VTB Bank (Armenia) intends to firmly establish its leading position by total number of opening new ATMs and branches in 2020VTB Bank (Armenia) intends to firmly establish its leading position by total number of opening new ATMs and branches in 2020
Armenia and UAE discussed further work of Armenian-Emirate  intergovernmental commissionArmenia and UAE discussed further work of Armenian-Emirate  intergovernmental commission
Gazprom Armenia does not exclude the possibility of applying to PSRC  with a request for a change in gas tariffsGazprom Armenia does not exclude the possibility of applying to PSRC with a request for a change in gas tariffs
Deputy PM: Subsidizing community development programs in Armenia  provides for efficient and modern solutionsDeputy PM: Subsidizing community development programs in Armenia  provides for efficient and modern solutions
Armenia joins agreement on facilitating access of the blind to  printed informationArmenia joins agreement on facilitating access of the blind to  printed information
RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` with outlook  RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` with outlook  "Positive"
HSBC Appoints New CEO in ArmeniaHSBC Appoints New CEO in Armenia
Nicola International Armenia LLC to invest 1.6 billion drams in  production expansionNicola International Armenia LLC to invest 1.6 billion drams in  production expansion
Revenues of the communications sector of Armenia for 11 months of  2019 increased by 0.9% per annumRevenues of the communications sector of Armenia for 11 months of  2019 increased by 0.9% per annum
During 11 months in 2019 volume of cargo transportation in Armenia  decreased by 50.7% with an increase in passenger traffic by 4.3%During 11 months in 2019 volume of cargo transportation in Armenia  decreased by 50.7% with an increase in passenger traffic by 4.3%
Armenia increased production of all alcoholic beverages in  January-November 2019 Armenia increased production of all alcoholic beverages in  January-November 2019 
In structure of manufacturing industry of Armenia, textile production  recorded the highest growthIn structure of manufacturing industry of Armenia, textile production  recorded the highest growth
Armenia ranks 69th among 190 countries in the World Bank`s Armenia ranks 69th among 190 countries in the World Bank`s "Women,  Business and the Law" 2020 report
Armenia`s metallurgical industry has stabilized in growth by December  2019Armenia`s metallurgical industry has stabilized in growth by December  2019
Armenia`s mining industry is steadily increasing volumesArmenia`s mining industry is steadily increasing volumes
In December, output of aluminum foil in Armenia exceeded production  volumes for whole of 2018In December, output of aluminum foil in Armenia exceeded production  volumes for whole of 2018
Armenia`s trade volume with the EAEU keeps growing, while declining  with the EU Armenia`s trade volume with the EAEU keeps growing, while declining  with the EU 
Ameriabank in numbers presented the results of the introduction of a  new online lending systemAmeriabank in numbers presented the results of the introduction of a  new online lending system
Statistics: The unemployment rate in Armenia in Q3 of 2019 amounted  to 18%Statistics: The unemployment rate in Armenia in Q3 of 2019 amounted  to 18%
AmRating: A growing low-cost mortgage is AmRating: A growing low-cost mortgage is "spurred on" by a steady  increase in property prices
RA Ministry of Economy forecasts 10% increase in exports for 2019RA Ministry of Economy forecasts 10% increase in exports for 2019
Armenia`s budget continues to be executed with surplus Armenia`s budget continues to be executed with surplus 
Tigran Khachatryan: In 2020, the number of tourists arriving in  Armenia will not yield to 2019 indicators  Tigran Khachatryan: In 2020, the number of tourists arriving in  Armenia will not yield to 2019 indicators  
Tigran Khachatryan: In 2020, the agricultural sector of Armenia will  enter a positive trendTigran Khachatryan: In 2020, the agricultural sector of Armenia will  enter a positive trend
Armenia`s gross external debt increased by 7.7% per annum by October  1, 2019 - up to $ 11.7 billionArmenia`s gross external debt increased by 7.7% per annum by October  1, 2019 - up to $ 11.7 billion
Ministry of Economy promises improvement of investment indicators of   country in 2020Ministry of Economy promises improvement of investment indicators of   country in 2020
By December 2019, public debt of Armenia reached $ 7.2 billion, and  external debt exceeded $ 5.6 billionBy December 2019, public debt of Armenia reached $ 7.2 billion, and  external debt exceeded $ 5.6 billion
Minister of Economy: Armenia will end 2019 with economic growth of at  least 7.5%Minister of Economy: Armenia will end 2019 with economic growth of at  least 7.5%
In Armenia, the growth of economic activity over the 11 months of  2019 accelerated from 5.7% to 7.5%In Armenia, the growth of economic activity over the 11 months of  2019 accelerated from 5.7% to 7.5%
Tatevik Revazyan informed at what stage the process of the emergence  of a local air carrier in Armenia isTatevik Revazyan informed at what stage the process of the emergence  of a local air carrier in Armenia is


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VTB Bank (Armenia) intends to firmly establish its leading position by total number of opening new ATMs and branches in 2020

 Friday, January 17 2020 17:50:01
VTB Bank (Armenia) intends to firmly establish its leading position by total number of opening new ATMs and branches in 2020

ArmInfo. VTB Bank (Armenia) leads in the number of ATMs and holds the lead in terms of coverage of the branch network. According to the press service of the bank,  according to the results of 2019, VTB Bank (Armenia) had 188 ATMs, of  which 88 were installed in the capital, and 100 in the regions of  Armenia. And today another ATM is used, which is installed on the  territory of MegaMall Armenia.

