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Margarita Antidze

Georgia's ex-president swaps politics for life of an Airbnb landlord

13 May 2019

DUSHETI, Georgia Former presidents often take to the lucrative global lecture circuit, join the boards of major corporations, or set up their own foundations. Georgia's low key ex-president has taken a different path: becoming an Airbnb landlord. | Video

Armenia's jailed ex-president: I'll join struggle against new leaders

08 May 2019

TBILISI Armenia's imprisoned former president Robert Kocharyan told Reuters powerful opposition forces were coming together to challenge the ex-Soviet state's new leadership soon, and that he hoped to be among them.

Bank of Georgia expects further growth in profit, lending

22 Apr 2019

TBILISI, April 22 Bank of Georgia Group Plc expects around 15 percent growth both in profit and lending in the medium term and feels confident in its capital adequacy position, the bank's chief executive said.

Georgia sees growth of at least 5 pct, plans local and foreign bond issues in 2019

29 Mar 2019

TBILISI, March 29 Georgia expects 2019 economic growth of at least 5 percent, and is looking at issuing sovereign bonds in its national currency as well as in U.S. dollars and euros this year, economy and sustainable development minister Giorgi Kobulia said.

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.

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

19 Feb 2019

BAKU, Feb 19 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.

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