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Lesson 1 What is economics? Economics is a vast subject and precise definitions are usually very complex, it is not a difficult matter to give a simple and sensible answer to the basic question. Economics is essentially a study of the ways in which people apply their knowledge, skills, and efforts to the gifts of nature in order to satisfy their material wants. Economics limits itself to the study of the material aspects of life, and while it is true that man cannot live by bread alone, it is equally true that he cannot live without it. An underlying problem in economics is that of survival and we must examine how people have solved or are trying to solve this problem. In the more advanced countries this may seem a very remote problem–few people are conscious of a life or death struggle for existence. In many other countries, however, the continuity of human existence is by no means assured–starvation is a very real prospect for millions of human beings. The Indian peasants have an extremely low standard of living, yet, left completely to their own devices, they can survive. Such people have the abilities to sustain life without outside assistance. A large percentage of the human race still lives in very small self–sufficient peasant communities. These people experience great poverty, but they can provide on an individual basis, for their own survival. They have a degree of economic independence. If we turn to the inhabitants of New York, London, or any other great metropolitan area we must observe the opposite situation – a high standard of living together with an extreme economic dependence. The inhabitants of cities are totally incapable of providing for themselves directly, the means of their survival. They could not feed themselves, or build their own houses. Such people depend, each and every day of their lives, on the efforts and cooperation of many thousands of specialist workers. In industrialized societies a high standard of living is possible only if the organized cooperation of large numbers of people can be guaranteed. In the economically developed countries we are rich, not as individuals, but only as members of a complex economic organization.
Answer the Questions 1. What does Economics study? 2. Why aren't the inhabitants of big cities economically independent? 3. What is an underlying problem of Economics? 4. What categories of people can survive without outside assistance? 5. Why do they have a very low standard of living?
Нюгтялярин йериня ашаьыдакы ифадялярдян уйьун эялянини йазын: a) to look at b) to look out c) to look up to d) to look for f) to look after g) To look up h) to look through i) to look down on j) to look forward to k) to look to l) to look into m) to look over The police … the past record of the suspect. … the drawer to see if I could find my keys. The house … the south. Weve always … our parents. Could you help me to … my glasses, please We are … seeing them again. Why is it wrong to … those who are less fortunate than ourselves? I like to walk out and … the stars at night. … for the cars turning in your direction. Who is going to … your correspondence while you are away? … the words in the dictionary, and try to remember their spelling. Ill … your carelessness this time, but be more careful in future.
Lesson 2 What is macroeconomics? The word macroeconomics means economics in the large. The macroeconomists concerns are with such global questions as total production, total employment, the rate of change of overall prices, the rate of economic growth, and so on. Macroeconomists measure overall economic activity; analyze the determinants of such activity by the use of macroeconomic theory: forecast future economic activity; and attempt to formulate policy responses designed to reconcile forecasts with target values of production, employment, and prices. An important task of macroeconomics is to develop ways of aggregating the values of the economic activities of individuals and firms into meaningful totals. To this end such concepts as gross domestic product (GDP), national income, personal income, and personal disposable income have been developed. Macroeconomic analysis attempts to explain how the magnitudes of the principal macroeconomic variables are determined and how they interact. And through the development of theories of the business cycle and economic growth, macroeconomics helps to explain the dynamics of how these aggregates move over time. Macroeconomics is concerned with such major policy issues as the attainment and maintenance of full employment and price stability. Considerable effort must first be expended to determine what goals could be achieved. Experience teaches that it would not be possible to eliminate inflation entirely without inducing a major recession combined with high unemployment. Similarly, an over ambitions employment target would produce labor shortages and wage inflation. During the 1960s it was believed that unemployment could be reduced to 4 percent of the labor force without causing inflation. More recent experience suggests that reduction of unemployment to 5.5 percent of the labor force is about as well as we can do.
Vocabulary total production - цмуми мящсулдарлыг total employment - цмуми мяшьуллуг the rate of change of overall prices - сон гиймятлярин дяйишмя темпи the rate of economic growth - игтисади инкишаф темпи broad aggregate – эениш мигйасда consumers – истещлакчылар individual households - фярди тясяррцфатлар layoffs - ишдян чыхарылма economic activity - игтисади фяалиййят determinants - эюстярижиляр to reconcile - 1) гайдасына гоймаг 2) разылашмаг target - 1) мягсяд 2) план, тапшырыг value – дяйяр meaningful totals - ясаслы нятижяляр national income - милли эялир personal disposable income - верэини юдядикдян сонра галан шяхси эялир business cycle – игтисади мярщяля attainment – наилиййят maintenance – сахланма price stability – гиймят сабитлийи to eliminate inflation entirely – инфлйасийаны тамамиля арадан галдырмаг induce (v.) – стимуллашдырмаг recession – 1) дяринляшмя 2) арадан галдырма labor shortages - ишчи гцввясинин чатышмамасы labor force – ишчи гцввяси reduction of unemployment- ишсизлийин азалдылмасы
Vocabulary meaningful totals - ясаслы нятижяляр national income - милли эялир personal disposable income - верэини юдядикдян сонра галан шяхси эялир business cycle – игтисади мярщяля attainment – наилиййят maintenance – сахланма price stability – гиймят сабитлийи to eliminate inflation entirely – инфлйасийаны тамамиля арадан галдырмаг induce (v.) – стимуллашдырмаг recession – 1) дяринляшмя 2) арадан галдырма labor shortages - ишчи гцввясинин чатышмамасы labor force – ишчи гцввяси reduction of unemployment- ишсизлийин азалдылмасы
Answer the Questions 1. What are the concerns of the macroeconomist? 2. What does the word macroeconomics mean? 3. What is the difference between the questions asked by macroeconomists and microeconomics? 4. What does macroeconomic analysis attempt to explain? 5. What is, according to the text, the important task of macroeconomist? 6. What are the concepts of macroeconomics? 7. What are the most important theories of macroeconomics? 8. What is said about the correlation between the inflation and unemployment?
Нюгтялярин йериня ашаьыдакы ифадялярдян уйьун эялянини йазын: a) oute) backi) in b) offf) togetherk) ones foot in it c) up withg) downl) on d) uph) asidem) before If you put the boy … all those tall children, he looks even shorter. She put her sewing … when the telephone rang. Its going to rain. Wed better put … our things and go indoors. Put the book … where you found it when you have finished reading it. Your suggestion will be put … the board of directors at the next meeting. He put his heavy suitcase … on the ground and rested for a few minutes. May I put … a word or two?
Lesson 3 Microeconomics The word "micro" means small, and microeconomics means economics in the small. The optimizing behavior of individual units such as households and firms provides the foundation for microeconomics. Microeconomists may investigate individual markets or even the economy as a whole, but their analyses are derived from the aggregation of the behavior of individual units. Microeconomic theory is used extensively in many areas of applied economics. For example, it is used in industrial organization, labor economics, international trade, cost-benefit analysis, and many other economic subfields. The tools and analyses of microeconomics provide a common ground, and even a language, for economists interested in a wide range of problems. At one time there was a sharp distinction in both methodology and subject matter between microeconomics and macroeconomics. The methodological distinction became somewhat blurred during the 1970s as more and more macroeconomic analyses were built upon microeconomic foundations. Nonetheless, major distinctions remain between the two major branches of economics. For example, microeconomist is interested in the determination of individual prices and relative prices (i.e., exchange ratios between goods), where as the macroeconomist is interested more in the general price level and its change over time. Optimization plays a key role in microeconomics. The consumer is assumed to maximize utility or satisfaction subject to the constraints imposed by income or income earning power. The producer is assumed to maximize profit or minimize cost subject to the technological constraints under which the firm operates. Optimization of social welfare sometimes is the criterion for the determination of public policy. Opportunity cost is an important concept in microeconomics. Many courses of action are valued in terms of what is sacrificed so that they might be undertaken. For example, the opportunity cost of a public project is the value of the additional goods that the private sector would have produced with the resources used for the public project.
