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Nikol Pashinyan: We need an Armenian competitive airlineNikol Pashinyan: We need an Armenian competitive airline
Armenian Prime Minister instructed to check information on affiliated  entities, who turned out to be among shareholders of the largest  mining enterpriseArmenian Prime Minister instructed to check information on affiliated  entities, who turned out to be among shareholders of the largest  mining enterprise
Prime Minister: As long as the road to the Amulsar mine is closed,  the issue will not be resolvedPrime Minister: As long as the road to the Amulsar mine is closed,  the issue will not be resolved
 Winner of Converse Bank and MasterCard joint campaign will travel to Disneyland Paris Winner of Converse Bank and MasterCard joint campaign will travel to Disneyland Paris
CBA kept refinancing rate at 5.5% in January 2020 CBA kept refinancing rate at 5.5% in January 2020 
Armenia launches Exporter Developments Grants program Armenia launches Exporter Developments Grants program 
VTB Bank (Armenia) offers favorable conditions for student loansVTB Bank (Armenia) offers favorable conditions for student loans
MP: Armenian NPP is paid for work that has not been completed until  the endMP: Armenian NPP is paid for work that has not been completed until  the end
Economist: Unlike its predecessors, the new government of Armenia has  no personal interest in the Economist: Unlike its predecessors, the new government of Armenia has  no personal interest in the "gas talks."
In 2021, Starmus International Festival will be held in Armenia for  the first timeIn 2021, Starmus International Festival will be held in Armenia for  the first time
Will the Transparency Initiative be extended to the field of Armenian  energy?Will the Transparency Initiative be extended to the field of Armenian  energy?
In order to protect economic competition, a unified register of state  assistance will be formed in ArmeniaIn order to protect economic competition, a unified register of state  assistance will be formed in Armenia
Another attempt to activate securities market in ArmeniaAnother attempt to activate securities market in Armenia
Prime Minister: Armenia`s financial market starts the year 2020  aconfidently Prime Minister: Armenia`s financial market starts the year 2020  aconfidently 
Government Decision: The amount of benefits to poor families from 30  thousand will be reduced to 28 thousand dramsGovernment Decision: The amount of benefits to poor families from 30  thousand will be reduced to 28 thousand drams
Ardshinbank placed another large tranche of bonds on international capital market Ardshinbank placed another large tranche of bonds on international capital market 
PM: The state will seize unused agricultural land with their  subsequent transfer to interested partiesPM: The state will seize unused agricultural land with their  subsequent transfer to interested parties
Armenian Armenian "Duster Marianna" company will receive benefits for import  of milk cream from Iran
Forecast: Possible increase in the cost of gas for the Armenian  consumer will not exceed 4-4.5%Forecast: Possible increase in the cost of gas for the Armenian  consumer will not exceed 4-4.5%
Armenian depositors will have the opportunity to receive interest  from the first day of depositArmenian depositors will have the opportunity to receive interest  from the first day of deposit
Vice Prime Minister: Holding Armenia-EU Investment Forum is of great  importance in terms of determining its strategic goalsVice Prime Minister: Holding Armenia-EU Investment Forum is of great  importance in terms of determining its strategic goals
Prime Minister: Subvention programs should be the cornerstone of  territorial development strategiesPrime Minister: Subvention programs should be the cornerstone of  territorial development strategies
VTB Bank (Armenia) offers to issue loans secured by gold on favorable  termsVTB Bank (Armenia) offers to issue loans secured by gold on favorable  terms
Standards of International Capital Market Association (ICMA) to be  applied in ArmeniaStandards of International Capital Market Association (ICMA) to be  applied in Armenia
ISUZU RUS announces the start of sales in the Armenian marketISUZU RUS announces the start of sales in the Armenian market
Armenian Prime Minister does not have a clear position on the project  of introducing Institute of Health InsuranceArmenian Prime Minister does not have a clear position on the project  of introducing Institute of Health Insurance
Armenia Securities Exchange launched a new government bond auction  platformArmenia Securities Exchange launched a new government bond auction  platform
EBRD confirms commitment to continue assistance to ArmeniaEBRD confirms commitment to continue assistance to Armenia
German Siemens and ATOM (Advanced Tomorrow) presidential initiative  can begin fruitful cooperationGerman Siemens and ATOM (Advanced Tomorrow) presidential initiative  can begin fruitful cooperation
Armenian President in Davos held talks with representatives of Qatar  Investment Fund and Mitsubishi Group Japanese companyArmenian President in Davos held talks with representatives of Qatar  Investment Fund and Mitsubishi Group Japanese company

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Prime Minister: As long as the road to the Amulsar mine is closed,  the issue will not be resolved

 Saturday, January 25 2020
Prime Minister: As long as the road to the Amulsar mine is closed,  the issue will not be resolved

ArmInfo. I urge the citizens of Armenia to open the road leading to the Amulsar mine. This was announced on January 25 at a press conference by Prime Minister of  Armenia Nikol Pashinyan.


