Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan believes the latest evaluation in a leading survey of Armenia’s economy as one of the freest among former Soviet nations will give further boost to the current reform being carried out in the country.
An expert in Yerevan believes that the upcoming visit by Georgia’s new Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili to Armenia is a good occasion to discuss a fair application of international conventions that would improve trade opportunities for the landlocked South Caucasus country.
In 2012 the economy of Armenia has not registered tangible progress, nonetheless Doing Business 2013’s recent report has pleasantly surprised, by advancing Armenia from 50th to 32nd position among 185 countries.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan reiterated that his government was committed to helping ethnic Armenians, including businessmen, who have fled an ongoing internal conflict in Syria and were staying, permanently or temporarily, in Armenia.
The Armenian Ministry of Economy, the National Statistical Service, the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, the USAID Enterprise Development and Market Competitiveness Project (EDMC) and the GIZ Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Program signed a Letter of Intent on Friday, marking the launch of a full-year tourism survey in Armenia.
The Armenian National Assembly on Wednesday approved legal amendments stipulating a ban on the sale of juices, mineral waters and beers on the market unless they follow new labeling guidelines that include a stamp on them.
Armenian GNC-Alfa phone operator, affiliate of Rostelecom, a major Russian telecommunications company, is now offering its services in the provinces of Armenia – the project launched Monday in Abovyan with the opening of its first service center.
The Customs Union of three former Soviet countries, including Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, plans to sign cooperation agreements with Armenia soon, Eurasian Economic Commission (EurAsEC) Board Chairman Viktor Khristenko said on Monday.
Red, fleshy peppers, already baked in the oven, come out, and on appearing in the hands of the women working at the production line, get cleaned, washed and transferred to the next line’s workers. Peppers are followed by egg-plants.
Positional changes are expected in Armenia’s most competitive economic sector, telecommunications, if the announced deal between local telecom company Ucom and French Orange on the sale of the latter’s Armenian branch takes place.
Exclusive talks on the sale of the wireless network are already underway, but there is no information yet about the time frame or size of the deal. But if it takes place, the number of operators in the Armenian market will be down by one.
The Open Skies policy aimed at ensuring the liberalization of the aviation industry in Armenia is considered by some experts as a “bluff”. They argue that as a result of this policy different international airlines have stopped flights to and from the country. Meanwhile, government officials defend the approach, considering changes as a “normal market process.”