Azerbaijan Economy in the first seven months of 2017; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the first seven months of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first seven months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP declined in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 1.0 % in January-July of 2017 compared with the period of 2016 since CESD calculations found... Read More

Assessment on Real Effective Exchange Rate in Azerbaijan: 2017 Outlook

Assessment on Real Effective Exchange Rate in Azerbaijan: 2017 Outlook The implementation of fixed exchange rate regime for 20 years (1994-2014) resulted in a formation of an insecure currency position for all interest groups, including the government and business. Although the pressures on manat have commenced to increase since the second half of 2014, the Central Bank and the government failed in comprehending the process. That is why, promising... Read More

$ 1,073 billion US: Central Bank of Azerbaijan’s Monthly Intervention Cost

$ 1,073 billion US: Central Bank of Azerbaijan’s Monthly Intervention Cost Azerbaijan’s currency reserves have been dramatically declined in the last couple of months The Central Bank of Azerbaijan’s (CBA) intervention cost was $ 1,073 billion US in April 2015. Bank’s total currency reserves declined to $ 8,397 billion US in April 2015 since it was $ 9.47 billion US previous month. Reminded here that CBA’s currency reserves were $11.004... 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