Armenia joins agreement on facilitating access of the blind to  printed information
 Thursday, January 16 2020 14:57

ArmInfo.Armenia will join the Marrakesh agreement on facilitating access for the blind and people with disabilities to print information. At the meeting of  January 16, the RA Government approved the draft of the relevant law,  which will be submitted for ratification to the National Assembly in  the established manner.

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HSBC Appoints New CEO in Armenia
 Thursday, January 16 2020 13:39

ArmInfo.HSBC has announced the appointment of Irina Seylanyan as Chief Executive Officer Designate of HSBC Bank Armenia cjsc, with effect from 2 March 2020. The appointment is subject to regulatory registration. Irina succeeds Paul Edgar, who will take up a new role outside HSBC Armenia.

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Armenia ranks 69th among 190 countries in the World Bank`s "Women,  Business and the Law" 2020 report
 Wednesday, January 15 2020 16:25

ArmInfo.Armenia ranks 69th among 190 countries in the World Bank's "Women, Business and the Law" 2020 report. According to the WB statement on its official page on Facebook, the report looks at the fundamental freedoms of women in  business through data points clustered in 8 indicators: Mobility,  Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and  Pension. 

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Ameriabank in numbers presented the results of the introduction of a  new online lending system
 Tuesday, January 14 2020 21:20

ArmInfo. For the first time in the financial market of Armenia, Ameriabank introduced a new and modern system of providing consumer loans, which operates on the  basis of machine learning / artificial intelligence algorithms.  According to the press service of the bank, the new system provides  customers with the opportunity to get a consumer loan more  conveniently and quickly.

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Outflow of private transfers from Armenia to the USA is growing  rapidly, while decreasing to Russia
 Friday, January 10 2020 00:04

ArmInfo. Over the 10 months of 2019, the outflow of transfers of individuals increased by 24% per annum - to $ 1.2 billion, with an increase in inflows by only 8.8% -  to $ 1.6 billion. According to the Central Bank of Armenia, this  reduced the net inflow in y-o-y terms by 20.1% - up to $ 403.5  million.

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Armenia`s gross international reserves for 2019 increased by 25.7%  reaching $ 2.840 billion
 Thursday, January 9 2020 17:57

ArmInfo. The gross international reserves of Armenia for 2019 increased by 25.7%, reaching $ 2.840 billion. This is evidenced by the data of the Central Bank of  Armenia. Of these, the lion's share - $ 2.834 billion falls on  external assets in FCC (freely convertible currency), and the share  of SDR in the IMF amounted to $ 6.2 million. According to the  regulator's report, over the year, foreign assets in FCC increased by  25.8%, and the share of SDR - by 3%.

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Armswissbank launched the 2nd phase of the KfW program "Energy  Efficiency for SMEs"
 Thursday, January 9 2020 10:44

ArmInfo. Armswissbank, within the framework of a loan agreement concluded with the Central Bank of Armenia, has launched the second phase of the German  development bank KfW loan program "Energy Efficiency for SMEs".

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CBA poll: Armenian financial sector reconsiders inflation  expectations
 Thursday, December 26 2019 15:11

ArmInfo.The financial sector of Armenia softened expectations for annual inflation, assuming a probability of a level near 3%, against the previously estimated  3.15%.  This is evidenced by a new survey of the Central Bank of the  financial system participants, the results of which are presented in  the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia monetary policy program  for the fourth quarter of 2019, published at the end of December.

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Ameriabank launched a single platform of the primary mortgage market
 Wednesday, December 25 2019 20:23

ArmInfo. On the eve of the New Year, Ameriabank made an innovation by launching a single platform of primary mortgage market (https://estate.ameriabank.am/home), which presents the proposals of real estate developers working with the bank.

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IMF summarizes Stand-by loan agreement with Armenia
 Wednesday, December 25 2019 20:21

ArmInfo. On December 20, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the first debriefing of the Stand-by loan agreement with  Armenia.

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CBA forecasts likelihood of stagnation in net inflow of private  transfers for 2019 
 Wednesday, December 25 2019 18:31

ArmInfo.The Central Bank of Armenia has narrowed the forecast range for the growth of the net inflow of private transfers for 2019 - to 0-2%, against the  previously worsened forecast range from 5-7% to 1-3%.

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Central Bank improves forecast for Armenia`s GDP growth in 2019 to  7-7.3% from the previous 6.7-7.2%
 Wednesday, December 25 2019 13:39

ArmInfo.The Central Bank of Armenia has improved its forecast for GDP growth for 2019 to 7-7.3% (7.2% on average) from the previous 6.7-7.2% (6.9% on average). As  set out in the Central Bank's monetary policy program for the Q4 of  2019, published at the end of December, this is largely determined by  domestic demand, especially by a high level of private expenses.  Namely, it is noted that, given the growth of private consumption by  11.4% and the increase in gross fixed assets of the private sector by  1.2%, private spending will increase by 9.9%.

