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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ARMENIA: Compulsory Vehicle Insurance "direct payout"tool launched on April 1 2017

From April 2017 new conditions of CVI  insurance indemnifications are  enforced  in Armenia. As Vahan Avetisyan the director of  Armenian Motor Insurance Bureau has stated earlier, in 2016 all the necessary technical and procedural backgrounds were created so that from April 2017 CVI insurance certificates holders  could receive indemnifications from their insurance company.

ARMENIA-based insurers earned AMD 4.058 billion in net profit in 2016

Armenia-based six insurance companies earned a total of 4.058 billion drams in net profit in 2016, up from 2.672.8 billion drams they had earned in 2015 (51.8% increase), according to ARKA news agency's bulletin "Insurance Companies of Armenia" for the fourth quarter of 2016. All six companies closed the past year with a profit, whereas in 2015 two companies reported losses.

The list of Armenia's 1000 largest corporate taxpayers in 2016 includes all six insurance companies, operating in the country, which paid about 2.09 billion drams in taxes, up from 1.77 billion drams they had paid in 2015, the State Revenue Committee said. Some 93% of that amount were direct taxes, the Committee said.

ARMENIA's median gross monthly salary in 2016 was AMD 187,850

The median gross monthly salary in Armenia in 2016 amounted to 187,850 drams ($391 or 26,127 Russian rubles), which was by 1.7% more than in 2015, according to the figures, released today by the National Statistical Service (NSS).

ARMENIA: Fitch Affirms Armenia at 'B+'; Outlook Stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Armenia's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'B+' with Stable Outlook. The issue ratings on Armenia's senior unsecured Long-Term Foreign Currency bonds have also been affirmed at 'B+'. The Country Ceiling has been affirmed at 'BB-' and the Short-Term Foreign Currency and Local Currency IDRs at 'B'.