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Converse Bank. New campaign for womenConverse Bank. New campaign for women
Pashinyan to EBRD President: The re-commissioning of transport  communications could help implement new joint projectsPashinyan to EBRD President: The re-commissioning of transport  communications could help implement new joint projects
“Evocabank” CJSC’s bonds have been listed on Armenia Securities Exchange for the first time“Evocabank” CJSC’s bonds have been listed on Armenia Securities Exchange for the first time
 Optimism of the authorities contrary to official statistics: What  will the Armenian economy face? Optimism of the authorities contrary to official statistics: What  will the Armenian economy face?
The Central Bank of Armenia announces its intention to intervene in  the foreign exchange market for the second time in 2021The Central Bank of Armenia announces its intention to intervene in  the foreign exchange market for the second time in 2021
On April 12, Ameriabank will start placing the next tranches of USD  and AMD bonds in the amount of $ 20 million and 5 billion dramsOn April 12, Ameriabank will start placing the next tranches of USD  and AMD bonds in the amount of $ 20 million and 5 billion drams
Ardshinbank and Visa offer smart Visa payment rings for the first time in ArmeniaArdshinbank and Visa offer smart Visa payment rings for the first time in Armenia
Armenia`s unemployment rate drops to 16% in 2020Armenia`s unemployment rate drops to 16% in 2020
Armenia`s SRC: The number of registered micro-entrepreneurship  entities increased by 18% Armenia`s SRC: The number of registered micro-entrepreneurship  entities increased by 18% 
The inflow of foreign investment into the Armenian economy has  declined by 39 in 2020%The inflow of foreign investment into the Armenian economy has  declined by 39 in 2020%
Ex-Minister: Creating a centralized register of bank accounts is an  attempt to adapt the Rolls-Royce engine to your own dreamEx-Minister: Creating a centralized register of bank accounts is an  attempt to adapt the Rolls-Royce engine to your own dream
Armenia`s foreign trade turnover decreased in January-February 2021  by 12.2% per annumArmenia`s foreign trade turnover decreased in January-February 2021  by 12.2% per annum
The financial regulator sees the feasibility of introducing a  centralized register of bank accountsThe financial regulator sees the feasibility of introducing a  centralized register of bank accounts
Armenia`s foreign trade turnover with the EU countries has been  delayed in declineArmenia`s foreign trade turnover with the EU countries has been  delayed in decline
Armenia`s national debt is approaching $9 billionArmenia`s national debt is approaching $9 billion
Armenia`s consumer market recorded inflation of 3.8% in Q1 2021 with  5.2% y-o-y inflation Armenia`s consumer market recorded inflation of 3.8% in Q1 2021 with  5.2% y-o-y inflation 
Up to 150 million cubic meters of Russian gas to be supplied to  Armenia through AzerbaijanUp to 150 million cubic meters of Russian gas to be supplied to  Armenia through Azerbaijan
IDBank offers the most flexible and profitable conditions for mortgage borrowersIDBank offers the most flexible and profitable conditions for mortgage borrowers
Armenia reduced exports of copper ore, increasing exports of zinc and  molybdenum concentrates and ores containing precious metalsArmenia reduced exports of copper ore, increasing exports of zinc and  molybdenum concentrates and ores containing precious metals
Russia and Brazil became the main sugar import markets for Armenia in  2020Russia and Brazil became the main sugar import markets for Armenia in  2020
EU Ambassador and Armenian NPP leadership discussed opportunities for  expanding cooperationEU Ambassador and Armenian NPP leadership discussed opportunities for  expanding cooperation
Deputy Minister: Unblocking of economic ties and transport  communications in the South Caucasus is beneficial to all partiesDeputy Minister: Unblocking of economic ties and transport  communications in the South Caucasus is beneficial to all parties
Moscow plans to discuss the prospects of creating logistics centers  for groupage cargo from ArmeniaMoscow plans to discuss the prospects of creating logistics centers  for groupage cargo from Armenia
Ardshinbank upgrades its branches in Hrazdan and DilijanArdshinbank upgrades its branches in Hrazdan and Dilijan
Armenia`s gross international reserves exceeded $3 billion for the  first time with a 33% jump in FebruaryArmenia`s gross international reserves exceeded $3 billion for the  first time with a 33% jump in February
Armenia and Malta move to eliminate double taxationArmenia and Malta move to eliminate double taxation
Armenian tax officials report over-fulfillment of quarterly tax  collection plan: Finance Ministry promises to take new heightsArmenian tax officials report over-fulfillment of quarterly tax  collection plan: Finance Ministry promises to take new heights
New WB forecast: Armenia ranks second in terms of GDP growth in 2021  among the EAEU countries, and at the rate of 2022 it shares the lead  with KyrgyzstanNew WB forecast: Armenia ranks second in terms of GDP growth in 2021  among the EAEU countries, and at the rate of 2022 it shares the lead  with Kyrgyzstan
New forecast of the Central Bank of Armenia for 2021: GDP growth by  1.4%, export growth by 1-3%, import decline 2-4%, unemployment rate  18.6%New forecast of the Central Bank of Armenia for 2021: GDP growth by  1.4%, export growth by 1-3%, import decline 2-4%, unemployment rate  18.6%
Telecom Armenia summed up the results of the <Coding skills> project Telecom Armenia summed up the results of the project 
