Azerbaijan: Saudi Arabia keen to establish broad trade and economic cooperation

A large delegation from Saudi Arabia, which will include representatives of both, state structures and the private sector, plans to visit Azerbaijan in October. Azerbaijan and Saudi Arabia enjoy successful cooperation in a number of areas and have fruitful bilateral cooperation within international organizations. During the upcoming meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade and…

Azerbaijan: June 2017 deflation reaches 1%

The prices of consumer goods and tariffs for services decreased by 1% in Azerbaijan in June compared to May, the country’s State Statistics Committee said. The prices of foodstuffs decreased by 2.5% during the reporting period, while the prices of non-food items and paid services increased by 0.1%. The prices of consumer goods and tariffs…

Azerbaijan: DemirBank to get new stakeholders

Stakeholders of Azerbaijan’s DemirBank decided to increase the bank’s total capital, the bank said in a message. The capital will be increased by transforming the bank’s external liabilities worth $105 million into Tier 1 capital, according to the message. The bank’s recapitalization plan approved by the stakeholders has already been submitted to the Financial Market…

Azerbaijan: Aliyev approves funding for construction of road in Sabirabad

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of Galagayin-Osmanli-Chol Beshdali-Zalgaraagach-Chol Agamammadli-Azadkend-Mugan Ganjali road in Sabirabad.

Under the presidential order, 14.4 million manats is allocated from the state budget for the construction of the road connecting 15 residential settlements with a total population of 41,000 people. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Azerbaijan: funding for construction of road in Tartar approved

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has signed an order to provide funding for the construction of Tartar-Seydimli-Garadaghli-Sarov road.

Under the presidential order, 7 million manats is allocated from the state budget for the construction of the road connecting 20 residential settlements with a total population of 24,000 people. (Trend/Business World Magazine)

Azerbaijan: non-oil economy growing

Azerbaijan’s GDP volume reached 25.34 billion manats in January-May, down by 0.9% YoY, according to a report of the country’s State Statistics Committee. GDP volume per capita reached 2610,3 manats. Meanwhile, the volume of Azerbaijan’s non-oil GDP rose by 2.3% in January-May as compared to the same period of 2016. The volume of Azerbaijan’s GDP…

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…

Azerbaijan: inflation to drop to single digits

The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) believes attainment of a single-digit rate of inflation by late 2017 is feasible, CBA head Elman Rustamov said on May 30. “The forecasts of international organizations, including the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, for the rate of change of consumer prices in Azerbaijan are positive,” he said.…

Azerbaijan: economy to grow in 2018

The Moody’s Investors Service international ratings agency has forecast the Azerbaijani economy to grow by 1.8% in 2018, Petr Paklin, the agency analyst, said at the Moody’s Annual Azerbaijan Summit in Baku on May 25. He noted that Azerbaijan’s GDP growth was highly dependent on the level of oil prices. If the oil prices remain…