Нюгтялярин йериня уйьун эялян сюзляри йазын: 1. The company adopted an environmental policy in order to reduce the damage that may … from its various activities. a) result b) cause c) due 2. We are proud of the fact that last year 25% of the company's total waste... a) was recycling b) was recycled c) has been recycled 3. Many companies do research to... ways of reducing air and water pollution. a) protest b) develop c) contribute 4. An environmental group organized a... against dumping of waste into the river. a) supply b) measure c) protest 5. The firm attempted … its nearest competitor. a) taking over b) to take over c) take over 6. We had to delay... the new product. a) launching b) to launch c) launch 7. Every year we make a... to a well known wild life association. a) supplement b) order c) contribution
Lesson 4 The vision of Adam Smith The 1776 the Scottish moral philosopher Adam Smith published the first edition of his monumental Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, and economics soon became an independent science. Smith lived in an age when the right of rulers to impose arbitrary and oppressive restrictions on the political and economic liberties of their subjects was coming under strong attack throughout the civilized world. As other men of that time were arguing that democracy could and should replace autocracy in the sphere of politics, so Adam Smith argued that laissez–faire could and should replace government direction and regulation in economics. Smith opened minds to the existence of a grand design in economic affairs similar to that which Newton had earlier shown to exist in the realm of physical phenomena. The impact of Smiths ideas upon his contemporaries was widespread and immediate. As one modern scientist observed: «Before Adam Smith there had been much economic discussion; with him we reach the stage of discussing economics. That Smiths vision of the economy should ever have been considered original might seem strange to modern minds, but that would be because we now see economic phenomena in the light of his conception. As two leading scholars recently remarked, The immediate common sense answer to the question, What will an economy motivated by greed and controlled by a large number of different agents look like? is probably: There will be chaos. That is certainly the answer that would have been given by most of Smiths contemporaries-before they read his book. The greatness of Smiths accomplishment lies precisely in the fact that he unlike his predecessors, was able to think away extraneous complications and so perceive an order in economic affairs that common sense did not reveal.
The vision of Adam Smith It is one thing, of course, to say that Smiths conception of economic phenomena is original; another to suggest that it corresponds to contemporary experience. According to Smith, society in its economic aspect is a vast concourse of people held together by the desire of each to exchange goods and services with others. Each person is concerned directly only to further his own self-interest, but in pursuing that aim each is led by an invisible hand to promote the interests of others. As a consequence, the natural forces of market competition–the result of each person attempting to buy cheap and sell dear–come into play to establish equality between demand and supply for each commodity at rates of exchange (prices). The economic system (so Smith and later writers argued) is an essentially self regulating mechanism that, like the human body, tends naturally toward a state of equilibrium if left to itself.
Answer the Questions 1. When did economics, according to the text, become an independent science? 2. In what age did Adam Smith live? 3. What was Smiths point of view on the role of government in economics? 4. Why does the author refer to Smiths work as a political tract? 5. What was Smiths great "accomplishment"? 6. What, according to the author, gave the book "lasting significance"? 7. What was Smith's vision of "society", «each person», «economic system»?
Lesson 5 Market economies A society may attempt to deal with the basic economic problems by allowing free play to what are known as market forces. The state plays little or no part in economic activity. Most of the people in the non-communist world earn and spend in societies which are still fundamentally market economies. The market system of economic organization is also commonly described as a free enterprise or laissez- faire, or capitalism system. We shall use all these terms to stand for a market economy. Strictly speaking the pure market of laissez-faire system has never existed. Whenever there has been some form of political organization, the political authority has exercised some economic functions. It is useful, however, to consider the way in which a true market system would operate because it provides us with a simplified model, and by making modifications to the model we can approach the more realistic situations step by step. The framework of a market or capitalism system contains six essential features. They are: private property freedom of choice and enterprise self-interest as the dominating motive competition a reliance on the price system a very limited role for government
Answer the Questions 1. How are the production problems (What? and How?) solved in traditional societies? 2. What does economic society present itself for an economist? 3. What broad categories can different economic systems are grouped into? 4. What methods of production and distribution do people in traditional societies use? 5. What part does tradition play in advanced countries?
Lesson 6 Evolution of the marketing concept Until the early twentieth century, business was directed mainly toward the production of goods. Consumer demand for manufactured products was so great that manufacturers could almost sell everything they produced. Business had a strong production orientation, in which emphasis was placed on increased output and production efficiency. Marketing was limited to taking orders and distributing finished goods. In the 1920s, production began to catch up with demand. Now producers had to direct their efforts toward selling goods to consumers whose basic wants were already satisfied. This new sales orientation was characterized by increased advertising, enlarged sales forces, and selling techniques. Manufacturers produced the goods they expected consumers to want, and marketing consisted primarily of taking orders and delivering goods, along with personal selling and advertising. During the 1950s, however, business people started to realize that even enormous advertising expenditures and the most thoroughly proven sales techniques were not enough. Something else was needed if products were to sell as well as expected. It was then that business managers recognized that they were not primarily producers or sellers but rather were in business of satisfying customers wants. Marketers realized that the best approach was to adopt a customer orientation-in other words, the organization had to first determine what customers need and then develop goods and services to fill those particular needs. This marketing concept is a business philosophy that involves the entire organization in the process of satisfying customers needs and achieving the organizations goals. All functional areas-research and development, production, finance, human resources, and, of course, marketing are viewed as playing a role in providing customer satisfaction. Finally, the firm must always obtain marketing information-this time regarding the effectiveness of its efforts. Can the product be improved? Is it being promoted properly? Is it being distributed efficiently? Is the price too high? The firm must be ready to modify any or all of its marketing activities on the basis of his feedback.
Answer the Questions How was marketing limited untill the early twentieth century? When did production begin to catch up with demand? Did advertising play a certain role at that time? When did business managers recognize that they were not primarily producers or sellers but rather were in the business of satisfying customers wants? What are the disadvantages of Production Orientation as compared to Customer Orientation?
Lesson 7 Major Marketing Functions Exchange Functions: All companies such as manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers buy and sell to market their merchandise. Buying includes such functions as obtaining raw materials to make products, knowing how much merchandise to keep on hand, and selecting suppliers. Selling creates possession utility by transferring the title of a product from seller to customer. Physical Distribution Functions: These functions involve the flow of goods from producers to customers. Transportation and storage provide time utility, and place utility, and require careful management of inventory. Transporting involves selecting a mode of transport that provides an acceptable delivery schedule at an acceptable price. Storing goods is often necessary to sell them at the best selling time. Facilitating Functions: These functions help the other functions take place. Financing helps at all stages of marketing. To buy raw materials, manufacturers often borrow from banks or receive credit from suppliers. Wholesalers may be financed by manufacturers, and retailers may receive financing from the wholesaler or manufacturer. Finally, retailers often provide financing to customers. Standardizing sets uniform specifications for products or services. Grading classifiers products by size and quality, usually through a sorting process. Together, standardization and grading facilitate production, transportation, storage, and selling. Risk taking – even though competent management and insurance can minimize risks – as a constant reality of marketing because of such losses as bad debt expense, obsolescence of products, theft by employees, and product-liability lawsuits. Gathering market information is necessary for making all marketing decisions.
Vocabulary Major – ясас, башлыъа Function – функсийа Manufacturer – истещсалчы Wholesaler – топдан сатан Retailer – пяракяндя сатышла мяшьул олан Merchandise – ямтяя, мал Obtain (v.) – ялдя етмяк Raw materials – хаммал Keep (v.) on hand – ялдя сахламаг Supplier – мал пайлайан Distribution – бюлэц Involve (v.) – жялб етмяк Flow of goods – ямтяя ахыны Storage – малын сахланмасы Careful management – идаряетмядя диггятли олма Provide (v.) – тямин етмяк Acceptable – гябул олунан Delivery schedule – малларын чатдырылма графики Storing – сахланма
Answer the Questions What does buying include? Why is storing goods necessary? Why is risk taking a constant reality of marketing? Why is gathering market information necessary?
