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Armenia reached an agreement with India on the introduction of Armat  engineering laboratories Armenia reached an agreement with India on the introduction of Armat engineering laboratories
Armenia officially starts preparatory work on holding the World IT  Congress -2019 in YerevanArmenia officially starts preparatory work on holding the World IT Congress -2019 in Yerevan
Aram Safaryan: Armenia`s positive economic performance in 2017 is  largely due to its membership in the Unified Energy SystemAram Safaryan: Armenia`s positive economic performance in 2017 is largely due to its membership in the Unified Energy System
Expert: The key task for Armenia is to achieve a ratio of exports to  GDP of 30%Expert: The key task for Armenia is to achieve a ratio of exports to GDP of 30%
Armenian dram appreciates to USD  and EURArmenian dram appreciates to USD and EUR
State Committee for Urban Development: 70% of buildings in Armenia do  not comply with seismic standardsState Committee for Urban Development: 70% of buildings in Armenia do not comply with seismic standards
State Committee for Urban Development reached an agreement on  preservation of tower and small ring of old airport building  <Zvartnots>State Committee for Urban Development reached an agreement on preservation of tower and small ring of old airport building
"National Mortgage Company" placed on exchange the next tranche of AMD bonds in amount of 2.7 billion
Within three years, the development of master plans for real estate  will be carried out throughout ArmeniaWithin three years, the development of master plans for real estate will be carried out throughout Armenia
Representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce raise the issue  of intellectual property protection in ArmeniaRepresentatives of the American Chamber of Commerce raise the issue of intellectual property protection in Armenia
In order to strengthen cooperation in transport and logistics, a  working group from Belarus will visit Armenia soonIn order to strengthen cooperation in transport and logistics, a working group from Belarus will visit Armenia soon
Antananarivo: Madagascar is delighted with Armenia`s economic  achievementsAntananarivo: Madagascar is delighted with Armenia`s economic achievements
In 2018, it will be necessary to implement a number of programs aimed  at the proportional development of Armenian communitiesIn 2018, it will be necessary to implement a number of programs aimed at the proportional development of Armenian communities
EDB expects some strengthening of inflationary pressure in Armenia  and increase of refinancing rateEDB expects some strengthening of inflationary pressure in Armenia and increase of refinancing rate
Armenian Ministry of Finance announces pre-ordination of Agreement on Elimination of Double Taxation with IraqArmenian Ministry of Finance announces pre-ordination of Agreement on Elimination of Double Taxation with Iraq
Igor Nazaruk proposes to consider the possibility of using Belarusian buses in intercommunity passenger transportation in ArmeniaIgor Nazaruk proposes to consider the possibility of using Belarusian buses in intercommunity passenger transportation in Armenia
Minister: It is impossible to ensure proportional development of territories in Armenia, if there are no stable, strong, future-oriented communitiesMinister: It is impossible to ensure proportional development of territories in Armenia, if there are no stable, strong, future-oriented communities
EDB forecasts 3% GDP growth in Armenia in ythe year of 2018 EDB forecasts 3% GDP growth in Armenia in ythe year of 2018 
TeeGschwendner first regional project: Export of herbal teas from Armenia to GermanycTeeGschwendner first regional project: Export of herbal teas from Armenia to Germanyc
The State Committee for Urban Development of Armenia intends to provide a 15% growth of the sphere in 2018The State Committee for Urban Development of Armenia intends to provide a 15% growth of the sphere in 2018
Armenia approved natural resource management strategyArmenia approved natural resource management strategy
Armenian Economy Ministry and WB discussed prospects of development  of export-oriented segmentsArmenian Economy Ministry and WB discussed prospects of development of export-oriented segments
Armenian government will subsidize the increase in the tariff for  diesel fuel for the agricultural sectorArmenian government will subsidize the increase in the tariff for diesel fuel for the agricultural sector
In 2018, Armenia will send 746.5 million AMD for the production of  spring wheat, green and yellow peas, spring barley, maize, alfalfa  and sainfoin wheatIn 2018, Armenia will send 746.5 million AMD for the production of spring wheat, green and yellow peas, spring barley, maize, alfalfa and sainfoin wheat
In Armenia, gold increases in price, and silver, platinum and palladium become cheaperIn Armenia, gold increases in price, and silver, platinum and palladium become cheaper
Business Bank Business Bank "Otkritie" in Moscow and Moscow region will be headed by the Director General of VTB Bank (Armenia) Yuri Gusev
Head of the Central Bank of Armenia to take part in the meeting of the Board of Governors of BSTDB on February 22-24Head of the Central Bank of Armenia to take part in the meeting of the Board of Governors of BSTDB on February 22-24
Armenian government to send 285 million AMD to subsidize program of phosphate and potash fertilizers purchaseArmenian government to send 285 million AMD to subsidize program of phosphate and potash fertilizers purchase
Armenian Minister of Energy and representatives of Global Contour company discussed the process of modernization of the Vorotan cascade of HPPsArmenian Minister of Energy and representatives of Global Contour company discussed the process of modernization of the Vorotan cascade of HPPs
Ivan Telegin: The launch of the complex program People of Business played a key role in reducing interest rates on consumer loans of VTB Bank (Armenia)Ivan Telegin: The launch of the complex program People of Business played a key role in reducing interest rates on consumer loans of VTB Bank (Armenia)

