Issue 6, 2012. December-January

 

INVESTMENT IN BRIEF

IMF Economic Growth Forecast Stable for Georgia - 75 Percent Government Financing for Diaspora Investments in Georgia - EBRD Invests in Georgian Supermarket - 50 Million Lari ...
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END OF MINISTRY, END OF LAZIKA PROJECT?

One of the new government's first decisions was to close the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional Development, redistributing its...
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CAN GEORGIA BECOME A "CAUCASIAN PANTHER"?

What is the way forward for Georgia? Ask this question to any government or business professional and you'll get a wide range of...
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DECODING THE GEORGIAN REAL ESTATE MARKET

Hotels and commercial warehouse/logistics space are two sectors primed for growth and development in Georgia, according to a recent...
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ISET: A STUDY OF CONSUMER SPENDING

Georgian consumer confidence is shooting up, but so are prices
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TO MARKET, TO MARKET

The new government of Georgia headed by billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili has prioritized mending business ties with with Russia. While some Georgian companies are eager to return ...
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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH... GIORGI LOLADZE

The Georgian Stock Exchange, established in 1999 as part of the USAID Capital Market's Development Project, currently trades 133 companies. Giorgi Loladze, chairman of the...
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SAVING, AND THE STOCK EXCHANGE

With pension reform on the agenda in Georgia, the Georgian Stock Exchange could be a potential vehicle for encouraging long term savings.
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GEORGIA AND INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

Are Georgian companies ready to list on international stock exchanges? Analysts from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) believe the potential is there - especially in the finance and...
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GAPS IN LEGISLATION STIFLE ELECTRONIC TRADING MARKET

The Georgian securities market is underdeveloped. Creating a well regulated and organized electronic trading business in ...
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DRIVING IN TBILISI - A GUIDE

You have made an emergency stop for unmarked cow crossings, survived a game of chicken with a car heading the wrong way up a one way street, and figured out a way to legally park on ...
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TRANSLATING ONLINE: WHICH SITE HAS THE RIGHT STUFF?

There's no shortage of resources on the internet for translating between Georgian and English texts. Some sources offer simple word lists ...
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AMERICAN POET GIVES VOICE TO GEORGIAN VERSE

Lyn Coffin, a well published American poet, is working with Georgian translators to bring the rich legacy of Georgian poetry to the English...
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TEN THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT... WINTER IN TBILISI

In the race to see Georgia, there is a tendency to forget Tbilisi. Despite popular opinion, the capital is more than just Vake, Vera, and...
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