EBRD forecasts economic downturn in Azerbaijan in 2017

EBRD forecasts economic downturn in Azerbaijan in 2017 Full report is available The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), which published today the Regional Economic Prospects, has reported that in 2017 economic decline in its operations region will be only in Azerbaijan and Belarus. According to the EBRD, this year Azerbaijan’s GDP will decrease by 0.5%, but in 2018 will increase by 2%. At that, in 2017 the EBRD increased... 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

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