How long will the dollar continue to appreciate against the manat?

How long will the dollar continue to appreciate against the manat? Recently, the frequently asked questions are mostly related to the causes of the depreciation of the manat and at what level and how long the dollar may appreciate. If 149 manat was needed in order to purchase 100 dollars on 25th of May, more than 152 manat is paid per 100 dollars on 20th of June 2016. This implies that the national currency has depreciated by more than 3 manats officially... Read More

National currency rate in Azerbaijan: is the stability sustainable?

National currency rate in Azerbaijan: is the stability sustainable? Plummeting oil prices since the third quarter of 2014 have shaped new market conditions for the national currency of Azerbaijan. For the first time after the global financial crisis of 2008, the national currency has encountered serious challenges. The Central Bank attempted to preserve the stability of manat exchange rate at the expense of spending currency reserves. Although intervention... Read More

Devaluation of Azerbaijani National Currency; Causes and Consequences

Devaluation of Azerbaijani National Currency; Causes and Consequences Starting from February 21st, 2015, the official exchange rate of the dollar to the manat, Azerbaijani national currency, has been set at 1.05 manat, which is 33.86 percent more than the exchange rate set before the beginning of the weakening process of the rate. Azerbaijani national currency has been depreciated against US dollar the first time since 2006. Central Bank of Azerbaijan... Read More

Falling Oil Prices and Declining of Currency Reserves

Falling Oil Prices and Declining of Currency Reserves Caused by oil price decline in the world market, Central Bank’s intervention costs have decreased since August 2014 in Azerbaijan- Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) reports. According to the official data of Central Bank of Azerbaijan Republic (CBAR), which published on January 08 2015, decline has been observed in both total reserves and currency reserves. CESD underlines that... Read More

$ 15,7 million lost in monetary reserves of Azerbaijan’s Central Bank

$ 15,7 million lost in monetary reserves of Azerbaijan’s Central Bank Monetary reserves of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan have started to drop in Q1 2013. In January 2013, the Central Bank’s reserves were valued at $11,964 billion. In February, the value of the reserves dropped by $15,7 million to $11,948 billion, as of March 1, 2013. CESD experts believe that the primary reasons for the decreased value of the monetary reserves are two-fold: First,... Read More

Baku, the capital city, accounts for 93% of deposits of population

Baku, the capital city, accounts for 93% of deposits of population By results of 2012 Baku again became a leader in attraction of deposits by the banks.  According to a report of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, the volume of banking deposits in the capital city as of 1 January 2013 made AZN 4,754,300,000 at the average rate of annual 8.5%. Deposits in national currency made  AZN 2,693,100,000 as of the beginning of the year in Baku, average rate-7.8%,... Read More

$ 1,5 billion Sterilization in Azerbaijan

$ 1,5 billion Sterilization in Azerbaijan “The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) has been keeping regulatory monetary policy to intervene in the market in order to keep the exchange rate of manat, national currency, for more than the decade.  CBA held currency sterilization in the amount of USD 1,584 billion in 2012 and manat against USD consolidated by 0.19%. The stability of the manat monthly cost of 135 million dollars. In this regard, the crucial... 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

To Cut or Not to Cut?

To Cut or Not to Cut?   İs that the Question for Central Bank in Azerbaijan? The Central Bank has lowered its discount rate from 5.25% to 5% 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... Read More

Azerbaijan’s foreign trade; Comparative Analysis

Azerbaijan’s foreign trade; Comparative Analysis The CESD report on Azerbaijan’s foreign trade analyzes challenges and current developments in this sector. The paper reviews how foreign trade relations changed particularly in terms of countries and commodities since the independency. Different sources are referenced in the report in order to comparatively illustrate existing circumstances in above mentioned sector. Download Full Paper Here    Read More

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