The Armenian Stock Exchange is once again recognized as the The Armenian Stock Exchange is once again recognized as the "Best  Stock Exchange in the South Caucasus"
World Bank improves Armenia`s GDP growth forecast for 2021 to 3.4%World Bank improves Armenia`s GDP growth forecast for 2021 to 3.4%
The Central Bank of Armenia predicts an increase in the net inflow of  private transfers in the range of 7-9 in 2021%The Central Bank of Armenia predicts an increase in the net inflow of  private transfers in the range of 7-9 in 2021%
Ardshinbank on April 6 will put up for sale a tranche of AMD and  dollar bonds in the amount of 3.3 billion drams and $10 millionArdshinbank on April 6 will put up for sale a tranche of AMD and  dollar bonds in the amount of 3.3 billion drams and $10 million
 Ameriabank Got Quality Excellence Award 2020 from Raiffeisen Bank  International Ameriabank Got Quality Excellence Award 2020 from Raiffeisen Bank  International
UBA, A. Ananyan: There are no prerequisites for the emergence of  UBA, A. Ananyan: There are no prerequisites for the emergence of  "mortgage bubbles" 
UBA, A. Ananyan: In 2021, the fight against the consequences of the  coronavirus-generated crisis will continueUBA, A. Ananyan: In 2021, the fight against the consequences of the  coronavirus-generated crisis will continue
UBA, A. Ananyan: The share of non-performing loans may grow to 10%  from the current 6.6% UBA, A. Ananyan: The share of non-performing loans may grow to 10%  from the current 6.6% 
Fitch confirmed Armenia rating at the level of Fitch confirmed Armenia rating at the level of "B +" with a stable  outlook, waiting in 2021 GDP growth by 3.2%
The later the economy will be restored, the higher the probability of  a foreign exchange rate and yield of bonds The later the economy will be restored, the higher the probability of  a foreign exchange rate and yield of bonds 
Minister: 580 subvention programs totaling AMD 26.2 billion were  implemented in Armenia in 2020Minister: 580 subvention programs totaling AMD 26.2 billion were  implemented in Armenia in 2020
Expert: Armenia`s economy will reach the level of over 5% in the  context of the next 5 years Expert: Armenia`s economy will reach the level of over 5% in the  context of the next 5 years 
EU to allocate 2 million EUR for the development of social  entrepreneurship in ArmeniaEU to allocate 2 million EUR for the development of social  entrepreneurship in Armenia
The Minister of Economy of Armenia expects the tourist growth in the  current yearThe Minister of Economy of Armenia expects the tourist growth in the  current year
Armenia and Iraq are considering cooperation in the field of  military-industrial complex and high technologyArmenia and Iraq are considering cooperation in the field of  military-industrial complex and high technology
FRV reaches financial close with IFC, EBRD, and Ameriabank for the  largest Utility Scale Solar Power Plant ``Masrik-1`` in ArmeniaFRV reaches financial close with IFC, EBRD, and Ameriabank for the  largest Utility Scale Solar Power Plant ``Masrik-1`` in Armenia
Armenia and the European Union held the third meeting of the  Partnership Committee in Trade Configuration Armenia and the European Union held the third meeting of the  Partnership Committee in Trade Configuration 
Economy Minister is sure that double-digit economic growth will be achieved in 2021Economy Minister is sure that double-digit economic growth will be achieved in 2021
The government simplifies the procedure for the participation of  companies in public procurementThe government simplifies the procedure for the participation of  companies in public procurement
In Armenia, economic activity in January-February 2021 decreased by  6.7% per annumIn Armenia, economic activity in January-February 2021 decreased by  6.7% per annum
In the next 5 years in Armenia there will be a need for at least 20  thousand specialists in the field of high technologiesIn the next 5 years in Armenia there will be a need for at least 20  thousand specialists in the field of high technologies
ARARATBANK honored with STP Quality Award 2020 by Raiffeisen Bank InternationalARARATBANK honored with STP Quality Award 2020 by Raiffeisen Bank International
Ameriabank Named Best Bank in Armenia 2021 by Global FinanceAmeriabank Named Best Bank in Armenia 2021 by Global Finance
VTB Bank (Armenia) expands car loan capabilities together with the  Kia Motors dealershipVTB Bank (Armenia) expands car loan capabilities together with the  Kia Motors dealership
IDream: new program for students by IDBankIDream: new program for students by IDBank
The 21st issue of bonds of The 21st issue of bonds of "National Mortgage Company" RCO CJSC to be listed on the Armenian Stock Exchange 
The first public hearings of the construction project of the  North-South highway southern section were heldThe first public hearings of the construction project of the  North-South highway southern section were held
Prime Minister discussed with the economic unit of the government the  concept of state investment programs evaluation Prime Minister discussed with the economic unit of the government the  concept of state investment programs evaluation 
Another major company on-line development will be launched  in  ArmeniaAnother major company on-line development will be launched  in  Armenia
Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia and Director of ADB Armenian Office  considered prospects for expanding cooperationDeputy Prime Minister of Armenia and Director of ADB Armenian Office  considered prospects for expanding cooperation
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Pashinyan to EBRD President: The re-commissioning of transport  communications could help implement new joint projects

