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Forecast: The economic consequences of the war for Armenia are still  aheadForecast: The economic consequences of the war for Armenia are still  ahead
$ 3 billion will be allocated from the state budget for the 4th  tranche of the North-South road$ 3 billion will be allocated from the state budget for the 4th  tranche of the North-South road
EBRD to provide Air Navigation of Armenia with EUR 3 millionEBRD to provide Air Navigation of Armenia with EUR 3 million
Head of the Audit Chamber of Armenia presented facts of abuses in the  field of road constructionHead of the Audit Chamber of Armenia presented facts of abuses in the  field of road construction
S&P revised the outlook on Ameriabank to ``Stable`` S&P revised the outlook on Ameriabank to ``Stable`` 
Armenia`s international reserves increased by 11.3% per annum by June  2021Armenia`s international reserves increased by 11.3% per annum by June  2021
Central Bank of Armenia: Net inflow of transfers from individuals  grew in Jan-April 2021 by 80% per annumCentral Bank of Armenia: Net inflow of transfers from individuals  grew in Jan-April 2021 by 80% per annum
Armenia will be among the nominees for World Travel AwardsArmenia will be among the nominees for World Travel Awards
Armenia and Iran intend to expand cooperation in a number of economic  areasArmenia and Iran intend to expand cooperation in a number of economic  areas
Ministry of Finance: Three quarters of Armenia`s public debt is in  foreign currency, which creates additional risks in connection with  the management of public debt Ministry of Finance: Three quarters of Armenia`s public debt is in  foreign currency, which creates additional risks in connection with  the management of public debt 
World Bank`s forecast for GDP growth in Armenia has not changed: 3.4%  in 2021, accelerating to 4.3% in 2022World Bank`s forecast for GDP growth in Armenia has not changed: 3.4%  in 2021, accelerating to 4.3% in 2022
CBA initiative to create a centralized register of bank accounts of  individuals was approved by relevant parliamentary committeeCBA initiative to create a centralized register of bank accounts of  individuals was approved by relevant parliamentary committee
RUSAL`s foil-rolling mills to join AL +RUSAL`s foil-rolling mills to join AL +
AraratBank raises USD 14.5 m arranged by Symbiotics AraratBank raises USD 14.5 m arranged by Symbiotics
UAE UAE "Masdar" company to build a solar power plant in Armenia with a  capacity of 200 MW
EDB is ready to consider integration projects in the region   EDB is ready to consider integration projects in the region  
Customer base of Armenian banks increased by 6% per annum by April,  and accounts  - by 4.3%Customer base of Armenian banks increased by 6% per annum by April,  and accounts  - by 4.3%
Head of Telecom Armenia shared his success story at Reinvent by  Renderforest conferenceHead of Telecom Armenia shared his success story at Reinvent by  Renderforest conference
In Armenia`s foreign trade turnover Russia and China continue to be  leaders in exports and importsIn Armenia`s foreign trade turnover Russia and China continue to be  leaders in exports and imports
Telecommunications sector revenue in Armenia growsTelecommunications sector revenue in Armenia grows
Cargo transportation in Armenia by May 2021 increased by 17.7%, with  a decline in passenger traffic by 17.4%Cargo transportation in Armenia by May 2021 increased by 17.7%, with  a decline in passenger traffic by 17.4%
The metallurgical industry of Armenia increased production by 26.9%  per annum by May 2021The metallurgical industry of Armenia increased production by 26.9%  per annum by May 2021
Armenia`s industrial sector slowly recovers from coronavirus crisisArmenia`s industrial sector slowly recovers from coronavirus crisis
Armenia`s foreign trade turnover with EU countries increased by 12.4%  per annum by May 2021Armenia`s foreign trade turnover with EU countries increased by 12.4%  per annum by May 2021
Armenia`s foreign trade turnover with  EAEU countries grew by 1.6%  per annum in January-April 2021Armenia`s foreign trade turnover with  EAEU countries grew by 1.6%  per annum in January-April 2021
Armenia`s foreign trade turnover increased by 7.2% per annum in  January-April 2021Armenia`s foreign trade turnover increased by 7.2% per annum in  January-April 2021
 Armenia intends to form a national innovation system by 2025 Armenia intends to form a national innovation system by 2025
Revenue part of Yerevan budget in 2020 is fulfilled by 84.6%Revenue part of Yerevan budget in 2020 is fulfilled by 84.6%
Armenia`s public debt is approaching $ 9 billionArmenia`s public debt is approaching $ 9 billion
In 2020, subsidies from state treasury of Armenia to regional  administrations amounted to about $ 115 millionIn 2020, subsidies from state treasury of Armenia to regional  administrations amounted to about $ 115 million
Armenia`s Ministry of Finance: In 2020, the budget of the  agricultural sector was revised downwardArmenia`s Ministry of Finance: In 2020, the budget of the  agricultural sector was revised downward
Aluminum foil production volumes decreased by 3.7% per annum in  January-April 2021 in ArmeniaAluminum foil production volumes decreased by 3.7% per annum in  January-April 2021 in Armenia
Electricity generation in Armenia slows down annual growth rateElectricity generation in Armenia slows down annual growth rate
Armenian textile industry increased 3.2-fold in January-April 2021Armenian textile industry increased 3.2-fold in January-April 2021