Lesson 8 Channels for consumer products Producer to consumer. This channel, which is often called the direct channel, includes no marketing intermediaries. Practically all services, but very few consumer goods, are distributed through the direct channel. Producers sell directly to consumers for several reasons. They can better control the quality and price of their products. They dont have to pay for the services of intermediaries. And they can maintain closer ties with consumers. Producer-retailer-consumer channel. A retailer is a middleman that buys from producers or other middlemen and sells to consumers. Producers sell directly to retailers can buy in large quantities. This channel is most often used for products that are bulky, such as furniture and automobiles, for which additional handling would increase selling costs. It is also the usual channel for perishable products, such as fruits and vegetables, and for high-fashion products that must reach the consumer in the shortest possible time. Producer-wholesaler-retailer-consumer channel. This channel is known as the traditional channel, because most consumer goods (especially convenience goods) pass through wholesalers to retailers. A wholesaler is a middleman that sells products to other firms. These firms may be retailers, industrial users, or other wholesalers when its products are carried by so many retailers that the producer cannot deal with all of them. Producer-agent-wholesaler-retailer-consumer. Producers may use agents to reach wholesalers. Agents are functional middlemen that are compensated by commissions paid by producers. This channel is used for products that are sold through thousands of outlets to millions of consumers. Often, these products are inexpensive, frequently purchased items. For exemple, millions of consumers buy candies, which are sold through numerous outlets. Some candies are sold through agents to wholesalers who, in turn, supply them to retail stores and vending machines. This channel is also used for highly seasonal products (such as Christmas tree decorations and by producers that do not have their own sales forces.
Channels for consumer products Multiple channels for consumer goods. Often a manufacturer uses different distribution channels to reach different market segments. A manufacturer uses multiple channels, for exemple, when the same product is sold to consumers and industrial users. Multiple channels are also used to increase sales or to capture a larger share of the market. With the goal of selling as much merchandise as possible, market their tires through their own retail outlets as well as through independent service stations and department stores. CHANNEL FOR INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS. Producers of industrial products generally tend to use short channels. Here are the two that are most commonly used. Producer to industrial user. In this direct channel, the manufacturers own sales force sells directly to industrial useres. Heavy machinery, large computers, and major equipment are usually distributed in this way. The very short channel allows the producer to provide customers with expert and timely services, such as delivery, machinery installation, and repairs. Manufacturer to agent middleman to industrial user. This channel employed by manufacturers to distribute such items as, accessory equipment, small tools, and standardized parts. The agent is an independent intermediary between the producer and the user. Generally, agents represent sellers.
Алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюзц вя йа ифадяни явяз едя биляжяк сюзляри тапын: 1.The building where our company is located has been just reconstructed. a) our premises have b) our headquarters have c) our warehouse has 2.The company went bankrupt and had to sell its buildings and land that it owned. a) liabilities b) debts c) property 3.The company's properties that can be easily sold for money were bought by its competitors. a) current liabilities b) net profits c) liquid assets 4. Last week we got a few urgent requests from our customers for the equipment, which we recently put on the market. a) complaints b) orders c) invoices
Lesson 9 Advertising in modern marketing It is not possible to live in any modern western country, and remain unware of advertising. In the streets, in buses and trains, even, with the commercial television, in the privacy of our own homes, the advertisers thrust their claims upon us. The level of artistic and technical skill displayed in advertisements is often very high. The use of colour and design is so forceful that it has a great impact on our behavior. Advertising and public relations. Public relations officers and public relations counselors help corporations and individuals to maintain acceptable and attractive «images».They perform a valuable service for their employers and sometimes for the public. Public relations activities are not considered as advertising and will not be discussed further in this book. The functions of advertising. Advertising affects the consumer in the following ways: Information. A distinction is often made between informative and persuasive advertising. Informative advertising announces a product and gives potential buyers the details they need. If consumers are to exercise freedom of choice, informative advertising is necessary so that they can know what goods are available and where they can be bought. Persuasion. Human memory is short and failable and repetition is necessary to keep customers aware of a product. Excessive repetition, however, is intended to persuade, not to inform. The borderline is indefinable and all advertisements contain both persuasive and informative elements. The advertising of many consumer goods is almost entirely persuasive in character. The information given is small, but all possible pressure is put on the consumer to buy the advertised product rather than other goods. Maintenance of demand. It is arguable that advertising is necessary to maintain demand at a sufficiently high level to provide full employment.
Advertising in modern marketing Without the prodding of the advertisers, consumers would settle for a lower standard of living and far less energy would be put into the task of increasing material well-being. Creating mass markets. The use of mass-production methods often results in lower unit costs. Large scale production requires large markets, however, and forceful advertising and sales promotion can provide lower costs and eventually lower prices. Quality. The fact that a good has been widely advertised may compel (мяжбур етмяк) a manufacturer to maintain high standards of quality. Advertising and competition. Advertising may be used as a weapon of competition, particularly in a situation where there are only a few sellers, each of whom is trying to increase his share of the market. It may also serve to reduce competition and to reach a degree of monopoly power. Advertisements that try to persuade consumers that there is no substitute for their product are attempting to create a sub-market in which they will be free from competitive pressures.
Vocabulary persuasion – инанма human memory – инсан йаддашы failable – унутганлыг keep (v.) aware (of) – хатырлатмаг borderline – сярщяд хятти indefinable – гейри-мцяййян entirely – бцтювлцкдя maintenance of demand – тялябаты юдямя it is arguable that – мцбащисяли щалдыр employment – мяшьуллуг podding – стимул well-being – рифащ щалы result in (v.) – эятириб чыхармаг forceful advertising – мяжбури реклам sales promotion – сатышын артмасы compel (v.) – мяжбур етмяк compettition – рягабят weapon – васитя, силащ particularly – хцсусиля a few sellers – бир нечя сатыжы share – пай reduce (v.) – азалтмаг persuade (v.) – инандырмаг substitute – явязлянмя to be free – азад олмаг competitive pressures – рягабят тязйиги
Answer the Questions In what situation may advertising be used as a weapon of competition? Can it (advertising) also serve to reduce competition? What is the benefit for competitors to have a submarket free from competitive pressures? What are advertisement attempting to create when they try to persuade consumers that there is no substitute for their product?
Lesson 10 Finance and financial system Finance is the provision of money at the time when it is needed. It is a system of monetary relations leading to formation, distribution and use of money in the process of its turnover between economic entities. The financial system is the network of institutions through which firms, households and units of government get the funds they need and put surplus funds to work. Savers and borrowers are connected by financial intermediaries including banks, thrift institutions, insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds, and finance companies. Finance in an economic system comprises two parts: public finance and finance of economic entities. Public finance is the provision of money by the community through taxes to be spent by national and local benefit. It is a collective term for the financial flows and also the financial institutions of the public sector. Public finance has the following four functions: 1) the provision of essential services; 2) the encouragement or control of particular sectors of the economy; 3) the implementation of social policy in sectors of the economy; 4) the implementation of social policy in respect of social services, and 5) the encouragement of the growth of economy as a whole. The major instrument of any financial system is the budget. In a market-oriented economy, the budget is the most important tool for achieving national priorities and goals through the allocation and distribution of resources, and the maintenance of a stable macroeconomic environment. The budget is an estimate of national revenue and expenditure exceeds the revenue the budget has a deficit. Revenue and expenditure forecasting is the most fundamental step in the process of budget preparation. Adequate planning of recurrent and capital expenditure depends critically on an accurate forecast of revenue availability. The determination of the expected overall deficit in the public sector and therefore the macroeconomic impact of fiscal policy requires accurate forecast of tax collection and expenditures. Budget preparation involves a number of institutions. The Ministry of Finance is the central coordinating institution in charge of compiling and presenting the budget. It has major input from ministries in various sectors of the economy and the state tax bodies.
