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Mekhak Apresyan: Tourist flow to Armenia will increase by 15% in 2019Mekhak Apresyan: Tourist flow to Armenia will increase by 15% in 2019
For monthly fee of AMD 4000 Beeline`s subscribers will receive fixed  100MB/s internetFor monthly fee of AMD 4000 Beeline`s subscribers will receive fixed  100MB/s internet
Expert: By 2027, the gas price on the border of Armenia will increase  to $ 299 per 1 thousand cubic metersExpert: By 2027, the gas price on the border of Armenia will increase  to $ 299 per 1 thousand cubic meters
A plan for the development of the Armenian energy system for the  period of  2020 -2036 presented in YerevanA plan for the development of the Armenian energy system for the  period of  2020 -2036 presented in Yerevan
In Armenia, the minimum wage will be increased to 68 thousand dramsIn Armenia, the minimum wage will be increased to 68 thousand drams
The process of customs clearance of imported cars has begun at Gyumri  customsThe process of customs clearance of imported cars has begun at Gyumri  customs
Armenia and UNDP agree to collaborate on energy saving projectsArmenia and UNDP agree to collaborate on energy saving projects
Head of IDBank: It is possible that the correspondence with Gevorg  Afandyan about the transaction of alienation of real estateHead of IDBank: It is possible that the correspondence with Gevorg  Afandyan about the transaction of alienation of real estate
IDBank assures: Clients will not suffer as a result of Afandyan`s  lawsuit IDBank assures: Clients will not suffer as a result of Afandyan`s  lawsuit 
Armenia and Korea will deepen cooperation in the field of  intellectual propertyArmenia and Korea will deepen cooperation in the field of  intellectual property
Armenian commercial banks have united around problems connected with  entrepreneur Gevorg AfandyanArmenian commercial banks have united around problems connected with  entrepreneur Gevorg Afandyan
Armenia, Iran, and Georgia will exchange preliminary information on  goods and vehicles moving across the customs borderArmenia, Iran, and Georgia will exchange preliminary information on  goods and vehicles moving across the customs border
Armenian Prime Minister calls for  quitting polyethylene and  switching to a cloth bagArmenian Prime Minister calls for  quitting polyethylene and  switching to a cloth bag
Armenia and Artsakh discussed cooperation opportunities in bankingArmenia and Artsakh discussed cooperation opportunities in banking
ARARATBANK will end 2019 with the implementation of almost all  planned indicatorsARARATBANK will end 2019 with the implementation of almost all  planned indicators
ARARATBANK launched a mobile application ARARAT Mobile within the  digital strategyARARATBANK launched a mobile application ARARAT Mobile within the  digital strategy
UNCTAD: Armenia can aim for billion-dollar export sales over if  properly leveraged through effective investment promotionUNCTAD: Armenia can aim for billion-dollar export sales over if  properly leveraged through effective investment promotion
Member of Council of Elders: The draft budget of Yerevan for 2020 is  regressive and non-efficient Member of Council of Elders: The draft budget of Yerevan for 2020 is  regressive and non-efficient 
Armenia`s Prime Minister: Digitalization is a key component in our  citizens` living standards and in the quality of public servicesArmenia`s Prime Minister: Digitalization is a key component in our  citizens` living standards and in the quality of public services
Bulgaria is interested in interregional cooperation with the  Aragatsotn regionBulgaria is interested in interregional cooperation with the  Aragatsotn region
Pashinyan: The budget for 2020 is indeed revolutionaryPashinyan: The budget for 2020 is indeed revolutionary
Y-o-y growth in insurance claims for CMTPL and medical insurance  slows downY-o-y growth in insurance claims for CMTPL and medical insurance  slows down
Armenian State Interest Fund agreed with Russian Fund for Direct  Investments to establish a joint fundArmenian State Interest Fund agreed with Russian Fund for Direct  Investments to establish a joint fund
Net profit of Armenian insurance companies grew 3-fold in 9 months of  2019Net profit of Armenian insurance companies grew 3-fold in 9 months of  2019
IDBank topped off the current stage of its Cyber Security Campaign with a lectureIDBank topped off the current stage of its Cyber Security Campaign with a lecture
MPs of ruling MPs of ruling "My Step" faction suggest introducing restrictions on  interest on loans
MPs from ruling MPs from ruling "My Step" faction proposed to ban inclusion of salary  costs in  calculation of gas, electricity and water tariffs
Financial Rating of Rating ArmInfo: In the insurance market of  Armenia, the growth of premiums and indemnities is slowingFinancial Rating of Rating ArmInfo: In the insurance market of  Armenia, the growth of premiums and indemnities is slowing
Mining company has not paid taxes of 300 million drams: a criminal  case has been initiatedMining company has not paid taxes of 300 million drams: a criminal  case has been initiated
Prime Minister: Insufficient development of securities market hinders  investments in ArmeniaPrime Minister: Insufficient development of securities market hinders  investments in Armenia


