Azerbaijan: reinsurance company to increase capital

Azerbaijan’s sole reinsurance company AzRe Reinsurance OJSC plans to increase its authorized capital by 25%, to 50 million manats (AZN), the message of Azerbaijan’s Financial Market Supervisory Body said. The supervisory body registered the issue of ordinary nominal book-entry shares of the reinsurance company at face value of 25,000 manats in 2000. The issue placement…

Azerbaijan: owing no one, depending on no one

Azerbaijan enjoys great reputation around the world, President Ilham Aliyev said, addressing the opening ceremony of the 5th Baku International Humanitarian Forum. “Next month we will mark the 25th anniversary of restoration of our independence”, Aliyev said, adding that most of the years during this 25-year period had been the years of progress and development.…

Azerbaijan: Indian company opens office

The office of the Indian trading company ‘Global Trading’ was registered in Azerbaijan. The legal representative of the new company is Namig Veysalov. The company was registered in the Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan on June 6. Headquarters of the Global Trading company is in Delhi. The company deals with selling and production of paper,…

Azerbaijan to get first French locomotives in 2017

Azerbaijan will receive the first AZ8A freight electric locomotives in summer 2017, Bernard Peille, managing director of the French company Alstom’s South CIS Cluster, reported. These locomotives are produced by Alstom at the production site of the Elektrovoz Kurastyru Zauyty (EKZ) joint venture in Kazakhstan. Peille said the assembly process of electric locomotives had advanced…

Azerbaijan: Silk Way and Russian Helicopters to create service center

Silk Way Helicopter Services (SWHS MMC) commercial helicopter company and Russian helicopter holding Russian Helicopters signed a letter of intent within the ADEX 2016 International Defense Exhibition on September 27. The document was signed by Director General of Silk Way Helicopter Services Azer Sultanov and Deputy Director General of JSC Russian Helicopters Igor Chechikov. According…

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,…