Issue 4, 2019. August-September

 

INVESTMENT NEWS

Investor.ge provides a brief update on investments and changes in government policy that could impact the business environment.
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GEORGIAN GOVERNMENT PLEDGES HELP FOR BUSINESS FOLLOWING RUSSIAN FLIGHT BAN

The Georgian government has announced several measures to help the businesses that are the most vulnerable to any dip in the number of Russian tourists following Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to ban flights between the two countries.
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USAID LAUNCHES FIVE-YEAR ECONOMIC SECURITY PROGRAM

The program aims to bolster growth in economic sectors outside of agriculture, increase the number of small and medium businesses in Georgia and support the diversification of more productive economic activities, including tourism.
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TBILISI'S NIGHT ECONOMY MARKS FIRST YEAR

The capital's night economy program was established to improve and promote night-time business. Investor.ge looked at what has been accomplished.
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TRANSPARENT RULES FOR CONSTRUCTION

Tbilisi City Hall is reforming the construction permit process as part of the capital's new master plan, which prioritizes cutting back on the density of development in central neighborhoods.
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COMPANIES BULLISH ON CONSTRUCTION, ALTHOUGH SOME SEE CHALLENGES ON HORIZON

The construction sector of the Georgian economy grew nearly 60 percent from 2014 to 2017, pushed by building projects in the capital and elsewhere.
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COMING SOON: ENTRÉE SET TO EXPAND TO LONDON

Georgia's popular chain of French café/bakeries is preparing to open a café in London this year. Investor.ge spoke with Entrée's co-owner Jean Michel Charles about the decision to open a branch in the UK and how Georgian brands can make the leap to the international market.
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TBC - FIVE-YEAR EUROBOND MARKS NEW STAGE IN LOCAL BOND MARKET

TBC Bank recently issued Georgia's first international traded bond. Industry specialists say the $300-million, five-year Eurobond is a sign that the Georgian financial market is becoming more attractive to foreign investors.
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KUTAISI, GEORGIA'S FORGOTTEN CITY, POISED FOR A COMEBACK

Formerly a city left on the sidelines as Tbilisi and Batumi made leaps and bounds, Kutaisi's star is slowly rising.
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INCREASED REGULATION, GROWING DEMAND PAINT ROSY FORECAST FOR GEORGIA'S "CAR INDUSTRY"

Georgian drivers are feeling the pinch of more regulation, from emissions tests to mandatory insurance. The country's role as a regional car hub is booming, however.
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GEORGIAN CARSHARING APP SEEKS TO DISRUPT HOW PEOPLE USE TRANSPORTATION

Hari offers a platform for drivers and potential passengers to find each other.
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VENDOO PROVIDES LOCAL SERVICE FOR ONLINE SHOPPERS

Investor.ge spoke with Vendoo CEO Lasha Machavariani about why Georgia needs a full-service online shopping platform and how the company plans on competing with behemoths like Amazon and Ali Baba.
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FIZS IN GEORGIA: AN OVERVIEW

Deloitte Georgia analyses the Law of Georgia on Free Industrial Zones, providing an overview of the FIZs currently in the country and the economic benefits the status offers for businesses.
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GEORGIAN AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING TAKES OFF

The Georgian Partnership Fund and Israeli defense manufacturer Elbit Systems have come together to make the desert bloom; or at least to give new life to an otherwise forgotten industrial park on the outskirts of Tbilisi airport, where the first composite aerospace parts factory in the South Caucasus is already open for business.
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GEORGIA'S STATE INVESTMENT FUND ATTRACTS OVER $2.5 BILLION IN INVESTMENT

The Georgian Partnership Fund is more than the Georgian government's venture capital arm - it is a critical player on the investment and business development scene of Georgia. Investor.ge spoke to the CEO of the Partnership Fund, David Saganelidze about its investments and future plans.
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