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The Economy of Azerbaijan in 2017: Assessment and Recommendations

The Economy of Azerbaijan in 2017: Assessment and Recommendations The year 2017 posed severe challenges for the economy of Azerbaijan, as it experienced a 3.1% decline in 2016, its first negative GDP growth since 1995. According to initial estimations of EBRD, the economy was expected to experience another negative GDP growth equal to 0.5% in […]

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Oil Becomes More Expensive. Should We Be Happy about That?

Oil Becomes More Expensive. Should We Be Happy about That? The oil market started in 2018 with a successful “run” to new highs for 2.5 years: according to Bloomberg, last Thursday the price of Brent at the auctions in London exceeded $ 68 per barrel for the first time since May 2015. The American standard […]

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The exchange rate outlook in Azerbaijan in 2018: Expectations and Challenges

The exchange rate outlook in Azerbaijan in 2018: Expectations and Challenges The exchange rate of the national currency of Azerbaijan, the manat, will remain the main focus of socio-economic policy in 2018. During the course of the year, factors that will have a positive effect on the exchange rate of the manat – the price […]

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CESD Research Paper: The Current Situation and Problems of State-Owned Enterprises in Azerbaijan

CESD Research Paper: The Current Situation and Problems of State-Owned Enterprises in Azerbaijan The State-Owned Enterprises of Azerbaijan are involved in the resource sector such as power generation, production of oil and gas, supply of water and airway, railway and freight services as well. Azerbaijani SOEs, such as the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan […]

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The Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Exchange Rate of the National Currency of Azerbaijan: Assessment of the years 2014-2017

The Effect of Oil Price Fluctuations on the Exchange Rate of the National Currency of Azerbaijan: Assessment of the years 2014-2017 Since the year 2014, falling oil prices continued. In the beginning of 2016, oil prices bottomed at about USD 29 /bbl, but a gradual increase was recorded towards the end of the year. During […]