Via EURASIANET.org [4/03/07]: The drive-by shooting of a senior member of Armenia’s ruling Republican Party is heightening concern about Armenia’s upcoming parliamentary elections. Many observers fear that the incident is somehow linked with the May 12 vote. Government investigators are still scrambling to identify a possible motive for the attack, however.
Ahousekeeper is frustrated by the proceedings around the opening of the historic Armenian Holy Cross Church on the island of Akhtamar, near Van in southeast Turkey, which was renovated by Turkey as an exercise in good will, an effort to show Turkey bears no ill will toward Armenians despite many political problems.
Armenian Breaking News, Hyelog, Armenia and a number of other Armenian blogs report about Armenia’s unexpectedly high position on this year’s Super Growth Index by the Grant Thornton International. Hyelog reports:
The real surprise in the global picture was Armenia, a newcomer to the survey, with 38% of businesses achieving super growth. Armenia knocked India from a second place [after USA] ranking in 2006 to a ranking of 15th (15%) in 2007. In an equally surprising result, Hong Kong (18% super growth companies) dropped from 3rd place to 11th.