Azerbaijan: IBA’s foreign debt restructuring plan to be approved until mid-July 2017

The situation with approval of voluntary restructuring plan of foreign obligations of the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) by foreign creditors will be clarified by mid-July, Azerbaijan’s Finance Minister Samir Sharifov declared on June 13. “We have already informed the public about the negotiation process,” said the minister. Earlier, the IBA commenced a process of…

Azerbaijan: consolidation of two banks completed

The process of consolidation of two Azerbaijani banks – AtaBank and Caspian Development Bank – has been completed, Chairman of AtaBank’s Management Board Dayanat Guliyev said on June 1. Guliyev noted that as a result of the consolidation, sufficient financial reserves were formed and the bank’s capital position had been strengthened. According to him, as…

Azerbaijan: AIIB ready to co-operate with private sector

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will cooperate with the private sector in Azerbaijan, whenever possible, to invest in infrastructure projects which meet the bank’s mandate, strategy and standard, a source in AIIB reported. The source added that mobilizing private capital was one of AIIB’s priority. “AIIB is interested in financing infrastructure investment projects in…

Ukraine: central bank lowers refinancing rate

The board of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has decided to lower the refinancing rate to 12.5% as of May 26, from 13% per annum.

The decision was sealed in NBU resolution No. 318-rsh dated May 25, the NBU said in a statement. (Interfax-Ukraine/Business World Magazine)