OUTLOOK 2020 Armenia

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2020

Growth driven by private consumption expected at around 5% in post-revolution “anti-corruption” administration’s third year. Country’s ratings improving with transition seen as success to date. Popular government may fear taking on painful reforms.

Caucasus braces for conflict in neighbouring Iran

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet January 6, 2020

Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken relatively pro-Tehran lines in the new crisis, while Georgia is sticking close by Washington.

Armenia drafts big, “revolutionary” budget

Ani Mejlumyan for Eurasianet December 10, 2019

The new budget would substantially increase tax revenues and expenditures, but the government’s macroeconomic projections have been received skeptically.

IMF Blog: Frontier market borrowing binge

International Monetary Fund November 25, 2019

Rock bottom global interest rates have been a boon for so-called frontier-market countries, which have been able to borrow cheaply to finance their development needs. But there can be too much of a good thing

EBRD: Pace of emerging Europe economic growth slows as global outlook weakens

EBRD in London November 6, 2019

The pace of growth in the EBRD’s emerging economies is slowing on the back of a weaker global economic outlook, and pressure from slower growth in the Eurozone and China, US/Chinese trade tensions and a contraction in world automobile production, acc