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April 23, 2018

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politics

    AGRARIAN COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: BECAUSE OF CONDITIONS OF MORATORIUM ON LAND OWNERSHIP BY FOREIGNERS, CERTAIN PROBLEMS ARISEN CONCERNING THE BANKING SECTOR

    Chairman of the Parliament’s Committee on Agrarian Issues Otar Danelia admitted that “certain problems arisen concerning the banking sector” because of conditions of the moratorium on land ownership by foreigners. “There are problematic credits of about 200 million lari, which, one may say, have been clogged because of the moratorium”, he pointed.


economics

    IN GEORGIA’S EXPORT FOR JANUARY-MARCH, 27.5% WAS SHARE OF COPPER ORE AND FERROALLOYS

    Sakstat released estimation for the 1st quarter, according to which Georgia’s export of copper ore and concentrates for January-March made up $118.77 million (16% of total export of the country, the 1st position). If compared with the same period of 2017, the volume has increased by 20.7%.


    IN GEORGIA’S IMPORT FOR JANUARY-MARCH, 15% WAS SHARE OF OIL-PRODUCTS AND GAS

    Sakstat released estimation for the 1st quarter, according to which Georgia’s oil-products made up $186.88 million (9% of total import of the country). If compared with the same period of 2017, the volume has increased by 53.3%.


    FINANCE MINISTER: IN SUMMER, WE EXPECT THAT THE WB WILL INCREASE FINANCING FOR GEORGIA

    “After completion of certain formal procedures, we expect in the summer that, with a high probability, the World Bank [WB] and its organizations will increase financing for Georgia”, Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze declared.

    Issues of the WB-Georgia cooperation were discussed at the meeting of Bakhtadze with executive director of the WB Frank Heemskerk, which took place on April 21 in Washington, DC.


    WINEGROWING COOPERATIVES INVITED TO JOIN THE STATE PROGRAM

    Agency on Assistance to Agricultural Cooperatives announced registration of participants of the state program on assistance to winegrowing cooperatives. Registration is possible on the web page of the Agency through May 11.


    FINANCE MINISTER: NEW INVESTMENTS FROM SWITZERLAND ARE PLANNED IN GEORGIA

    Georgia’s Finance Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze declared that new investments from Switzerland are planned in Georgia.

    “Two leading Swiss companies plan to make in Georgia foreign direct investments” in the sector of production of chocolate, the Minister said.


    THE 17TH TBILISI FASHION WEEK WAS HELD

    Tbilisi hosted the 17th Fashion Week on April 19-22, which program included up to 20 events. Displays of autumn-winter collections of 2018, showrooms and other events were held on the territory of Tbilisi Balneological Resort.


business

    “SILKNET” AND “GEOCELL” OFFER THEIR SUBSCRIBERS UNLIMITED CALLS IN “GEOCELL” NETWORK DURING 3 MONTHS

    Within acquisition of mobile operator Geocell be SilkNet, these companies offer their subscribers unlimited calls in network of Geocell during 3 months (until July 23). The only condition is positive balance of account of the subscriber.


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