Issue 5, 2013. October-November

 

INVESTMENT IN BRIEF

A Gebrüder Weiss groupage-freight service has already been in operation since the start of 2012 on the Passau - Tbilisi line, according to the company's press service. The 10,500 square...
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NEW MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE COMPACT TO BRIDGE WORK-SKILL GAP

The $140 million grant, Georgia's second compact, will target education and human capital to help Georgians compete in the...
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THE COMEBACK KID: GEORGIAN WINE OUTPERFORMING EXPECTATIONS IN RUSSIAN MARKET

Russian demand for Georgian wine has exceeded predictions, creating an exciting potential ...
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THE FUTURE OF GEORGIA'S TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

An analysis of the tourism sector based on the tourism and hospitality industry chapter in the ISET Policy Institute's Georgian National ...
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GEORGIAN SKI RESORTS RECEIVE A MAJOR UPGRADE

Considering the small number of international ski visitor and limited local demand, the Georgian market is currently simply too small...
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URBAN RENEWAL PROGRAM OFFERS NEW LIFE FOR VILLAGES, SOVIET-ERA RESORTS

The World Bank's Regional Development Program, together with local governments and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Regional ...
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THE PRICE OF THE STATE

Everyone demands something from the state budget: pensioners — increased pensions, public-sector employees — higher salaries, the needy — adequate social assistance, everyone ...
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WHY THE GEORGIAN ECONOMY MAY BE IN BETTER SHAPE THAN YOU REALIZE

On September 18, GeoStat announced that the overall growth rate of Georgia's GDP for the second quarter was 1.5 percent. This sounds ...
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UNBUNDLING LABOR: A SNAPSHOT OF GEORGIA'S WORKFORCE

Georgia's high level of unemployment and troubling labor-skills mismatch is often in the spotlight. But who are the employed? How do ...
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GEORGIAN ENTREPRENEURS: AN INTERVIEW WITH WISSOL GROUP'S SAMSON PKHAKADZE

Investor.ge is launching a new series of interviews exploring the biggest trends in ...
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MAPPING THE MIDDLE CLASS

In Tbilisi, new retail shops and international franchises are pushing Georgian shoppers to change their habits.
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GEORGIA NAMED ONE OF TOP TEN COUNTRIES FOR DOING BUSINESS

The annual Doing Business report, published by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation, ranked Georgia ninth in the world ...
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THE DIRECTION OF GEORGIA'S EU POLICY: WHAT NOVEMBER'S EASTERN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT MEANS FOR GEORGIA

Since July of 2010 Georgia has actively ...
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NEW RESTRICTIONS ON FOREIGNER OWNERSHIP OF AGRICULTURAL LAND NEGATIVELY IMPACTING INVESTORS

A new amendment that bans the sale of agricultural land to foreigners until 2014 is ...
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GEORGIA'S PER-DIEM AND REIMBURSEMENT-COST FRAMEWORK A STRONG CANDIDATE FOR REFORM

Per diem allowances and the reimbursement of expenditures for business travel have suffered ...
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PROTECTION OF INFORMATION ASSETS: A WORK IN PROGRESS

A few years ago the Georgian government embarked on major e-governance projects to ease and streamline delivery of public services ...
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THE TAX DISPUTE RESOLUTION SYSTEM IN GEORGIA

The tax dispute resolution system is crucial to business confidence and has gone through several waves of reforms. Throughout this ...
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RESTITUTION AND JUSTICE: THE PROCESS OF ADDRESSING PROPERTY RIGHTS

Thousands of people have accused the former government of Georgia of forcing them to "gift" their assets to the state. Prior to the ...
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REPRESENTATIONAL EXPENSES IN GEORGIA

Paying for potential clients and customers to visit facilities or countries in which they are considering investing, dining with them, and putting on other promotional activities are ...
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SINGER GEORGIA: A TOUCH OF THE WEST IN THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE

Singer Sewing Machines, a rags-to-riches American success story, has deep roots in the South Caucasus where it was one of the largest ...
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MY CITY, TBILISI: REVIVING THE GEORGIAN STAGE

Once the star of the region, Georgian theater struggled for survival after the collapse of the Soviet Union: it lost some of its biggest talent ...
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THE NATIONAL ENGLISH SPELLING COMPETITION (NESC)

The National English Spelling Competition (NESC) is an exciting nationwide contest that provides students in 8th to 12th grades with the ...
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