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EBRD: Armenia is visible on the investment map of the worldEBRD: Armenia is visible on the investment map of the world
Start of work of the first investment fund in ArmeniaStart of work of the first investment fund in Armenia
ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank will continue to promote SME developmentACBA-Credit Agricole Bank will continue to promote SME development
Beeline offers new smartphones within academic year campaignBeeline offers new smartphones within academic year campaign
French businessman continues to work on attracting investments to  ArmeniaFrench businessman continues to work on attracting investments to  Armenia
There can be no compromise on issue of road construction qualityThere can be no compromise on issue of road construction quality
Applications for purchase of Armenian sovereign bonds in  international markets five times exceeded supply volumeApplications for purchase of Armenian sovereign bonds in  international markets five times exceeded supply volume
The state will return AMD 56 billion to economic entities of ArmeniaThe state will return AMD 56 billion to economic entities of Armenia
The Prime Minister presented an indicator that The Prime Minister presented an indicator that "indicates a high  level of activity in the Armenian economy"
HSBC interested in expanding activities in ArmeniaHSBC interested in expanding activities in Armenia
Construction process of Vedi reservoir discussed in the office of  Deputy Prime Minister Avinyan Construction process of Vedi reservoir discussed in the office of  Deputy Prime Minister Avinyan 
Armenia increased natural gas supplies from Russia by 8.1%Armenia increased natural gas supplies from Russia by 8.1%
Armenia announces placement of 10-year EurobondsArmenia announces placement of 10-year Eurobonds
Decrease in interest rates slows down in the banking system of  ArmeniaDecrease in interest rates slows down in the banking system of  Armenia
In the Ararat Valley of Armenia, 97 water wells will be mothballed,  another 8 wells will be completely closedIn the Ararat Valley of Armenia, 97 water wells will be mothballed,  another 8 wells will be completely closed
Armenia plans to invest 8 billion drams in community water supply  system in 2019Armenia plans to invest 8 billion drams in community water supply  system in 2019
Armenia is ready to compensate farmers` expenses and assist in  providing affordable loans for the development of sheep and goat  growing. Armenia is ready to compensate farmers` expenses and assist in  providing affordable loans for the development of sheep and goat  growing. 
Regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Viticulture  and Winemaking of ArmeniaRegular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Viticulture  and Winemaking of Armenia
Construction of a car customs clearance point in the Armenian city of  Gyumri has entered a new phaseConstruction of a car customs clearance point in the Armenian city of  Gyumri has entered a new phase
RA President: HSBC presence in the Armenian market is significant and  importantRA President: HSBC presence in the Armenian market is significant and  important
Nikol Pashinyan reports an unprecedented reduction in losses and  expenses in the gas transmission system of ArmeniaNikol Pashinyan reports an unprecedented reduction in losses and  expenses in the gas transmission system of Armenia
Garegin Baghramyan: Water tariff in Armenia will not increase in the  next 2 yearsGaregin Baghramyan: Water tariff in Armenia will not increase in the  next 2 years
Cornel Feruta: IAEA cooperation with Armenia will continueCornel Feruta: IAEA cooperation with Armenia will continue
Removing barriers within EAEU will be among priorities of Belarus  Chairmanship in EECRemoving barriers within EAEU will be among priorities of Belarus  Chairmanship in EEC
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
IFC experts presented their research on investment opportunities in  agriculture, tourism and high technologies of ArmeniaIFC experts presented their research on investment opportunities in  agriculture, tourism and high technologies of Armenia
Construction of a cartridge factory in Armenia is in jeopardy: the  Russian company is perplexed by its inclusion in Armenian Defense  Ministry`s black list of suppliers Construction of a cartridge factory in Armenia is in jeopardy: the  Russian company is perplexed by its inclusion in Armenian Defense  Ministry`s black list of suppliers 
“Data” tariff plans: get twice or even more Internet from VivaCell-MTS“Data” tariff plans: get twice or even more Internet from VivaCell-MTS
Deputy Minister of Economy and international business angels  discussed prospects for expanding investment opportunities in  Armenian start-up teamsDeputy Minister of Economy and international business angels  discussed prospects for expanding investment opportunities in  Armenian start-up teams
Armenian specialists familiarized themselves with UK experience in  identifying real ownersArmenian specialists familiarized themselves with UK experience in  identifying real owners

