The Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Exchange Rate of the National Currency of Azerbaijan: Assessment of the years 2014-2017

The Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Exchange Rate of the National Currency of Azerbaijan: Assessment of the years 2014-2017 Since the year 2014, falling oil prices continued. In the beginning of 2016, oil prices bottomed at about USD 29 /bbl, but a gradual increase was recorded towards the end of the year. During 2016, an upward trend in oil prices was obvious, despite market interventions and the lower than average annual price of oil (USD... Read More

Can Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) contribute towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

Can Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) contribute towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? CESD & LINKS hold Confidence-Building Conference in Baku On 06 November 2017, Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) and London-based LINKS (DAR) hosted a roundtable discussion on “Can Confidence-Building Measures (CBMs) contribute towards a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?” in Baku, Azerbaijan.... Read More

CESD Fall Internship & Traineeship Program: Call for Participation

CESD Fall Internship & Traineeship Program: Call for Participation Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) announces Internship/Traineeship opportunity with further job offer. The offer is valid for local and international applicants. The internship opportunity will last up to 3 (or 6) months period. What You Will Learn/Obtain: – Become ‘work ready’ for research and think tank jobs. – Trained on the research and relevant skills... Read More

Azerbaijani Oil Income in August 2017

Azerbaijani Oil Income in August 2017 The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) reports that the company exported 254,363 thousand tons of crude oil from the Russian port of Novorossiysk and 1,733 million tonnes of crude oil from the Turkish port of Ceyhan in August 2017. Azeri oil price slightly increased in August 2017 compared with the previous month since the price was below $ 50.0 US per barrel in July 2017 Meanwhile, the oil price... Read More

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

Azerbaijan Economy in the first four months of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first four months of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP decreased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 1.2 % in the first four months of 2017 compared with the period of 2016 since CESD calculations... Read More

CESD has become part of the G20 Think Summit

CESD has become part of the G20 Think Summit Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) has become part of the G20 Think Summit network. CESD is single think tank from the region that contribute to the G20 Think Summit work to provide 20 Global Solutions for the G20. The summit is mandated by the German G20 Presidency. The summit focuses on G20 topics, such as the digital economy, climate policy and finance, or migration and refugees and convey... Read More

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Implications for Azerbaijan

The Silk Road Economic Belt: Implications for Azerbaijan Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung with the Levan Mikeladze Foundation organized the conference titled as “The Silk Road Economic Belt: The South Caucasus Perspective” on May 19th, 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The conference discussions were organized on following questions: • Could the Silk Road Economic Belt act as a regional binder, or might it become a regional divider and feed into... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in the first quarter of 2017; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the first quarter of 2017; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first quarter of 2017. Both independent and official reports show that GDP decreased in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, GDP decreased by 0.9 % in the first quarter of 2017 compared with the period of 2016 since CESD calculations found out... Read More

Ambassador of Germany visited the CESD office

Ambassador of Germany visited the CESD office The Ambassador of Germany to Azerbaijan H.E. Michael Kindsgrad visited the Center for Economic & Social Development (CESD) on January 25, 2017. The new post of his excellency to Azerbaijan was the reason of his visit to CESD, in order to meet in person the staff of the center and to explore possible cooperation prospects. The long collaboration with German institutions as Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung... Read More

New wave of depreciation of the Azerbaijani national currency; reasons and expectations

New wave of depreciation of the Azerbaijani national currency; reasons and expectations Starting the mid of October 2016, the manat, Azerbaijan currency, has been depreciating against the dollar. The official rate of the manat against the dollar was 1.5969 on October 18 and it was fallen to 1.6381 on October 31, 2016. It means the manat’s official rate depreciated against the dollar by 2.5 % last 2 weeks, however, the real market price of the manat... Read More

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