Issue 2, 2012. April-May

 

GEORGIAN WATER MAKES A SPLASH

2011 saw the Georgian mineral water industry achieve its highest sales levels since the 2006 Russian embargo, largely due to the growth of exports. New markets and new competition...
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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH... STEVE JOHNSON

Investor.ge launches its newest feature - interviews with investors, CEOs, policy makers and economists - with a candid discussion with Steve Johnson, the owner of Prospero's Books...
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HOTELS: OPTIMISM GROWS IN 2012

A recent report by KPMG indicates that occupancy rates, and confidence, in the Tbilisi hotel sector grew in 2011 and are expected to continue to grow in 2012.
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JOINING THE MILE HIGH CLUB: GEORGIA'S GROWING AVIATION INDUSTRY

By any calculation flights to and from Georgia are growing at an impressive pace. While passenger numbers to Tbilisi International...
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GEORGIA'S PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING SECTOR: RIGHTLY ATTRACTING ATTENTION FOR INVESTMENT

The pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Georgia is attracting attention and for...
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GEORGIAN BANKING POISED FOR CONTINUED GROWTH

While international banks continue to struggle in the face of the Euro crisis, the Georgian banking sector appears to be poised for...
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FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS: POTENTIAL FOR MORE INVESTMENTS, MORE EXPORTS

Negotiations for free trade agreements with the EU and eventually the United States continue. Investor.ge spoke with economists and...
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BUILDING GREEN: A DELICATE BALANCE BETWEEN CONSERVATION AND COST

A push to save energy by forcing construction companies to follow stricter laws is stumbling on fears that more regulation could stifle...
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GEORGIAN AGRICULTURE: REVIVAL AFTER A DECADE OF NEGLECT?

Employing around 53 percent of the Georgian labor force, no-one doubts the importance of the agricultural sector. However, until very...
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NEW VAT EXCEPTIONS COULD BOLSTER DOMESTIC FOOD PRODUCTION

A new program that frees local farms and food production plants from VAT could bolster local production, but sector analysts and producers...
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HUNTING FOR GARLIC

Vampires are back in fashion, even in Tbilisi: the Twilight saga films proved a smash-hit, while the Vampire Diaries TV-show has an avid online Georgian fan-base. But the country would...
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GOLF IN GEORGIA: A 21ST CENTURY SUPRA FOR NETWORKING AND BUSINESS?

A professional, 18-hole golf course is planned for Tbilisi. Investor.ge spoke with CEOs, high ranking business managers, anthropologists...
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