Oct 22, 2008 | Press Release
Molybdenum is a metal that doesn't lose its cool. Used in a variety of alloys for steel, it remains rigid at 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and doesn't melt until 4,730 degrees F, a point at which everything but four other natural elements have vaporized and disappeared.
Oct 20, 2008 | Press Release
The scenery is breathtaking. Sandwiched between two seas and home to Europe's highest mountains, the Caucasus has always been an alluring and darkly mysterious region. Its reputation rose during its long, slow conquest by imperial Russia in the 19th century. The Caucasus features prominently in the poetry of Pushkin and the fiction of Tolstoy. A classic Russian figure, the “superfluous man” who is powerless and doesn't fit in, first appeared in the character of Pechorin in Lermontov's novel, “A Hero of Our Time”, set in the Caucasus. Russian readers were also enthralled by the exploits of the Caucasian resistance hero, Imam Shamil.
Oct 17, 2008 | Press Release
IYC’s monitors observed the local government elections in 206 precincts on September 28.
Oct 14, 2008 | Press Release
The world financial crisis creates a number of risks for Armenian economy, ex-premier of Armenia Hrant Bagratyan said. He pointed out that the crisis effects on Armenia's economy are not so visible due to economic isolation of the country. Yet, some effects could be expected, he said.
Oct 13, 2008 | Press Release
Real estate prices have started falling at the end of summer in Yerevan. According to the monthly report of Cadastre Real Estate Committee, the average price for 1 sq/m of an apartment in Yerevan has fallen by 1,8% in August. The number of the real estate bargains also reduced in August by 15% if compared with July and by 22% if compared with August 2007.
Oct 10, 2008 | Press Release
The average profit of Armenia's monopolists from the sale of imported products exceeded 100 percent. According to the official data, a total of 88,000 tons of sugar were imported to Armenia.
Oct 09, 2008 | Press Release
Armenia holds the 97th position out of 134 in the Global Competitiveness Report 2008-2009 published by the World Economic Forum, Wednesday. Armenia has dropped by 4 positions as compared with the previous ranking. The United States tops the overall ranking. Switzerland is in the second position followed by Denmark and Sweden. Azerbaijan holds the 69th position, and Georgia - the 90th position. According to the ranking, the main obstacles for Armenia's economy are corruption, low level of tax administration, regulation of exchange rates and unsatisfactory work of the state machine.
Oct 06, 2008 | Press Release
President Serzh Sarkisian pledged to take “drastic steps” to eradicate government corruption in Armenia as he presented his administration’s priorities to the National Assembly on Thursday.
Oct 06, 2008 | Press Release
Monday, October 6 2008 EVENT: The monitoring committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe considered developments in Armenia on October 3.
Oct 02, 2008 | Press Release
The Georgian-Russian conflict in early August brought negative economic and humanitarian consequences for the South Caucasus. Carefully built East-West transport and energy corridors have come under question. Recognition of Abkhazia and South Ossetia by Russia presents another diplomatic difficulty for the countries of the region.