SOFAZ’s Tardy Investment Policy

SOFAZ’s Tardy Investment Policy Vugar Bayramov: “ SOFAZ’s investment policy is not flexible” The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) intends to invest in commercial real estate in London, Paris, Rome, Istanbul and Moscow and is planning to increase its holdings in gold. As we know, an economic crisis has covered Western Europe. Due to the crisis, price drops have occurred erratically and unpredictably. Likewise, the dollar and especially... Read More

SOCAR’s Assets Reached $ 22 Billion

SOCAR’s Assets Reached $ 22 Billion Assets of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) amount to 17 billion manat ($ 22 billion), SOCAR Vice-President on economic issues Suleyman Gasimov said during a forum on creating a new complex for oil and gas processing and petrochemical production in Azerbaijan on Wednesday. He said last year the company’s net profit amounted to 879 million manat. Transition to international financial reporting standards... 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