Azerbaijan: banks to continue consolidating

Azerbaijan’s banks will get bigger in 2018, through the ongoing consolidation as well, Anar Hasanov, first deputy chairman of Azerbaijani AccessBank’s Management Board, said. “I believe that new bank merger cases will occur on the market in 2018,” he declared. “The banking sector is moving in this direction and local banks will be enlarged. It…

Azerbaijan: banking sector stabilized

Azerbaijani banking sector stabilized after creditors restructured $3.3 billion in foreign obligations of the state-owned International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) in return for government bonds, said Nariman Mannapbekov, head of ADB Azerbaijan office. “Some capitalized banks are making initial efforts to gradually build-up their loan portfolios,” Mannapbekov said. On July 15, 2015, President of Azerbaijan…

Azerbaijan: railways to buy 900 new cars

Azerbaijan Railways CJSC will buy 900 new freight cars in the near future, says a report on implementation of measures reflected in the Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Logistics and Trade in Azerbaijan. According to the report, the purchase of additional cars is related to an increase in freight traffic volume. Azerbaijan Railways will…

Azerbaijan studying possibility for banks’ merger

Azerbaijan’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority is studying the possibility of local banks’ merger, according to the monitoring report on the implementation of measures reflected in the Strategic Roadmap for the Development of Financial Services. The possibility of further capitalization of the banks is also being considered, according to the report. The Financial Market Supervisory Authority…

Azerbaijan: economy to grow in 2018

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) expects that Azerbaijan’s GDP growth will be 1% in 2018, according to the “Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update: Sustaining Development Through Public-Private Partnership”. Azerbaijan’s GDP growth rate decreased by 3.8% in 2016. The ADB expects that the recession will continue in 2017, but its pace will slow down. Thus, according…

Azerbaijan: new artillery guns purchased

Azerbaijan has purchased new artillery guns from the Czech Republic. The DANA self-propelled artillery guns of the Czech production have been delivered to Azerbaijan and are being used in large-scale exercises involving various branches of Azerbaijani Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry reported on September 18. First introduced in 1977, DANA systems have a firing range…