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Mekhak Apresyan: Tourist flow to Armenia will increase by 15% in 2019

 Tuesday, November 19 2019
Mekhak Apresyan: Tourist flow to Armenia will increase by 15% in 2019

ArmInfo.According to the results of 2019, the tourist flow to Armenia will increase by 15% per annum. A similar forecast, answering the question of ArmInfo  correspondent, was voiced by chairman of the Armenian Tourism  Federation Mekhak Apresyan.


Economy

In Armenia, the minimum wage will be increased to 68 thousand drams

ArmInfo.  In Armenia, the   minimum wage will be increased up to 68 thousand drams. Amendments to  the Laws "On the Minimum Wage" and "On Remuneration of Persons  Holding Public Positions" were adopted at the meeting of the RA  National Assembly on November 19 in the second and final reading.

The process of customs clearance of imported cars has begun at Gyumri  customs

ArmInfo. At the Gyumri  customs point of the center of foreign economic activity of the North  service, the process of customs clearance of imported cars has begun.  This was reported by the press service of the State Revenue Committee  of the Republic of Armenia.  According to the source, currently 12  inspectors work in the service center, and about 100 cars have  already been serviced.

Armenia and UNDP agree to collaborate on energy saving projects
Armenia and Korea will deepen cooperation in the field of  intellectual property

Finance and banks

Head of IDBank: It is possible that the correspondence with Gevorg  Afandyan about the transaction of alienation of real estate

ArmInfo. After the Arzni  mineral water plant was transferred to IDBank, all steps related to  this transaction, including the conclusion of an agreement on the  alienation of this real estate to Tarmak, were discussed for several  months with the participation of Gevorg Afandyan.  This was stated at  a press conference on November 18 by the chairman of IDBank's Board  Mher Abrahamyan.

IDBank assures: Clients will not suffer as a result of Afandyan`s  lawsuit 

ArmInfo.  IDBank customers  will not suffer as a result of a lawsuit initiated against the bank  by entrepreneur Gevorg Afandyan. This was announced on November 18 at  a press conference by the chairman of IDBank's Board, Mher  Abrahamyan, in response to a concern expressed by customers about the  rumors that the bank is going bankrupt.

Armenian commercial banks have united around problems connected with  entrepreneur Gevorg Afandyan
Armenia and Artsakh discussed cooperation opportunities in banking

Insurance

Y-o-y growth in insurance claims for CMTPL and medical insurance  slows down

ArmInfo. For 9 months of 2019,  the Armenian insurers reimbursed 18.2 billion drams or $ 38.2 million  in various classes (the figures are given from the reports of  Insurance Companies portfolios according to the standards of the  Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia). In y-o-y terms,  reimbursements of insurers increased by 9.9%, against growth by 37.9%  a year earlier.

Net profit of Armenian insurance companies grew 3-fold in 9 months of  2019

ArmInfo. The total net profit  of Armenian insurance companies for 9 months of 2019 compared to the  same period a year ago increased 3-fold (against a decline of 77.4% a  year earlier), exceeding 1.1 billion drams or $ 2.4 million. 