 Friday, April 9 2021
Pashinyan to EBRD President: The re-commissioning of transport  communications could help implement new joint projects

ArmInfo.. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a video call with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Odile Renaud-Basso, the press service of the Prime Minister informs.


Economy

Armenia`s SRC: The number of registered micro-entrepreneurship  entities increased by 18% 

ArmInfo. For the period from January 1, 2021 to April 1, in comparison with the same period last year, the number of trade organizations - residents of the Republic  of Armenia, individual entrepreneurs (IE) and non-IE individuals,  operating in the micro-entrepreneurship system, increased by 18%.

The inflow of foreign investment into the Armenian economy has  declined by 39 in 2020%

ArmInfo.The volume of total foreign investment (all types and forms of investment - Ed.) in the real sector of the Armenian economy in January-December 2020 compared  to the same period in 2019 decreased by 39% (against 19% growth a  year earlier), amounting to $1.8 billion in 2020. The share of FDI in  total foreign investment in January-December 2020 accounted for 26%  (against 20% a year earlier) or $466 million, which is lower than in  2019 by 21% (against a 2% decline a year earlier). This is evidenced  by the data of the RA State Committee.

Armenia reduced exports of copper ore, increasing exports of zinc and  molybdenum concentrates and ores containing precious metals
Russia and Brazil became the main sugar import markets for Armenia in  2020

Finance and banks

Converse Bank. New campaign for women

ArmInfo.The spring holidays are at full swing in Converse Bank. The Bank, in cooperation with its commercial retail partner Hermitage, comes up with a new surprise.

“Evocabank” CJSC’s bonds have been listed on Armenia Securities Exchange for the first time

ArmInfo. Today Evocabank’s representatives rang AMX’s opening bell in celebration of the first listing of bonds on the Exchange platform.

The Central Bank of Armenia announces its intention to intervene in  the foreign exchange market for the second time in 2021
On April 12, Ameriabank will start placing the next tranches of USD  and AMD bonds in the amount of $ 20 million and 5 billion drams

Insurance

Agricultural insurance gains high growth rates in Armenia in 2021

ArmInfo. In February 2021, 1,800 agreements between farmers and insurance companies were concluded in Armenia within the framework of the agricultural  insurance program, while for the whole of 2020 their number was  1,500, Head of the Department for Development of Agricultural  Programs of the RA Ministry of Economy Ira Panosyan said.

