The FINANCIAL -- Economy -- In September 2018, the banking sector loan portfolio increased 18.8% y/y after growing 19.0% y/y in previous month, excluding the exchange rate effect. In unadjusted terms, loan portfolio was up 22.7% y/y and up 2.5% m/m to GEL 24.8bn (US$ ...

The FINANCIAL -- Economy -- Exports up 16.6% y/y in August 2018. In August 2018, exports increased by 16.6% y/y to US$ 275.6mn, imports were up 8.3% y/y to US$ 761.1mn and the trade deficit widened ...

The FINANCIAL -- Georgia’s real GDP growth constituted a strong 5.5% year over year (YoY) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2018, according to the Geostat figures. Recently this year, IMF and World ...

The FINANCIAL -- In August 2018, the average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri increased to 3.43 GEL, which is 3.8 % higher month-on-month (m/m, that is, compared to July 2018), but ...

The FINANCIAL -- Economy -- FDI up 9.4% y/y. FDI was up 9.4% y/y to US$ 389.2mn in 2Q18, according to GeoStat’s preliminary ...

The FINANCIAL -- ECONOMY -- Exports up 17.1% y/y in September 2018 In September 2018, exports increased by 17.1% y/y to US$ 301.7mn, imports were up 3.3% y/y to US$ 711.4mn and the trade de? cit ...

The FINANCIAL -- The average cost of cooking one standard Imeretian khachapuri in September 2018 was 3.56 GEL, which was 3.7% higher month-on-month (m/m, as compared to the previous month), and 2.1% ...

The FINANCIAL -- About two months ago, the Georgian government announced the introduction of restrictions on wheat imports and their transit by road transport. However, this idea was soon abandoned ...

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