Issue 3, 2011. June-July

 

GRABBING THE FDI OPPORTUNITY

Georgia is at a strategic moment to attract investment but it needs a target and consistent approach, says Rodrigo Ortiz, a senior investment promotion specialist with...
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U.S. GOVERNMENT: TEN YEAR VISAS FOR GEORGIANS

A new, ten year visa for Georgians traveling to America simplifies travel but does not affect the long standing laws on who is eligible...
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IMPROVED REGULATIONS FOR SECURITIES MARKET

Victor Kipiani, a partner at Mgaloblishvili, Kipiani, Dzidziguri (MKD) law firm, analyzes changes to the Georgian securities...
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CAN A LEOPARD CHANGE ITS SPOTS?

One of the biggest complaints from businesses already in Georgia is the selective application of the tax laws and the aggressive manner in which tax audits are carried out. ...
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ATTITUDE TOWARD BUSINESS SHIFTING

Attitudes toward the business community are improving, thanks to economic growth and a dramatic policy shift to build trust and communication.
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BERTA, GEORGIA’S NEW MANUFACTURING ADVENTURE

The creation and growth of Berta’s new facility in Tserovani suggests that light industry in Georgia can be a successful ...
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A BLOSSOMING BUSINESS

Greenhouses in Georgia are inching into the country’s import-driven flower market and cultivating a demand for landscaping.
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NEW OWNER, NEW PLANS FOR POTI PORT

Since acquiring an 80 percent share of the Poti port earlier this year, APM Terminals now plans to invest $100 million on upgrading the port facilities, and is eyeing additional....
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TROUBLE SHOPPING? TBILISI HAS PLANS

The high prices and limited selection of clothes is a common complaint in Tbilisi. But a slew of new malls and western brand franchises are hoping to reshape the city’s shopping.
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PRIVATIZATION PLANNED FOR PARLIAMENT?

With the Georgian Parliament slated to move to Kutaisi in 2012, there are lingering questions about what will happen to the ...
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IN BRIEF

A brief synopsis of new investments and business news compiled by Investor.ge’s Eteri Masuradze. Reports are based on briefs published by Georgia Today,...
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A NEW PLAN FOR TBILISI

The parliament is moving, new shopping malls are going up and roads are going down. To help manage the change, City Hall, together with the World Bank, is working on a strategy to ...
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ANALYZING INVESTMENT: HOW CITIES POSITION THEMSELVES FOR FDI

On May 3-5, Tbilisi hosted its fifth annual Local Economic Development Forum (LED). Investor.ge interviewed Dr. Ronald Wall, a panelist ...
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GEORGIAN E-HEALTHCARE EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Georgia’s chosen path toward economic development relies on securing private investment and attracting foreign ...
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HEALTH: A NEW FRONTIER FOR INVESTORS

New private clinics, hospitals, and training centers underscore the growing role for private medical universities to provide cutting edge skills and the latest methodologies.
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OVERCOMING THE LACK OF COOPERATION – SOCIAL CAPITAL IN GEORGIA

Societies thrive most where individuals collaborate best. The positive impact of such collaboration across society is linked...
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ECONOMIC CRIME AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM

Textile factory number four was opened in Tbilisi in 1960. By 1968 large-scale embezzlement was taking place at the plant...
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VIVA BATUMI

The Conference City of the Caucasus, the Las Vegas of the Black Sea, the Garden of Georgia: Batumi is a city teeming with superlatives.
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TEAM GEORGIA: BASEBALL CATCHES ON

Far from the cries of fanatic fans, the World Series and foot-long hot dogs, America’s favorite pastime is going strong, thanks to ...
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THE ECONOMIST'S CONFERENCE IN TBILISI.

Business leaders and policy makers will discuss - and debate - Georgia's investment potential during The Economist's Conference in Tbilisi.
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ISET: CREATING A BETTER GEORGIA ECONOMY

In 2005, the Government of Georgia collaborated with the World Bank and Tbilisi State University (TSU) to create and implement a modern economics university modeled upon ...
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