The Currency Market in Azerbaijan: Realities, Volatility and Perspectives

The Currency Market in Azerbaijan: Realities, Volatility and Perspectives The dollar /manat spot exchange rate specifies how much one currency, the US dollar, is currently worth in terms of the other, the manat . On the first of February 2017, the exchange rate of the national currency of Azerbaijan, the manat, hit a new record low; namely, 1 dollar was exchanged for 1.92 manat. Illegal black markets and psychological factors such as a lack of publicly... Read More

New currency crisis in Azerbaijan

New currency crisis in Azerbaijan Azerbaijani banks completely halted foreign-currency sales as demand by businesses and households soared and the manat continued to depreciate against the dollar. Central Bank of Azerbaijan depreciated local currency against the dollar by almost 7 % in the last month. The official rate of the manat was depreciated against the dollar to 1.7039 on November 15th, 2016 from 1.5969 on October 18th 2016. Meanwhile, the... 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

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

CESD Research Paper: Currency market in Azerbaijan: Challenging environment for the national currency

Currency market in Azerbaijan: Challenging environment for the national currency In August, the exchange rate of national currency of Azerbaijan-“Manat” beat all historical records. That is to say, the exchange rate was 1 USD= 1.61 Manat in previous month . It should be noted that, the exchange rate hit 1 USD= 1.6 Manat in March, 2016. Since the second half of 2014, due to the fall of oil prices in the world markets there is a visible pressure... Read More

Currency market in Azerbaijan: Why the national currency is losing its value?

Currency market in Azerbaijan: Why the national currency is losing its value? It has already been three month since the national currency of the Republic of Azerbaijan continuously loses its value. Since the second half of 2014, due to the fall in oil prices on the world markets, the resulting pressure on the national currency – ‘Manat’ is ongoing nowadays. Overall, Manat lost 49.6% of its value in 2015 and in addition, with more 3% depreciation... Read More

How long will the dollar continue to appreciate against the manat?

How long will the dollar continue to appreciate against the manat? Recently, the frequently asked questions are mostly related to the causes of the depreciation of the manat and at what level and how long the dollar may appreciate. If 149 manat was needed in order to purchase 100 dollars on 25th of May, more than 152 manat is paid per 100 dollars on 20th of June 2016. This implies that the national currency has depreciated by more than 3 manats officially... 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

Manat consolidates?

Manat consolidates? “The European Central Bank has made a decision.” The European Central Bank has made a decision. Deposit rate on deposits was reduced from -0.2% to -0.3%. Oxu.Az reports that the statement came from the economic expert Vugar Bayramov. “Contrary to the expectations of foreign investors, the main bank of the European continent has announced its not very aggressive policy. The unexpected decision of the above-mentioned... 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