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Comment: Pragmatism on Nicotine Could save Lives

Encouraging safer alternatives to smoking can help end epidemic The regulation of tobacco and nicotine products has become less straightforward. Historically, high taxation and restrictions were aimed at achieving total nicotine abstinence. But product innovation now means that there are increasing numbers of products that allow users to satisfy their …

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Turkey, Azerbaijan May Soon use National Currency in Trade

Turkey and Azerbaijan continue technical discussions on the draft of the preferential trade agreement, Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Ozlu said at the 5th Turkey-Azerbaijan-Georgia business forum in Istanbul. Ozlu expressed hope that the volume of mutual trade in the national currency between Azerbaijan and Turkey will …

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Mehriban Aliyeva Appointed as Azerbaijani First Vice-president

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, UNESCO and ISESCO Goodwill Ambassador, MP Mehriban Aliyeva was appointed First Vice-President of the Republic of Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev`s order Feb. 21. Until her appointment, Aliyeva led a charitable foundation to promote the political legacy of her father-in-law by sponsoring music and …

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Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Galt&Taggart Publishes Report on Main Developments that Took Place in Azerbaijani Economy Last Week: Azerbaijan economy up 0.8% y/y in 1M17 In 1M17 real GDP increased 0.8% y/y, compared to the 3.3% y/y contraction recorded in 1M16. Non-oil GDP was up 1.5% y/y, compared to the 3.7% y/y decline in …

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Working Together for the Region — ESCAP and ASEAN

By Dr. Shamshad Akhtar The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has shown to be an exemplary role model for regional cooperation guiding the 10-country bloc on the path toward shared prosperity and sustainable development. Since its launch in 1967, ASEAN has indeed come a long way in accelerating economic …

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Armenian Media: Despite Temur Chkonia’s Statements, McDonald’s Has no Plans for Opening Restaurant in Armenia

“McDonald’s does not plan to open a restaurant in Armenia”, Armenian media agencies have spread similar statements. Armenian media is actively discussing perspectives of opening McDonald’s restaurant in the country. Similar plans were announced by Georgian businessman Temur Chkonia, who asserts that he has already obtained a license in Armenia. …

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Gulf Air and Agoda Partner to Reward FalconFlyer Loyalty Programme Members

Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, today announced a partnership between the airline’s FalconFlyer Loyalty Programme and Agoda PointsMax, one of the fastest-growing online hotel booking platforms worldwide, allowing Gulf Air FalconFlyer members to earn loyalty miles with every Agoda hotel booking made on agoda.com. The partnership will …

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Azerbaijan Weekly Market Watch

Galt&Taggart Publishes Report on Main Developments that Took Place in Azerbaijani Economy Last Week: Non-performing loans up to 9.0% in December 2016 Total loans by commercial banks were up 1.0% m/m (-24.3% y/y) to AZN 16.4bn, driven by 0.7% m/m increase in local currency loans and continued depreciation, which led to …

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WB, Botas to Sign loan Agreement on TANAP

The World Bank (WB) and Turkey’s Botas Petroleum Pipeline Corporation will sign a loan agreement for financing of the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project, the Turkish Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources said in a message on its website Feb. 8. The signing ceremony will take place today, …

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TAP Gas Pipeline can Gauge Customer Interest in Capacity

The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) that will take gas from Azerbaijan to Europe is in a position to offer capacity on the line via so-called “open seasons” to gauge interest among potential customers, senior TAP executives said, Reuters reported. “We have prepared the ground for 200 kilometers out of a total …

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Strengthening Regional Cooperation to Mitigate Weather Extremes

Shamshad Akhtar

This month’s floods in Thailand are a worrisome reminder of the increasing uncertainty of extreme weather events. Thailand’s flood season usually ends in November, but this year, influenced by a low depression and a strong northeast monsoon, widespread flooding in the south of the country has killed more than sixty …

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Gazprom Considers Joining TAP to Export its Gas to Europe

Gazprom Considers Joining TAP to Export its Gas to Europe

Russia’s Gazprom company is discussing the possibility of using Poseidon and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) to export gas to Europe, the company’s deputy CEO Alexander Medvedev said. He made the remarks during the European Gas Conference in Vienna Jan.24, Reuters reported. TAP is a part of the Southern Gas Corridor …

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