ArmInfo.The average monthly salary (average earnings) in Armenia in Jan-June 2021, compared to last year, increased by 5.4%, amounting to 196 thousand 400 drams. This was announced on September 27 by Minister of Finance of the Republic of Armenia Tigran Khachatryan, presenting the progress of the implementation of the state budget for the first half of the year for 2021 at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Affairs.
ArmInfo. Despite the fact that annual inflation in Armenia reached 8.8% in August 2021, and the growth continues, the Central Bank expects inflation to return to the target value of 4%. This was stated by the Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia Nerses Yeritsyan on September 27 at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Financial-Credit and Budgetary Issues on the Execution of the State Budget for the first half of 2021.
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ArmInfo.Chairman of the Central Bank of Armenia Martin Galstyan took part in the 22nd meeting of the Advisory Board on Monetary Policy of Central (National) Banks of Member States of the Eurasian Economic Union , which was held on September 23 in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). On September 24, ArmInfo was informed about this by the press service of the RA Central Bank.
ArmInfo. The growth of vehicles with CMTPL (compulsory motor third party liability policy) resumed in Armenia. And as evidenced by the data of the Bureau of Motor Insurers of Armenia, their number increased in January-August 2021 by 1% per annum, with an exit from the 2.9% decline a year earlier, but so far it is much inferior to the pre-covid upward rate of 13% for the same period in 2019.
ArmInfo.The number of beneficiaries of the state agricultural insurance program in Armnia, according to the latest data, has reached 4,300, while for the entire 2020, 1,500 contracts alone were concluded between farmers and insurance companies. Head of Department of Agricultural Programs Elaboration, Resource Use and Cooperative Development of the RA Ministry of Economy Ira Panosyan informed about this.
ArmInfo.The "Rosatom" State Corporation and the government of Armenia are developing a memorandum on the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the country. Project manager of the "Rusatom Service" JSC Yuri Sviridenko announced at a recent round table on energy.
ArmInfo.On September 23, Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Suren Papikyan received Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Sergey Kopyrkin. As reported by the office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Papikyan noted that the Armenian-Russian relations are at a high level and expressed confidence that the fruitful cooperation will continue.
ArmInfo.The Armenian Imagine HUB by Soft company and the Skolkovo Foundation signed a memorandum on innovative cooperation. According to the press service of the Ministry of Economy of Armenia, the document was signed during the Armenian Business Forum, by Director of Imagine HUB by Soft Inga Vardazaryan and and Alexander Okunev, Deputy Vice- President for Regional Development and Cooperation with the CIS of the SKOLKOVO Foundation.
ArmInfo. On September 16, the Armenian government approved the ratification of the Agreement on Cooperation between the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States in the fight against crimes in the field of information technology, signed in Dushanbe on September 28, 2018.
ArmInfo.63,173 real estate transactions were carried out in the regions of Armenia in H1 2021, with an annual growth of 29.2%. At the same time, according to the RA Real Estate Cadastre State Committee, the number of real estate purchase and sale transactions in the regions increased by 24.2% per annum to 17,387, and rent - by 6.6% to 2,824.
ArmInfo. In the first half of 2021, 1,919 real estate transactions were carried out by foreigners in Armenia, which is 14.7% more than a year ago. According to the RA State Cadastre of Real Estate, in total, non-residents accounted for 7.7% of the total number of transactions, against 8.4% in the same period a year earlier.
ArmInfo. In H1 2021, Armenia reduced the export of copper ore by 9.5% per annum (against 17.8% growth a year earlier) - to 240.5 thousand tons. At the same time, having increased the customs value by 50% - up to $ 421.3 million.
ArmInfo. The alcohol industry in Armenia has recovered from the coronavirus crisis. The volumes of alcoholic beverages produced and exported have increased after a prolonged decline during 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.