Armenia`s transport infrastructure yet unprepared for new geoeconomic  configuration - Vahe Davtyan 

 Friday, December 2 2022 18:24:00
Armenia`s transport infrastructure yet unprepared for new geoeconomic  configuration - Vahe Davtyan 

ArmInfo.The statements on the need for a North-South international transport corridor via Armenia regular made in India fit in with the geopolitical  developments in the Greater Middle East, Vahe Davtyan, a PhD in  political science and expert in transnational infrastructure project  development, said in an interview with ArmInfo. 

Sporadic construction of solar power plants could undermine Armenia`s  food security - expert
 Tuesday, November 29 2022 14:06

ArmInfo.Bringing the share of electric energy generated by renewable energy-generating facilities up to 15% in Armenia's total energy output is quite  realistic, Astghine Pasoyan, Director of the Foundation to Save  Energy, said in an interview with ArmInfo. 

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Armenia`s economy is unhealthy: Economist offers ways to solve  existing problems
 Thursday, November 17 2022 17:23

ArmInfo. In economic terms, after gaining independence, Armenia from an agro-industrial country, where metalworking, mechanical engineering, chemical, light, food  industries developed, turned into a state with a small economy, which  could not boast of either a rich natural resource potential or an  advantageous geographical position.

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Vardan Aramyan: The Armenian economy is overheated. Quick and  unpopular cooling solutions needed
 Friday, November 11 2022 13:00

ArmInfo. By the end of 2022, Armenia's GDP growth will reach 12-13%. At the same time, experts estimate the potential growth rates of the RA GDP at 4-4.5%.

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Why have large infrastructure projects stalled?  Expert`s opinion
 Thursday, November 10 2022 12:06

ArmInfo.The implementation of the Meghri hydroelectric power plant construction project on the Araks river bordering Iran is already in serious doubt.  Director at   Energy Strategy Center at Scientific Research Institute of Energy of  the Republic of Armenia Vahan Sargsyan told in an interview with  ArmInfo correspondent.

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Central Bank tries to regulate inflation on its own, while RA  government watches process from side
 Wednesday, November 9 2022 13:06

ArmInfo.YOY inflation in Armenia reached 9.9% in September 2022. According to the forecast set in the basis of the draft state budget for 2023, 12-month inflation  will exceed the target range (4% with a plus/minus 1.5% deviation)  by the end of the year and will amount to 8.5%, and according to the  forecast of the Central Bank, the country will complete 2022 with an  inflation rate of 10%.

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Experts on Armenia`s new NPP
 Friday, November 4 2022 13:36

ArmInfo.A new NPP construction project continues to be talked about in Armenia. No one doubts Armenia needs a new nuclear-powers plant (NPP), but its  capacity is being questioned. According to the preliminary data,  Armenia's authorities are inclined to the construction of an NPP with  a capacity of 1,200MW, with experts raising objections. According to  them, Armenia needs an NPP with a capacity of 500MW. 

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No justifying phasing-out of hydropower projects - expert
 Tuesday, October 25 2022 10:54

ArmInfo.Regrettably, none of the large-scale investment projects of hydraulic power system construction on the Debet and Arax rivers has made any substantial  progress, Ara Marjanyan, UN National Expert on Energy, said in an  interview with ArmInfo. 

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Will exporters wait for help from state, or will Armenian economy be  fried in monetary frying pan?
 Wednesday, July 20 2022 18:22

ArmInfo.Manufacturers-exporters, providing 20% of Armenia's GDP, are going through extremely difficult times. The sharp revaluation of the dram (from 470-480 drams at the  end of February and an increase to 520 in early March with a decline  to about 400-410 drams per $ 1) became a real test for exporters of  goods and services, as well as for investors and small local  producers.

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David Ananyan: Armenian economy needs urgent structural changes to  increase its potential
 Monday, July 18 2022 17:29

ArmInfo.The Russian ruble began to rapidly depreciate against the US dollar at the end of February amid the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and Western sanctions. Its course rose  to 120 rubles.

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Without new technologies, the tourism industry may decline
 Monday, July 11 2022 18:27

ArmInfo.Startups, UX design, outsourcing, visual design, new spheres, and new areas of activity that are becoming more and more popular in our time. The era requires new knowledge to make life easier for those who want, if not to be ahead of time, then at least to keep up with it. We bring to your attention an interview with a person who understands all this professionally - Karen Vardazaryan, head of UX design, travel enthusiast, and co-founder of Memopin, a new platform that helps digitize traveler experiences on the go.

