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CBA increases refinancing rate to 8.25%

CBA increases refinancing rate to 8.25%

March 4, 2011 - 18:53 AMT   GMT
The Board of the Central Bank of Armenia believes that gradual toughening of the monetary policy and assistance of other state structures will allow bringing the inflation rate to the target corridor in the first half of 2011.
Ombudsman may be the only one concerned over hazing in Azeri army

Ombudsman may be the only one concerned over hazing in Azeri army

March 4, 2011 - 18:39 AMT   GMT
Azerbaijani Ombudsman Elmira Suleymanova urges for adoption of law to suppress hazing among soldiers.
Weekly digest of foreign currency deals

Weekly digest of foreign currency deals

March 4, 2011 - 18:23 AMT   GMT
On February 21-27, 2011, AMD loans granted by banks totaled 22.5bln, while USD loans amounted to 48mln.

Pre-election campaign in Turkey checks “blood purity” of politicians

March 4, 2011 - 18:21 AMT   GMT
This week the Turkish press publicized two news items worthy of close attention. The first was about the decision on Leo Suren Halepli, Turkish citizen of Armenian descent,to be employed by the Turkish government. Tthe second item referred to publication of the names of Armenian journalists killed in the years of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. It is unlikely that we would be interested in these posts, but for the gaining momentum campaign for parliamentary elections.
Dafina Gercheva: violence against citizens should not repeat

Dafina Gercheva: violence against citizens should not repeat

March 4, 2011 - 18:18 AMT   GMT
The UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia commented on the March 3 rally dispersal in Yerevan near the RA government’s building.
Indian National Security Adviser to visit Armenia, sign memo on cooperation

Indian National Security Adviser to visit Armenia, sign memo on cooperation

March 4, 2011 - 17:53 AMT   GMT
Arthut Baghdasaryan and Sachin Pilot agreed to hold a conference with participation of the two countries’ specialists in high technologies.

Gaddafi forces fire tear gas at protesters

March 4, 2011 - 17:50 AMT   GMT
More than 1,500 protesters marched out of the Murad Agha mosque after noon prayers in the eastern Tripoli district of Tajoura, chanting "the people want to bring the regime down."
Karabakh conflict may stop being frozen due to miscalculations, U.S. official says

Karabakh conflict may stop being frozen due to miscalculations, U.S. official says

March 4, 2011 - 17:43 AMT   GMT
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Gordon said Washington is satisfied with the OSCE Minsk Group activity.
Marijuana may be legalized in Georgia

Marijuana may be legalized in Georgia

March 4, 2011 - 17:29 AMT   GMT
Several high-ranking Georgian officials are responsible for the initiative.

Arlington to host concert of Armenian music

March 4, 2011 - 17:27 AMT   GMT
The program will include sacred, patriotic, and secular selections by Komitas, Aram Khachaturian and others.