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German KfW Development Bank will support the field of water resources  management in Armenia with a regular grant of 3 million EURGerman KfW Development Bank will support the field of water resources  management in Armenia with a regular grant of 3 million EUR
Armenia`s Nature Protection Ministry and JICA have developed new  collaborative programsArmenia`s Nature Protection Ministry and JICA have developed new  collaborative programs
Ameriabank acts as financial intermediary in USD 175mln  securitization transaction launched by responsAbility AGAmeriabank acts as financial intermediary in USD 175mln  securitization transaction launched by responsAbility AG
VTB Bank (Armenia) offers to make money transfers to Visa /  Mastercard /Mir cards worldwideVTB Bank (Armenia) offers to make money transfers to Visa / Mastercard /Mir cards worldwide
Expert: Construction of a new power unit of Armenian NPP depends on  the will of our authoritiesExpert: Construction of a new power unit of Armenian NPP depends on  the will of our authorities
Armenia to launch tourism campaign in Russia, Georgia and ChinaArmenia to launch tourism campaign in Russia, Georgia and China
 Official: Many irrigation water users refuse to sign agreements with  supplying companies Official: Many irrigation water users refuse to sign agreements with  supplying companies
Final draft of the new transport network of Yerevan presentedFinal draft of the new transport network of Yerevan presented
Deputy Prime Minister: Armenia wants to build a new NPPDeputy Prime Minister: Armenia wants to build a new NPP
Ardshinbank launched issuing AMD and USD bonds with emission volumes  of $ 10 million and AMD 1.5 billion Ardshinbank launched issuing AMD and USD bonds with emission volumes  of $ 10 million and AMD 1.5 billion 
The share of users attacked by banking malware has significantly  decreased in ArmeniaThe share of users attacked by banking malware has significantly  decreased in Armenia
Work on light overhaul of the road leading to Azerbaijan began in  ArmeniaWork on light overhaul of the road leading to Azerbaijan began in  Armenia
Aza Mihranyan: The problem is that there are no projects in Armenia  that can attract the attention of large institutional investorsAza Mihranyan: The problem is that there are no projects in Armenia  that can attract the attention of large institutional investors
RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` changing the outlook  from stable to positiveRAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` changing the outlook  from stable to positive
According to RAEX-Europe forecast Armenia`s economic output will be  4,6% in 2019According to RAEX-Europe forecast Armenia`s economic output will be  4,6% in 2019
Head of the General Department of Civil Aviation: Small aircraft did  not develop in Armenia due to the lack of intrinsic motivationHead of the General Department of Civil Aviation: Small aircraft did  not develop in Armenia due to the lack of intrinsic motivation
GDCA negotiates with investors for the construction of a plant for  the assembly and repair of aircraft spare parts in ArmeniaGDCA negotiates with investors for the construction of a plant for  the assembly and repair of aircraft spare parts in Armenia
Chinese CRCC interested in implementing large construction projects  in ArmeniaChinese CRCC interested in implementing large construction projects  in Armenia
Conclusion of CMTPL Contracts through Payment Terminals of Converse Bank is Affordable and FastConclusion of CMTPL Contracts through Payment Terminals of Converse Bank is Affordable and Fast
Branch No. 33 of VTB Bank (Armenia) will operate at a new addressBranch No. 33 of VTB Bank (Armenia) will operate at a new address
Ardshinbank Increases the Number of Branches Operating on SaturdaysArdshinbank Increases the Number of Branches Operating on Saturdays
Two large budget airlines - Ryanair and Wizz Air - are ready to enter  the Armenian aviation market since the summer of 2020, if   Two large budget airlines - Ryanair and Wizz Air - are ready to enter  the Armenian aviation market since the summer of 2020, if   "Zvartnots" allows
Head of GDCA: The flights increased in almost all directions in  ArmeniaHead of GDCA: The flights increased in almost all directions in  Armenia
In absence of clear criteria and schemes it is difficult to assess  the July 10 accident in energy system of Armenia In absence of clear criteria and schemes it is difficult to assess  the July 10 accident in energy system of Armenia 
Education in Armenia to receive more money from budget in 2020Education in Armenia to receive more money from budget in 2020
Nikol Pashinyan: The State Interest Fund`s establishment was prompted  by the need to improve the investment climate in Armenia Nikol Pashinyan: The State Interest Fund`s establishment was prompted  by the need to improve the investment climate in Armenia 
Nikol Pashinyan: The land reform`s strategic goal stems from the  strategy of economic developmentNikol Pashinyan: The land reform`s strategic goal stems from the  strategy of economic development
Beeline launched new Beeline launched new "Business" Alternative fixed-line telephony  plans 
Smartavia Airlines Opened regular flights with ArmeniaSmartavia Airlines Opened regular flights with Armenia
Tigran Avinyan and Executive Director of Masdar discussed prospects  for cooperationTigran Avinyan and Executive Director of Masdar discussed prospects  for cooperation

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Expert: Construction of a new power unit of Armenian NPP depends on  the will of our authorities

 Thursday, July 18 2019
Expert: Construction of a new power unit of Armenian NPP depends on  the will of our authorities

ArmInfo.  The continuation of  nuclear energy generation in Armenia after 2026 depends on the  political will and the correct calculation by our authorities of the  current situation and, above all, prospects. A similar opinion was  expressed to ArmInfo by UN expert on energy issues Ara Marjanyan.


