Issue 6, 2013. November-December

 

US AMBASSADOR RICHARD NORLAND: "THE STAGE IS SET" FOR MORE INVESTMENT IN GEORGIA

Investor.ge spoke to US Ambassador Richard Norland about his first year in office, the ...
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WHAT CONDITION OUR CONDITION IS IN

Now, after Georgia initialed the European Union's Association Agreement (AA) and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), now, more than ever, all eyes are on ...
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THE RE-EXPORT PROSPECT: GEORGIA SHOULD USE THE DCFTA TO INVEST IN ITS FUTURE

In November 2013, Georgia initialed its Association Agreement with the EU—part ...
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US AND UK DRIVE "U-TURN" IN GLOBAL BUSINESS GROWTH PROSPECTS

New research from Grant Thornton's International Business Report (IBR) reveals that with many emerging economies slowing, it ...
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THE GEORGIAN ECONOMY: STAGNATION OR NOT?

The Georgian economy is slowing, due to a troubling mixture of low investment, high political uncertainty, and a general ...
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RECENT MACROECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTS IN GEORGIA - TRENDS AND POLICIES

After a period of negative growth following the 2008 war and the global economic crisis, ...
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HOW THE ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT WILL CHANGE IN GEORGIA?

Georgia is has elected a new president on october 27, 2013. According to a number of new Constitutional amendments, the authority of ...
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GEORGIAN ENTREPRENEURS: AN INTERVIEW WITH LADO GURGENIDZE

Investor.ge is launching a new series of interviews exploring the biggest trends in Georgian business innovation and ...
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TRANSFER PRICING PROSPECTS IN GEORGIA

Taxation of Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) has always been an important challenge for governments and they try to overcome it through various instruments, most notably double ...
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KHUDONI: THE FUTURE OF GEORGIA'S ENERGY SUPPLY

While there is fierce opposition to plans for the Khudoni Hydro Power Plant in Svaneti, the government and hydro power ...
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OH CHRISTMAS TREE, HOW LOVELY ARE YOUR BRANCHES...

Christmas is the season of goodwill, festive cheer - and fat profits for retailers. Like it or not, the commercialization of this Christian ...
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GIVING AND RECEIVING IN GEORGIA

In July, new amendments to the tax code finally officially defined "donation," a change that should allow taxpayers to deduct not only monetary gifts to charities but also to ...
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FANTASY AND FACTS: GEORGIAN CHARITY ORGANIZATIONS

The lack of information and education about the tax laws and their implications for non-profit organizations in Georgia is hampering ...
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VOLUNTEERING FOR THE VOICELESS

Fiona Coxshall, Chairperson of Dog Organization Georgia (D.O.G), explains how even small actions can make a big difference in the lives of abandoned and stray dogs in Tbilisi - and ...
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RE-CREATING A CULTURE OF CHARITY

At the turn of the 20th century, philanthropy was an integrated part of Georgian life. Wealthy Georgians - and foreigners living in Georgia - gave to charities and the arts to support ...
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U.S. FOREIGN AID AND GEORGIA: AN INTERVIEW WITH MARK MULLEN

Washington is looking closely at its budget amid the negotiations for spending cuts and priority changes. Investor.ge’s Maia Edilashvili spoke ...
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