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Robert Harutyunyan:

Kuwait, Qatar, UAE can invest in Armenia comfortably

March 16, 2012
Robert Harutyunyan
As a democratic country, Armenia considers opportunities of expanding its trade and economic ties not only with its major ally Russia, developed Europe, unpredictable China, but with Arab countries as well. Armenian Agency of Development (AAD) has recently boosted cooperation with countries like Kuwait and UAE, deciding to provide partners from these countries with information about Armenia’s investment climate and its trade opportunities. AAD general director Robert Harutyunyan told PanARMENIAN.Net about the process of establishing trade and economic ties and attracting new investors.

Georgy Khachatryan:

Improved legal procedures will attract investments to Armenia

March 5, 2012
Georgy Khachatryan
Favorable investment climate in a country will definitely attract potential investors. Over the past years, Armenian authorities have made efforts to improve it in terms of business registration, as well as increased transparency of tax and customs administration. Also, actions were undertaken to boost quality of legal procedures aimed to protect business interests. However, much work will needs to be done. See more on this in an interview of senior legal consultant of Ameria Group of Companies Georgy Khachatryan with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Gagik Kocharyan:

CIS free trade agreement doesn't envisage any limits for Armenia

November 25, 2011
Gagik Kocharyan
The Prime Ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) signed a free trade agreement on October 18, 2011. The document, which is meant to replace a number of bilateral and multilateral agreements, was signed by all the CIS member states except Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which can, anyway, join it later. Head of the department of trade and market management at the Armenian Ministry of Economy Gagik Kocharyan commented on the deal in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Vahan Stepanyan:

Armenia to lead CIS countries toward synchronization of central depositories

October 5, 2011
Vahan Stepanyan
On October 6-8, 2011, Yerevan will host the 1st joint conference of the Association of Eurasian Central Securities Depositories (AECSD) and International Association of Exchanges of CIS Countries (IAEx of CIS) titled “Global Opportunities of Local Markets: Infrastructure and Management.” The organizers of the event, which will bring together representatives of the central depositories and exchanges from CIS countries as well as managers from Thomas Murray, SWIFT, Vnesheconombank, Euroclear, Clearstream, etc., are the Central Depositary of Armenia (CDA) and Nasdaq OMX Armenia. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, CDA director Vahan Stepanyan commented on the issues to be in the focus of the conference and results expected.

Karine Minasyan:

Armenian diamond industry reviving

September 10, 2011
Karine Minasyan
Armenia has been famous for its jewelers since the ancient times. However, after expiration of the agreement with Russia on cooperation in diamond industry, most of plants were shut down. Things got even worse during the crisis. However, the Armenian government is determined to take every effort to restore the potential of the field. First Deputy Economy Minister Karine Minasyan commented on the steps taken in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Edgar Petrosyan:

Ameriabank will be a reliable partner for Armenian traders

May 4, 2011
Edgar Petrosyan
The public interest in international stock market is growing. Being an investment bank, Ameriabank cjsc continues creating new opportunities to allow its clients to strike deals at various stock markets 24/7. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, senior specialist at the bank's trade department Edgar Petrosyan elaborates on the profitable investments Armenian traders can make with the use of modern technical solutions.

Armen Movsisyan:

Armenia rates cooperation with Iran as satisfactory

March 28, 2011
Armen Movsisyan
Energy security and sufficiency remain among the most important tasks for Armenia, which strengthens relations with its neighbors through diversification of its energy resources. Specifically, Armenia implements a number of ambitious joint projects with Iran. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, Armenia's Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Armen Movsisyan commented on the implementation process as well as on talks for oil pipeline construction and forthcoming visit of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Sargis Tsaghikyan:

Philip Morris going to expand activity in Armenian cigarette market

January 31, 2011
Sargis Tsaghikyan
In 2010, Armenian government took some measures to regulate the cigarette market and determine approaches to local manufacturers and importers. Regional manager of Armenian representation of Philip Morris Management Services B. V., the major cigarette importer in Armenia, Mr. Sargis Tsaghikyan commented on the company's future plans in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Angela Khachatryan:

Ameriabank sees potential of factoring services in Armenia

December 9, 2010
Angela Khachatryan
Following its strategy of introducing innovative solutions to the banking market, Ameriabank adopted a new tool – classical factoring. The bank’s factoring division specialist Angela Khachatryan commented on the product’s features and advantages in an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net.

Leszek Balcerowiczis:

Armenian economy had better avoid booms

September 16, 2010
Leszek Balcerowiczis, Polish economist, former chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Deputy Prime Minister in Tadeusz Mazowiecki's government, who is famous for implementing the Polish economic transformation program, commonly known as shock therapy in the 1990s, visited Armenia lately to attend “Armenia after crisis: challenges and perspectives” conference. In an interview with PanARMENIAN.Net, Mr. Balcerowiczis commented on crisis-prevention tools and prospects of Armenian-Polish relations.