Financial Rating of Rating ArmInfo: In the insurance market of  Armenia, the growth of premiums and indemnities is slowing
Armenian insurance sector continues to reduce tax payments to state  treasury
Energy

A plan for the development of the Armenian energy system for the  period of  2020 -2036 presented in Yerevan

ArmInfo.On November 19, Yerevan hosted the presentation of the plan for the development of  the Armenian energy system for 2020 - 2036 with minimal cost. The  document was developed jointly with USAID as part of a program to  liberalize and trade electricity.  Presenting the project, Deputy  Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the  Republic of Armenia Hakob Vardanyan noted that the document presents  ways to provide reliable and stable energy supply at the most  affordable prices for consumers, to realize the potential of  renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Finance Minister: RA Government does not exclude the possibility of  providing a budget loan to the ANPP to fill the deficit of financial  resources

ArmInfo. The Armenian government does not exclude the possibility of providing a budget loan to the Armenian Nuclear Power Plant (ANPP) to fill the shortage  of financial resources. On November 13, Minister of Finance of the  Republic of Armenia Atom Janjughazyan stated this from the rostrum of  the Republic of Armenia, answering the question of MP of the National  Assembly of the Republic of Armenia from the Prosperous Armenia  faction Mikayel Melkumyan about the deficit of 6 billion drams needed  for the implementation of the program for the modernization of the  second power unit of the ANPP.

Construction and installation work on the Vardenis-Jermuk gas  trunkline is nearing completion
Armenia and Iran agree to establish a joint infrastructure commission

Technology

For monthly fee of AMD 4000 Beeline`s subscribers will receive fixed  100MB/s internet

ArmInfo.Beeline Armenia has launched COMBO 4 Special services bundle. According to the press service of company for the monthly fee of AMD 4000 subscribers receive fixed 100MB/s internet, 50 BeeTV channels, a new mobile  number with the code "033", 5GB mobile internet, 50 minutes of free  calls to other mobile networks, unlimited calls to Beeline numbers  and 180 minutes of free calls to landline Beeline numbers.

Armenia`s Prime Minister: Digitalization is a key component in our  citizens` living standards and in the quality of public services

ArmInfo. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a consultative meeting on the digital agenda of the Republic of Armenia and the vision for its implementation.

Beeline has concluded the largest landline network modernization  project in the company`s history
Tigran Avinyan spoke about scientific and technological potential of  Armenia at a meeting with the leadership of Huawei

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

The volume of cargo transportation in Armenia for 9 months of 2019  decreased by 52.2% per annum, with an increase in passenger traffic  by 4.6%

ArmInfo.The volume of cargo transportation in Armenia in January-September 2019 compared to the same period of the previous year decreased by 52.2% - up to 10  364.2 thousand tons. Of these, 6 703.9 thousand tons (64.7% of the  total) fell on road transport, which decreased by 63.3% year on year.  This is evidenced by the data of the RA Statistics Committee.

The communications sector, by October 2019, accelerated annual  revenue growth

ArmInfo. Revenues of the communication sphere of Armenia by October 1, 2019 reached 109.4 billion drams, with annual growth of 1.3%, against 0.8% growth a year  earlier. According to the RA Statistics Committee, the improvement in  dynamics was triggered by an increase in the segment of the creation  and broadcasting of television and radio programs by 83.7% and 3.3%,  respectively. Whereas, dominating in the communications sector  (90.5%), the telecommunications segment showed a decline of 2.6%  (against growth of 0.6% a year earlier), with revenue of 99 billion  drams.



Exchange rates
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RUB7.480.00
USD477.31-0.26
EUR528.001.72
GBP618.743.96
CAD361.130.51
JPY43.79-0.16
CNY68.150.01
CHF481.79-0.26


Experts
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
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

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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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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

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Объем (инвал.)

200 000

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