Azerbaijan’s Central Bank, State Oil Fund sell $100M to local banks at auction
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 14
By Anvar Mammadov – Trend:
Azerbaijan’s State Oil Fund (SOFAZ) and Central Bank (CBA) each sold $50 million to 24 banks through an auction, SOFAZ said July 14.
SOFAZ will continue selling foreign currency through auctions in 2016. The foreign currency is sold as part of SOFAZ’s transfers to the Azerbaijani state budget, which are envisaged to stand at 7.615 billion Azerbaijani manats in 2016.
SOFAZ was established in 1999 with assets of $271 million.
As of April 1, 2016, SOFAZ’s assets increased by 2 percent and amounted to $34.25 billion as compared to $33.57 billion in early 2016.