Economy

Nikol Pashinyan: We need an Armenian competitive airline

ArmInfo.Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan believes Armenia needs its own airline. The head of government said this on January 25 during a press conference.

Armenian Prime Minister instructed to check information on affiliated  entities, who turned out to be among shareholders of the largest  mining enterprise

ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan instructed to check media information that among the shareholders of the country's largest mining enterprise - Zangezur Copper- Molybdenum Combine (ZCMC) - there are people, affiliated with senior officials of the former political regime. This was announced by the prime  minister at a press conference in Syunik, answering the question  whether the legal procedure was given to this information.

Armenia launches Exporter Developments Grants program 
In order to protect economic competition, a unified register of state  assistance will be formed in Armenia

Finance and banks

Winner of Converse Bank and MasterCard joint campaign will travel to Disneyland Paris

ArmInfo.The results of the joint campaign with MasterCard payment system were summarized at Converse Bank.

CBA kept refinancing rate at 5.5% in January 2020 

ArmInfo. The Central Bank ofArmenia (CBA) kept the refinancing rate at 5.5%, which has been in force since September last year. 

VTB Bank (Armenia) offers favorable conditions for student loans
Prime Minister: Armenia`s financial market starts the year 2020  aconfidently 

Insurance

Armenian Prime Minister does not have a clear position on the project  of introducing Institute of Health Insurance

ArmInfo. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan does not have a clear position on the project of introducing the Institute of Health Insurance. He stated this on January 22 in the country's parliament, answering the  question of MP Arkady Khachatryan.

Minister of Healthcare calls on working citizens to refrain from the  approaches of "wild capitalism" and not scrimp on the treatment of  fellow citizens

ArmInfo.The Minister of  Healthcare of Armenia Arsen Torosyan, the initiator of the "health tax" today decided to talk again with his, as he put it in,  "followers", so that he could "direct discussions on the  implementation of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in the right  direction".

Armenia`s Universal Health Coverage takes from the rich and gives to  the poor: initiator of "health tax" clarifies
Y-o-y growth in insurance claims for CMTPL and medical insurance  slows down
Energy

MP: Armenian NPP is paid for work that has not been completed until  the end

ArmInfo. Despite the incompleteness of the program, the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant is already making loan payments of $ 270 million, previously provided by  the Government of the Russian Federation to extend the life of the  Armenian NPP. On January 24, Mikayel Melkumyan, Chairof the Standing  Committee on Regional and Eurasian Integration, said this from the  rostrum of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.

Economist: Unlike its predecessors, the new government of Armenia has  no personal interest in the "gas talks."

ArmInfo. Unlike its predecessors, the current Armenian government does not have a  personal interest in negotiations with Gazprom. We have repeatedly  had the opportunity to make sure that the previous authorities had a  similar personal interest in pricing natural gas for our consumers. A  similar opinion was expressed by ArmInfo economist Vahagn  Khachatryan.  

Armenia is negotiating with "Gazprom" on developing  mechanisms for fixed gas pricing for a period of 10 years
Gazprom Armenia does not exclude the possibility of applying to PSRC with a request for a change in gas tariffs

Technology

In 2021, Starmus International Festival will be held in Armenia for  the first time

ArmInfo.In 2021, the Starmus International Festival will be held in Armenia for the first time. The Minister of High-Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia  Hakob Arshakyan stated this on January 24 from the rostrum of the  parliament.

German Siemens and ATOM (Advanced Tomorrow) presidential initiative  can begin fruitful cooperation

ArmInfo. President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian held a number of meetings within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos, including with  the members of the Board of Directors of Siemens Roland Bush and  Cedrik Neike.

An agreement was signed on the establishment of the TUMO Center in  Berlin
Programmers from Armenia created a service that removes extraneous  sounds during calls

Real estate

Armenian citizens make money and get rid of the burden of mortgage  loans ahead of schedule - Pashinyan

ArmInfo. In September 2019,  compared to September last year, the number of mortgage loans in  Armenia increased by 23.3%, or by 7261 mortgage loans. The Prime  Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan wrote about this on his Facebook  page.

