The Saturday Syndrome: Roots of mistrust toward the exchange rates in Azerbaijan

The Saturday Syndrome: Roots of mistrust toward the exchange rates in Azerbaijan A New Manat depreciation” panic affected everyone in the country, starting from ordinary citizens to the government officials, businessmen and bank managers. The public panic happened despite the fact that around ten days ago, the head of the Central Bank announced “The currency market has been stabilized, manat has found its equilibrium in the market. Download Full... Read More

FED’s interest rate: Causes and Implications for Azerbaijan

FED’s interest rate: Causes and Implications for Azerbaijan The decision of the The Federal Reserve System (FED) of the USA has been among the most important economic news during the previous week. That is to say, following the long-term expectations, FED raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points (making it 0.75%) . The decision of FED, which is to pose a serious impact on the future exchange rate of dollar, has been long waited in Azerbaijan... Read More

Azerbaijani Central Bank’s reserves knock “the read-line”: Next devaluation is at the door

Azerbaijani Central Bank’s reserves knock “the read-line”: Next devaluation is at the door The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) lost $ 127.0 million US of its foreign currency reserves in October 2016 due to high demand for foreign currencies. CBA’s foreign currency reserves declined to $ 4,005 billion US in November 1st, 2016 from $ 4,132 billion US in October 1st, 2016. Due to law oil price in the world market, high demand for foreign... 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

Bloomberg: Central Bank Depleted by Azeri Crisis as Oil Brings No Relief

Bloomberg: Central Bank Depleted by Azeri Crisis as Oil Brings No Relief Vugar Bayramov: “Sooner or later, the central bank will have to pull out of the market to stop the depletion of its currency reserves” The once-in-a-generation crash in oil prices sent the Azeri economy staggering into a crisis and the central bank is running out of options to stop the unraveling. Every seventh lender is now shut, the currency is testing new lows and by one... Read More