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Georgia gives port consortium year-end deadline to secure financing

16 Oct 2019

TBILISI A consortium planning to build a major port on Georgia's Black Sea coast has until the end of the year to secure financing for the project, a minister said on Wednesday, extending a deadline originally set for earlier this week.

Consortium in Georgia accuses government of sabotaging major port project

15 Oct 2019

TBILISI The consortium behind one of the biggest projects in ex-Soviet Georgia, the construction of the major deep sea port Anaklia on the Black Sea coast, has accused the government of sabotage and put the project on hold, its director general said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: Kim Kardashian praises climate activist Thunberg and hopes for meeting

11 Oct 2019

YEREVAN US reality TV star Kim Kardashian heaped praise on Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday, calling her a "brave and amazing young woman" and said she shared her concerns about climate change. | Video

Georgia's central bank to tighten monetary policy until prices stabilize: central bank chief

19 Sep 2019

TBILISI Georgia's central bank plans to further tighten monetary policy if inflation caused by the fall of its currency persists, the bank's governor said.

Georgian parliament approves new prime minister Giorgi Gakharia

08 Sep 2019

TBILISI The Georgian parliament on Sunday approved a new government led by Russian-educated former interior minister Giorgi Gakharia in a move slammed by the opposition which has called for him to resign over a crackdown on anti-Russian protesters.

Azerbaijan targets petrochemicals in push to reduce reliance on oil and gas

06 Aug 2019

* Expects $2 bln in 2019 non-oil exports, up from $1.7 bln in 2018

Georgia's prosecutors charge TBC Group's chairman with money laundering

24 Jul 2019

TBILISI Georgian prosecutors charged TBC Bank Group's chairman and his deputy on Wednesday with money laundering, a move the bankers said was absurd and damaged prospects for attracting investment to the country.

Economist's double life on the frontline of Georgia's street protests

23 Jul 2019

TBILISI Shota Dighmelashvili leads a double life.

Europe's human rights court rules against owners of Georgian pro-opposition TV channel in ownership row

18 Jul 2019

TBILISI Europe's human rights court dismissed on Thursday a case filed by the owners of a Georgian pro-opposition television channel Rustavi 2 accusing Georgia's Supreme Court of bias and that it was subject to a state-led campaign to silence it.

UPDATE 1-Georgian economy likely to feel effects of Russian flight ban, central banker says

02 Jul 2019

TBILISI, July 2 Georgia's gross domestic product might be reduced by more than 1% this year this year because of a dispute with neighbouring Russia, the head of Georgia's central bank said.

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