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…

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…