Azerbaijan

Bankwatch hits out at EBRD's pipeline loan to “non-transparent, oppressive” Azerbaijan

bne IntelliNews October 19, 2017

CEE branch of watchdog points to Baku’s withdrawal from transparency in extractive industries body as just one example of why it thinks credit for TANAP project should not be advanced.

Putin aide: Bringing Azerbaijan under Kremlin's influence would solve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

bne IntelliNews October 17, 2017

Sergei Glazyev imagines that a Baku within the Eurasian Economic Union would create strong economic and business ties that would eventually mean a peace deal with neighbour Armenia.

“Laundromat” corruption affair leads to rare demonstration on streets of Baku

bne IntelliNews September 25, 2017

Thousands attend anti-corruption rally demanding resignation of President Ilham Aliyev, anticipated police intervention does not materialise.

Azerbaijan’s economy forecast to shrink 1% this year

bne IntelliNews September 15, 2017

Azerbaijan’s economy will shrink by 1% this year, according to the latest IMF forecast, but will return to growth next year with a 2% expansion, the fund predicts.

Newspaper investigation reveals $3bn Azerbaijani money "laundromat" scheme

bne IntelliNews September 5, 2017

Government figures used lobbying and money-laundering scheme centred in UK to make thousands of covert payments, leaked data reveals.

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