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Visa Mini Fob - Converse Bank`s interesting offer to its customers
 Tuesday, December 24 2019 17:00

ArmInfo.Converse Bank has come up with an interesting offer by being the first in Armenia to offer Visa Mini Fob to its customers. What are Visa Mini Fobs and how do they apply? Here are some frequently asked questions about Converse Bank's new offer.

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Converse Bank completed the initial placement of dram and dollar  bonds prior to the scheduled date
 Monday, December 23 2019 17:24

ArmInfo. Converse Bank completed prior to the scheduled date the initial placement of the regular dram and dollar bonds in the amount of 1 billion drams and $  5 million, respectively. As ArmInfo was told by the press service of  the bank, the initial offering of bonds of these issues was planned  to be completed on February 28, 2020. It is appropriate to note that  in case of previous bonds issues by Converse Bank the initial  placement was also completed ahead of schedule.

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Volume of transactions decreased by 45.3% at the currency interbank  bank of Armenia during Dec16-20 
 Monday, December 23 2019 14:59

ArmInfo.From December 16 to 20, 2019, the volume of transactions at the currency interbank market of Armenia decreased by 45.3%, after a decline of 42.4% a week  earlier. At the same time, dollar and euro transactions grew in the  intra-bank foreign exchange market, and purchase of ruble turned  upward as the sales decline deepened. Stock exchange platform is  empty.

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Ameriabank for the first time in Armenian financial market launches  electronic digital signature opportunity for customers 
 Friday, December 20 2019 18:08

ArmInfo. Ameriabank for the first time in the financial market of Armenia launches the  possibility of electronic digital signature (EDS) for individual  customers. As the press service of the bank told ArmInfo, this is  another important step in the digitalization of banking services,  which will significantly accelerate customer service and  significantly reduce the amount of paper used.

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Armenia`s external borrowing will amount to 171.6 billion drams or $  360.2 million in 2020
 Friday, December 20 2019 16:36

ArmInfo. In 2020, Armenia plans to attract 171.6 billion drams or $ 360.2 million (the estimated rate of the US dollar to the Armenian dram 476.46). Head of the department  for accounting and servicing of the Department of Public Debt  Management of the Ministry of Finance of Armenia Artak Marutyan  informed ArmInfo about this.

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Debt of Armenian government, having decreased by 1.4 pp, by  end  of 2020 will amount to $ 7.177 billion drams or 48.2% of GDP
 Friday, December 20 2019 16:35

ArmInfo.In 2020, 448.7 billion drams or about $ 942 million will be required to repay and service  the government debt of Armenia (the estimated dollar exchange rate to  the Armenian dram is 476.46). The head of the department for  accounting and servicing of the Department of Public Debt Management  of the Ministry of Finance of Armenia Artak Marutyan informed ArmInfo  about this.

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The ratio of the state budget deficit to GDP in 2019 is expected to  be at the level of 0.6-0.8% - Ministry of Finance
 Friday, December 20 2019 11:48

ArmInfo.By the end of 2019, Armenia will not "meet" the deficit figure set in the budget for 2019. The Ministry of Finance is inclined to the fact that according  to the situation as of December 31 this year the indicator will be  about 4-fold lower than the figure laid down in the Law "On the State  Budget of the Republic of Armenia for 2019".

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Ardshinbank Modernizes Aparan branch
 Wednesday, December 18 2019 12:35

ArmInfo.On December 17, Aparan branch of Ardshinbank welcomed its customers in a newly renovated and fully upgraded environment. The branch is modernized and meets all modern banking requirements. Aparan is the 12th branch, that has been modernized by the Bank this year as part of a large program for the renovation of the branch network, thanks to which customers can benefit from a wide range of banking services in a modern, comfortable and well-equipped service hall.

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Exchange rates
17.01.2020
RUB7.810.02
USD479.61-0.15
EUR533.71-1.41
GBP626.180.00
CAD364.74-0.32
JPY43.53-0.09
CNY69.63-0.10
CHF496.70-1.44


Experts
RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` with outlook  RAEX-Europe confirmed Armenia`s ratings at `BB-` with outlook  "Positive"
AmRating: A growing low-cost mortgage is AmRating: A growing low-cost mortgage is "spurred on" by a steady  increase in property prices
AmRating: Increasing toxicity of consumer loans will push banks to  not put all their eggs in one basketAmRating: Increasing toxicity of consumer loans will push banks to  not put all their eggs in one basket
Analysts Opinion on Central Bank Report Analysts Opinion on Central Bank Report 
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Mining Industry as a Fanciful Game of Cats-and-MiceMining Industry as a Fanciful Game of Cats-and-Mice
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

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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

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USD

Цена откр.

482,00

Цена закр.

482,00

Мин. Цена

482,00

Макс. Цена

482,00

Ср/взв. Цена

482,00

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Объем (инвал.)

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0бъем (драм)

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