Issue 2, 2013. April-May

 

INVESTMENT IN BRIEF

Radio “Kommersant” reported that Grato Center City is set to open in Tbilisi. The $1.5 million complex was funded by local investments. In addition, East Point, the city’s first outdoor ...
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ISET - FINANCIAL LITERACY IN GEORGIA

“Everybody wants it. Nobody understands it. Money is the great taboo. People just won’t talk about it. And that is what leads you to subprime. Take the greed and the financial ...
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2012-2016 GEORGIAN BUDGET FOR AGRICULTURE

Visualized by JumpStart.ge
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IS AGRICULTURE RIPE FOR BUSINESS?

“No efforts spared” said Bidzina Ivanishvili during a meeting with farmers in Marneuli on March 21st. Reviving Georgia’s agriculture was one of the Prime Minister’s key ...
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ABRUPT ANTI-TOBACCO LEGISLATION DIVIDES GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS

Georgia Health officials want to implement new tobacco regulation legislation to ban advertising, increase excise tax and expand ...
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SUPERSIZING THE SUPERMARKETS

Now that French retail giant Carrefour is easing into the market, the landscape of Georgian owned and operated grocery stores is changing. Will the European hypermarket have a ...
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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH… BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN GIORGI GAKHARIA

Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili named Giorgi Gakharia the country’s new business ombudsman on February 19. Gakharia has ...
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DEEP AND COMPREHENSIVE FREE TRADE AREA (DCFTA) NEGOTIATIONS: AN UPDATE

The EU-Georgia Business Council (EUGBC) has been working on the DCFTA intensively since negotiations were launched. Over the past ...
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“A NON-AGGRESSIVE, FAIR APPROACH TOWARDS TAXPAYERS”

Investor.ge speaks with Lasha Khutsishvili, the new head of the Revenue Service, about new plans and how they will affect tax payers.
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RESTORING THE RUSTAVI METALLURGICAL PLANT

When officials and economists evaluate Georgia’s potential for foreign investment, agriculture, tourism, trade and transit ...
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NEW GOVERNMENT FUNDS TO BOLSTER FINANCING FOR INVESTORS

Prime Minster Bidzina Ivanishvili plans to create three new funds, including a non-government private equity fund, in a bid to attract ...
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SLOW, STEADY GROWING CONFIDENCE IN COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE

New developments, large investments, higher prices and increased demand are all helping the Georgian commercial real estate market ...
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ABASHIDZE: TALKS WITH RUSSIA COULD BOOST INVESTMENT

Ambassador Zurab Abashidze, the government’s special envoy for Russia, spoke to Investor.ge about the small diplomatic steps that could ...
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S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G TO LEARN

The first annual National English Spelling Competition finals were held at the National Youth and Children’s Palace on March 30 in Tbilisi.
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SATAPHLIASAURUS, GEORGIA’S DINOSAUR

It may not be as famous as the T-Rex or the Brachiosaurs, but Georgia’s Sataphliasaurus is a treat for travelers looking to escape the capital for the day.
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT... TOURIST TOURS IN TBILISI FROM THE PAST

Day in, day out – seeing the same city every day can chip away at its charm. Thanks to the diligent Alexander Bainbridge and his website ...
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