Armenia

Location:
Southwestern Asia, between Turkey (to the west) and Azerbaijan

Climate:
highland continental, hot summers, cold winters

Natural hazards:
occasionally severe earthquakes; droughts







Currency: Drams (AMD)

1 EUR = 577.47 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2014)
1 EUR = 559.54 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2013)
1 EUR = 532.24 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2012)
1 EUR = 498.72 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2011)
1 EUR = 481.16 Dram - AMD (December 31st, 2010)

Sources:
ArmInfo News Agency
Central Bank of Armenia

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ARMENIAN insurance sector increases tax payments by 36.4% per annum in the first half-year

The insurance sector  of Armenia paid 1.5 billion drams in the first half of 2017,  exceeding the figure of the previous year by 36.4%. Of this amount,  1.4 billion drams fell on direct taxes (including income tax and  income tax), which is 40% higher than last year's figure. According  to the RA State Revenue Committee, in the list of 1000 largest  taxpayers of Armenia, according to the results of the first half of  2017, all 6 insurance companies operating on the market were  included.

ARMENIA: the capacity of the retail insurance market has improved the annual trend from negative 3.9% to positive 2.7%, while accelerating corporate growth from 7.3% to 8.5%

The share of retail insurance in the  portfolios of premiums of Armenian insurers for the first half of  2017 was 54.6% (9.3 billion drams), corporate - 45.4% (7.7 billion  drams). At the same time, the capacity of the retail insurance market  improved the annual trend from negative 3.9% to positive 2.7%, while  the growth rate of corporate insurance accelerated from 7.3% to 8.5%.

ARMENIA: VTB Bank downs interest rates on car loans

VTB Bank (Armenia) has lowered interest rates on car loans, the press office of the bank reported on Monday. Now the bank clients will borrow the money necessary for buying cars at interest rates beginning from 14%. The bank also offers lending for already imported cars, which are brought to Armenia within 30 days before applying for car loans.