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Armenia officially starts preparatory work on holding the World IT Congress -2019 in Yerevan

 Saturday, February 24 2018
Armenia officially starts preparatory work on holding the World IT  Congress -2019 in Yerevan

ArmInfo. Armenia officially  starts organizational work on the holding of the Global Congress-2019  (WCIT-2019) in Yerevan, which will be held from 3 to 6 October.  This  was announced by the chairman of UITE Alexander Yesayan on February  24 during a press conference. He noted that Armenia will have to  implement a huge amount of work.


Economy

Aram Safaryan: Armenia`s positive economic performance in 2017 is largely due to its membership in the Unified Energy System

ArmInfo. The positive  economic indicators of Armenia, registered in 2017, are largely due  to the membership of the republic in the Eurasian Economic Union.

Expert: The key task for Armenia is to achieve a ratio of exports to GDP of 30%

ArmInfo.  The key task for  Armenia in this situation is to achieve the export-GDP ratio of 30%,  in which finished products should prevail. This opinion was expressed  by the doctor of economic sciences, the head of the Center for  Economic Research Ashot Tavadyan at the press conference.

State Committee for Urban Development: 70% of buildings in Armenia do not comply with seismic standards
State Committee for Urban Development reached an agreement on preservation of tower and small ring of old airport building

Finance and banks

Armenian dram appreciates to USD and EUR

ArmInfo. The interbank  currency market of Armenia increased its volumes  two times from  February 19 to February 23, compared to the previous week, after the  same growth a week earlier. Moreover, during the week only on Monday  the currency bank was empty, after which the deals were made daily,  with maximum volume was scored  on Thursday. At the same time,   intra-bank foreign exchange market players showed interest in buying  up the euro and the ruble, while reducing the volume of dollar  transactions. Exchange market since the beginning of the year to this   day continues to empty.  As a result, the dram continued to  strengthen appreciate to  the dollar - from 481.5 to 481 AMD / $ 1,  also tuned to the euro - from 604 to 592 AMD/ 1EUR  and to the ruble  - from 8.6 to 8.5 AMD/ RR A year earlier, on February 23, 2017, the  exchange rate of the dram to the dollar was 486.3 AMD/ $ 1, to the  euro - 514 AMD / 1EUR, and to the ruble - 8.4 AMD / RR, which, in  comparison with the current rates, indicates the annual devaluation  of the dram to euro and ruble at revaluation to the dollar.

EDB expects some strengthening of inflationary pressure in Armenia and increase of refinancing rate

ArmInfo. Fiscal policy will  continue to have a deterrent effect on economic activity in Armenia,  the quarterly macroeconomic review prepared by the EDB Chief  Economist Group says.

TeeGschwendner first regional project: Export of herbal teas from Armenia to Germanyc
In Armenia, gold increases in price, and silver, platinum and palladium become cheaper

Insurance

"Rosgosstrakh Armenia" keeps leadership among insurance companies in large taxpayers list

ArmInfo. The insurance sector of Armenia paid 2.652 billion AMD in taxes in 2017, which is 26.8% more than a year ago. Of this amount, over 91.4% or 2.425 billion AMD was paid under direct taxes (including income tax and income tax). According to the RA State Revenue Committee, in the list of 1000 largest taxpayers of Armenia, in the result of 2017, all 6 insurance companies operating on the market were included.

