Topic: economy

STEPANAKERT/WASHINGTON – Every day Zorik Babayan sells souvenirs near Stepanakert’s iconic We Are Our Mountains (aka Grandmother and Grandfather) monument. When I approached him last month, there was only a small group of tourists,[...]

By Danny Donabedian Harut Sassounian is an established, rather well-known political analyst and critic of Armenia’s current leadership and administration. He has claimed, on numerous occasions, to offer fair and balanced accounts of[...]

By Cristopher Patvakanian Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN – The financial system and spending patterns of many Armenians were not isolated from the shocks to Armenian society following the pandemic and 2020 war. Financial[...]

By Vahan Zanoyan Much has been written about the conventional economic development challenges of Armenia: Infrastructure needs, energy security, export promotion, agricultural development, emphasis on specific sectors such as IT, direct[...]

YEREVAN (news.am, azatutyun.am, ArmenPress) – Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan introduced newly appointed Minister of Economy Vahan Kerobyan to the staff of the Ministry of Economy on November 27. Pashinyan thanked[...]

By John Harker, LL.D. John Harker is a world-renowned conflict resolution, social engagement and international development expert. He was Nelson Mandela’s special advisor and helped him set up South Africa’s National[...]

Hayk Chobanyan, the Governor of Tavush Province, discusses the challenges of economic development in a province under fire. By Mateos Hayes Special to the Mirror-Spectator (Editor’s Note: This is part two of a three-part story on Tavush.[...]

By Armen Festekjian Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — With now more than 39,000 coronavirus cases and more than 700 deaths according to the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Armenia, the country continues to fight to[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Economic growth in Armenia accelerated to 7.6 percent last year, according to government data released on February 20. Official figures publicized by the Statistical Committee show that trade and other services were[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s GDP per capita is on course to exceed neighboring Azerbaijan’s and Georgia’s this year, according to the International Monetary Fund. In its most recent World Economic Outlook, the IMF forecast a GDP[...]