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EBRD: Armenia is visible on the investment map of the world

 Saturday, September 21 2019
EBRD: Armenia is visible on the investment map of the world

ArmInfo. Armenia has become visible on the investment map of the world. This opinion was expressed by Matteo Patrone, Program Coordinator of the European Bank  for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the Eastern Europe and  the Caucasus region, answering a question from ArmInfo correspondent  during a briefing on the opening of the first unit investment fund in  Armenia, Amber Capital, on September 20.


Economy

Start of work of the first investment fund in Armenia

ArmInfo.  The start of the  activity of the first unit investment fund (UIF) Amber Capital  <EU-Armenia-SME>, which was created on the initiative of the EU,  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and  investment company AmberCapital, was launched in Armenia.

French businessman continues to work on attracting investments to  Armenia

ArmInfo. On September 20,  President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian received famous French  businessman Henri Proglio, the former Chairman of the Board and CEO  of Electricite de France and former CEO of Veolia Environnement.

The state will return AMD 56 billion to economic entities of Armenia
Construction process of Vedi reservoir discussed in the office of  Deputy Prime Minister Avinyan 

Finance and banks

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank will continue to promote SME development

ArmInfo. ACBA-Credit  Agricole Bank in the framework of cooperation with the European Fund  for Southeast Europe (EFSE) takes part in the EFSE MEETING 2019forum  being held in Belgrade.

HSBC interested in expanding activities in Armenia

ArmInfo. HSBC Bank is  interested in expanding activities in Armenia. This was stated by  HSBC Executive Director for International Affairs, responsible for  the European and African regions, Christopher Davis during a meeting  with RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, which was also attended by  HSBC Bank Armenia CEO Paul Edgar and his deputy Aram Pinajyan.

Armenia announces placement of 10-year Eurobonds
Decrease in interest rates slows down in the banking system of  Armenia

Insurance

Armenian insurance sector in the first half of 2019 reduced tax  payments by 18.2%

ArmInfo. In the first half of 2019, the insurance sector of Armenia paid taxes at 928.5 million drams, which is 18.2% lower than the indicator a year ago. Of this  amount, 246.8 million drams accounted for income tax, which is 38.5%  lower than last year. According to the RA State Revenue Committee,  according to the results of the first half of 2019, only "Armenia  Insurance" IC was not included in the list of 1000 largest taxpayers  of Armenia from the functioning 6 insurance companies.

A court in Moscow refused to return to Rosgosstrakh its former  Armenian "daughter"

ArmInfo.The Tenth Arbitration Court of Appeal, following the lower court, denied the  lawsuit by Rosgosstrakh, which demanded to recognize as invalid the  sale of 100% of the shares of Rosgosstrakh-Armenia, a subsidiary of  the Cypriot company Cimarex Management by the former management,  ''Prime'' reports.

Armenian insurance companies paid previously unpaid taxes in the  amount of 138 million drams to the state treasury
Annual growth in insurance premiums for OSAGO and health insurance is  slowing
Energy

Cornel Feruta: IAEA cooperation with Armenia will continue

ArmInfo.The cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with Armenia will continue. Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy  Agency (IAEA) Cornel Feruta  announced on September 18 on the margins  of the 63rd General Assembly of the IAEA during a meeting with the  Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the  Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan.

Minister: Armenia has chosen an open and transparent policy on the  use of safe and peaceful nuclear energy

ArmInfo. Armenia chose open and transparent policies for the use of safe and peaceful nuclear energy. Such an opinion was expressed by the Minister of Territorial  Development and Infrastructures Suren Papikyan during his speech at  the 63rd conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)  Vienna.