Cadastral value of expensive real estate in Armenia may increase  eight fold

ArmInfo. The cadastral value of  luxury expensive real estate in Armenia can increase eight fold. This  was stated during the discussion of the draft law "On Establishing  the Procedure for Calculation of the Cadastre Approximate to the  Market Value of Real Estate for the Taxation of Real Estate" on  September 11, head of the Real Estate Cadastre Committee of Armenia  Sarhat Petrosyan. Thus, with the adoption of the law, the tax on  particularly expensive real estate will increase significantly.

Apartment prices in the regions of Armenia increased by 4.1% in the  first half of 2019
Property tax in Armenia will increase significantly from 2021

Statistics

Revenues of the communications sector of Armenia for 11 months of  2019 increased by 0.9% per annum

ArmInfo.Revenues of the communication field of Armenia in January-November 2019 amounted to 134.3 billion drams, having increased in y-o-y terms by 0.9% (against  growth by 0.8% a year earlier). According to the RA Statistical  Committee, the telecommunications segment, which dominates the  communications sector (90.2%), provided revenue of 121.1 billion  drams, having reduced it by 2.6% per annum (against the growth by  0.5% a year earlier).

During 11 months in 2019 volume of cargo transportation in Armenia  decreased by 50.7% with an increase in passenger traffic by 4.3%

ArmInfo. The volume of cargo transportation in Armenia in January-November 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 decreased by 50.7% - up to 13,272.8 thousand  tons. Of these, 8 707.5 thousand tons (65.6% of the total) accounted  for road transport, which decreased by 61.5% y-o-y. This is evidenced  by the data of the Statistical Committee of RA.



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Experts
RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` with outlook  RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` with outlook  "Positive"
AmRating: A growing low-cost mortgage is AmRating: A growing low-cost mortgage is "spurred on" by a steady  increase in property prices
AmRating: Increasing toxicity of consumer loans will push banks to  not put all their eggs in one basketAmRating: Increasing toxicity of consumer loans will push banks to  not put all their eggs in one basket
Analysts Opinion on Central Bank Report Analysts Opinion on Central Bank Report 
ArmInfo has released its 100th anniversary bank bulletinArmInfo has released its 100th anniversary bank bulletin
Mining Industry as a Fanciful Game of Cats-and-MiceMining Industry as a Fanciful Game of Cats-and-Mice
Tigran Khachatryan: Attracting several transnational investors to  Armenia will allow the country to start playing for high stakesTigran Khachatryan: Attracting several transnational investors to  Armenia will allow the country to start playing for high stakes
During the first 5 years, the agricultural insurance market in Armenia will operate at a lossDuring the first 5 years, the agricultural insurance market in Armenia will operate at a loss
Artak Kamalyan: Education is the key to success. Everything else is of secondary importanceArtak Kamalyan: Education is the key to success. Everything else is of secondary importance
Head of PSRC: Whatever the agreement, the domestic tariff is  dependent on the price at the borderHead of PSRC: Whatever the agreement, the domestic tariff is  dependent on the price at the border
IMF: Armenia needs to achieve sustainable inclusive growthIMF: Armenia needs to achieve sustainable inclusive growth
Artur Atoyan: Problems of fish farmers are solved by the communist  method, that is, they are not solved at allArtur Atoyan: Problems of fish farmers are solved by the communist  method, that is, they are not solved at all
HSBC Bank Armenia digitalizes cooperation with retail clients HSBC Bank Armenia digitalizes cooperation with retail clients 
AmRating agency in cooperation with European Rating-Agentur Expert RA  GmbH has issued regular research on Armenia`s banking systemAmRating agency in cooperation with European Rating-Agentur Expert RA  GmbH has issued regular research on Armenia`s banking system
Yulia Ustyugova: Armenia can get access to IMF “insurance line”Yulia Ustyugova: Armenia can get access to IMF “insurance line”
Armand Arton: The question whether citizenship should be granted in  return for investments is rather rhetoricalArmand Arton: The question whether citizenship should be granted in  return for investments is rather rhetorical
Former head of the Ministry of Finance: <Confrontation> with Lydian may cost much to ArmeniaFormer head of the Ministry of Finance: with Lydian may cost much to Armenia
Vardan Aramyan: It will be unreasonable if the government goes to revise the allowable national debt ceiling in GDPVardan Aramyan: It will be unreasonable if the government goes to revise the allowable national debt ceiling in GDP
HSBC Bank Armenia increases efficiency and focuses on digital servicesHSBC Bank Armenia increases efficiency and focuses on digital services
Bulgarian Minister: The level of Armenian-Bulgarian economic  cooperation is still unsatisfactoryBulgarian Minister: The level of Armenian-Bulgarian economic  cooperation is still unsatisfactory

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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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