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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)

Regional

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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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

14/04 15:59 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.

12/04/2014 10:52

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.

10/04/2014 14:15

Government of Armenia decides to make public its position regarding the decision of the Constitutional Court on the pension reform once again

Because of numerous comments, the government of Armenia has decided to make public its position regarding the decision of the Constitutional Court on the pension reform once again.

10/04/2014 11:28

Central Depository starts serving pension accounts of Armenian citizens

The Central Depository of Armenia started serving the pension account of citizens on 7 April, Konstantin Saroyan, NASDAQ OMX Armenia CEO, said in a phone talk with ArmInfo's correspondent when commenting on the official announcement on the stock exchange's website saying that the Central Depository will continue its responsibilities stipulated by the Law on the Accumulative Pension.

08/04/2014 16:38

Yerevan Brandy Company opens an official Facebook page for its Ararat Museum

Yerevan Brandy Company has opened an official Facebook page for its Ararat Museum (https://www.facebook.com/ArArAtMuseum). The press service of the company reports that the page will discover for the visitors the land of Armenian Brandy ARARAT, the land of rich history and centuries-old traditions.

03/04/2014 10:13

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

ArmInfo’s Interview with Armenian Minister of Economy Vahram Avanesyan

01/04/2014 22:41

Chloroprene rubber production in Armenia can spur construction of Iran-Armenia

Gas-based production of chloroprene rubber in Armenia (at chemical giant Nairit Plant) can spur construction of Iran-Armenia railway, Vazgen Safaryan, Head of the Union of Local Manufacturers Vazgen Safaryan told reporters, Tuesday.

01/04/2014 18:37

Idling enterprises in Armenia may become part of Russia's industrial revolution

The scientific-and-technical and industrial potential of Armenia may become part of Russia's policy of industrialism, Vazgen Safaryan, Head of the Union of Native Producers, told reporters, Tuesday.

01/04/2014 18:34

World-famous Italian brand Luisa Spagnoli introduces new collection in Armenia

The world-famous Italian brand Luisa Spagnoli has introduced its new Spring-Winter 2014 collection of fashion women’s clothing at Luisa Spagnoli Boutique in Yerevan, the brand’s exclusive representative in Armenia, Shen Holding Company, told ArmInfo.

29/03/2014 17:34

Tatiana Valovaya: As soon as Armenia joins Customs Union, Iran-Armenia railway project may come in demand

As soon as Armenia joins the Customs Union, the project to build a railway from Iran to Armenia may come in demand, Integration and Macroeconomics Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya said on Saturday.

29/03/2014 17:16

Armenia's Finance Ministry: Armenia is planning to intensify its export potential but not due to primary resources

Armenia is planning to intensify its export potential but not due to primary resources, Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Vardan Aramyan said at the 2nd Economic Forum of the Republican Party of Armenia "Armenia-Customs Union: Opportunities and Challenges" on Saturday.

29/03/2014 17:08

Armenian PM: Customs Union membership will help us to improve our living standard

Customs Union membership will help us to improve our living standard as per capita GDP in the Customs Union member states is three times as high as in our country, Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at the 2nd Economic Forum of the Republican Party of Armenia "Armenia-Customs Union: Opportunities and Challenges."

29/03/2014 17:06

Member of Eurasian Economic Commission: Armenia will give Customs Union countries access to Middle East markets

Armenia will give the Customs Union countries access to the Middle East markets, Integration and Macroeconomics Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya said at the 2nd Economic Forum of the Republican Party of Armenia "Armenia-Customs Union: Opportunities and Challenges" on Saturday.

29/03/2014 17:05

Armenia and WTO to negotiate changes in customs duties

Armenia will shortly start negotiations with the World Trade Organization (WTO) for revising its customs duties, Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said at the 2nd Economic Forum of the Republican Party of Armenia "Armenia-Customs Union: Opportunities and Challenges" on Saturday.

29/03/2014 17:04

In May 2014 Armenia to be ready for signing agreement on joining Eurasian Economic Union

In May 2014 Armenia will be ready for signing the agreement on joining the Eurasian Economic Union, Armenia's Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan said at the 2nd Economic Forum of the Republican Party of Armenia "Armenia-Customs Union: Opportunities and Challenges" on Saturday.

29/03/2014 16:50

Tatiana Valovaya: In late Apr it will become clear when exactly Armenia will join Customs Union

In late Apr the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council will decide when exactly Armenia will join the Customs Union, Integration and Macroeconomics Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya told ArmInfo on Saturday.

