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Margarita Antidze

Georgia marks first anniversary of anti-Kremlin protest

20 Jun 2020

TBILISI Thousands of people gathered in the centre of Georgia's capital Tbilisi on Saturday to protest against the government and Russia one year after the brutal dispersal of an anti-Kremlin demonstration.

ADB cuts 2020 economic forecasts for South Caucasus countries

18 Jun 2020

TBILISI The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has slashed its 2020 economic forecasts for the South Caucasus countries as they are hit by the spread of the new coronavirus, but projects a recovery in 2021.

World Bank cuts 2020 GDP forecasts for Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

09 Jun 2020

TBILISI The World Bank has cut its 2020 economic growth forecasts for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it expects the three South Caucasus nations to recover next year.

EBRD cuts 2020 GDP forecasts for Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

13 May 2020

TBILISI The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has cut its 2020 economic growth forecasts for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as they are hit by the coronavirus crisis, but expects a recovery in the South Caucasus countries next year.

EBRD cuts 2020 GDP forecasts for Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan

13 May 2020

TBILISI The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has cut its 2020 economic growth forecasts for Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as they are hit by the coronavirus crisis, but expects a recovery in the South Caucasus countries next year.

Georgia to lift lockdown in Tbilisi on Monday

07 May 2020

TBILISI Georgia will lift its lockdown in the capital Tbilisi and allow shops to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said.

Georgia expects its economy to contract 4% in 2020: prime minister

24 Apr 2020

TBILISI Georgia announced a 3.5 billion lari ($1.1 billion) support package on Friday of which more than 2 billion lari will go towards shoring up its economy against the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia said on Friday.

Dance at home: Georgian national ballet moves lessons online

21 Apr 2020

TBILISI Georgia's National Ballet, the former Soviet country's famous folk dance ensemble, started giving lessons online after the group's popular dance schools closed their doors due to the coronavirus. | Video

IMF sees 4% growth in Georgia in 2021, ready to help with funds

20 Apr 2020

TBILISI The International Monetary Fund sees a recovery in Georgia's economic growth in 2021, after a 4% contraction this year due to the coronavirus outbreak, and stands ready to help the ex-Soviet country raise $1.6 billion from donors to finance balance of payments needs, an IMF official said.

Hundreds of parishioners attend Orthodox Easter Vigil in Georgia

18 Apr 2020

TBILISI Hundreds of Christian parishioners went to churches in ex-Soviet Georgia to attend Orthodox Easter Vigil despite a state of emergency and calls from the government and doctors to stay home amid outbreak of the coronavirus.

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