Vocabulary Estimate – гиймят, смета Fiscal year – малиййя или Forecasting - прогнозлашма Fundamental step – ясас аддым Adequate planning – мягсядли планлашма Tax collection – верэи йыьымы Extrabudgetery and reserve funds – бцджядян кянар вя резерв фондлар Availability – няьд Accurate forecast – дягиг прогноз It has major inputs from – О, ясас мялумат алыр Tax bodies – верэи структуралары Subnational governments – щюкумят органлары
Answer the Questions 1. What is finance and financial system? 2. What parts does finance comprise? 3. What functions does public finance perform? 4. What is countrys budget? 5. What does the process of budget preparation include? 6. What is the budget organization of the Azerbaijan Republic?
Lesson 11 International Monetary Fund The purpose of International Monetary Fund is to promote international monetary cooperation through a permanent institution that provides the machinery for consultation and collaboration on international monetary problems. Specifically, the function of IMF is to facilitate the expansion and balanced growth of international trade, to promote orderly and stable foreign currency exchange market, and to contribute to balance of payments adjustment. To further these objectives, the IMF monitors members macroeconomic policies, makes financial resources available to them in times of balance of payments difficulties, and provides them with technical assistance in a number of areas. Much of the IMFs work is centered on annual consultations with each member country to ensure that its national policies in the area of economic growth, price stability, financial conditions and exchange rates take into account their consequences for the world economy and avoid unfair exchange policies. To ensure compliance with these basic tenets, the Fund is empowered to exercise firm surveillance over the exchange rate policies of member countries. History. The IMFs charter, embodied in the articles of Agreement, was agreed upon at the International Monetary and Financial Conference held at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, in July In December 1945 the required member of countries had ratified the agreements, and in March 1946 the first meeting of the Board of Governors was held. The IMF commenced operations on March 1, 1947, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. Other milestones in the history of the IMF include: - May 1948, first drawing of foreign exchange by a member country; - January 1962, adoption of the general agreements to borrow (GAB), which constituted an important supplement to the IMFs financial resources;
International Monetary Fund - February 1963, establishment of the compensatory financing facilities, designed to assist countries that experience a temporary shortfall in export earnings; - June 1969, inception of the buffer stock financing facility, which can be used to finance commodity stockpiles; - July 1969, adoption of the first amendment to the Articles of Agreement, providing for the allocation of special drawing rights (SDRs) to member countries, with the first allocation of SDRs made on January 1,1970; - September 1974, implementation of the extended fund facility, which provides medium- term assistance to member countries seeking to overcome structural balance of payments problems; - April 1975, establishment of an oil facility to help oil-importing countries finance the increase in petroleum prices; - February 1976, establishment of the Trust Fund, funded by revenues from gold sales, to aid developing countries with low interest assistance; - April 1978, adoption of the second amendment to the articles providing for liberalized exchange arrangements, the legalization of floating exchange rates, steps designed to eliminate the role of gold in the international monetary system, and enunciation of the goal to make the SDR the central international monetary reserve asset; - August 1988, expansion of the compensatory financing facility to include a contingency financing element under which additional financing may be provided to support adjustment programs that might be thrown off track by adverse exogenous developments.
Answer the Questions 1. What is the function of International Monetary Fund? 2. What do IMF monitors members do? 3. What are the most important milestones in the history of IMF? 4. When was IMF established? 5. What are the daily affairs in IMF?
Lesson 12 Azerbaijans relations with the International Monetary Fund Azerbaijan joined the IMF on September 18, Following the break up of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijans economy suffered from serious macroeconomic imbalances. Real Gross Domestic Product declined by around 60 percent between 1991 and 1995, by which time high inflation had eroded real incomes, the exchange rate had weakened and international reserves were nearly depleted. During the mid- and late 1990s the Azeri authorities implemented a comprehensive stabilization program supported by a series of financial arrangements with the IMF. Fiscal and credit policies were tightened, while a number of structural reforms were introduced, mainly in the areas of exchange and trade liberalization, the privatization of small scale enterprises, and the privatization of agricultural land. The result was strong economic growth, drive largely by foreign investment in the oil and oil-related sectors, and combined with low inflation, as the budget deficit was reduced and monetary policy was directed at stabilizing the exchange rate and restoring confidence in the manat. The authorities have also made substantial progress in economic reforms in a number of areas. These include, the restructuring and merger of the four state-owned banks and the strengthening of banking supervision; the establishment of the Chamber of Accounts; the passing of a modern Tax Code and a Budget System Law; the creation of a transparent Oil Fund; and, significant improvements in customs and tax administration. Initial steps have also been taken in energy sector reform, for example, the privatization of the countrys electricity distribution network. Finally, the authorities have recently launched the Poverty Reduction Program consistent with a medium term expenditure framework and a prioritized public investment program. The IMF is currently negotiating with the authorities in an effort to conclude the second review of the PRGF program and is urging the government to take additional measures to strengthen the management of Oil Fund resources, to ensure the maintenance of macroeconomic stability, and its asset management rules. While the country is implementing economic reforms the progress is evident, however the IMF believes much remains to be done to encourage growth in the non-oil sector and to alleviate poverty. The authorities need to press ahead with critical structural reforms in a number of areas, including improving the financial discipline of the energy sector, restructuring the Cabinet of Ministers, and implementing civil service and pension reforms. The IMF has provided Azerbaijan with technical assistance in a number of areas, including public expenditure management, tax and customs administration, bank supervision, central bank management, monetary policy advice, a statistical support in balance of payments, government finance, money and banking, and national accounts and price statistics. In addition, the IMF Institute has offered a variety of training courses and seminars to Azerbaijani officials in economic policy and related disciplines.
Vocabulary Purchase – алгы, алма Loan – истиграз, борж, кредит Agreement – разылыг Arrangement – гайдайа салма Growth facility – инкишаф васитяляри To break up – позмаг (мцгавиляни), мцфлисляшмяк To suffer – язиййят чякмяк, зийана дцшмяк Serious imbalances – жидди бярабярсизлик, уйьунсузлуг Decline (v.) – ашаьы дцшмяк, азалмаг High inflation – йцксяк инфлйасийа Deplete (v.) – сярф етмяк, сярф едиб гуртармаг To be tightened – мящдудлашмаг, даралмаг Trade liberalization – тижарятин либераллашмасы Small scale enterprise – кичик мцяссися monetary policy – пул сийасяти restore (v.) confidence – бир-бириня гаршылыглы етибары бярпа етмяк strengthening of banking supervision – банка рящбярлийин эцъляндирилмяси tax code – верэи коду transparent Oil Fund – шяффаф нефт фонду significant improvements – ясаслы йахшылашма initial steps – илк аддымлар, илкин тядбирляр electricity distribution network – електрик пайлама шябякяси take (v.) additional measures – ялавя тядбирляр эюрмяк, юлчц эютцрмяк ensure (v.) the maintenance of macroeconomic stability – макрогтисади сабитлийи тямин етмяк encourage (v.) growth – инкишафа тякан вермяк pension – пенсийа, тягацд, дювлят йардымы
Алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюзц вя йа ифадяни явяз едя биляжяк сюзляри тапын: 5.We have just made an agreement which lets our company to use a few warehouses outside the town for 15 years with rent reviews every five years. a) got the 15 -year lease for b) got the 15-year contract c) got the 15-year order 6.The sum of money we pay to the owner of the building, where our office is located, is very high. a) capital for b) rent for c) interest for 7.The seminar was organized for young people who start their own business. a) accountants b) entrepreneurs c) shopkeepers 8. The presentation of the Marketing Manager made a great impression on all the Board. a) had a great impact b) had a great performance c) had a great strength
Lesson 13 World Bank. The World Bank is the Worlds foremost intergovernmental organization concerned with the external financing of the economic growth of developing countries. The official title of the institution is the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD). Before recommending a Bank loan, the staff of the Bank must be reasonably satisfied that the productivity of the borrowing country will be increased and that the prospects for repayment are good. A country must be judged creditworthy. Engineering investigations are frequently carried out to determine the probable relation of a proposed project to benefits and costs. Increasingly, however, the Bank has shifted somewhat away from project lending (e.g., for a highway or a port); it has become concerned with education and other human services, the environment, and through structural adjustment loans, the modification of governmental policies that are thought to have impeded long-run growth. The Bank has also paid increasing attention to the evaluation of previous lending. Recently, moreover, it has acceded to the requests of the American secretary of the treasury to help to ease the huge, outstanding, largely commercial bank debt. Voting power in the Bank is determined by the size of each member nations subscription. Subscriptions, in turn based on a formula that takes into account such variables as the value of each nations foreign trade and its total output. Ultimate power, through weighted voting, rests with the Board of Governors of the Bank. The governors meet annually in September. The day-to-day affairs of the Bank are determined however; by executive directors who live permanently in Washington D.C. they hire a president, who, in turn, hires a staff. By tradition, rather than law, the president of the Bank is an American, usually a banker, proposed by the president of the United States. Because of the size of their subscriptions, five nations – the United States, Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom and France – are entitled to appoint executive directors; the remaining seventeen directors are elected by some combination of the votes of the other nations. There are 156 member nations, but, with the independence of the Baltic States and the devolution of the Soviet Union into separate republics, the membership could increase to over 170, thereby including all the independent nations in the world. The Soviet Union was one of the forty-four governments whose representatives signed the original Bretton Woods Pact; it chose not to join the Bank or the Fund when these organizations were formally incorporated in Poland and Czechoslovakia joined the Bank and the Fund initially but withdrew when the cold war began in earnest and a loan to Poland was blocked by the United States.