"Gazprom Armenia" retains leadership in the list of largest taxpayers

ArmInfo. The list of the largest taxpayers of Armenia in 2017 continues to be headed by Gazprom Armenia (the former ArmRosgazprom), paying 39.7 billion USD to the state treasury or $ 82 million (with an annual decline of 6.4%), of which 181.1 million AMD - on customs duties, 6.9 billion AMD - on direct taxes (including income tax, income tax), 34.9 billion AMD - on indirect taxes (including VAT, excise tax).

The volume of health insurance premiums in Armenia increased by 28.1% in 2017
Bureau of Auto Insurers: Client`s right under the contract of OSAGO - in case of illegal distribution / use of his personal data, notify law enforcement authorities
Energy

Armenian Minister of Energy and representatives of Global Contour company discussed the process of modernization of the Vorotan cascade of HPPs

ArmInfo. The Minister of Energy Infrastructures and Natural Resources of the Republic of Armenia Ashot Manukyan received the head of development programs of Global Contour company Ralph Novak and Director of JSC Contour Global Hydrocascade Ara Hovsepyan on February 22.

Spanish company Cobra is interested in the program of construction of Meghri hydropower plant

ArmInfo. The Minister of Energy  Infrastructures and Natural Resources of Armenia Ashot Manukyan and  the regional director of the Spanish company "CBSA" Cobra Alejandro  Rodrigo discussed promising cooperation programs on February 16.

Armenian government donated a land plot of 97 hectares to the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund for the construction of the Masrik-1 solar power station
Montazer Torbati: Iran ready to increase gas export to Armenia

Technology

Armenia reached an agreement with India on the introduction of Armat engineering laboratories

ArmInfo. After  participating in the ITU Global Congress in 02.18India in February  19-21, Armenia managed to come to an agreement with the Indian side  on launching a pilot program for the introduction of Armat  engineering laboratories  in the schools of the Indian city of  Hyderabad. This was stated during the press conference on February 24  by the director of the company "Instigate" Arman Pogosyan.

The World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT) will be held in Armenia in 2019

ArmInfo. The achievements of the ICT sphere of Armenia are presented within the framework of the World Congress on Information Technologies (WCIT), which takes place in Hyderabad (India) from February 19 to February 21. The Armenian delegation at the Congress is represented by Deputy Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technologies of Armenia Arman Khachatryan and the leadership of the Union of Information Technology Companies (UITE).

Armenia will take part in World Conference on Information Technologies (WCIT) in India
Vahan Martirosyan: From 2010 to 2016 turnover of IT sphere in Armenia increased 5 times

Real estate

Mortgage is increasing at falling property prices

ArmInfo. In Armenia, against  the background of a fall in property prices, the mortgage is gaining  momentum. According to the Financial Rating of the Armenian Banks  prepared by IC ArmInfo, parallel to this, the volume of bank mortgage  lending came out of the 1.5% decline by 14.4%, to 215.2 billion drams  or $ 444.5 million, which was accompanied by a decrease in mortgage  rates loans for 2017 from 12.2% to 10.6% on average. Meanwhile, over  the past year the average market value of housing has decreased by  2.8% (against growth of 0.6% in 2016).

In Armenia, housing prices for 2017 fell by 2.8%

ArmInfo. The average market  value of housing in Armenia decreased by 2.8% in 2017, making 178.8  thousand AMD ($ 370)/1sq.m. versus 0.2% growth in 2016. This is  evidenced by the data of the State Committee of Real Estate Cadastre.

Karen Karapetyan raised issue of unused state real estate
State Committee of Real Estate Cadastre: For the year 2017, the number of transactions on alienation of real estate in Armenia as compared to 2016 increased by 11.8%

Statistics

In Armenia, economic intensity  in January 2018 decreased by 47.6% with an annual growth of 10.2%

ArmInfo. In Armenia, economic intensity  in January 2018 decreased by 47.6% with an annual growth of 10.2%, against last year's January decline by 46.9% and annual growth of 6.5%. According to preliminary data of the National Statistical Service of Armenia, annual growth provoked all spheres, except for the agricultural sector. Minor growth was recorded in the energy complex.

