Azerbaijani banks buy almost $20M from State Oil Fund

The State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan sold $19.9 million to eight banks through the auction held by the Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA), SOFAZ's message said Apr. 19.

SOFAZ offered $50 million for sale through the auction, according to the message.

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 January 1, 2016, SOFAZ assets reduced by 9.5 percent compared to 2014 ($37.1 billion) and were estimated at $33.57 billion.

Source: Trend

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