25 Years of Transition: Post-Communist Europe and the IMF

25 Years of Transition: Post-Communist Europe and the IMF The past 25 years have seen a dramatic transformation in Europe’s former communist countries, resulting in their reintegration into the global economy, and, in most cases, major improvements in living standards. But the task of building full market economies has been difficult and protracted. Liberalization of trade and prices came quickly, but institutional reforms—in areas such as governance,... Read More

Azeri Oil Output Declined in the first five months of 2014

Azeri Oil Output Declined in the first five months of 2014 Azerbaijan produced 17.7 million tonnes of oil and gas condensates in the first five months of 2014, versus 18.12 million tonnes in the same period of 2013, the Azerbaijan State Statistical Committee reported on June 12, 2014. The output declined by 2.3 % in the indicated period of 2014 compared to the same passé in previous year. The most part of the produced oil fell to the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli... Read More

Azerbaijan Economic Forecast 2014: Tottering Growth

Azerbaijan Economic Forecast 2014: Tottering Growth The IMF’s more upbeat prognosis of 2014 economic growth was met with skepticism as CESD economists said the fall in oil industry would continue to hamper the country’s growth. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Azerbaijan’s GDP to grow by 5 percent in 2014 and by 4.6 percent in 2015. This was noted in IMF’s World Economic Outlook report on the prospects for development... Read More

CESD: IMF’s Forecasts are Unrealistic

CESD: IMF’s Forecasts are Unrealistic The IMF’s more upbeat prognosis of 2012 economic growth was met with skepticism as CESD economists said the fall in oil industry would continue to hamper the country’s growth. International Monetary Fund (IMF) has increased much the forecast of economic growth rate on Azerbaijan stated in its specified World Economic Outlook (WEO), published on October, 09, 2012. The IMF expects that this year Azerbaijan’s... Read More

IMF Assessment on Azerbaijan Economy

IMF Assessment on Azerbaijan Economy Azerbaijan has to reconsider scope of monetary policy The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recommends Azerbaijan reconsiders the scope of monetary policy, deputy director of the IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department Nadeem Ilahi said at a press conference in Baku on May, 2, 2012. “Monetary policy may be toughened in case of pressure in terms of demand,” he said. “However, the existing tools... Read More

IMF: Iran sanctions could push oil to $140

IMF: Iran sanctions could push oil to $140 Sanctions on Iran could push oil prices up 30pc, taking the price of Brent crude to above $140 a barrel, the IMF has warned, Telegraph reported. In a note to G20 deputies, the IMF said that sanctions by OECD nations could cut 1.5m barrels per day (bpd) from supplies, causing a “large effect on prices” unless replacement supplies were found. “A halt of Iran’s exports to OECD economies... Read More

IMF Adjusted its Economic Growth Forecast for Azerbaijan

IMF Adjusted its Economic Growth Forecast for Azerbaijan The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has adjusted its forecast for GDP Growth in Azerbaijan from 7, 1 %, to 5,7 %. It should be reminded here that IMF has early projected Azerbaijan’s economic growth at 7.1 percent in 2012 and at 2.3 percent in 2016. The IMF said the forecast is based on the fact the country`s 2012 budget is based on an average oil price of $80 per barrel, while an average... Read More

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges

Azerbaijan Economy in 2012; expectations and challenges Official forecasts for Azerbaijani economy in 2012 seem quite optimistic. According to Ministry of Economic Development reports although downturn in world economy. The Government of Azerbaijan (GoA) targets 5,7 % GDP Growth in 2012 meanwhile The Central Bank’s monetary policy is announced keeping inflation to single digits. Meanwhile, International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected at 7,1 % Azerbaijan’s... Read More