Answer the Questions 1. What is the procedure of getting a loan from the World Bank? 2. What is the World Bank? 3. How is the voting power determined? 4. What are the latest trends in the policy of the World Bank? 5. What countries are the largest subscribers of the World Bank?
Lesson 14 World Bank in Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Republic became a member of the World Bank in September 1992 and of the International Development Association in March A limited Country Assistance Strategy (CAS), a major document guiding the Banks work in any beneficiary country was discussed by the Board in 1995, at the time the Bank groups first operation was presented to the Board, and a full CAS was discussed in Since then, the World Bank Group has emphasized support to Azerbaijans reform program aimed at the transition to a market economy macroeconomic stabilization and the related management of oil inflows; dealing with the problem of refugees and internally displaced persons; rehabilitation of infrastructure (water, irrigation, highways; education and health; measures to attract foreign investment in the energy sector; public sector reforms, reviving growth and generating employment in agriculture and, more generally, in the non-oil economy. As the underlying thrust of World Bank assistance is poverty alleviation, the Banks new Country Assistance Strategy for Fiscal Years of will be focused on achieving the objectives of the Poverty reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) known in Azerbaijan as state Program on Poverty Reduction and economic Development that has been prepared in close consultation with development partners, including the Bank and UNDP. The broad elements of the new Country Assistance Strategy, presently under preparation, are likely to include assistance in the following areas: - Managing the oil boom - Development of the non-oil economy and generation of employment on a sustainable basis. - Improved quantity and quality of delivery of key social and economic services critical to poverty reduction.
World Bank in Azerbaijan Major impact of the World Banks assistance to the country: - Management of the Oil Fund has been receiving assistance as a central element of the reform program supported by Second Structural Adjustment Credit. The preparation of the Oil Funds budget is carried out in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and endorsed by the Supervisory Board of the Fund, prior to approval by the President. Oil Fund expenditures take place within a medium-term expenditure framework and use of oil Fund resources is audited and published regularly. Farms have been privatized and land redistributed. With Bank assistance, 99 percent of the land of former state and collective farms has been privatized and distributed among families. Real growth in agriculture was over 10 percent per year in 2000 and Critical infrastructure is being rehabilitated. The deterioration of the supply of irrigation water to hectares of land has been stopped through works under the Irrigation Project. The water supply system of Baku has improved and the gas distribution system rehabilitated. The resettlement and rehabilitation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees is being supported. A Joint Program for the Reconstruction and resettlement of the Liberated Areas (Terter, Fizuli, Agdam regions) of Azerbaijan has rebuilt infrastructure and encouraged resettlement of IDPs and refugees. The Banks portion of this joint program has directly benefited persons. The Bank is also supporting a Social Fund which mainly finances water supply, local roads and civil works that now reach beneficiaries. The quality of education is being improved. World Bank assistance, 20 pilot schools and several other education institutes have been rehabilitated and appropriately equipped in 5 regions. The national curriculum is being revised in the primary grades and more than teachers have received some form in training. The environmental management system has been strengthened. Under the urgent Environment Investment Project the State Committees of Ecology, Geology and Hydrometry, and the Forestry and Fisheries services, have been merged into a new Ministry of Environment and Natural resources, strengthening overall the environmental management system.
Vocabulary Redistribute (v.) – йенидян бюлцшдцрмяк Real growth – щягиги инкишаф Deterioration – писляшмя Irrigation water – суварма суйу Water supply – су тяжщизаты Local roads – йерли йоллар Forestry – мешячилик deforestation - мешялярин гырылмасы Fishery – балыгчылыг merge (v.)– 1) ялагя йаратмаг; 2) тижыарятля мяшьул олмаг
Lesson 15 International labor organization The Republic of Azerbaijan joined International Labor Organization (ILO) in the year Since that time Azerbaijan benefited from ILO technical assistance programs aimed at improving national labour and social projection legislation, institutional development, enhancing professional skills for the staff of ILO constituents, promotion employment and self-employment etc. Until now Azerbaijan has ratified 54 ILO Conventions. For the period the ILO assisted the Government of Azerbaijan in designing and implementing pilot labour force survey project. This project as financed by United Nations Development Program and executed by ILO, State Statistics Committee in close cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population. This project had an important role in improving labour statistics system, providing statistical data such as real employment rate, self-employment opportunities etc. In the years the ILO executed the project on improving self-employment and training skills in the Nakchivan Autonomous Republic and Agdam and Salyan regions. As a result of this project almost 300 persons were trained, obtained different qualifications and have been employed. One of the important parts of the ILO technical assistance to Azerbaijan was focused on improvement of labour management system. In the frame of this project the ILO initiated activities of establishment of Labour Inspection Services, including training of the staff and designing organizational structure. It has to be noted that the new Labour Code, which is in force since 1 january 1999 passed necessary expertise by ILO experts and it is replied to international labour standards. As a rule, all the national labour and social protection legislation is supervised by ILO special expertise. In the year 2002 we realized the idea on creating the post of ILO national Correspondent in Azerbaijan. It was a result of active cooperation between ILO and the Government of Azerbaijan, fruit of many years work of ILO and Azeri experts, active participation of employers and trade unions aimed at promotion of principle of tripartite cooperation at the national level and alleviation of labour and social problems in Azerbaijan.
