CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union

CESD Research Paper: Feasibility study on the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) between Azerbaijan and the European Union The trade relations between Azerbaijan and the European Union are a substantial part of enhancing economic and political relations among both parties. Recent years have been characterized by an expansion of the trade volume between two parties; the EU turned out to be Azerbaijan’s biggest trade partner, in terms... Read More

Next round negotiations between Azerbaijan and WTO were postponed to the second half of 2017

Next round negotiations between Azerbaijan and WTO were postponed to the second half of 2017 Mahmud Mammadguliyev, chief negotiator on Azerbaijani accession to the WTO and Deputy Foreign Minister, has commented on the next round of talks on WTO accession held in Geneva last July by underling that Azerbaijan’s foreign trade regime was discussed at a meeting of the working group in Geneva. “The meeting was quite active, there were many questions.... Read More

CESD Chairman: Azerbaijan national currency will continue depreciating against the dollar

CESD Chairman: Azerbaijan national currency will continue depreciating against the dollar In the coming months, the devaluation of the manat will continue, the economist Vugar Bayramov said. In an interview with Turan Bayramov noted that AZN has not found its real exchange rate. Note that in the last two months the dollar in respect to manat has been growing. If on July 1, 2016, the dollar was worth an average of 1.56 manats, in August there is a... Read More

Bloomberg: Central Bank Depleted by Azeri Crisis as Oil Brings No Relief

Bloomberg: Central Bank Depleted by Azeri Crisis as Oil Brings No Relief Vugar Bayramov: “Sooner or later, the central bank will have to pull out of the market to stop the depletion of its currency reserves” The once-in-a-generation crash in oil prices sent the Azeri economy staggering into a crisis and the central bank is running out of options to stop the unraveling. Every seventh lender is now shut, the currency is testing new lows and by one... Read More

Vugar Bayramov’s analysis of the tension between Russia and Turkey

Vugar Bayramov’s analysis of the tension between Russia and Turkey Vugar Bayramov, chairman of Center for Economic and Social Development, gave interview to day.az news portal in Azerbaijan on December 9th, 2015. In his interview, Dr. Bayramov addresses to impacts of existing tension between Turkey and Russia not only on those indicated countries but also on Azerbaijan. Full interview in Russia is submitted below. Россия и Турция топят... Read More

Azerbaijan and Iran after the Sanctions: The Pathways of Advanced Engagement and Confrontation

Azerbaijan and Iran after the Sanctions: The Pathways of Advanced Engagement and Confrontation by Ahmad Alili, Researcher, Center for Economic and Social Development (Azerbaijan) The nuclear deal reached by the E3/EU+3 and Iran has a great historic significance for the world; especially for the regions bordering with Iran. In this regard, Azerbaijan, also bordering with Iran, is awaiting crucial political and economic reorganisation at its southern... Read More

CESD POLICY PAPER: ENERGY SECURITY AND ENERGY UNION PERSPECTIVES FOR AZERBAIJAN

CESD POLICY PAPER: ENERGY SECURITY AND ENERGY UNION PERSPECTIVES FOR AZERBAIJAN Azerbaijan is a reliable partner in the energy security issue for the oil importer countries. Country has sufficiently traditional energy resources which already invested on this energy sector. However, country geographical location gives opportunity in order to use the alternative and renewable energy resources which helps to keep the balance of the utilization of energy... Read More

ADB: New Devaluation Is Possible in Azerbaijan

ADB: New Devaluation Is Possible in Azerbaijan The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has published today an update to its report Asian Development Outlook (ADO 2015 update), sharply reduced the projected surplus of current account of Azerbaijan’s balance of payments. According to ADO 2015 update, the forecast of Azerbaijan’s surplus for 2015 was reduced from 12% to 6% of GDP and in 2016 from 13.4% to 8% of GDP. At the same time the Bank has kept the... Read More

SOFAZ lost $ 1.3 billion US due to revaluation of foreign exchange

SOFAZ lost $ 1.3 billion US due to revaluation of foreign exchange State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan’s (SOFAZ) revenue was 4 054. 0 million. manats ($ 3860.9 million US), while budget expenditures constituted 4 042.1 million manats ($ 3849.6 million US) in the first half of 2015. Revenue of 3 812.1 mln. manats was received from the implementation of oil and gas agreements, including 3 802.1 mln. manats from the sale of profit oil and... Read More

Will Azerbaijani National Currency be re-depreciated in 2015?

Will Azerbaijani National Currency be re-depreciated in 2015? The future of the Azerbaijani national currency is the hot topic in the existing agenda. Although Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) announced on April 02, 2015 that no sudden changes in the currency policy are expected since the oil prices will be likely remain at the level of $50-55 per barrel until the end of the year: “It’s unlikely that the manat, Azerbaijan’s national currency,... Read More

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