On consumer market in January 2018, inflation was fixed at 2.7% with a similar annual inflation

ArmInfo. On the consumer  market of Armenia in January of this year, inflation was fixed at  2.7%, against 2.6% in January 2017. In January 2018, by January 2017,  inflation was also 2.7%, against deflation of 0.6% in January 2017 by  January 2016.


Exchange rates
23.02.2018
RUB8.000,05
USD480.000,06
EUR591.000,84
GBP671.003,83
CAD378.00-0,79
JPY44.000,17
CNY75.000,07
CHF514.002,25

Experts
Outflow of population and passivity of the Diaspora pushes property prices downOutflow of population and passivity of the Diaspora pushes property prices down
Finombudsman: Amendments to the Civil Code on the imposition of fines and penalties will reduce the number of outstanding loans and  non-creditworthy consumersFinombudsman: Amendments to the Civil Code on the imposition of fines and penalties will reduce the number of outstanding loans and non-creditworthy consumers
Vahan Shakaryan: If we promote Armenia, the promotion of economic sectors will not be a run with obstacles, but a light run for short distancesVahan Shakaryan: If we promote Armenia, the promotion of economic sectors will not be a run with obstacles, but a light run for short distances
Gagik Aghajanyan: There is no need to look for alternatives - it is necessary to work and develop actual   directionsGagik Aghajanyan: There is no need to look for alternatives - it is necessary to work and develop actual   directions
Vitaly Nesis: Armenia is very promising from the geological point of viewVitaly Nesis: Armenia is very promising from the geological point of view
The market of OSAGO goes into virtual spaceThe market of OSAGO goes into virtual space
Ishkhan Mkhitaryan: ArCa and Mir complete the technological part of the project of interaction, business for banksIshkhan Mkhitaryan: ArCa and Mir complete the technological part of the project of interaction, business for banks
The second stage of implementation of the program for prolonging the lifetime of the power unit N2 of the Armenian NPP beginsThe second stage of implementation of the program for prolonging the lifetime of the power unit N2 of the Armenian NPP begins
Successful business is forging for years - to the jubilee of IC Successful business is forging for years - to the jubilee of IC "INGO Armenia"
Armen Shahnazaryan: The double increase in the insurance portfolio of EIAA ICJSC by the end of 2018 is quite feasibleArmen Shahnazaryan: The double increase in the insurance portfolio of EIAA ICJSC by the end of 2018 is quite feasible
Expert: Real estate market of Armenia started demonstrating weak  signs of recovery in I half-yearExpert: Real estate market of Armenia started demonstrating weak signs of recovery in I half-year
Amulsar: Ecology and РeopleAmulsar: Ecology and Рeople
GeoProMining - ten years of work for the benefit of the country, at the forefront of gold miningGeoProMining - ten years of work for the benefit of the country, at the forefront of gold mining
SolarOn will become a catalyst for the development of solar energy in  ArmeniaSolarOn will become a catalyst for the development of solar energy in Armenia
Armenia fits well  for installation of container mini hydroelectric power stations, developed by RosatomArmenia fits well  for installation of container mini hydroelectric power stations, developed by Rosatom
Emmanuil MKRTCHYAN: The year 2016 was quite difficult for the Armenian insurance market Emmanuil MKRTCHYAN: The year 2016 was quite difficult for the Armenian insurance market
The insurance market is marking timeThe insurance market is marking time
Vahan Avetisyan: To reach the goal,  we should clearly define the prioritiesVahan Avetisyan: To reach the goal,  we should clearly define the priorities
In 2017, NPPA to increase equipment control volume by 50%In 2017, NPPA to increase equipment control volume by 50%
Expert: Actual unemployment in Armenia makes up 30%Expert: Actual unemployment in Armenia makes up 30%

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Auction ID AMGB1029A250A
Date 12.05.2017
Issue date 29.10.2015
Issue volume (AMD) 50 000 000 000
Maturity date 29.10.2025
Coupon year yield 11.00%
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