International labor organization The visits of ILO high level officials to Azerbaijan in the year 2002 were very important for setting up the framework of further activities focused on preparing national strategy on occupational health and safety, conducting awareness raising seminars, workshops and measures in the sphere of labour, executing gender policy in employment, developing womens entrepreneurship and supporting female trade unionists, preparing national employment strategy etc. At the same time, the national public authorities expressed their concern to ratify the ILO Convention N 182 on the worst forms of child labour. The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection demonstrated its interest in establishing the Occupational Health and Safety Information and Training Center and elaborating wage policy while restructuring of public enterprises. Over the past period, the activity of national tripartite constituents was executed on the basis of bilateral agreements between ILO and the Government of Azerbaijan. The last one was signed in June 2001 for a two years period and covers four main areas: application of international labour standards, promotion of employment, improvement of social protection and development of social dialogue. The next priority for bilateral cooperation is support to preparing the National Strategy on Labour health and safety and establishing in the near future the Occupational Health and Safety Information and Training Center. This work is already in the progress being implemented by the experts. Traditionally, the youth plays an important role in economic and social life of the country. Nowadays, the Government promotes employment of young people in public and private sectors. They are also very active in NGOs activities. But there is a real need in improvement of business skills for young entrepreneurs. Thats why ILO support in implementing projects such as Start your business and Improve your business would be very important at the time being. ILO have a lot of plans to be implemented in Azerbaijan in the near future. The recent economic growth, basically based on development of oil sector and further promotion of non-oil fields gives a new possibility for solving social problems and, in the term the wide-range experience of ILO would be very useful.
Vocabulary Technical assistance – технки йардым To be focused on – диггят йетирмяк, фикир вермяк In the frame of the project – лайищя чярчивясиндя, дахилиндя Training of the staff – ишчи щеййятинин трейнинги New Labour Code – йени ямяк мяъялляси Social protection legislation – сосиал мцдафия щаггында ганунвериъилик Fruit of many years work – узун иллярин бящряси Tripartite cooperation – цчтяряфли мцгавиля Alleviation of labour and social problems – сосиал вя ямяк проблемляринин йахшылашдырылмасы Gender policy – эендер сийасяти Womens entrepreneurship – гадын сащибкарлыьы Child labour – ушаг ямяйи Public enterprises – дювлят мцяссисяляри Main areas – башлыжа сащяляр In this sense – бу мянада Hold (v.) joint seminar – бирэя семинар кечирмяк Real need – ясил ещтийаж Economic growth – игтисади инкишаф Solve (v.) social problems – сосиал мясяляляри щялл етмяк Wide range experience – эениш тяжрцбя Useful – ящямиййятли, файдалы Enhancing professional skills – пешякарлыьын артырылмасы Pilot project – илк (пилот) лайищя In close cooperation with – сых ямякдашлыг Statistical data – статистик эюстяриъиляр Social protection of population – ящалинин сосиал мцдафияси As a result – нятижядя Obtain (v.) different qualifications – мцхтялиф ихтисаслара йийялянмяк
Lesson 16 Britains banking and financial institutions Britain is the worlds leading financial centre and the home of thriving international banking and financial Markets. The City of Londons historic square mile holds the greatest concentration of banks in the world and is responsible for about a fifth of total international bank lending. It also accommodates the worlds largest stock exchanges. Between them, Britains financial; commodities and futures markets are responsible for the lions share of international business. Testifying to its dominance in world markets, the daily turnover of money in Londons Foreign Exchange Markets alone is about $303 billion compared to $192 billion in New York and $128 billion in Tokyo. Nearest to Londons turnover in Europe is Zurich, with a turnover of over $68 billion. Over the last decade Britains income from banking, financial and business services, life and general insurance, investment management and leasing has risen sharply, accounting for some 14 per cent in Banking, finance and insurance accounted for 3.9 per cent of employment in December During the 1980s a decade marked by unprecedented growth and diversification in the financial services sector–Britains banking and financial institutions entered a new and challenging era. Deregulation and reregulation, starting with the abolition of the exchange controls in 1979, included fundamental reforms in the organization of the Stock Market, commonly known as Big Bang, and strengthened Britains traditionally open-market financial activities. Reforms also brought specific areas of service into line with other Member States in the European Union. Major retail banks serving the personal and commercial sectors have extended and improved their product and service range. The interests of individual investors have been protected and the financial service institutions have submitted to stringent guidelines. Increased international activity and the advent of the single European Market continue to test the ingenuity of banking and financial institutions many of which are firmly focused on European and overseas markets. Banking and financial market operations in Britain involve a number of special institutions and financial markets which, as a result of deregulation and new legislative frameworks, are increasingly integrating. Many banking and financial institutions are unique to Britain and offer highly specialized services to individuals, companies and sovereign bodies all over the world.
Vocabulary Bank of England – Инэилтяря Мяркязи Банкы building society – тикинти банкы deregulation – дювлятин игтисадиййата тясиринин азалмасы discount house – учот банкы merchant bank – тижарят банкы national savings – милли яманят банкы option bond – тяжили юдянян облигасийа premium bond – удуш займынын облигасийасы retail bank – хырда мцштяриляря хидмят едян банк asset – ямлак (боржлары юдямяк цчцн), мцлк, капитал bill of exchange – 1) банкнот 2) вексел mortgage (v.) – эиров гоймаг pool (v.) – капиталлары бирляшдирмяк securities – гиймятли каьызлар trust - кредит abolition – ляьв олунма account (v.) for – тяртиб етмяк annual turnover – иллик мал дювриййяси challenge (v.) – лайиг олмаг (диггятя), чаьырмаг (йарыша) diversification – диапазонун эенишлянмяси futures – узунмцддятли ямялиййатлар
Верилмиш фикрин мянасыны якс етдирян сюзц тапын: 1. A plan of action. a) objective b) strategy c) goal 2.To put parts together in the production process. a) assemble b) unite c) join 3. A person or business that has an agreement to sell the goods of another firm. a) client b) distributor c) end user 4.An arrangement of workers and machines in which each person has a particular job and the work is passed from one worker to the next until the product is complete. a) workshop b) assembly line c) plant 5.The different levels of a company. a) departments b) supervision c) hierarchy 6.A negative judgment of something or somebody. a) appraisal b) criticism c) disappointment 7.To ask for money as the price of something. a) to charge b) to credit c) to borrow 8.The variety of products that a company makes or sells. a) rank b) range c) choice
Lesson 17 The functions of money Money as a medium of exchange. This is the simplest of the functions of money. Goods or services are exchanged for money and the money is used to obtain other goods and services. The act of barter is split into two parts. The exchange of goods and services between individuals can be spread over a whole community, so that a complex of exchanges replaces a simple person to person exchange. The exchange of goods for money may be separated in time to obtain other goods (or services) for that money. 2. Money as a measure of value. Since commodities are exchanged through the medium of money, their relative prices determine what one commodity is worth in terms of other commodities. A communitys valuation of this commodity or that will change as tastes and fashions change or as the community grows richer. The prices at which goods exchange for money and money exchanges for goods will reflect these changes. Money acts as a measure of value. 3. Money as a store of value. All the early money commodities were very inadequate stores of value. Cattle or slaves might sicken and die. Stocks of grain, saved from last years harvest to be exchanged in the winter and spring, might still become mildewed or eaten by rats. A good money material permits the possession of wealth, the storing of value without loss. Of the modern forms of money, gold is still a very good store of value, but investments of one the kind or another may make effective money substitutes as stores of value, since they yield an income which may offset the rising prices of other commodities. 4. Money as a unit of account. If a man is in business, it is necessary for him to compute the values of the various stocks of goods that he possesses. These goods can be of different kinds and yet some common unit is needed in which to assess their value. Money, acting as a unit of account, can serve these purposes. In both households and businesses, it is necessary to look ahead and to calculate future income and expenditure, in short to use a system of budgeting.
Vocabulary Act of barter – бартер цсулу Split (v.) – бюлцнмяк Individual – фярди Spread (v.) – йаймаг Whole community – бцтцн жямиййят Replace (v.) – явяз етмяк Separate (v.) – айырмаг Obtain (v.) – ялдя етмяк Measure – юлчц Value – дяйяр Through the medium – васитясиля Valuation – гиймят Taste – дад Fashion – мода Grow (v.) richer – варланмаг Reflect (v.) – якс етдирмяк Slave – гул Sicken (v.) – хястялянмяк Harvest – мящсул Without loss – иткисиз Stores of value – валйута ещтийаты Offset (v.) – кампенсасийа вермяк Kind – нюв Look (v.) ahead – ирялийя бахмаг In short – гысажа олараг
Ашаьыдаки жцмлялярдя алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя йа ифадялярдян бири сящвдир, верилмиш жцмлядя онун дцзэцн вариантыны тапын: 1. Economics, with their widespread range of practical application, is of great interest to government leaders throughout the world. 2. This refrigerator is very old to keep things at a proper temperature. 3. The meeting was so length that many people had to leave before it concluded. 4. John was quick to inform us that his friend Vicky was most popular, intelligent girl in his class. 5. The director of the program advised the students to avoid to waste time reading material that was so out-of-date. 6. There was not enough time to completely fill out the form before the bell rang.
