CESD: ADB’s Forecasts are Unrealistic

CESD: ADB’s Forecasts are Unrealistic The Asian Development Bank’s more upbeat projection of 2015 economic growth was met with skepticism as CESD economists said which the decline of crude oil price would continue to hamper the country’s growth. ADB expects that the GDP growth in Azerbaijan will be equal to 3.0 percent in 2015 and 2.8 percent in 2016. ADB Asian Development Outlook, published this week says that “despite a continuing slowdown... Read More

2015 Growth Forecast for Azerbaijan Adjusted

2015 Growth Forecast for Azerbaijan Adjusted The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) has announced Regional Economic Prospects 2015. The Bank has adjusted its official growth forecast from 3.0 % to 1.5 % in 2015. The Bank has reported that Azerbaijan has “suffered” because of its dependence on hydrocarbons whose prices have fallen. At that, the ERBD is confident in the country’s sustainability to external shocks and... Read More

Assessment of Effect of Declining Oil Prices on Azerbaijan Economy

Assessment of Effect of Declining Oil Prices on Azerbaijan Economy The main goal of the study is to assess how oil price decline in the world market will potentially impact Azerbaijani Economy. The paper specifically looks how last changes in the world market will effect on both revenue and expenditure sides of the state budget. The study also examines “side impact” and “domino effects” of low oil prices. As an oil exporter country Azerbaijan... Read More