Economy

German KfW Development Bank will support the field of water resources  management in Armenia with a regular grant of 3 million EUR

ArmInfo. German KfW Development Bank will provide Armenia with 3 million euros to improve the field of water management. According to the press service of the Ministry  of Finance of Armenia, on July 19, 2 agreements with a budget of 3  million EUR were signed with a representative of the Bank in the  financial department.

Armenia`s Nature Protection Ministry and JICA have developed new  collaborative programs

ArmInfo. The Ministry of Nature Protection of Armenia and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have developed new interaction programs. This was announced during the meeting of Minister of the Nature Protection Erik  Grigoryan and Permanent Representative of JICA in Georgia Yukihiko  Ejiri, in the framework of which issues of expanding cooperation with  the Green Climate Fund under the Minamata Convention on Mercury were  discussed.  

Armenia to launch tourism campaign in Russia, Georgia and China
Official: Many irrigation water users refuse to sign agreements with  supplying companies

Finance and banks

Ameriabank acts as financial intermediary in USD 175mln  securitization transaction launched by responsAbility AG

ArmInfo. Ameriabank will act as financial intermediary for Armenia in USD 175m blended finance impact  securitization  transaction launched by responsAbility AG arranged by  JP Morgan and backed by Overseas Private Investment Corporation  (OPIC).

VTB Bank (Armenia) offers to make money transfers to Visa / Mastercard /Mir cards worldwide

ArmInfo.VTB Bank (Armenia) launched a new service for its customers - sending money transfers via the Best international system to any Visa / MasterCard / Mir  cards issued by both Armenian and foreign banks worldwide from 71  branches of VTB Bank (Armenia).

Ardshinbank launched issuing AMD and USD bonds with emission volumes  of $ 10 million and AMD 1.5 billion 
Conclusion of CMTPL Contracts through Payment Terminals of Converse Bank is Affordable and Fast

Insurance

"Rosgosstrakh Armenia" continues to lead among insurance companies in  list of major taxpayers in Armenia

ArmInfo. Following the results of the Q1 of 2019, the insurance sector of Armenia paid taxes of 633.9 million drams ($ 1.3 million), which is 11.8% more than a year  ago.  Of this amount, 86% or 542.3 million drams were paid on direct  taxes (including income tax and profits tax). According to the RA  State Revenue Committee, all 6 insurance companies operating in the  market were included in the list of the top 1000 taxpayers of Armenia  during the reporting period.

ArmInfo Financial Rating: Insurance premiums and reimbursements in  Armenia slowed growth by April 1, 2019

ArmInfo. The premiums of Armenian insurance companies increased by 17.6% per annum in the first quarter of 2019, with a rise in refunds of 11.9%, while the year before the rates were higher - 47.9% and 26% respectively. In the first quarter  of 2019 alone, premiums increased by 59.8%, with a drop in payments  of 6.8%, against premium growth of 36.1% and a fall in refunds of  22.2% in the first quarter of 2018. By April 1, 2019, the cumulative  amount of insurance premiums was 16.3 billion drams, and the amount  of insurance claims was 6.1 billion drams (figures are from IC  reports on IFRS standards).

Following the results of the first quarter of 2019, in the insurance  market of Armenia, the corporate component dominates in premiums, and  retail
Head of Ministry of Emergency Situations doubts effectiveness and  justification of anti-hail stations and calls for thinking about  introduction of agricultural insurance
Energy

Five companies have declared their readiness to build Meghri HPP on  the border with Iran

ArmInfo. Five foreign companies responded to the invitation of the Armenian side to the construction of the Megri hydroelectric station on the border with Iran of the  Araks River. About this ArmInfo correspondent was told by a source in  energy circles, noting that among potential investors there are no  companies with Armenian roots.

Armenian private sector plans to build a 100 MW hydroelectric power station on the Armenian-Iranian border

ArmInfo. The private sector of Armenia plans to build a 100 MW hydroelectric power station on the Armenian-Iranian border, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said as reported by the IRNA news agency.

