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80.0 % of SOFAZ’s total revenue was spent in the half of 2014

80.0 % of SOFAZ’s total revenue was spent in the half of 2014 Total revenue of the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) was 6.493 billion manat ($ 8.324 billion US) in the half of 2014. SOFAZ’s total spending was 5.163 billion manat ($ 6.619 billion US) in the reporting period. According […]

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CESD Vacancy Announcement

CESD Vacancy Announcement Center for Economic and Social Development (CESD) is seeking an energized and experienced professional candidate to serve as a Senior Expert on Economics in a fixed term appointment. The successful candidate will be a holder of a Master Degree or higher qualification in a relevant field such as economics, accounting, public finance, […]

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Azerbaijan Economy in the First Half of 2014; Brief Overview

Azerbaijan Economy in the First Half of 2014; Brief Overview CESD- Center for Economic and Social Development concluded its macro-economic survey results for the first half of year on July, 15, 2014. Both independent and official reports show that oil GDP continued declining in the reporting period. According to the State Statistic Committee of Azerbaijan, […]

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The Heart of Asia Process at a Juncture: An Analysis of Impediments to Further Progress

The Heart of Asia Process at a Juncture: An Analysis of Impediments to Further Progress CESD Contributed Azerbaijani Part of the Report Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies developed new policy paper analyzing the Asia Process where Azerbaijan is a part.The complexity of relations among Heart of Asia Process (henceforth HoAP or the Process) participating states, […]

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Sugar Daddies of Global Finance

Sugar Daddies of Global Finance By Stanley Pignal LONDON—One of the cornerstones of Marxist-Leninist thinking is that the state should control the “commanding heights” of an economy—industry, agriculture, infrastructure, and, perhaps above all, money and banking. That vision has largely perished, with one gaping exception. Government remains omnipotent in the financial system, not only on […]