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Regional Finance: December 2018 (2)

14 October 2019
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Summary of main events



Azerbaijan one of most active participants of ILO - deputy minister
IsDB, Azerbaijan may expand co-op
Completion period of one of IFC projects in Azerbaijan revealed
Azerbaijan develops bill on civil service remuneration system
BSTDB talks funding for projects in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani economy grows by 1%
BSTDB announces Azerbaijan's GDP growth forecast
Azerbaijan may improve indicators in WB Human Capital Index
Indonesia looks to increase list of exported items to Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan significantly increases exports
Azerbaijan allocates 35M manats under self-employment program
Minimum salary in Azerbaijan grown over 5 times in 10 years - minister
EU: Azerbaijan on right path of development
Flexibility & innovative approach: BTB Kapital reveals its priorities in Azerbaijan
Paying via POS terminal to return 15% VAT to buyer – Azerbaijan’s Taxes Ministry
Azerbaijan’s Agency for Development of SMEs to co-op with EBRD
Azerbaijani economy’s development may offset negative effect of lira’s fall for Georgia
EY Azerbaijan Held a Regular ‘Tax Breakfast’ for Clients
Azerbaijan interested in applying standards for small & micro businesses
Azerbaijan to exempt startups from taxes
Azerbaijan exempting private sector employees from income tax
Azerbaijan's Finance Ministry to auction manat bonds
Azerbaijan ranks 70th in Forbes' Best Countries for Business list
Ambassador: Azerbaijan, Russia take another step in developing economic co-op
2018 to be remembered as year of innovations in Azerbaijan’s business environment
PwC Azerbaijan hosts workshop on Tax Code amendments
CIS won’t have single currency in near future – BSTDB
Central Bank of Azerbaijan reveals inflation rate expected in 2018
Azerbaijan sets new criteria for categories of entrepreneurship
Azerbaijan significantly improves its position in 'Paying Taxes 2019' rating
Tax amendments aimed at developing entrepreneurship in Azerbaijan
How will microbusiness entities in Azerbaijan have to pay taxes in 2019?
Azerbaijan completing preparation of districts’ socio-economic development program
Non-cash transactions of foreign citizens increase in Azerbaijan
EBRD cancels one of projects in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan’s economic success appreciated by authoritative organizations - MFA


Capitalization Azerbaijan’s banking sector increases by over 10%
Last gift of 2018 from AtaBank
Azerbaijan expects inflow of foreign investments in banks
Azerbaijani bank to present updated version of internet banking app
Azerbaijan’s net financial assets down
Demand at deposit auction of Azerbaijan’s Central Bank exceeds supply
BSTDB willing to issue manat loans to SMEs in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan’s Unibank increases profit in 2018
Azerbaijani Central Bank keeps discount rate unchanged
New appointment in Int’l Bank of Azerbaijan
Chairman of Int’l Bank of Azerbaijan appointed
Volume of non-cash payments in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan up by 12%


Azerbaijan’s AtaInsurance talks revocation of reinsurance license
Life insurance payments down in Azerbaijan
Financial regulator suspends license of Azerbaijani insurance company
Azerbaijan's non-life insurance market grows
Azerbaijan's insurance market keeps growing
10 insurance companies provide over 90% of payments in Azerbaijan
Life insurance payments down in Azerbaijan



Iran announces amount of investments in South Khorasan province
Iranian official: 19 projects to be launched with private sector investments
ECO annual trade to rise up to $10B
30 unfinished projects transferred to private sector investors in Iran’s Ardabil
Central Bank of Iran: Liquidity exceeds $403B
Iran attracts $12B worth of foreign investments
Why foreign currency rate rising in Iran?
Iran announces amount of funds required for implementation of projects in Ardabil province
Iran announces amount of funds allocated to improve living conditions of settlers
Iran official talks RPC meeting of Economic Cooperation Organization
Expert talks one of main problems in Iranian economy
Iran imports spare parts, equipment for Bojnord Special Economic Zone
Iran to halt tax exemptions for exporters who don't return foreign currency revenues
Iran to keep barter system in next financial year
Bonds worth $33.3M issued to small businesses in Iran
Liquidity in Iran on the rise
Iran’s budget deficit to rise, GDP to drop in 2019
Iran economic growth rate reaches 0.4%

Banks & insurance

SPV to replace SWIFT: Iran's former UN envoy
Iran-China banking ties still unclear
Nomads in Iran’s South Khorasan receive $10.5M loan
Iran-China bank transactions still under discussion
Structure to be created in Iran to use national currency instead of intermediary currency
Official: Banks in Iran should work with money, not keep properties
Central Bank talks decrease in Iran's debts
China's Kunlun Bank sets tough conditions to resume ties with Iran
Iranian private bank’s first branch to open in India soon
Six months given to see if Iran Central Bank's policy effective
Iran-China banking transactions to be simplified

Middle Asia



Kazakhstan leads in terms of economic dev't in Central Asia
Kazakhstan increases share of commodities in exports
Kazakhstan’s trade turnover with EEU up by 7.2%
Kazakhstan increases volume of construction work
Moody's changes rating forecast for Kazakhstan’s Food Contract Corporation
Revenues to Kazakhstan National Fund more than double
Kazakh economy ministry announces plans on attracting investment
Debts of Kazakhs increase significantly
Kazakhstan’s trade turnover with EEU up by 7.2%
Assets of investment companies in Kazakhstan increase
Investments in Kazakh transport and logistics sector increase by 12%
Kazakhstan exceeds 2018 beef exports plan by 25%

Finance & insurance

Almaty accounts for almost half of debit, credit cards used in Kazakhstan
Kazakh bank looking for access control system maintenance services
Kazakh National Bank to purchase security monitoring services
Kazakh National Bank reveals number of digital banking transactions
Mortgage lending in Kazakhstan hikes
Kazakh bank plans to make IPO in 2019
Share of US dollar deposits in Kazakhstan reaches almost half of total deposits



Turkmenistan adopts state budget for 2019
Turkmenistan approves Digital Economy Development Concept
Significant GDP growth expected in Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan developing concept of transition to digital economy
Significant GDP growth expected in Turkmenistan
EU supports capacity building for multi-sectoral investments in Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan reveals stats on companies with foreign capital



Uzbekistan reveals stats of retail trade sector
Uzbekistan's foreign trade deficit exceeds $6B amid stagnating exports
Uzbekistan reveals date to issue gov't treasury bonds
Slowing economic growth in Russia leading to increase of inflation in Uzbekistan?
EBRD finances new food production facilities, coffee shops in Tashkent
WB to finance urban project in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan's investment guide published in Turkey
Over 100 firms with Azerbaijani share operate in Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan reveals investment volumes for 2019
Uzbekistan abolishes excise duties on more than 150 Kazakh goods
Uzbekistan improves its position in PwC's 'Paying Taxes 2019' rating
Uzbekistan reveals priority sectors for foreign investments in 2019
Uzbekistan to adopt new tax code later in 2019 - when?
CEBR expects Uzbekistan’s economy to expand

Finance & insurance

Uzbekistan's financial sector grows by over quarter
Over $900M sent from Russia to Uzbekistan
Germany's DEG provides financing to Uzbekistan's Ipak Yuli Bank
S&P Global Ratings assigns credit ratings to Uzbekistan
Fitch assigns Uzbekistan first long-term issuer rating
Uzbekistan's banking sector leaders revealed
S&P Global Ratings raises ratings of two Uzbek banks to 'BB-'
UAE company to buy securities of Uzbekistan's 2nd largest bank