In 2020 insurance sector of Armenia increased payments to state  budget by 43.7%

ArmInfo.The list of 1000 largest taxpayers in Armenia at the end of 2020 included 5 insurance companies out of 6 operating in the country, while a year earlier  there were only 3 in this list.

All-Armenian Fund "Hayastan" will donate $ 1.1 million to the  Military Insurance Fund
FinRating ArmInfo: The number of contracts on tourism and cargo  transportation declines in the insurance market
Energy

Up to 150 million cubic meters of Russian gas to be supplied to  Armenia through Azerbaijan

ArmInfo. Under a short-term  contract signed with the Russian company Gazprom Export, it is  planned to transport about 150 million cubic meters of Russian gas  through the territory of Azerbaijan to Georgia.

FRV reaches financial close with IFC, EBRD, and Ameriabank for the  largest Utility Scale Solar Power Plant ``Masrik-1`` in Armenia

ArmInfo.Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV), part  of Abdul Latif Jameel and a leading global developer of renewable  energy projects, has closed the financing agreement for the  development of the largest utility-scale solar power plant in  Armenia.

Minister: The Energy Development Program of Armenia provides for the  extension of the ANPP operation life after 2026
For three weeks, Russian gas will come to Armenia through the  territory of Azerbaijan

Technology

Telecom Armenia summed up the results of the project 

ArmInfo. Telecom Armenia (TM Beeline) together with the Armenian office of the British Council and the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports have summed up the results of the pilot project "Coding Skills: Linking the Present  and the Future".  

Armenia and Iraq are considering cooperation in the field of  military-industrial complex and high technology

ArmInfo.Armenia and Iraq are considering cooperation opportunities in the field of  military-industrial complex and high technology. This was aware of  this on the basis of the meeting of the Minister of High-tech  Industry of Armenia Achopa Arshakyan and Iraqi  Minister of Defense  Jumaa Anad Saadoun.

In the next 5 years in Armenia there will be a need for at least 20  thousand specialists in the field of high technologies
Another major company on-line development will be launched  in  Armenia

Real estate

In the regions of Armenia in 2020, only transactions for the purchase  and sale of land and industrial facilities were on a positive trend

ArmInfo. In 2020, of the total number of real estate transactions in Armenia, the lion's share (68%) falls on the country's regions. According to the data of the  State Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre of the Republic of  Armenia, according to the results of the past year, 107,771 real  estate transactions were made in the regions, which is 11.8% less  than the indicator of a year ago.

The real estate market in Armenia tends to decline; it all depends on  government policy

ArmInfo. In 2020, a total of 158 659 real estate transactions were carried out in Armenia, which is 14.7% less than a year ago.

Noticeable Sagging of Imports Reduces Armenia`s Foreign Trade Deficit  by 28.4% in 2020
In the regions of Armenia, 59% of transactions for the purchase and  sale of real estate fall on land, despite a significant decline in  activity


ArmInfo.In 2020, the unemployment rate in Armenia fell to 16% from 17.1% in 2019. This is evidenced by the data of the RA Statistical Committee.  

ArmInfo.Armenia's foreign trade turnover in January-February 2021 amounted to $ 925.4 million, falling by 12.2% per annum. According to the final data of the  Statistical Committee of the Republic of Armenia, this was  accompanied by a more noticeable drop in import volumes - by 15.8% to  $ 571 million, than exports - by 5.5% to $ 354.4 million.  



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Government Bonds

Issue volume

10 billion

Volume of T-bills for placement

200 million

Volume of submitted competitive applications

200 million

Volume of satisfied bids

200 million

Yield at cut-off price

 5.8314%

Maximum yield

 5.8314%

Мinimum yield

 5.8314%

Weighted average yield

 5.8314%

Number of participants

2

The maturity date of T-bills

03.02.2020

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Цена откр.

482,00

Цена закр.

482,00

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482,00

Макс. Цена

482,00

Ср/взв. Цена

482,00

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