Lesson 18 Azerbaijan economy Territory – 86,6 sq. km. Population – 8,5 mln. Monetary unit : manat (rate Azm $ 1) The Azerbaijan Republic restored its independence following the desintegration of the USSR at the end of 1991.The head of the Republic is the president, elected by popular vote. The democratic system of management provides for multi–party system (there are about 25 political parties), freedom of speech (upwards of 150 titles of newspapers, magazines, other press bodies are issued in the country), freedom of conscience, as well as the economy on the basis of market relations. The Azerbaijani economy is undergoing the transition period. The world practice stresses the necessity and decisive importance of the transition period for the future development of the countries which have chosen the path of free market natural resources and economic potential, achieved in 70s and 80s, and the most important aspect–state–running by President–Reformer Heydar Aliyev are reliable guarantees that we will be able to succssfully pass the transition period. Reforms, including privatization which intends to integrate the Azerbaijan economy into the world economic system, represent a truly transformational change, a radical turn in the consciousness of the people, mode of life, and governing. A legal basis has already been formed in Azerbaijan to ensure the development of a free market economy. The privatization process itself is accelerating from month to month. The main stage of small-scale privatization has been fulfilled. The privatization of medium–and large–scale state enterprises enters a new stage–strategic enterprises are offered for sales.Thus, the importance and essence of privatization in Azerbaijan are acquiring the international character. The creation of a propitious environment, designed for a more fluent functioning of foreign investors in the privatization process, is one of the positive aspects of carrying out reforms in our country. In sum, the doors of Azerbaijan are open both to local proprietors and foreign investors. The economy of Azerbaijan is diversified, including oil and gas pro-duction, oil refining, engineering, metallurgy, chemical, oil-chemical, light and food industry, building materials, agriculture (cotton, tea, tobacco, silk worms, wool vine – growing, vegetables, fruits).
Azerbaijan economy After restoring independence, in 1991–1995 there was a slump in the production of all the branches of National economy. As compared with 1990, the real volume of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell down twice, industrial production–by 47%. Even worse, the living standards of the population deteriorated by 3,6 times due to the growth of inflation. For objectives and subjective reasons, the radical reforms in Azerbaijan started in In 1996, following the implementation of the 2 economic programs on macroeconomic stabilization and restructuring of economy agreed with the IMF and the WB, it became possible to ensure the growth of GDP by 1,3 %, the agricultural production and living standards of the population. The budget deficit is no more than 3% of GDP, average monthly inflation 0,5% against 22-25% in 1993 – The investment process has stepped up as well. After the signing of the first oil contract (September 1994) and 5 others with the biggest oil companies worldwide, the inflow of foreign investments into the Azerbaijan economy rose sharply. In 1995–1996, investments made up approximately $ 800 mln., and more than $ 1,2 billion in Nowadays, intensive talks are being held with foreign investors from the United States, Germany, Japan, Great Britain, Saudi Arabia, etc. in the matter of radical refurbishment of chemical, oil–chemical, metallurgic, light and food industry. Over the past two years, the foreign trade turnover increased by 25 % and reached $ 1,6 bn. Since 1994, the foreign trade balance had been negative, but since early 1997–positive. About 75 % of export structure is oil related products and cotton, about 40 % of import–food stuffs and consumer goods, some 42% - industrial – technical products and transport vehicles.
Vocabulary as compared with – мцгайисядя basis of market relations – базар мцнасибятляринин ясасы branch – сащя consumer goods – истещлак маллары ensure ( v.) – тямин етмяк growth of inflation – инфлйасийанын артмасы gross domestic product (GDP) – цмуми дахили мящсул food industry – ярзаг сянайеси freedom of conscience – фикир азадлыьы freedom of speech – сюз азадлыьы implementation – щяйата кечирмя, тятбиг етмя inflow of foreign investment – хариъи капитал ахыны light industry – йцнэцл сянайе living standard – йашайыш сявиййяси medium-and large scale state enterprises – орта вя ири щяъмли дювлят мцяссисяляри monthly inflation – айлыг инфлйасийа oil-chemical – нефт - кимйа oil refining – нефт емалы popular vote – цмумхалг сясвермяси provide (v.) – тямин етмяк
Ашаьыдакы ъцмлялярдя алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя йа ифадялярдян бири сящвдир, верилмиш ъцмлядя онун дцзэцн вариантыны тапын. 1.Did you hear many news about the political situation while you were in that country? 2.Since I have so many letters to write, I am going to buy several boxes of stationary. 3.Our friends got a bank loan for to buy a new car. 4.By the time Robert will finish writing the first draft of his paper, most of the other students will be completing their final draft. 5.Some members of the committee were opposed to use the club members money to redecorate the meeting hall. 6.I was very shocked to see how much my grand – mother she had ages since the last time we visited. 7.Our supervisor finally noticed that it was we, Diana and me, who always turned in our reports on time. 8.In our opinion that girl is enough beautiful to be a movie star. 9.The flag is risen at 6:30 every morning without fail.
Lesson 19 The development of oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan For the first time offshore oil was produced in the Caspian Sea in 1925 from a wooden well at Bibi–Heybat field. In 40–s first in the world Azerbaijan got oil gusher in the open sea conditions. That moment (7 the of November of 1949 ) can be considered as the beginning of offshore oil and gas production both in Azerbaijan and the World as a whole. The history of offshore oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan is divided into three epochs: - Period from 1925 to From 1949 to the time when Azerbaijan has got its independence - From 1991 up to nowadays. During the first epoch exploration and drilling were carried out on the shore and nearby only due to the lack of appropriate facilities. In this period Pirallahi–daniz, Jurgan–daniz fields and Darwin Bank were explored and started work. Increasing their experience during the second stage the Caspian oilmen for the first time were able to drill wells at a depth of 15–20 meters. Further in 60–80s being provided with powerful floating installations they drilled over 200 meters of depth in the Caspian shelf. In 1970 offshore production reached its maximum 12,9 mln.tons. The new strategy of offshore oil industry development was a basis for fundamental changes during 1970– 80–s.The author of this strategy was president Heydar Aliyev, who led the Republic from 1969 to 1982 and heads nowadays. It was the strategy that foresaw projecting and construction of floating installations to drill deep and super deep well at the depth more than 200 m. Since the end of 70-s annual volume of oil, produced from offshore fields began to increase. In connection with the availability of numerous perspective structures in the deep–water aquatory of the Southern Caspian a new strategy for developing oil industry and building stationary deep–water drilling rigs was offered. First in the country in Baku there was constructed a unique deep–water drilling rig. Thanking to H.Aliyevs initiative the rig that should be constructed in Astrakhan was set up in Baku. In 80-s he mentioned the necessity of extending offshore oil fields prospecting and exploration as well as creating reliable base for further development of oil and gas industry in the Republic. Owing to efforts of the azeri geologists and geophysics there were discovered fields: Guneshli, Chirag, Azeri, and Kapaz with total potential around 1 mlrd. cubic meters of gas.
