Azerbaijan: Tatra trucks to be produced

Azerbaijan will launch the production of Tatra trucks from 2018, the Azerbaijani embassy in the Czech Republic said. A memorandum was signed between Ganja Automobile Plant production association and Tatra company at the embassy of the Czech Republic in Azerbaijan. The document was signed by head of Ganja Automobile Plant Khanlar Fatiyev and chairman of…

Azerbaijan: Unibank issues USD bonds

The Baku Stock Exchange (BSE) has registered the issue prospectus of interest-bearing book-entry registered unsecured bonds of OJSC Unibank, said the BSE in a message on December 18. One thousand bonds at a par value of $10,000 each have been issued. The yield on the bonds will be 6% per year. Unibank has been operating…

Azerbaijan: GDP to grow in 2018

The UN predicts an increase in Azerbaijan’s GDP by 1.8% in 2018, according to the “World Economic Situation and Prospects-2018” (WESP) report prepared by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs. According to the report, Azerbaijan’s GDP will decrease by 1% in 2017 and will grow by 2.3% in 2019. The restoration of the…

Azerbaijan to launch direct flights to Croatia

Azerbaijan offers Croatia to launch direct flights for development of tourism, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said. Mustafayev made the remarks at a meeting with Croatian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts Martina Dalic in Baku, the Azerbaijani Economy Ministry reported on November 29. Speaking about cooperation between the two countries, Mustafayev…

Azerbaijan: four bridges constructed

Four bridges have been constructed in Azerbaijani Agstafa district, Azeravtoyol OJSC reported. Three bridges were built on the Agstafa-Poylu-Georgian state border highway and one bridge on the Agstafa-Poylu-Duzgishlag-Gazakh highway to ensure comfortable and safe movement of the citizens. New bridges were built across Agstafachay, Ajiderechay and Kura rivers, as well as over the railway. The…

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…