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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.

Georgian parliament elects ruling party candidate as new speaker

25 Jun 2019

TBILISI The Georgian parliament on Tuesday elected a ruling Georgia Dream Party candidate as its new speaker following the resignation of his predecessor after violent protests outside the building.

Russia threatens more economic pain in standoff with Georgia

24 Jun 2019

TBILISI/MOSCOW Russia on Monday served notice to ex-Soviet Georgia it faces painful consequences if anti-Russian protests are not brought under control, saying it was tightening controls on wine imports that bring Georgia millions of dollars in revenue each year.

Georgia and Russia trade blame over unrest as crisis brews

22 Jun 2019

TBILISI/MOSCOW Georgia and Russia traded blame on Friday for an outbreak of unrest in Tbilisi sparked by the visit of a Russian lawmaker with the Kremlin announcing it would suspend passenger flights between the two countries to protect its citizens. | Video

Georgians angry over Russian lawmaker's visit try to storm parliament

21 Jun 2019

TBILISI Crowds angry over the visit of a Russian lawmaker tried to storm Georgia's parliament building on Thursday evening, pushing against lines of riot police, throwing bottles and grabbing riot shields from some officers and tearing off their helmets.

EBRD sees 4.5% growth in Georgia in 2019, warns on external shocks

07 Jun 2019

TBILISI, June 7 Georgia's economy is expected to expand by 4.5% this year, supported by external demand, growing exports and tourism, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development said.

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