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Haykakan Zhamanak: Armenia’s Control Chamber president to be appointed ambassador?
The paper says it has learned from sources close to the authorities that top government circles are considering plans to appoint Control Chamber President Ishkhan Zakaryan Armenia’s ambassador to Kuwait. According to earlier reports, the CC would be reorganized into an auditing body with completely other functions.   Citing its sources, the paper says that Vache Gabrielyan, a deputy premier and the minister of international economic integration, will head the Chamber. But tha...
Zhoghovurd: Armenian mining company cuts jobs
The paper says it has learned from sources that a mining venture operating in the southern region Syunik has cut 60 jobs over the recent period. The move is reportedly linked to the name of Surik Khachatryan, the notorious regional governor who formerly headed the plant together with Maxim Hakovyan, currently the CEO of the Zangezour Copper-Molybdenum Combine. Hakobyan only recently “quit” the company, leaving it under Khachatryan’s sole leadership, says the paper. Financial...
Haykakan Zhamanak: Post of German ambassador to be given to ARF-D
The paper writes that the post of the Armenian ambassador to Germany will again be given to the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D). According to the paper, more probably ARF-D Bureau member Levon Mkrtchyan will be appointed to the post. Speaking to the paper though Mkrtchyan declined the information.
Haykakan Zhamanak: Heads of four Armenian banks resign
The paper writes that heads of four Armenian banks resigned from office in the past week. It writes that the chairman of Artsakhbank’s Executive Board, Kamo Nersisyan and the chief executives of Inecobank, Areximbank and BTA Bank, Avetis Baloyan, Arsen Khandkaryan and Nur Bakbergenov submitted resignation applications. The paper says BTA Bank executive submitted application a week ago to depart for his homeland Kazakhstan. Areximbank’s CEO is going to Russia for new work. As for the oth...
168 Zham: Government discusses candidacies to replace vice-premier, territorial ...
Citing its sources the paper claims that among the candidates to replace former vice-premier, territorial administration minister Armen Gevorgyan the name of the chairman of Economic Affairs Standing Committee Vardan Ayvazyan is being voiced. To clarify the information, the paper phoned Ayvazyan who though did not answer the phone. After Gevorgyan’s resignation, named of transport and communication minister Gagik Beglaryan, former nature protection minister Aram Harutyunyan [incumbent govern...
Hayots Ashkhar: Banks in Armenia to be forced to enlarge within the framework of...
Armenia’s membership to the Eurasian Economic Union supposes certain reshuffling not only in the economic processes but in the banking sphere as well, the paper writes. It says as a member of the union the banks will have to gradually enlarge to stand the competition. It may be in a way of joining, merging, which usually is considered the most effective way of enlargement. It is not that in new economic environment there will not be a need of small banks, they exist in all the countries an...
Haykakan Zhamanak: Economy Minister to be sacked
Citing its sources close to the government circles the paper writes that dark clouds are being gathered above economy minister Karen Tshmarityan. The paper says more probably he will soon be sacked. It is difficult to say what it is connected with, continues the paper, reminding that during the presidency of Robert Kocharyan he held ministerial post and lost it after Serzh Sargsyan became prime minister. The paper also reminds that before the recent appointment Tshmarityan was an MP and put d...
Haykakan Zhamanak: ARF-D not to make part of government
The paper writes that former minister of agriculture Davit Lokyan, responding to the possibility of being appointed as vice-premier said that it is impossible. Speaking to the paper Lokyan said, “Such thing is impossible. The ARF-D will not make part of the government and I will not become vice premier.” Asked whether he may leave the party to take the post, Lokyan said, “It is impossible, I will never leave my party for getting a post.”
Zhamanak: Gagik Tsarukyan to run for presidency
Despite his earlier claims that he does not have any wish to run for presidency, the Prosperous Armenia party’s leader seems to have changed his mind. Citing its sources, the paper claims that Gagik Tsarukyan unveiled to his closest circles plans for nominating his candidacy in 2018. Though his desire was perceived equivocally, it isn’t absolutely a surprise as far as the Prosperous Armenia members are concerned, says the paper, adding that several opposition parties, including the Armenian ...
Haykakan Zhamanak: Russian currency hits an absolute anti-record
The paper writes that the Russian currency is said to have hit an absolute anti-record on Tuesday, its exchange rate climbing to 38 per 1 US Dollar. Such a devaluation is thought to be the lowest ever, says the paper, as the Ruble price never plummeted to such a low rate even during the 2008-2009 global economic recession. The paper says it will have a bad impact on Armenia, whose population is largely dependent on private money transfers from the Russian Federation. The paper notes that the...
168 Zham: Four forces to conduct rally October 17
Citing its sources, the daily 168 Zham writes that at the Levon Ter-Petrosyan-Gagik Tsarukyan meeting it has been decided to conduct the regular rally of the four opposition forces on October 17. At the regular session of the four scheduled on Friday issues on conduction of the rally will be discussed and the day will be announced. The paper says Heritage party representatives offered to conduct the rally on October 10, but the PAP and the ANC decided to do it a week later. The paper says on...
Zhoghovurd: Bankrupted Armavia fails to pay salaries to employees
Zhoghovurd writes that the employees of Armavia airline continue demanding their salaries they have not received for months. The paper reminds that bankrupted Armavia has said it would pay the salaries of employees when Avia-service pays the debt to Armavia. The paper says it has appeared that Avia service has paid the debt long ago while Armavia continues cheating people. The paper says Armavia though owes not only to its employees but Armenia’s state budget and a number of international org...
Aravot: Political process in Georgia important for Armenia
Speaking to Aravot paper political analyst Gagik Hambaryan referring to the presidential elections in Georgia on October 27 analyzed what impact the election of each of the candidates will have on Armenia and the Armenians living in Georgia. He told the paper that political process in Georgia is important for Armenia as that country is the only one ensuring Armenia’s link with European and CIS countries. It is a transit country. Besides, the analyst said there is a big Armenian community in G...
Aravot: Embassies do not approve Schengen visas to people flying from Tbilisi
Aravot writes that a number of Armenians departing for Europe prefer to do it from Tbilisi for it being a more available variant. The paper says during its recent interviews head of Civil Aviation Department Artyom Movsisyan said there is a great difference between flying from Yerevan to Europe and from Tbilisi. But the government seems to have found the solution of the issue and restrict the right of people to move freely. Speaking to the paper, one of the directors of tourism agencies sa...
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