Armenia: Resources

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globalEDGE Business Review: Doing Business in Armenia: Local CEOs Are Optimistic

Executive Briefing: Several months after the new government administration took office in spring 2008, local business leaders in Yerevan were optimistic about an improved economic and business environment in Armenia, citing simplified tax codes and reduced tax rates as key features underlying their optimism. Visually, their optimism is underscored by the numerous construction projects actively underway throughout the capital city. Strategically, many are positioning their companies to take advantage of the government’s decision to develop Armenia’s regions by designating up to five cities as ‘centers’ of culture, finance, and so forth, with the requisite investment that entails. Opens as PDF.

globalEDGE Business Review: Job Satisfaction - A Comparative Analysis

Executive Briefing: The objective here is to report job satisfaction results from an employee survey conducted between 2005 and 2007 in four formerly socialist economies: Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, with a focus on gender and generational differences in response patterns. Personal contacts, the currency used to achieve objectives in formerly socialist economies, dictated the survey locations. Foreign scholars, part of a mentoring program that involved training in survey research, became the local project coordinators; so by default, the project locations included: Ufa, Russia; Yerevan, Armenia; Almaty and Taldyquorgan, Kazakhstan; and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. While a single location cannot possibly capture the population or workforce diversity in the country, for convenience, I refer to country name when discussing results. Opens as PDF.

Government Resources
Main Government Page
Statistics Office
Central Banks
Stock Exchanges
Commerce Ministry
Export Promotion Agency
Investment Promotion Agency

News Sites

Armenia: ArmenPress

ArmenPress is owned by the government of Armenia and provides news on what is happening in Armenia. This resource is linked to the economics section which offers articles on current business issues pertaining to Armenia.

Regulatory Agency Sites

Armenia: Public Services Regulatory Commission

The Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) regulates many industries in Armenia including electricity, natural gas, water, and electronic communications. For communications, the PSRC grants licenses to operators, monitors the radio frequency spectrum, allocates resource to broadcasters, sets regulations & standards, and monitors producers' compliance with legislation.

Other Resources

Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISSTAT)

The Interstate Statistical Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CISSTAT) is an official source of statistical information on social and economic situations in the CIS countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan). Frequently updated press releases provide statistical data on numerous economic indicators related to each CIS country.