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December 29, 2017

IN THIS ISSUE:

1. GEORGIA’S TOTAL EXTERNAL DEBT MAKES UP 112.2% OF GDP
2. GEORGIA’S NET INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION MADE UP 144.4% OF GDP
3. GEORGIA’S NEGATIVE BALANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS MADE UP 2.9% OF GDP
4. REGULAR EMISSION OF SO-CALLED BENCHMARK BONDS TO START IN NEXT YEAR
5. PLANS OF DEVELOPMENT REGULATION FOR GUDAURI AND BAKURIANI ARE WORKED OUT
6. ECONOMY MINISTER: IN NEXT 10 YEARS, 1.5B LARI TO BE INVESTED IN “GEORGIAN STATE ELECTROSYSTEM”
7. NBG PUBLISHED MANUAL FOR GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
8. NBG FINED SEVERAL MICROFINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMERCIAL BANK BECAUSE OF CONSUMER RIGHTS’ VIOLATION
9. MICROFINANCIAL ORGANIZATION “CRYSTAL” ISSUED 2-YEAR BONDS
10. LLC “BANET” GOT CONSENT ON ACQUISITION OF LLC “MICRONET”

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1. GEORGIA’S TOTAL EXTERNAL DEBT MAKES UP 112.2% OF GDP
Economics

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) reported that as of September 30, total external debt of the country amounted to $16.7 billion (39.5 billion lari). This volume corresponds to 112.2% of GDP for the last four quarters.

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2. GEORGIA’S NET INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION MADE UP 144.4% OF GDP
Economics

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) reported that as of September 30, net international investment position of Georgia made up negative $21.5 billion (53.3 billion lari). This volume corresponds to 144.4% of GDP for the last four quarters, NBG noted.

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3. GEORGIA’S NEGATIVE BALANCE OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENTS MADE UP 2.9% OF GDP
Economics

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) reported that negative balance of international payments of the country amounted in the 3rd quarter to $120.4 million (291.4 million lari). This volume corresponds to 2.9% of GDP for the reporting quarter.

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4. REGULAR EMISSION OF SO-CALLED BENCHMARK BONDS TO START IN NEXT YEAR
Economics

Finance Ministry declared that regular emission of so-called benchmark bonds will begin on primary market of the state securities in 2018. This tool represents enlarged emission with previously known frequency and equal volumes, the Ministry explained.

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5. PLANS OF DEVELOPMENT REGULATION FOR GUDAURI AND BAKURIANI ARE WORKED OUT
Economics

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development reported about public considerations of plans of development regulation, which were worked out by initiative of Agency for Alpine Resorts Development for alpine resorts Gudauri and Bakuriani.

Plan of development regulation for 6 areas of Gudauri was developed by company Free Architects.

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6. ECONOMY MINISTER: IN NEXT 10 YEARS, 1.5B LARI TO BE INVESTED IN “GEORGIAN STATE ELECTROSYSTEM”
Economics

Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Dimitri Kumsishvili declared that investments of over 700 million lari were made during past 5 years in JSC Georgian State Electrosystem (state-owned company for electricity transmission and dispatching).

“In next 10 years, at least 1.5 billion lari will be invested only in major infrastructure”, declared Kumsishvili, who had visited the company and acquainted with its activity today.

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7. NBG PUBLISHED MANUAL FOR GENERAL RISK ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
Economics

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) reported about publishing of manual for General Risk Assessment Program (GRAPE), the risk-based supervision framework.

The manual reflects those principles, which provide ground for supervising activities, and values, which guide each employee, engaged in execution of supervising function, NBG stated.

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8. NBG FINED SEVERAL MICROFINANCIAL ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMERCIAL BANK BECAUSE OF CONSUMER RIGHTS’ VIOLATION
Business

National Bank of Georgia (NBG) declared that because of violation of requirements on consumer protection and protracted reactions on clients’ claims, 5 microfinancial organizations and one commercial bank (are not named) are fined.

NBG specified that during inspection at one of the microfinancial organizations, interest rates and penalties were revealed, which exceed set limits (effective interest rate of 100% and penalty of 150% annually).

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9. MICROFINANCIAL ORGANIZATION “CRYSTAL” ISSUED 2-YEAR BONDS
Business

Microfinancial organization Crystal has issued 2-year bonds of 10 million lari, reported Galt&Taggart company, which served the transaction.

According to Galt&Taggart, demand for bonds considerably exceeded the offer that caused establishment of yield rate at the level of 0%.

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10. LLC “BANET” GOT CONSENT ON ACQUISITION OF LLC “MICRONET”
Business

National Communication Commission declared that consent was given to LLC Banet on acquisition of the whole share (100%) in LLC Micronet.

The Commission pointed that both companies operate mainly in different municipalities, so their merger will not cause change of competitive environment in corresponding segment of communication market.

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