Economic activity in Jan-April 2021 increased by 2.6% per annum in  ArmeniaEconomic activity in Jan-April 2021 increased by 2.6% per annum in  Armenia
Export of buckwheat from Russia has been temporarily bannedExport of buckwheat from Russia has been temporarily banned
At the end of June, Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Combine CJSC will switch  to completely closed cycle of water consumption ahead of scheduleAt the end of June, Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Combine CJSC will switch  to completely closed cycle of water consumption ahead of schedule
In 2020, U.S., CoE and UN donors` financial assistance to Corruption  Prevention Commission of RA exceeded state budget allocations In 2020, U.S., CoE and UN donors` financial assistance to Corruption  Prevention Commission of RA exceeded state budget allocations 
Ameriabank ready for initial public offering of shares - Managing Director, Financial Institutions for EBRDAmeriabank ready for initial public offering of shares - Managing Director, Financial Institutions for EBRD
In 2020, the parliament spent 466 million drams on bonuses, monetary  rewards and special paymentsIn 2020, the parliament spent 466 million drams on bonuses, monetary  rewards and special payments
The y-o-y inflation in Armenia in May 2021 was 5.9%, for five months  - 4.7%, with a deflation of 0.4% in May The y-o-y inflation in Armenia in May 2021 was 5.9%, for five months  - 4.7%, with a deflation of 0.4% in May 
Janjughazyan told how much the state spent on the maintenance of the  bureaucratic apparatus of ArmeniaJanjughazyan told how much the state spent on the maintenance of the  bureaucratic apparatus of Armenia
Caucasian Power Transmission Network Program will be operational  after 2025 at bestCaucasian Power Transmission Network Program will be operational  after 2025 at best
Martin Galstyan: The new forecast report of the Central Bank for 2021  is supplemented with an apocalyptic scenario, but in reality the  economy began to breathe and expectations for GDP growth will be  improvedMartin Galstyan: The new forecast report of the Central Bank for 2021  is supplemented with an apocalyptic scenario, but in reality the  economy began to breathe and expectations for GDP growth will be  improved
Armenian and Russian sides to discuss extension of service life of  Armenian NPP until 2031Armenian and Russian sides to discuss extension of service life of  Armenian NPP until 2031
Deputy Minister: Discussions are underway with Iran on the launch of  the Meghri FEZ, the issue became especially relevant after the war in  ArtsakhDeputy Minister: Discussions are underway with Iran on the launch of  the Meghri FEZ, the issue became especially relevant after the war in  Artsakh
In 2020, expenditures of Armenian Foreign Ministry amounted to  approximately $ 35 millionIn 2020, expenditures of Armenian Foreign Ministry amounted to  approximately $ 35 million
In 2020, EU allocated 68.7 million euros to Armenia for budget  assistance In 2020, EU allocated 68.7 million euros to Armenia for budget  assistance 
The company of the former Deputy Energy Minister and the son of the  former Prime Minister of Armenia received another tax benefit from  the governmentThe company of the former Deputy Energy Minister and the son of the former Prime Minister of Armenia received another tax benefit from the government
Ardshinbank invited children to the cinema on International Children’s DayArdshinbank invited children to the cinema on International Children’s Day
IFC’s New Partnership with Evocabank, to Support Smaller Businesses, Boost Resilience and Drive Recovery in ArmeniaIFC’s New Partnership with Evocabank, to Support Smaller Businesses, Boost Resilience and Drive Recovery in Armenia
Ameriabank Announces a Contest for Bank Card DesignAmeriabank Announces a Contest for Bank Card Design
Scientists will again discuss problems and prospects for development  of geothermal energy in ArmeniaScientists will again discuss problems and prospects for development  of geothermal energy in Armenia
PSRC Head: There are no problems with the production capacity of  electricity in ArmeniaPSRC Head: There are no problems with the production capacity of  electricity in Armenia
Chairman of SCPEC: The price of butter will rise again Chairman of SCPEC: The price of butter will rise again 
Head of SCPEC: There will be no reduction in the price of gasoline Head of SCPEC: There will be no reduction in the price of gasoline 
 On June 1, events were held with the financing of IDBank On June 1, events were held with the financing of IDBank
Deputy Minister of Economy: Positive impulses from Russia inspire  optimism for restoration of  tourism sector in Armenia Deputy Minister of Economy: Positive impulses from Russia inspire  optimism for restoration of  tourism sector in Armenia 
Head of State Revenue Committee of Armenia urged citizens not to try  to smuggle Turkish-made goods into the country across the state  borderHead of State Revenue Committee of Armenia urged citizens not to try  to smuggle Turkish-made goods into the country across the state  border
In period of pandemic and Artsakh war, almost 50 milion US dollars  premiums were allocated in public sector of ArmeniaIn period of pandemic and Artsakh war, almost 50 milion US dollars  premiums were allocated in public sector of Armenia
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Forecast: The economic consequences of the war for Armenia are still  ahead

