Azerbaijan: IBA to be privatized

The ultimate goal of recovering the International Bank of Azerbaijan is to reduce its assets and liabilities and the bank’s privatization should be the next step, Azerbaijan’s Finance Minister Samir Sharifov said. He noted that the bank’s recovery was quite a difficult process and it was too early to talk about its completion. “Unfortunately, the…

Azerbaijan to showcase first hybrid engine UAV

Azerbaijani company AZDynamics will introduce the first hybrid engine unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with increased duration of autonomous flight. The hybrid drone will sport an internal combustion engine along with rechargeable batteries and an electric motor, making it possible to increase the duration of autonomous flight from 25 minutes to two hours. The drone will…

Azerbaijan: SGC to bring huge profit

The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) will bring tens of billions of net profit to Azerbaijan in 2018-2019, President of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev said. “Shah Deniz 2 is one of our most promising projects. The development of the huge Shah Deniz field, which has around 1.2 trillion cubic meters of…

Azerbaijan: Iranian companies invest $2.6 billion

Iranian companies have invested $2.6 billion in Azerbaijan’s economy, Azerbaijan’s Deputy Economy Minister Sahil Babayev said. The deputy minister said that only $145 million of this amount was invested in the non-oil sector. Around 450 companies with Iranian share operate in Azerbaijan, Babayev added. “The relations between Azerbaijan and Iran have entered a new phase.…

Azerbaijan to make car export hub through Iran

Opening Iran-Khodro’s new site in Azerbaijan will turn Azerbaijan into the company’s export hub in Central Asia and the Caucasus. Iran-Khodro plans to manufacture 10,000 cars per year in Azerbaijan, which will be exported. Car imports to Azerbaijan fell after introducing the Euro-4 ecological standard over a year ago. In the first half of 2015,…

Azerbaijan: SOCAR to diversify its financial channels

Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR intends to diversify its financial channels, the company’s president Rovnag Abdullayev reported. He made the remarks during the presentation of SOCAR bonds for Azerbaijani citizens. Abdullayev pointed out that SOCAR was implementing a new strategy to strengthen its positions at the international level. Eurobonds have been issued successfully, he said,…

Azerbaijan: EBRD’s support important

A delegation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), headed by Bruno Balvanera, director for the South Caucasus, Moldova and Belarus, arrived in Baku. Balvanera introduced Ivana Duarte, the new head of the bank’s Baku office, to the Azerbaijani government. The EBRD delegation was received by Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani economy minister, as part…

Azerbaijan: China to get a stake in OGPC

Chinese companies may become owners of up to 50% in the Oil and Gas Processing and Petrochemical Complex (OGPC) in Azerbaijan, head of the country’s state oil company SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev said. He said that the work on this issue was underway. “As you know, SOCAR and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) signed a memorandum…

Azerbaijan the most important country in Caucasus and region

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of Mexico to the Republic of Azerbaijan Rodrigo Labardini has received Caspian Energy’s delegation headed by President and Editor-in-Chief of the Caspian Energy International Media Group Natalya Aliyeva. During the meeting the sides discussed possibilities of expansion of contacts on the informational level within the Caspian European…

Azerbaijan and Lithuania to expand co-op in railway sector

Azerbaijan and Lithuania have reached an agreement to even more expand bilateral cooperation in railway sector, spokesperson for Azerbaijan Railways Nadir Azmammadov reported. The agreement was reached during a meeting between the head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov and Lithuania’s ambassador to Azerbaijan Valdas Lastauskas in Baku. During the meeting, the parties discussed the…