Euro share in Azerbaijani State Oil Fund’s investment portfolio downs

Euro share in Azerbaijani State Oil Fund’s investment portfolio downs The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) will increase shares in the structure of its investment portfolio from the current five to 10 per cent. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has recently issued a decree approving the main direction of the programme for using SOFAZ funds in 2014. The shares will be increased through decreasing the bonds to 80 per cent, Movsumov said. Today... Read More

SOCAR Incurs Huge Debt, Raises Questions

SOCAR Incurs Huge Debt, Raises Questions CESD experts question the decision of SOCAR to incur long-term debt by issuing Eurobonds Azeri state energy firm SOCAR plans to issue Eurobonds worth $1 billion for refinancing its existing debt and funding its upstream and downstream operations, a SOCAR official and Moody’s said on March 02, 2013. SOCAR President said the company carried out the first issue of Eurobonds in the amount of $500m in February... Read More

SOFAZ to invest Russian Economy

SOFAZ to invest Russian Economy The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan has addressed the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in order to get initial agreement for closing deal on purchase of 100% shares of Tverskaya 16 OJC, in Moscow. Authorized capital of the OJSC makes 159.8 mln rubles (AZN 4 mln) and its only share is Aktyor gallery, located on Tverskaya 16, Moscow. Brokers estimate the building at $100-105 mln. According to information, currently,... Read More

Azerbaijan State Budget for 2013

Azerbaijan State Budget for 2013 The revenues of the 2013 state budget are forecast to make up AZN 19,154 billion ($ 24,556 billion), while expenditures – AZN 19,8 billion ($ 25,384 billion).  According to the 2013 draft budget, the forecast revenues are AZN 2,116 billion ($ 2,712 billion) or 12.4% more against the 2012 state budget. Of the 2013 budget revenues, AZN 11.4 billion ($ 14,165 billion) or 59.3% of overall budget revenues will account... 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