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Margarita Antidze

Azerbaijan wants stable oil price before any further output cut

25 Feb 2019

BAKU, Feb 25 Azerbaijan, the third-biggest former Soviet oil producer, wants to see stability in oil prices before deciding whether to support any extension of global cuts in crude output, the country's energy minister said.

EBRD may start talks with Azeri IBA over privatisation in 2019

25 Feb 2019

BAKU, Feb 25 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development may start discussions with the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) over its privatisation later this year, the EBRD's manager in the South Caucasus country said.

BP to ramp up Azeri Shah Deniz gas output, sees flat ACG oil production

19 Feb 2019

BAKU BP plans to ramp up production at Azerbaijan's Shah Deniz gas field and keep output flat at the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) oilfields this year, a senior regional official at the British oil major said.

Court ruling revives painful memories for Georgian deportees

12 Feb 2019

JIMITI, Georgia When Georgian mother Lia Shioshvili was expelled from Russia 12 years ago, she and her four young children had to spend two days out on the streets by the border, and then two weeks crammed into a basement where they slept on the floor.

INTERVIEW-Georgia's c.bank chief sees gradual easing of monetary policy

25 Jan 2019

TBILISI, Jan 25 Georgia's central bank, which expects strong economic growth and a pick-up in consumer demand this year, plans to gradually ease interest rates toward a level of 5-6 percent over the next two years, the central bank's chairman said.

Georgia's new pro-Western president seeks unity after vote protests

16 Dec 2018

TELAVI, Georgia Georgia's incoming President Salome Zurabishvili vowed to reconcile political divisions and deepen ties with NATO and Europe at Sunday's inauguration that opposition protesters were blocked from reaching.

Acting Armenian PM's bloc wins parliamentary vote - commission

10 Dec 2018

YEREVAN Armenia's acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan bolstered his authority in the former Soviet republic as his political bloc won early parliamentary elections which were assessed as democratic.

Armenians vote in election testing revolution's power shift

09 Dec 2018

YEREVAN Armenians voted for a new parliament on Sunday as acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan sought a stronger mandate, having been elected by lawmakers to the post in May following a peaceful revolution earlier this year.

Thousands in Georgia protest against presidential election results

02 Dec 2018

TBILISI Thousands of Georgians protested in the capital Tbilisi on Sunday against the result of the country's presidential election, as defeated candidate Grigol Vashadze said opposition parties would challenge the outcome in court.

Georgian president-elect takes strong line towards Moscow after contentious vote

01 Dec 2018

TBILISI Georgia's new President-elect described Russia on Saturday as an unpredictable occupying power, staking out a tough line towards Moscow as she faces protests at home from opponents who accused her of being soft on Russia during the campaign.

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