 Friday, June 11 2021
Forecast: The economic consequences of the war for Armenia are still  ahead

ArmInfo.The Armenian economy has not yet been faced with the consequences of the defeat in the 44-day war. The trends that we observe in the economy today are results of  the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in the world. Former  Head of the Central Bank of Armenia, candidate for MP of the  proportional list of the Armenian National Congress Party Bagrat  Asatryan expressed this opinion at a press conference.


Economy

$ 3 billion will be allocated from the state budget for the 4th  tranche of the North-South road

ArmInfo. The Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of Armenia hopes to start construction work on the 4th tranche of the North-South road  construction program next year. This was stated by the deputy acting  Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the  Republic of Armenia Christine Ghalechyan.

Head of the Audit Chamber of Armenia presented facts of abuses in the  field of road construction

ArmInfo.The classification of highways and their assignment to categories, approved by the Armenian government, does not meet the legislative requirements "On highways  of the RA", the head of the Audit Chamber Levon Yolyan said in the  parliament, presenting an annual report on activities, presenting  abuses in the field of road construction.  

Armenia will be among the nominees for World Travel Awards
Armenia and Iran intend to expand cooperation in a number of economic  areas

Finance and banks

S&P revised the outlook on Ameriabank to ``Stable`` 

ArmInfo. S&P Global Ratings revised the outlook on Ameriabank to stable from negative and affirmed 'B+/B' long- and short-term issuer credit rating on the  bank.  B+' long-term rating on Ameriabank is one notch lower than its  stand-alone credit profile (SACP) rated "bb-", due to the sovereign's  creditworthiness constraint, the press service of Ameriabank told  ArmInfo. 

Armenia`s international reserves increased by 11.3% per annum by June  2021

ArmInfo.Armenia's gross international reserves increased in January- May 2021 by 15% or by $ 393 million, amounting to $ 3.009 billion, as evidenced by the data  of the Central Bank of Armenia. Of these, the lion's share - $ 2.973  billion - falls on foreign assets in hard currency, and the SDR share  in the IMF amounted to $ 35.7 million. According to the regulator's  report, in January-May of this year foreign assets in hard currency  increased by 14.1%, and the share of SDR in the IMF grew 4-fold.

