What to expect from the monetary policy of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan?

What to expect from the monetary policy of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan? The Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan has announced that, a tight monetary policy is to be carried on. That is to say, the Central Bank will try to decrease the demand for USD by limiting monetary base. Although the implementation of the contractionary monetary policy since the oil price slump failed to stabilize the exchange rate of manat, the Central Bank does not... Read More

New decline in Azerbaijani Central Bank’s reserves: A message for next devaluation?

New decline in Azerbaijani Central Bank’s reserves: A message for next devaluation? The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) lost $1,186 billion US of its foreign currency reserves in August 2015 due to high demand for foreign currencies. CBA’s foreign currency reserves declined to $ 7315.4 billion US in August 2015 from $ 8501.5 billion US in July 2015. Meanwhile, slightly decline was registered in July 2015 compared with June 2015 since CBA’s... Read More

Currency reserves of Azerbaijan Central Bank grow first time since August 2014

Currency reserves of Azerbaijan Central Bank grow first time since August 1, 2014 The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) reports that devaluation of the national currency has finally helped to save its currency reserves from fall: in May they demonstrated growth for the first time since August 1, 2014. The CBA reports that as of 1 June 2015 its billion US currency reserves totaled $ 8.43 versus $ 8.397 billion US by 1 May, $9.47 bn by 1 April, $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

Weekly intervention cost of Central Bank of Azerbaijan: $ 1.27 billion US

Weekly intervention cost of Central Bank of Azerbaijan: $ 1.27 billion US Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) says that US currency is in feverish demand in the country because of Russia. According to CBA, demand for US dollars increased in Azerbaijan starting from mid-December under the influence of psychological factors due to sudden depreciation of Russian currency, as ABC news agency reports. “To maintain stability of the national currency CBA... Read More

Does decline of oil price cause Azerbaijani national currency depreciation?

Does decline of oil price cause Azerbaijani national currency depreciation? Azerbaijani national currency, manat, will keep a stable rate against US dollar in the short term, the chairman of the Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD), well-know economist Vugar Bayramov said. In the medium and long term, then, according to Bayramov, here is difficult to predict manat’s rate since It will depend on the world oil market. “Despite the... 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

Banks increase rates on deposits in manats

Banks increase rates on deposits in manats On 1 August, the average interest rate on deposits and deposits in national currency – manat in Azerbaijani banks amounted to 10.36% against 10.33% on July 1, 10.26% on January 1, and 10.69% on August 1, 2011 year. According to the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), the average rate on bank deposits in foreign currencies amounted to 10.77%, while on 1 July the rate was 10.79%,on 1 January –... Read More

Central Bank of Azerbaijan Moves to Strict Measures

Central Bank of Azerbaijan Moves to Strict Methods Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) applies harden requirement in banking sector after bankruptcy of Royal Bank, one of top banks in Azerbaijan.  CBA increased up amount of minimum volume of total capital for to AZN 50 million ($ 64,1 million) from AZN 10 million ($  12,4 million) . The new standard on the minimum volume of total capital comes into force from 01 January 2014, the Central Bank. “This... Read More