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Wage increase: solved social problems or new risks
 Wednesday, July 6 2022 16:21

ArmInfo. The government-promised increase in the minimum wages, pensions and child care allowances will not only fail to resolve social problems, but also increase the  already high inflationary pressure, economists Karlen Khachatryan,  Vardan Bostanjyan and Tatul Manaseryan told ArmInfo. 

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How long will the drama with rising dram last? - Haykaz Fanyan
 Monday, June 27 2022 18:15

ArmInfo. The US dollar continues to devaluate against the Armenian dram: if it was at the level of 470-480 prior to the Russian-Ukrainian crisis (February 24), and in  early March it jumped to 520, then it began to gradually decline,  approaching the psychologically tangible mark of 400 AMD for one  dollar.

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Armenian wines, cognacs have no quality-related problems - expert 
 Friday, June 3 2022 12:29

ArmInfo.Amid the war in Ukraine, the West is seeking to assist Armenia and some other states in diversifying theirs export markets, including supplying products to  domestic markets, Avag Harutyunyan, Chairman of the National Wine  Center, said in an interview with ArmInfo. 

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Exporter: Because of the transport collapse, Armenian exporters risk  losing sales markets in Russia
 Wednesday, June 1 2022 15:51

ArmInfo.Since April, due to the transport collapse that has formed on the territory of Georgia, more than 35 factories for the production of alcoholic beverages have  actually been idle in Armenia. The reason is the impossibility to  import a complete set from Russia, and, accordingly, it is impossible  to export finished products there.

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Forecast: Moscow will not interfere with Iranian gas swap supplies to  Armenia
 Monday, May 30 2022 15:02

ArmInfo. Despite the traditionally high political level of the Armenian-Iranian relations, the trade and economic sphere between them is traditionally faulty.  Expert in  Iranian studies Armen Vardanyan expressed a similar opinion to  ArmInfo.

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Relocation to Armenia: "This is just the beginning"
 Tuesday, April 26 2022 19:14

ArmInfo.If earlier about 98% of applications for business relocation to Armenia came from the business sector operating in the IT field, today the industry segment  has expanded, covering manufacturing, logistics services, etc.  Founder of the BWB (Business Without Borders) initiative Mher  Ghazaryan said this in an interview with ArmInfo.

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New economic opportunities offered to Armenia - Vahe Davtyan
 Friday, April 22 2022 12:39

ArmInfo.The planned signing of a free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran is evidence of Moscow's desire to scale up the economic  relocation strategy launched immediately after the war in Ukraine was  unleashed, which, beyond doubt, offers new economic opportunities to  Armenia as well, which opportunities can and must be taken up, the  exert in energy security Vahe Davtyan said in an interview with  ArmInfo. 

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Establishment of direct Armenian-Turkish trade and economic contacts  changes the geo-economic balance, expert says 
 Wednesday, March 23 2022 13:42

ArmInfo.The establishment of direct Armenian-Turkish trade and economic contacts changes the geo-economic balance. And it is highly important to assess these changes from the point of view of the regional and world powers, each of the South  Caucasus states and all the neighboring states, believes Mr Ara  Karyan, Associate Professor at the Russian-Armenian (Slavonic)  University.  

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Forecast: The failure of Armenia`s involvement in the "North-South"  project is fraught with not only geo- economic but also internal  threats for the latter
 Tuesday, March 22 2022 18:12

ArmInfo. Armenia is being consistently and methodically pushed out of the North-South energy corridor project, and given the similarly disappointing energy  situation of the transport and communications component, as well as  from the North-South general strategy. Vahe Davtyan, an expert in the  field of energy security, Doctor of Political Sciences expressed a  similar opinion to ArmInfo.

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Only domestic reasons for oil product price rise, expert says 
 Friday, March 11 2022 12:11

ArmInfo. The situation in the international energy markets resultant from the war in Ukraine will not have any effect on the price of the Russian gas supplied to  Armenia, primarily due to the fact that Armenia is purchasing gas on  a contract basis rather than as spot purchase.

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