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Friday, April 4 2008, #065 (1581)

NATO postpones MAPs for Georgia and Ukraine

NATO pushed back the membership bids of Tbilisi and Kiev yesterday, assuring them of eventual entry into the alliance but withholding politically key invitations to the next step in the accession processs. (more)

Georgian footballer starts business group

Georgia’s most famous footballer stepped into Georgia’s investment market this week with an ambition as big as his AC Milan paycheck, announcing the creation of a USD 1.5 billion business group. (more)

Words of the Day

Turkey makes USD 1.5 billion from Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan

The total amount of crude oil to have passed through the Baku–Tbilisi–Ceyhan pipeline reached 333 million barrels by the end of March, generating some USD 1.5 billion revenue for Turkey, according to a representative of Botas, the Turkish state oil company. (more)

Azerbaijan prioritizes fight against corruption

The Azerbaijani government is stepping up efforts to combat corruption, officials said at an international conference on corruption at Baku on April 1. (more)

The Week in Business

Review: Svani

A captivating story of life, love and blood revenge in Svaneti (more)

Review: Turkishmish

“Turkishmish,” a new confectionary store in Rustaveli Cinema, offers a range of goodies shipped straight from Istanbul. (more)

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