Managing of Oil Boom: SOFAZ’s Inefficient Investment Policy

Managing of Oil Boom: SOFAZ’s Inefficient Investment Policy Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) has purchased 10 tons of gold. That gold, now,  is kept at London banks and preparations are carried out in direction of bringing it to the country. SOFAZ has applied to the Cabinet of Ministers in connection with exemption of gold from customs duties. The gold will be kept at special storehouses of the CBA- SOFAZ announced on September 21th, 2012. SOFAZ... Read More

Oil boom and resource curse

Oil boom and resource curse European Stability Initiative (ESI) has recently produced “Oil boom and resource curse” research report where CESD reports extensively used. The report addressed certain economic issues particularly developments and problems in oil sector, mainly how oil money spent in Azerbaijan. The full report is available here.    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