Study points to the need to stimulate demand in Armenia

Construction site in Yerevan (c) photo by Artur papyan,
Construction site in Yerevan (c) photo by Artur papyan,

Study by a local think-tank reveals decline in household incomes and investment skepticism in businesses, points to the need to stimulate demand.
The Economy and Values Research Center (EV Consulting), the Armenian counterpart to the World Economic Forum in producing its annual Global Competitiveness Report, has attempted to assess the impact of the current economic crisis on Armenia in its recent study. Continue reading “Study points to the need to stimulate demand in Armenia”

Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere

A group of Armenian and Azerbaijani parliamentarians and intellectuals initiated a one-day “public diplomacy” trip visiting the Presidents and key officials in the disputed Karabakh region, Armenia and Azerbaijan. The action was designed to appeal to the publics in the conflict stricken region. Meanwhile, the Armenian bloggers were not impressed.
In an interview to Azerbaijani media, Siyavush Kerimi, one of the intellectuals visiting Karabakh as part of the Azerbaijani delegation, said after seeing the President of the Self-Declared Karabakh Republic: “I was reassured in my meeting with the leader of the separatists Bako Sahakian, that he is a short-sighted man and that Armenian’s don’t want to see the reality.”
Citing these words, Kornelij Glas comments with irony: “Here’s, for example, one of the people brought to Karabakh by the genius of Armenian diplomacy.” Continue reading “Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere”

Podcast: interview with Vahan Ishkhanian

PodcastThis week’s Armenian Blogosphere podcast features an interview with journalist Vahan Ishkhanian about his blogs, specifically the one on
Ishkhanian is well known around the Armenian Blogosphere. Not long ago he and his wife became the focus of much discussion and debate in blogs for publishing material’s on “Inqnagir” literary journal, claiming a prominent Armenian poet of the 20th century – Yeghishe Charents is gay.
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