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…

Azerbaijan: economy to grow in 2018

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has forecast a 2% growth of Azerbaijan’s economy in 2018, according to the EBRD’s updated Regional Economic Prospects report. The bank forecasts Azerbaijan’s economy to contract by 0.5% in 2017, according to the report. After a brief period of volatility in the beginning of 2017, the Azerbaijani…

Azerbaijan to open trading house in UAE

Azerbaijan is ready to open a trading house in the UAE and appoint a trade representative there, Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev said. He made the remarks at the 6th meeting of the Azerbaijan-UAE intergovernmental commission for trade, economic and technical cooperation in Dubai, reads a message of Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry. Speaking about trade relations…

Azerbaijan: UAE to boost trade exchange

The existing economic cooperation level between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Azerbaijan doesn’t reflect the true potential of the two countries, UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri declared. Al Mansouri made the remarks on the eve of the 6th meeting of the UAE-Azerbaijan Joint Commission on Economic, Commercial and Technical Collaboration…

Azerbaijan: wheat imports up in January 2017

In January Azerbaijan increased wheat import 3.4-fold YoY, to 58.7 million tons, the State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan reported. According to the statistics data, the general cost of imported wheat to the country totaled $10.857 million (up 3.2 times). Also, in the reporting period Azerbaijan imported 1.426 thousand tons of vegetable oils…

Azerbaijan: AtaBank increasing capital

Azerbaijan’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FIMSA) has registered the additional issuance of shares of AtaBank OJSC in the total amount of 20 million manats, FIMSA said in a message on March 10. One million shares have been issued at a par value of 20 manats each. The shares will be placed via closed subscription. AtaBank…

Azerbaijan: AZAL stops Baku-Ganja flights

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) stopped its flights on the Baku-Ganja route on January 9, the company’s press reported.

The press service said it was economically inefficient to carry out these flights.

The Baku-Ganja flights were carried out daily using Embraer aircraft. Ticket prices started from 30 manats. (Trend/Business World Magazine)