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May 11, 2018

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politics

    CHAIRMAN OF “GEORGIAN DREAM”: WE FACE VERY IMPORTANT CHALLENGE, WHICH IS DEFINED BY THREE REASONS

    “We face very important challenge, being conditionally defined by three reasons, which create fertile soil for it”, thus explained billionaire ex-premier Bidzina Ivanishvili his decision to return to politics.

    Ivanishvili specified that “the first reason is objectively existing adverse social and economic situation and continuous attempts to present this already difficult situation in sharper, artificially aggravated colors”.


    NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR APPOINTED IN “SAKSTAT”

    Prime Minister appointed Gogita Todradze to a post of executive director of National Statistical Service (Sakstat). As Sakstat noted, Todradze was selected for a vacant post in Sakstat’s board on the basis of a competition.


economics

    ISET-PI: BUSINESS CONFIDENCE INDEX IN Q2 INCREASED

    In the 2nd quarter, Business Confidence Index (BCI) made up 39.6 points that by 8.3 points exceeds an indicator of the previous quarter, Policy Institute of International School of Economics at Tbilisi State University (ISET-PI) declared.

    The Institute said that improved business confidence “is in line with the overall positive country performance”, indicating that Sakstat estimates rate of GDP growth in the 1st quarter as 5.2%.


    IN 2017, NUMBER OF TRANSACTIONS IN RTGS SYSTEM GREW BY 6.6%, WHILE THEIR VOLUME – BY 18.7%

    National Bank of Georgia (NBG) reported that Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system served 21.8 million settlement transactions during 2017. In total, their volume amounted to 153.7 billion lari.


    REGULATING COMMISSION TOUGHENS CONTROL OF INTERNET ACCESS QUALITY

    National Communication Commission declared about adoption of rules for identification and control of quality of provided Internet service. Respective resolution will enter in force on August 15.


    PARTNERSHIP FUND: 18 NEW PROJECTS ARE PREPARED FOR POTENTIAL INVESTORS

    Company of Branch and Regional Development of Georgia prepared 18 new projects for potential investors, Georgian Partnership Fund declared.

    David Saganelidze, executive director of the Fund, said that at this stage, development of financial model is underway.


business

    ANAKLIA PORT BECAME ASSOCIATED MEMBER OF TRANS-CASPIAN INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT ROUTE

    Georgian deep-water port of Anaklia became associated member of Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), Anaklia Development Consortium reported. The decision was made at TITR session, which was held recently in Baku.


    “VEON GEORGIA” IS DEMANDED TO BRING TARIFFS FOR MOBILE VOICE SERVICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SET REQUIREMENTS

    LLC VEON Georgia, operating under brand of Beeline, is demanded to bring tariff for mobile voice service, established by “Freevolution” package, in compliance with set requirements, National Communication Commission declared. In this connection, the Commission warned the operator in writing.


    LAND PLOT IN AIRPORT SETTLEMENT OF TBILISI BROUGHT TO AUCTION FOR HOTEL CONSTRUCTION

    National Agency of State Property brought to electronic auction the nonagricultural land site of 12,653 square m with structures. The site is located in Tbilisi, in so-called “airport settlement”.


society

    “HUB GEORGIA” STARTS LITIGATION AGAINST “GEORGIAN RAILWAY”

    HUB Georgia (platform working on transport issues) declared about launch of litigation against Georgian Railway. The subject of the lawsuit is monopoly in railway transportation and restriction of competition to private sector, HUB Georgia explained.


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