Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani state rail operator mulls debt restructuring

bne IntelliNews June 19, 2017

The national railways company is seeking a financial adviser on financing and refinancing amid growing anxiety over outstanding debt in Azerbaijan.

MOSCOW BLOG: Where did all the colour revolutions go?

Ben Aris in Berlin June 9, 2017

What happened to the colour revolutions in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine? All are in retreat in one way or another, and none have delivered on their promise of deep change and a better life.

CAUCASUS BLOG: Georgia struggles to balance regional realpolitik with EU ambitions

Carmen Valache in Lund June 7, 2017

Critics allege Tbilisi connived in kidnapping of dissident back to Azerbaijan to curry favour with oil-rich neighbour.

Armenia, Azerbaijan closer than ever to war since 1994

bne IntelliNews June 3, 2017

Two sides have found no momentum in talks over Nagorno-Karabakh breakaway region, warns International Crisis Group.

Dissident abducted in Georgia resurfaces in Azerbaijani jail

bne IntelliNews June 1, 2017

Case of journalist Afghan Mukhtarli, who was investigating business interests of Azerbaijan's President Aliyev, raises questions over Tbilisi's commitment to human rights.

Unibank, AtaBank, DemirBank among 5 Azerbaijani banks placed under special supervision

bne IntelliNews May 31, 2017

With Baku struggling to deal with the IBA default, officials apply extraordinary measures to Unibank, AtaBank, DemirBank and two unknown others.

EBRD mulls increasing stake in Azerbaijan's crisis-stricken Demirbank

bne IntelliNews May 30, 2017

Investment by the development bank would give a vote of confidence to Demirbank as the Azerbaijani banking sector is rocked by IBA default.

IBA's restructuring plan expected to be approved, says Moody's

bne IntelliNews May 26, 2017

Azerbaijan government tries to force creditors to share losses from insolvent bank's open currency positions.

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