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Edible snails, rich in protein and other useful substances, are popular in many countries.

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Azerbaijan, Russia, France and Japan are bidding for hosting the World Expo-2025.

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The Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC transported 2,300 freight cars on its ships in April 2017, which is seven percent more than in April 2016.



Azerbaijan starts snail export
Edible snails, rich in protein and other useful substances, are popular in many countries.

Baku bids for hosting Expo-2025
Azerbaijan, Russia, France and Japan are bidding for hosting the World Expo-2025.

Sea transportation up in Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping CJSC transported 2,300 freight cars on its ships in April 2017, which is seven percent more than in April 2016.

Azerbaijan’s free trade zone to start work in 2017
Azerbaijan’s free trade zone (FTZ) will start to operate in 2017, Taleh Ziyadov, director general of the Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC, told reporters May 22.

S&P keeps SOCAR’s ratings unchanged
Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has kept corporate credit rating, outlook, and issue ratings of the SOCAR unchanged (BB/Negative/--), APA-Economics reports.

TAP to support 8 projects in Italy’s Salento
The consortium for construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) will support eight projects in Italy’s Salento with 50,000 euros worth grants, the consortium said in a message on its Twitter page.

State companies’ tax debt to budget makes up AZN 1.4B
In 2016 Azerbaijani state companies reduced their tax debt to the state budget by AZN 979,314,300 or 40.6% to AZN 1,434,449,400,000, said in a statement of the Chamber of Account on execution of state budget and draft law on execution of 2016 state budget, APA-Economics reports citing to Interfax.

Azerbaijan’s per capita external debt exceeds $700
Azerbaijan’s external debt on loan agreements signed as at early 2017 amounted to $10,931,800,000 or 32.3% of GDP.

Central Bank attracts more than AZN 493M
The Central Bank of Azerbaijan (CBA) said it attracted AZN 493.46 million at today’s auction.

Procedure of driving license replacement for foreigners simplified in Azerbaijan
The Cabinet of Ministers has introduced changes into the decision on Regulations on the rules of taking exams to get a driving license to operate a transport means and issuance of a driving license.

SOCAR Methanol reveals production volume since early 2017
The methanol plant of Azerbaijan’s state-owned company SOCAR produced 56,610 tons of methanol since early 2017, SOCAR Methanol LLC said in a message May 19.

AZN 4.5M allocated for development of sericulture
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has issued an order on additional measures regarding improvement of material and technical base of the sericulture.

Georgia increases car export to Azerbaijan by 62%
Georgia has increased car export to Azerbaijan by 62%.

Azerbaijan, Qatar discuss establishment of joint investment fund
Azerbaijan and Qatar have discussed the establishment of a joint investment fund, AzerTag reports.

SOCAR commissions new well in Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR will additionally produce 4,380 tons of oil and 365,000 cubic meters of gas annually through commissioning of a new well at the Oil Rocks offshore field, SOCAR said in a message May 18.

Sofia hosts conference on 25th anniversary of Azerbaijan-Bulgaria diplomatic rel
A conference on the theme "Bulgaria, Azerbaijan: 25 years of diplomatic relations, AzerTag reports.

Polish companies focus on Azerbaijani agrarian sector
The 23rd Azerbaijan International Food Industry Exhibition kicked off in Baku May 17 and will run till May 19, Trend reports.

New memorandum to introduce Islamic banking in Azerbaijan
AACC and ICD plan to host first investment forum in Baku.

Azerbaijan’s currency reserves exceed international norms – central bank
As of March 31, 2017 the volume of foreign currency reserves of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan stood at $4,433,000,000, said the Central Bank of Azerbaijan’s Monetary Policy Review for January-March 2017.

Total length of Azerbaijan’s transnational pipelines to reach 9,000 km
Currently, the total length of the transnational pipelines operated in Azerbaijan exceeds 5,500 kilometers, said president of Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev.

Sergey Luzyanin: Classic Silk Road via Azerbaijan is the most promising
“The route of the International Transport Corridor of the Silk Road Economic Belt via Azerbaijan is the most promising and the most classical route among all six main corridors,” head of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the Russian Council on International Affairs Sergey Luzyanin told “Vestnik Kavkaza".

Baku to host Bavaria-Azerbaijan business forum
The Bavaria-Azerbaijan Business Forum will be held on the occasion of the delegation’s visit under the direction of the Secretary of State in the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, Mr. Franz Josef Pschierer and the Bavarian companies in Azerbaijan on May 31, 2017, AHK Azerbaijan said May 17.

ICD signs MOU with AACC to introduce Islamic banking in Azerbaijan
The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group, has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association For Azerbaijan-Arab Countries Cooperation (AACC) in order to introduce Islamic banking products in Azerbaijan and to lobby for changes in Azerbaijan banking legislation in order to incorporate Islamic banking.

USD rate for tomorrow announced
The Central Bank of Azerbaijan has announced USD/AZN rate for May 18.

Belarus plans to sign trade promotion agreement with Azerbaijan
"We have established information exchange."

Export of Azerbaijan’s agricultural products up by 44% - Minister
Export of Azerbaijan’s agricultural products rose by 44 percent in January-April 2017 as compared to the same period of 2016, said the country’s Agriculture Minister Heydar Asadov.

OPEC suffers decline in export revenues: EIA
Net oil export revenues of OPEC countries fell 15 percent last year, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA, APA reports quoting Anadolu agency.

SOCAR to drill 4 new wells at Gunashli field
Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR will additionally produce about 116,800 tons of oil and 14.6 million cubic meters of gas through drilling of four new wells at the Gunashli offshore field, SOCAR said in a message posted on its website May 16.

Lada decreases sale in Azerbaijan 86%
In the first quarter of 2017 Russia’s Lada car manufacturer exported 1,664 cars to European countries, up 102% from previous year.

Documents required of journalists for new apartments specified
A new commission has been created for determining rules and terms for new apartments meant for journalists in Azerbaijan.

EU remains as main foreign trade partner of Azerbaijan
Azerbaijani residents traded with physical and juridical persons of 149 countries in January-March 2017, 143 countries exported goods to Azerbaijan, 84 countries imported from Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan sets rules regarding public beaches
Amendments to Land Code were discussed at today’s meeting of Agrarian Committee of the Azerbaijani Parliament.

Azerbaijan approves list of services licensed on private medical activity
The Cabinet of Ministers has approved the “List of services and works licensed on private medical activity.

"Fitch" and "Moody`s" revise rating of International Bank of Azerbaijan
The International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) at the next stage of the recovery process started voluntary restructuring of liabilities to foreign creditors of the Bank, as a result of which the international rating agencies Fitch and Moody's revised the rating of the IBA, APA reports quoting the press service of the bank.

Minister: Azerbaijan Europe’s reliable partner in energy supplies
Azerbaijan is a reliable partner of Europe in providing energy supplies and their diversification, said Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova.

World port and harbor leaders to gather in Azerbaijan
The 30th International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference has decided that Azerbaijan will host the next gathering of the Association. A delegation of Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC attended the conference, which was held in Bali, Indonesia.

SCC releases statement on reports regarding import of Armenian products
State Customs Committee has released statement on reports regarding import of Armenian agricultural products to Azerbaijan, APA reports.