 7,312 thsd tons versus 8,103 thsd tons for the same period of 2013, press-secretary of Vallex group of companies, Vahram Avagyan, told Arminfo correspondent.

23/10/2014 17:25

Former premier of Armenia calls on the government to change methodology of GDP calculation

The parliament member from the opposition Armenian National Congress faction, former premier of Armenia, Hrant Bagratyan, has called on the government to change methodology of GDP calculation.

23/10/2014 17:10

Parliamentarian: On 2 Jan 2015, Armenia will find itself in quite new economic environment, something that Government is absolutely not ready for

On 2 Jan 2015, Armenia will find itself in quite new economic environment - something that the Government is absolutely not ready for. The statement came from Gurgen Arsenyan, parliamentarian from Prosperous Armenian Party Faction, in the Parliament, Thursday. The parliamentarian meant the country's accession to the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

23/10/2014 12:11

"Grozniy-Avia" airline to launch Simferopol-Yerevan flight

"Grozniy-Avia" airline plans to launch a Simferopol-Yerevan flight starting November 16, Interfax said, citing Anatoly Tsurkin, Minister of Transport of Crimea. According to the minister, it will be the second international flight from the Simferopol Airport after Crimea joined Russia. Tsurkin says tickets to the new destination are already available.

21/10/2014 21:56

Delegation of IFC and EBRD visits Amulsar Gold Project site

Geoteam worked with experts from the International Finance Corporation, part of the World Bank Group (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), who visited the Amulsar Gold Project area last week to perform their annual review of the project development, the Company says in a press release.

21/10/2014 13:28

A delegation of South Caucasus Railway to attend 61st meeting of CIS Rail Transport Council in Baku

A delegation of the South Caucasus Railway will attend the 61st meeting of the CIS Rail Transport Council to be held in Baku Oct 21-22. The press service of the company reports that their decision to attend the meeting has been approved by Armenia's transport and communication and foreign ministries.

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