Issue 4, 2017. Issue 4, 2017. August-September

 

US VICE PRESIDENT DELIVERS MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO TBILISI

US Vice President Mike Pence reaffirmed Washington's policy to support Georgia and strengthen its alliance with the South Caucasus nation during a two-day trip that was capped with a visit to ongoing US-led military drills.
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INVESTMENT NEWS

Investor.ge provides a brief update on investments and changes in government policy that could impact the business environment. The information in this issue was taken from agenda.ge, a government-supported website, and other sources.
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GEORGIANS SAY RUGBY COUNTRY'S MOST SUCCESSFUL SPORT

The Caucasus Research Resource Center has found that Georgians believe its rugby team is the country's most successful sports team, but fans don't know much about the game.
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GEORGIA PLANS PUBLIC LISTING FOR WIND POWER STATION

Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has announced plans to list Georgia's government-owned wind power station on the stock market. The plan has been praised as a way to jump-start Georgia's capital and energy markets.
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GEORGIAN GOVERNMENT UPBEAT ON CHINESE TRADE

The new free trade deal between China and Georgia will allow 94 percent of Georgian products to enter the Chinese market without paying customs fees. The agreement is just the latest in a growing number of bilateral economic deals between the two countries.
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LIQUID GOLD: A NEW LIFE FOR GEORGIA'S COOKING OIL

An Irish drilling expert has overcome obstacles in local mentality and the market to create a niche for recycling used cooking oil.
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MEMENTOS AND KEEPSAKES: BUYING A BIT OF GEORGIA

As tourists travel to Georgia in increasing numbers, a gap between what buyers demand - and what souvenir shops have to offer - has appeared. The country's souvenir market is developing but still falls short of visitor demands and seller expectations, according to entrepreneurs and tourism companies.
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TBILISI NEIGHBORHOODS: SABURTALO

Investor.ge has teamed up with analyst and historian Emil Avdaliani to explore the history of Tbilisi's great neighborhoods. We begin in the oft-maligned Saburtalo. While it may seem like a mess of traffic and high-rise apartment buildings, it started out as a training ground for Queen Tamar's troops.
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FORGET BERLIN, HERE IS TBILISI

Tbilisi's club scene is booming. With clubs in old and unused Communist-era buildings and a large community of creative and open-minded people, many like to say that Tbilisi is "the new Berlin." Just like in Berlin in the '90s, clubbing in Tbilisi is not just about music. "It's a movement."
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NEW FUTURES FOR GEORGIA'S ABANDONED BUILDINGS

Architects and entrepreneurs are turning old, empty buildings into new ventures, business hubs and hotels.
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