Armenia and Iran discuss implementation of joint energy programs and  opportunities for cooperation development
Issue of permission for production of electricity by Armenian NPP  will be resolved after the completion of planned preventive work

Technology

The share of users attacked by banking malware has significantly  decreased in Armenia

ArmInfo. In the first quarter of 2019, only 0.5% of users in Armenia faced attempts of launch of malicious software on their computers designed to steal money through  online access to bank accounts. During the same period, 0.7% of users  in Azerbaijan and 0.6% of users in Georgia were attacked.

Beeline launched new "Business" Alternative fixed-line telephony  plans 

ArmInfo. Beeline announced the launch of three new "Business" Alternative fixed-line telephony plans (TFs)  for corporate customers. The press service of the company told  ArmInfo that the updated postpaid line of tariff plans offers  businesses a package of included airtime that can be spent on calls  to all fixed and mobile networks in Armenia, Artsakh, the USA, Canada  and China, as well as to all Beeline numbers in Russia .

MTS Armenia purchase the remaining 20% of shares owned by Lebanese  businessmen
Beeline to increase monthly internet volume for subscribers

Real estate

Property tax in Armenia will increase significantly from 2021

ArmInfo.Property tax in Armenia will increase at least 2.5-3-fold. Sarhat Petrosyan, chairman of the Real Estate Cadastre Committee at the government, said this after answering the question of ArmInfo after the government meeting.

In May 2019 compared to the same period of the 2018th real estate transaction increased by 17.8%

ArmInfo. In May of this year, compared with the same period of the 2018th year, real estate transactions inArmenia grew by 17.8%, the press service of the Real Estate Cadastre Committee reports.So, in May 2019, 15,956 transactions on state registration of rights to real estate were carried out in the republic, a reduction of 1.9% compared to April 2019. Meanwhile, compared with May 2018, the figure increased by 17.8 percent.

In the regions of Armenia, apartment buildings rose by 4.1% per annum  in the first quarter of 2019
In Yerevan, prices for apartment buildings in Q1 of 2019 increased by  9.5% per annum

Statistics

Eurostat: Armenia is Europe`s leader in GDP growth in the Q1 of 2019  by 7.1%

ArmInfo.According to Eurostat, Armenia is Europe's leader in GDP growth in the Q1 of 2019 by 7.1% per annum. Eurostat's report includes 41 countries.

GDCA: In June 2019, passenger flow at Armenian airports increased by  12.1%

ArmInfo. In June of the current year the two airports of the Republic of Armenia served 281 992 people in total, thus exceeding the indicator of the same month  of 2018 by 12.1 %. This is stated in the official report of the  General Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia (GDCA).



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CAD364.95-0.03
JPY44.210.20
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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
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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
Expert: Recruitment market in Armenia from the point of view of  supply and demand is sleepingExpert: Recruitment market in Armenia from the point of view of  supply and demand is sleeping
Expert: Despite the adequacy of Armenian banks` capitals, the  opportunities for its optimal use are severely limitedExpert: Despite the adequacy of Armenian banks` capitals, the  opportunities for its optimal use are severely limited
Association of Organic Agriculture is being created in ArmeniaAssociation of Organic Agriculture is being created in Armenia
Pailak Tadevosyan: Governments change in Armenia, but taxation  approaches do not changePailak Tadevosyan: Governments change in Armenia, but taxation  approaches do not change
Rouben Indjikian: Everyone should follow the established unified and fair rules of the gameRouben Indjikian: Everyone should follow the established unified and fair rules of the game
Mher Arakelyan:  Armenia`s payment business has great prospectsMher Arakelyan:  Armenia`s payment business has great prospects
Rating-Agentur Expert RA GmbH and AmRating issued an industry report  on Armenia`s banking systemRating-Agentur Expert RA GmbH and AmRating issued an industry report on Armenia`s banking system
Igor Nazaruk: Each planted sprout has the right to a successful prospect if it is cherished and taken care ofIgor Nazaruk: Each planted sprout has the right to a successful prospect if it is cherished and taken care of
Ara Khzmalyan: Armenia is comfortable to Russian touristAra Khzmalyan: Armenia is comfortable to Russian tourist
The Armenian delegation to the US followed the advice of President TrumpThe Armenian delegation to the US followed the advice of President Trump
Outflow of population and passivity of the Diaspora pushes property prices downOutflow of population and passivity of the Diaspora pushes property prices down

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RA Prime Minister: European Union is not ready to finance 100% of  development programs implementation in ArmeniaRA Prime Minister: European Union is not ready to finance 100% of  development programs implementation in Armenia
Renco company will attract additional shareholders and partners to  the project of building a new thermal-power plant in ArmeniaRenco company will attract additional shareholders and partners to  the project of building a new thermal-power plant in Armenia
T.Avinyan: The Government is open for cooperation and encourages  active dialogue and interaction in all areas T.Avinyan: The Government is open for cooperation and encourages  active dialogue and interaction in all areas 
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