What is happening in the Banking Sector in Azerbaijan?

What is happening in the Banking Sector in Azerbaijan? After closing the year of 2013 with a credit boom, the banking sector was unable to withstand the cold months of the current year: commercial banks almost halted all personal lines of credit. Despite the optimistic view of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic regarding the general situation, the commercial banks have remained skeptical. After imposing loan restrictions, some of the banks even... Read More

Tracking the Discount Rate Cut in Azerbaijan

Tracking the Discount Rate Cut in Azerbaijan The Central Bank has lowered its discount rate from 5.00% to 4.75 % starting this week. According to the Central Bank, taking into account the optimal level of inflation, this step will lead to a decrease in inflation rates and thereby support economic growth in non-oil sectors.  The bank said that the targeted inflation rate would maintain currency stability and increase the money supply appropriately.... Read More

Banking System in Azerbaijan; On the light of New Transformation

Banking System in Azerbaijan; On the light of New Transformation The paper touches upon three main problems in Azerbaijan banking system, their solving and the estimated direction of its future prospect. The first problem is a trend between incomes coming from the interests of banking credits and compulsory resource allocation and solutions related with this issues; the second problem is an improvement of banking capital, to bring it more sustainable... Read More

Banking sector in Azerbaijan; from bankruptcy to regression?

Banking sector in Azerbaijan; from bankruptcy to regression? “There is not any case in the foreign experience that a minimum requirement for authorized capital is increased by five times”, said in an interview with “Echo” the chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development Vugar Bayramov . In this regard, in his opinion, this is a serious administrative decision, despite the fact that it will enter into force on January... Read More