Central Bank of Armenia: Net inflow of transfers from individuals  grew in Jan-April 2021 by 80% per annum
Ministry of Finance: Three quarters of Armenia`s public debt is in  foreign currency, which creates additional risks in connection with  the management of public debt 

Insurance

Rosgosstrakh continues to lead the list of large taxpayers among  insurance companies in Armenia

ArmInfo. According to the results of the first quarter of 2021, 5 insurance companies out of 6 operating in the country were included in the list of 1000 large  taxpayers in Armenia, as in the previous year.

In Armenia, the number of terminated CMPTL contracts jumped 2.5 times  YoY in the first quarter of 2021 

ArmInfo. In Armenia, the growth of CMPTL E-policy sales continues to  slow down in 2021 , to 66.1% in the first quarter from 3.2 times in  the same period in 2020. According to the Armenian Motor Insurers '  Bureau, the number of CMPTL contracts concluded online reached 41,493  in the first quarter of 2021. Their share in the total number of  CMPTL contracts increased in the first quarter of 2021 to 19% from  11% a year earlier.

Agricultural insurance gains high growth rates in Armenia in 2021
In 2020 insurance sector of Armenia increased payments to state  budget by 43.7%
Energy

UAE "Masdar" company to build a solar power plant in Armenia with a  capacity of 200 MW

ArmInfo.The UAE company "Masdar" will build a 200 MW solar  power plant in Armenia. The project cost will amount to USD 175  million. Yesterday, Acting Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of  Armenia Tigran Avinyan received representatives of the Masdar  company, represented by the bid head of the company Mohammed Al  Shehhi, whom he congratulated on the fact that the company was  recognized as the winner of the project competition for the  construction of a photovoltaic industrial station "AYG-1" near Talin  town.

Caucasian Power Transmission Network Program will be operational  after 2025 at best

ArmInfo.The Caucasian Power Transmission Network Program,  which provides for the construction of a power transmission line and  an Armenia-Georgia substation for the organization of parallel  synchronous operation of the energy systems of the two countries,  will start working after 2025 in the best case scenario.

Armenian and Russian sides to discuss extension of service life of  Armenian NPP until 2031
The company of the former Deputy Energy Minister and the son of the former Prime Minister of Armenia received another tax benefit from the government

Technology

EBRD to provide Air Navigation of Armenia with EUR 3 million

ArmInfo. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will provide the Air Navigation of Armenia (Armats) with a loan of 3 million euros to meet the urgent need for liquidity support.

Head of Telecom Armenia shared his success story at Reinvent by  Renderforest conference

ArmInfo. Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telecom Armenia (TM Beeline) and President of UATE (Union of Advanced Technologies Enterprises)  Alexandr  Yesayan took part in the Reinvent by Renderforest 2021 digital conference as the  keynote speaker.

Pashinyan visited the innovative town of Innopolis in Kazan
Armenian government and IFC discussed prospects for development of  cooperation in the field of high energy technologies and  digitalization

Real estate

Demand for agricultural land continues to be in high in Armenia

ArmInfo.In the regions of Armenia, in April 2021, 3,088 real estate purchase and sale transactions were carried out (or 68.2% of the total number of such transactions in the  republic).

Real estate market of Armenia is in a state of anticipation in  connection with the upcoming early elections on June 20

ArmInfo.In the real estate market of Armenia, in April 2021, transactions for the purchase and sale of apartments in the capital decreased by 7.1% with a weak 0.5% rise in  prices. And on a y-o-y basis (compared to April 2020) a 4.7-fold  increase in the number of transactions was accompanied by a 6.2% drop  in apartment prices. This is evidenced by the data of the State  Committee of the Real Estate Cadastre.

Land continues to be the most attractive asset in Armenia
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 Armenia's foreign trade turnover, the leadership is held by Russia with a volume of $ 656.9 million in January-April 2021, with an acceleration of y-o-y growth  from 2% to 2.4%. Russia retains leadership not only in this  indicator, but also in exports and imports - $ 220.9 million and $  436 million, respectively, with the change of the y-o-y export  dynamics from 11.3% decline to 20.9% growth with a change of the  import trend from 8.1% growth for 4.9% decline. This is evidenced by  the final data of the RA Statistical Committee.

ArmInfo. Revenue in the telecommunications sector of Armenia in January-April 2021 amounted to 45.2 billion drams ($ 86.2 million), having increased in annual  terms by 0.2% (against 2.8% decline a year earlier).



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