Armenia’s “useless” manpower
July 20, 2017
Back in October 2016, Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan instructed the heads of all governmental agencies to present proposals regarding reforms to be carried out within the public administration system. “Substitute the term ‘optimization’ with the term ‘drastic cuts’ to avoid misunderstanding,” the PM said at the time. PanARMENIAN.Net, in turn, presents the list of layoffs during the past year.
July 10, 2017
By the decision of Central Bank of Armenia (CBA), new hybrid currency will be introduced in the country. To learn some details, PanARMENIAN.Net talked to CBA numismatist Gevorg Mughalyan, who told about the advantages of the new money and explained why it will not be worn out in a short period of time.
State Revenue Committee changes its policy
June 6, 2017
During the past six months, the policy of Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) is undergoing changes. PanARMENAIN.Net presents some of them, including reduction of personnel, tax collection growth and tax amnesty, as well as tax exemption for self-employed citizens.
February 4, 2017
The Armenian National Statistical Service has published the macroeconomic data for the period of January-December 2016, reporting 20% growth as compared to 2015. The export totaled $1,783 billion against $1,485 billion in 2015. The import amounted to about $3,292 billion against $3,239 in 2015 (1,6% growth).
Past year’s achievements and failures
January 10, 2017
PanARMENIAN.Net presents the most important economic developments of the year 2016.
Armenian tax inspectors 4 times ‘lazier’ than Georgian counterparts
November 15, 2016
There has been a lot of talk recently about unnecessary staff members in some state institutions. To make things clear, PAN decided to compare the number of tax inspectors operating in Armenia and Georgia and their responsibilities.
Smartphones instead of food and clothes
October 4, 2016
According to statistical data, despite the decline of Armenian retail business in the first half of 2016, the sales of smartphones, refrigerators, TVs and other equipment has grown.
Armenian cigarettes gaining popularity
May 27, 2016
Torn by wars and terrorism, Iraq was not an attractive market for Armenian businesses just several years ago. Nevertheless, the successful activity of Armenian cigarette exporters made the country their Number 2 destination, following Russia.
Grigoryan doesn’t have permanent employees but hires up to ten people when extra help is needed once or twice a month.
June 16, 2014
Bardzrashen was named for its location: the village in the Ararat province of Armenia is situated high on a hill, with a long curving road leading to it. Like many other villagers, Karen Grigoryan is a farmer - he has greenhouses to grow vegetables and flowers. To improve the quality of the crop and reduce the weather risk, he recently built a new heating system in his glassed greenhouse where he usually grows pinks.
“Not a fan of drastic changes, I didn’t risk a new kind of business and just continued with what I could do the best,” Melkonyan says.
June 13, 2014
Samvel Melkonyan, the head of S Kahuyq LLC has been engaged in furniture business since the Soviet times. Currently, he runs his own furniture shop in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.