Issue 4, 2012. August-September

 

INVESTMENT IN BRIEF

Georgia, EU Conclude DCFTA Talks. On July 22, the European Commission announced that the European Union and Georgia have completed talks on a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade ...
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FINANCE MINISTER NODAR KHADURI: GEORGIAN SECURITIES MARKET IN "EMBRYONIC" STAGE

The Georgian Stock Market has failed to ignite investor' interests in the past, but Finance ...
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TI GEORGIA: GEORGIA'S PROCUREMENT SYSTEM TRANSPARENT BUT LOOPHOLES REMAIN

Transparency International (TI) published a report on Georgia's Procurement System in June.
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ISET - AGRICULTURE AND THE AGRIBUSINESS SECTOR: PROBLEMS AND THE NEED FOR CHANGE

In addition to producing food, the agriculture sector in Georgia provides a social safety net ...
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REFORMING THE CIVIL SERVICE: AN INTERVIEW WITH IRAKLI KOTETISHVILI

Georgia is working on creating a modern civil service based on professionalism, not nepotism. Investor.ge spoke with the head of the ...
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U.S.-GEORGIAN COMMERCIAL DIPLOMACY TRAINING TO STRENGTHEN GEORGIA'S DIPLOMATIC CORPS' EXPERTISE

A small crowd of diplomats leave the comfy confines of an air-conditioned training room ...
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FIVE QUESTIONS WITH... VANO STURUA FOUNDING PARTNER OF VILLA DZARA CAPITAL

Vano Sturua, a founding partner of Villa Dzara Capital (VD Capital), manages eight restaurant ...
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RADISSON PLANS TEN HOTELS IN GEORGIA OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS

Tom Flanagan, the Area Vice President for Eastern Europe for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, was in Tbilisi in June for the group's ...
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EDUCATION CHALLENGE FACING HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Despite a love for guests, Georgians have struggled to overcome their Soviet past and create efficient, professional - and civil ...
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THE TRAVEL ADVISORY CONUNDRUM

Georgia is a gem for tourists: a relatively inexpensive, unexplored, beautiful country that still welcomes foreigners and prides itself on keeping them safe. Travelers, airlines, ...
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SHOPPING FOR SOUVENIRS

Georgia's tourism industry is in overdrive as the number of international visitors - and domestic tourists - continues to grow. But while investors are building hotels and the government is ...
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INDEPENDENCE OF THE JUDICIARY IN GEORGIA: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES

Over the past 15 years, the judiciary has gone through several waves of reforms. Throughout this period, Georgian society never stopped ...
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SIEMENS BROTHERS IN GEORGIA

Few people know that the founders of Siemens made their business in Georgia and two of them are actually buried in Tbilisi. From oil drilling to setting up a telegraph line, the influence of ...
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A MAGICIAN IN THE KITCHEN: MERIKO GUBELADZE TAKES ON TRADITIONAL GEORGIAN CUISINE

Everyone who admires Georgian cuisine also knows just how monotonous it can become ...
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MY CITY, TBILISI: REBUILDING TBILISI'S ICON

For the past year, Investor.ge has brought you a series of six guides about Tbilisi, from what to do with children to a tour of the city's 1930s architecture. For the next six issues, ...
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