Suren Papikyan attends the 24th World Energy Congress in Abu Dhabi
ARMSWISSBANK and Solaron jointly implement projects to expand use  of clean energy technologies in Armenia

Technology

Beeline offers new smartphones within academic year campaign

ArmInfo. Beeline has  announced an update of the campaign dedicated to the academic year.  According to the press service of the company the new offer includes  two new models of smartphones. If customers purchase Samsung Galaxy  A20 or A50, they will receive Smart 1500 tariff plan and 100GB  internet for 2 months.

“Data” tariff plans: get twice or even more Internet from VivaCell-MTS

ArmInfo. VivaCell-MTS offers subscribing to “Data 3500” or “Data 5500” tariff plan and getting twice more Internet per month, respectively,  30 GB instead of 15 before, and 80 GB instead of 40before.* By subscribing for 18 months, one can get a new Wi-Fi router for free.

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan in the Ministry of Economy and Innovations of  Lithuania presented the achievements of Armenia in the field of IT  and innovations
Karine Minasyan: EAEU single market without barriers can only be  formed through self-discipline based on digital transparency

Real estate

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

ArmInfo. The average market  value of an apartment building in the regions of Armenia increased in  the first half of 2019 by 4.1% per annum, amounting to 89.8 thousand  drams / 1 sq.m.

Property tax in Armenia will increase significantly from 2021
In May 2019 compared to the same period of the 2018th real estate transaction increased by 17.8%

Statistics

Armenia doubled import of light motor vehicles

ArmInfo.In the H1 of  2019, Armenia doubled the import of light motor vehicles. According  to the Customs Service, during the reporting period, 53.2 thousand  pcs light motor vehicle were imported into the country, the customs  value of which in YOY terms increased by 29.5% - up to $ 139 million.

Rough diamonds import growth accelerates in Armenia, while polished  diamond exports decline

ArmInfo.In the first half of 2019, the volume of diamond exports from Armenia decreased by 17.7% per annum, against the 8.2% decline a year earlier. According  to the RA Customs Service, during the reporting period, Armenia  exported 101.2 thousand carats of diamonds, the customs value of  which decreased by 33.5% per annum to $ 28.5 million.



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RUB7.470.05
USD476.13-0.13
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GBP596.402.46
CAD358.910.47
JPY44.090.00
CNY67.32-0.01
CHF480.360.02


Experts
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
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

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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

ArmEx

 

СПРОС (Покупка)

USD

Средневзв. Цена

482,00

ПРЕДЛОЖЕНИЕ (Продажа)

  USD

Средневзв. Цена

-

СДЕЛКИ

USD

Цена откр.

482,00

Цена закр.

482,00

Мин. Цена

482,00

Макс. Цена

482,00

Ср/взв. Цена

482,00

-0.16

Кол-во сделок

1

Объем (инвал.)

200 000

0бъем (драм)

96 400 000

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ArmInfo IC: In Armenia,  CMTPL loss ratio increased up to 64.5% in Q1  2019ArmInfo IC: In Armenia,  CMTPL loss ratio increased up to 64.5% in Q1  2019
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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
Converse Bank offers online loans at a low effective interest rateConverse Bank offers online loans at a low effective interest rate
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 
Agreement on construction of a new unit with combined gas cycle  signed in YerevanAgreement on construction of a new unit with combined gas cycle  signed in Yerevan
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Armenian Prime Minister: We are gaining momentum for economic takeoffArmenian Prime Minister: We are gaining momentum for economic takeoff
Through the mobile banking application of Ardshinbank you can get a  loan in seconds.Through the mobile banking application of Ardshinbank you can get a  loan in seconds.
By the end of 2018, By the end of 2018, "Galburdjian Group" will launch the production of  sesame oil in Armenia
Expert: Armenia has a problem with effective use of water resources,  rather than small hydropower stationsExpert: Armenia has a problem with effective use of water resources,  rather than small hydropower stations
Investment forum Investment forum "Energy Week 2018" to be held in Armenia
Expert: It is necessary to start implementing the program for the  construction of a new nuclear unitExpert: It is necessary to start implementing the program for the  construction of a new nuclear unit
The Armenian government suggests raising the minimum pension by 60%The Armenian government suggests raising the minimum pension by 60%
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