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The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-December 2023

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


China's "Belt and Road" project and Armenia։ A missed opportunity or a geopolitical choice?

On October 17-18, 2023, the third "Belt and Road" summit of international cooperation was held in Beijing, which was attended by leaders of more than 2 dozen countries, high-ranking delegates from more than 130 countries. In various analyzes published in previous years, the "Luys" Foundation referred to the possibilities of the Republic of Armenia's participation in the Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative, generally encouraging Armenia's more active participation and initiative in this Chinese mega-project. Unfortunately, in the previous years, the current government of Armenia not only did not record any significant progress in relations with China, but also because of its strange foreign policy, Armenia was even more immersed in the trap of the intensifying East-West confrontation.

Within the framework of this analysis, we tried to understand what the Chinese "Belt and Road" project looks like today, 10 years after it was put forward by President Xi Jinping, what are the achievements and prospects of the project. At the same time, we analyzed the level of involvement of the countries of the region in the project, and also tried to understand what is the logic of the policy of the RA authorities in this direction. As a result, we came to the conclusion that both the disproportionate interest in the important Belt and Road Initiative and the inadequate foreign policy towards such a superpower as China are not simply the result of foreign policy miscalculations and missed opportunities, but a reflection of a very concrete geopolitical choice of the Armenian authorities. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Reference on the budget of Yerevan of 2024

The budget of Yerevan sets the priorities of the economy of the city for the upcoming year. In the budget the planned level of revenues, as well as its structure is presented. In addition, the planned level of expenditures and its distribution by functional and economic classifications are determined. The forecasting of revenues and expenditures is followed by the planning of the budget deficit and the sources of financing it. Given the importance of this document and the programs embedded there, the present analysis aims to assess whether the budget of Yerevan and its structure are consistent with the problems confronting the city. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Armenian-American contacts in 2023. active contacts and realpolitik

2023 was distinguished by active Armenian-American contacts. This activation is based on the U.S. geopolitical interests in the South Caucasus and the latter's competition with Russia. Considering the situation in Armenia after the 2020 war and the readiness of the current Armenian administration to improve relations with Azerbaijan and Turkey, the U.S. has assumed the role of an active mediator. In this article, we have highlighted the directions in which the U.S. has implemented its proactive policy. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-November 2023

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


Reference on the state budget of the RA of 2024

The present analysis is devoted to the investigation of the key aspects of the state budget of the RA. First, we consider the projections of macroeconomic variables forming the basis of the budget, then we analyse the planned values of parameters of the general and central budget of the RA. We pay particular attention to the comparison of the planned values of revenues and expenditures with the actual levels observed in previous years. In the end we make conclusions in order to assess whether the budget addresses the problems that exist in the RA. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


The social-economi0c developments in the economy of the RA for January-October 2023

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


A study on the execution report of the state budget of the RA for the first nine months of 2023

The objective of the present analysis is to assess the execution of the state budget of the RA in the given period. First, we describe the general state of the economy of the RA, namely the driving forces of economic activity, the developments in individual sectors of the economy, the behavior of the components of the demand – consumption and investment – and so on. Afterwards, we analyze the performance of government revenues and expenditures by comparing the actual and planned values of the respective indicators. We conclude the analysis by summarizing the main observations and results. Full material is only available in Armenian․

  


The U.S. Media Coverage of the Exodus of Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh

On September 19, 2023, after a 9-month blockade, Azerbaijan launched an attack on the civilian population of Artsakh, carrying out atrocities that eventually led to the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population of Nagorno-Karabakh. The U.S. press has covered the forced displacement of the Nagorno-Karabakh population by Azerbaijan.

In this article, we have singled out the main issues that were discussed and how those were presented by the U.S. press in their articles on the ethnic cleansing of the Armenian population. Full material is only available in Armenian.

 

  


The social-economic developments in the economy of the RA for January-September 2023

In the present analysis, given the data published by the Statistical Committee of the RA, we study the recent social-economic developments in the economy of the RA. In particular, we consider the cumulative indicator of economic activity of the given month, its sectoral distribution, as well as the dynamics of individual sectors of the economy. We also analyze economic developments in the foreign trade, labour market and fiscal system of the RA. In addition, some aspects of the financial system (inflation, deposits and loans), as well as the behaviour of the exchange rate, are touched upon. Full material is only available in Armenian.

  


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