Opinion

The FINANCIAL -- Georgia’s annual growth rate for 2017 looks set to reach (or even exceed) the Georgian government’s 4% target. According to the preliminary statistics released by GeoStat, Georgia’s real GDP growth was 4% year over year (YoY) in Q2 2017. Based on this data, the ISET-PI forecast model predicts a 5.1% GDP growth in 2017.

The FINANCIAL -- In August 2017, FRUIT prices were 7.6% higher compared to the same month of 2016, and this was the first case in 2017 when year-to-year changes were positive. In August month-to-month changes became positive too and the FRUIT sub-index rose by 2.3%.

The FINANCIAL -- Now that the sizzling summer lingers behind, and the autumn equinox marks the arrival of the season of fall this week, Experto is ready to come back with a new insight on the livestock breeding industry. Around this time last year, we let the valued readers of The FINANCIAL know about Sommet de L’élevage, the Europe’s undisputed number one annual livestock summit. In order to assess the developments in this field, we decided to revisit the topic, albeit from a different angle. 

According to the broadcaster behavior codes and ethical charter norms that exist in Georgia, journalists are obliged to present stories in a balanced manner in which all sides are given equal representation and facts are provided without subjective flavor. 

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