29/03/2014 16:46

Tatiana Valovaya: As soon as Armenia joins Customs Union, there will be chances to restart Abkhazian railway

As soon as Armenia joins the Customs Union, there will be chances to restart the Abkhazian railway, Integration and Macroeconomics Minister of the Eurasian Economic Commission Tatiana Valovaya told ArmInfo on Saturday.

29/03/2014 13:20

2nd economic forum of Republican Party of Armenia kicks off in Yerevan

The 2nd economic forum of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) has kicked off in Yerevan on Saturday. The key topic of the forum is the Customs Union: Opportunities and Challenges.

28/03/2014 17:45

Serzh Sargsyan: We have nothing to conceal about gas prices, let the parliamentary commission study the situation and present it to the public

The decision to build a new power unit of the Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) is positive, but any good decision should be carried out. If one fails to explain its expediency competently, certain difficulties arise, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said during a meeting with representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources.

28/03/2014 17:34

Dariusz Prasek: EBRD demands absolute transparency from companies

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is a shareholder of Lydian International Company, the sole owner of Geoteam CJSC operating Amulsar gold mine in Armenia. EBRD became a shareholder of Lydian in 2009. Later on 21 March 2012, the bank increased its share in the company to 6.80%. Another 10.23% of shares in the company belong to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank.

27/03/2014 08:58

Lydian International promises to contribute to development of local labor market

Lydian International will contribute to development of the local labor market, Didier Fohlen, Executive Vice President at Lydian International Limited, said at the March 26 international conference entitled "Responsible Mining in Armenia: Opportunities and Challenges".

26/03/2014 16:27

Armenia is ready to discuss various scenarios of Nairit Plant development strategy

Nairit Plant CJSC has been operating at a loss since the day of its foundation in 2001, the press service of Nairit Plant reports when responding to the criticism made during the ARFD's hearings on the situation at the Plant.

25/03/2014 20:15

Gold reserves in Armenia will suffice for 25-30 years

At the current rates of mine exploitation, the gold reserves in Armenia will suffice for 25-30 years, Armenian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources said at today's international conference entitled "Responsible Mining in Armenia: Opportunities and Challenges".

25/03/2014 18:45

Minister: Armenian Government is ready to make concessions related to accumulative pensions

The Armenian Government is ready to make concessions related to the compulsory accumulative pension system, Minister-Head of the Government's Administration Vache Gabrielyan told the RFE/RL Armenian Service. "The Government is ready to thoroughly discuss that issue after the March 28 judgment of the Constitutional Court. The Government is ready for a dialogue, and a dialogue means a compromise", he said.

14/03/2014 16:48

Anti-monopoly committee of Armenia bans acquisition of Shahnazaryan Wine-Brandy House LLC by Swiss Helvelex AG for 22 mln franks

The State Committee for Protection of Economic Competition of Armenia has banned a deal on 100% amalgamation of Shahnazaryan Wine-Brandy House LLC by Helvelex AG, a Switzerland-based wholesale, finance and trading company.

10/03/2014 13:14

South Caucasus Railway appraises its employees

The South Caucasus Railway CJSC will be appraising its employees throughout March 2014 with a view to systematize its workflow and to improve its efficiency.

07/03/2014 22:42

Experts: Any reform without political will is imitation

To ensure economic development of the country, one should change the structure and system of government. This is the joint viewpoint of the economic experts who were invited to the Alternative Analytical Center on March 7 to discuss the Road Map on Economic Growth and Human Capital Development. The author of the Road Map is Professor Tatul Manaseryan, the head and founder of the Alternative Analytical Center.

07/03/2014 22:40

Economist: One should stimulate domestic investments instead of expecting foreign ones

Armenia should think not only how to attract direct foreign investments but also how to stimulate the domestic investments, Prof. Tatoul Manaseryan, the head and founder of the Alternative Analytical Center, said when presenting the Road Map on Economic Growth and Human Capital Development.

07/03/2014 22:30

Economist: Armenia must not act on the defensive, it must attack

In its foreign and domestic economic policies Armenia must stick to the principle of preventive attack rather than the principle of defense, economist Tatul Manaseryan said on Friday, while presenting his report on economic growth and human capital development in Armenia.

07/03/2014 22:10

Privates in Armenia no longer enjoy door-to-door courier services

Armenia has no plans to reduce the limit of tax-free import of packages in the country for privates from the current 150,000 drams (nearly $360 at the current exchange rate), the Finance Ministry told ArmInfo.

07/03/2014 22:09

Economist: Armenian Diaspora must be regarded as a sales market for Armenian products

The Armenian Diaspora must be regarded as not only a source of investments but also a sales market for Armenian products, economist Tatul Manaseryan said on Friday while presenting his report on economic growth and human capital development in Armenia.