ArmInfo. The issue of strengthening the Armenian-Swiss relations and the search for new areas of cooperation is on the agenda of the new government. The Minister of Territorial Administration and Development of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan stated this during a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to the RA Stefano Lazaroto.
ArmInfo. On February 22, Armenian Minister of Economic Development and Investments Tigran Khachatryan accepted the mission of realizing technological potential and the Operational Development Policy of the World Bank (WB).As reported by the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments, Tigran Khachatryan presented the key points of the RA government program to the mission representatives. According to him, increasing the productivity and competitiveness of the Armenian economy is impossible without financial investments for technical and technological modernization.According to Khachatryan, there are several tools that suggest in which direction the government of Armenia should move. In particular, as the minister pointed out, a number of WB reports are a good indicator in terms of the reforms implemented in the republic, since they reflect the position of the private sector, and not the executive body.
ArmInfo. Armswissbank and the International Investment Bank (IIB - International Investment Bank), under the Trade Finance Support Program (TFSP), signed an agreement for 2 million euros. According to the press service of Armsivsbank, the cooperation will provide an opportunity to provide TFP products to customers of the bank on more competitive terms.According to the report, within the framework of trade financing, the bank also cooperates with its traditional partners, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Italian bank UBI.
ArmInfo. ACBA Leasing is recognized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as the "Best Partner in Green Finance in the Renewable Energy Sector". As stated in the official statement of the company, the award ceremony took place on February 19.
ArmInfo. Following the results of 2018, the insurance sector of Armenia paid taxes of 2.3 billion drams, which is 14.8% less than a year ago. Of this amount, 91.3% or 2.1 billion drams was paid on direct taxes (including income tax and profit tax). According to the RA State Revenue Committee, according to the results of 2018, all 6 insurance companies operating in the market were included in the list of the top 1000 taxpayers in Armenia.
ArmInfo.An agricultural risk insurance system is introduced for the first time in Armenia.
ArmInfo.The first meeting of the working group established by the decision of the RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan at the end of 2018 was held at the Urban Development Committee.
ArmInfo.In Armenia, the rules of gas engine fuel trading at gas filling stations will be changed. Amendments to the Tax Code were made at the February 15 meeting of the RA Government.
ArmInfo. Beeline announces that applications for the third incubation stage of Beeline Startup Incubator can be submitted until February 26. This is stated in the official statement of the company.
ArmInfo. Within the framework of the StartHub Armenia project, implemented by Beeline and the Technological Development Center Foundation, a regular meeting-discussion of Starthub Offline was held, during which start-ups had the opportunity to communicate with leading representatives of the IT sector.
ArmInfo. The Office of the Armenian Ombudsman presented an opinion on the draft government program to assist officers in acquiring apartments or houses in the form of long-term affordable mortgage loans on preferential terms.
ArmInfo. Chairman of the Urban Development Committee of Armenia Avetik Eloyan gave a new impetus to the project, which started in 2018 on the territory of the Sevan National Park, the press service of the Committee reports.