The development of oil and gas industry in Azerbaijan The collapse of the former Soviet Union led to fundamental changes. Existing political and economical situation dictated the necessity of attracting foreign investment into the Republic to develop the new hydrocarbon structures in Azerbaijan Caspian sector. As a logical result of the ex-president H.Aliyevs oil strategy on 20th of September of 1994 the first contract, called the Contract of Century on developing Azeri, Chirag and deep–water Guneshli fields was concluded with foreign companies. Signing of the Contract of the Century became a new stage in Azerbajan oil industrys history. In 1994 Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) was founded. AIOC was a consortium of 11 major international oil companies including BP, Amoco, LUKoil, Pennzoil, Unocal, Statoil, Turkish Petroleum, Exxon, Itochu, Ramco, Delta Nimir and the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR). One of the main goals of AIOC was to improve Azerbaijan oil industrys infrastructure up to the western standards. The relationship between foreign oil companies and SOCAR is specified in a Production Sharing Agreement (PSA). The opening of the Baku–Supsa Western route pipeline on 17 April, 1999 was the triumph of cooperation between Azerbaijan International Operating Company, Georgian International Oil Corporation, SOCAR as well as Azeri, Georgien and international contractors. The Early oil was completed in April 1999 by AIOC with the commissioning of this export pipeline from Baku to Supsa and the construction of Supsa terminal.
Vocabulary advanced place - габагъыл йер annual – иллик appropriate facilities – мцвафиг васитяляр at a depth of 15 meters – 15 метр дяринликдя author – мцяллиф availability – ишя йарама, лазым олма contract of the century – ясрин мцгавиляси collapse – даьылма drilling – газма effort – жящд epoch – дювр exploration – тядгигат ишляри extend (v.) offshore oil fields - дяниз нефт мядянлярини эенишляндирмяк field – мядян floating installation – цзян гурьу foresee (v.) – узаьы эюрмяк fundemantal changes – ясаслы дяйишикликляр further – сонралар gas supplies – газ тяжщизаты installation – гурьу, аваданлыг lead (v.) the Republic – Республикайа рящбярлик етмяк main goals – ясас мягсядляр
Lesson 20 PU Azerneftyag Being one of the oldest enterprises of oil refining branch Azerneftyag PU passed through all epoches of the worlds oil refining practice and nowadays is a big oil refining complex and producer of large spectrum of world standard oil products. Oil refining that began in Baku with a few little plants, specializing in oil rectification for fuels manufacturing, became commercial production numbered in 200 plants by the end of the 70s, the 19th century. The plants were equipped with simple and primitive devices. Founded on the basis of small refineries, Baku oil refining plant subsequently became the PU Azerneftyag. In the 30–s giant construction was outlined in the plant: pipe units made by the US firms Bayger and Garvar Corporation. By 1940 Azerbaijan was producing three quarters of the USSRs oil. Crude–refineries were key suppliers of fuel and lubricants for Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War. Thanks to selfless labor of Azeri oil workers 24 mln. tons of oil was produced in 1941 only. With such a speed peaceful reconstruction of many soviet towns and villages were provided with Azerbaijan oil. The construction that was outlined in Azerbaijan oil refining late in the 50s–mid. 60s can be characterized by the word for the first time. Selective oil cleaning units were designed in The application of oil additive production unit and tar deasphalting union in 1970 allowed improving the quality of motor oil. From 1962 there started the installation of transformer and motor oil unit. A full reconstruction of Azerneftyag PU, started in 1980 became the beginning of a new stage in the life of Bakus oldest enterprise. On the initiative of ex-president Heydar Aliyev the initial oil refining system ELOU–AVT was constructed and put into operation with the annual production rate of 6 mln. In 1994–1996 company Petrofac (US) and Lucky engineering (Southern Korea) constructed two more ELOU–AVTs with the annual production rate of 2 mln. tons each. As a result, the enterprise capacity came up to 15 mln. tons. Azerneftyag PU is planning to implement further a few large projects. In 1993–1995 a construction of the Bitoroksbituminos plant, which will meet the world standards and manufacture modern oil bitumen started. The second stage of the enterprise full reconstruction is the modernization of an oil block designed to improve the quality of motor oil, diesel oil and industrial oil, which are the main types of the unions production. This, on its part, will create bigger working opportunities and will have an effect on the Republic economic indexes as a whole. Perspective ness of the projects, carried out on the enterprise modernization attracted the attention of leading world companies. As a result of it, a number of consortiums were established.
Vocabulary annual production – иллик мящсул capacity – мящсулдарлыг, тутум cleaning units – тямизляйиъи гурьулар device – план, схем, механизм enterprise – мцяссися full reconstruction – ясаслы йенидянгурма giant construction – нящянэ тикинти modernization – модернляшдирмя, мцасирляшдирмя new stage – йени мярщяля, йени дювр oil additive production – ялавя нефт истещсалы oil products – нефт мящсуллары oil rectification – нефтин тямизлянмяси oil refining – нефт емалы on the basis – ясасында on the initiative – тяшяббцсц иля outline (v.) – щяйата кечирмяк, ясасыны гоймаг perspectiveness – перспективи олма provide (v.) – тямин етмяк put (v.) into operation – истисмар етмяк subsequently – нятижя етибариля tar – гудрон (нефт мящсулу) to be characterized – характеризя едилмяк to be established – йарадылмаг thanks to selfless labor – тящлцкясизлик гайдалары щесабына to have an effect on smth. – тясир етмяк vacuum – ваккум
Алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя ифадялярдян бири верилмиш ъцмлядя дцзэцн дейилдир, ону тапыб дцзэцн варианты верин. 1. The design for the new community center combines both refreshing originality as well as an impressive respect for the traditional architecture of the area. 2. In order to earn enough money to complete his education, John worked last summer like a lifeguard at a girls camp. 3. When I was at the grocery store, I realized that the prices of many items had been raised. 4. The political polls indicated that most people were not as much in favor with the new law as was previously thought. 5. The new teacher was both surprised and delighted when she realized that her class consisted with many students from faraway countries. 6. According to my calculations, the cost of two dozen roses are fifty dollars, which is considerably less than the sixty two dollars I was charged. 7. In contrast of his earlier behavior, the young man demonstrated surprising maturity in the face of severe stress. 8. I told them to take there boots off outside so they would not bring in a lot of snow.
Lesson 21 What is todays Azerbaijan energy industry? The foundation of Azerbaijan energy system was laid in the beginning of the century through bringing into regime of two most efficient power stations of those days in Europe. In 1931 the electrification of Azerbaijan oil production industry was already completed. Even US had not such an electrified oil industry at that time. Being possessed of considerable energy resources (oil, gas), of which development and refining totaled a dominated part of economy during many years, Azerbaijan has outstripping energy growth. First in Europe Azebaijan power engineers used the most advanced methods in construction of power stations, when the electricity development program was fulfilled. Mingechaur HES was built by alluvial method; the North and Ali-Bayramly SRES and others with 150 mbt capacity blocs were put into operation. Possessing a certain capacity enough to cover its demand today Azerbaijan energy system at the same time has numerous problems, the solution of which will allow speeding up a rise of economic efficiency in energy industry and considerably reducing its effect on ecological conditions. The reforms carried out in the Republic that create favorable conditions for attracting foreign investment are economic and legal basis in conducting of measures on structural reformation of energy industry as well as organization of its management.High specific fuel consumption of many stations units, exhausting running period, is one of the key problems. In order to solve this problem reconstruction of several stations by means of investment is planned. More efficient gas–turbine generators from foreign countries, of which specific fuel consumptions are 30–40% low than in our power stations will enable us to reduce atmosphere emissions. Another important problem of energy industry in the nearest perspective is the completion of Enikend HESs construction, commissioning of which will improve energy systems control during peak hours. Besides, another important factor of putting this HES into operation will be the use of considerable hydro energy potential of Azerbaijan. I would like to mention about the use of hydro potential in small HES.
What is todays Azerbaijan energy industry? Our Republic has great capability of setting up such individual HES for providing with energy local consumers. I think that our scientists power engineers, economists and ecologists have to substantiate, that our energy resources, including conventional and renewable resources, in future will be most perspective and appropriate for Azerbaijan conditions. It should especially be noted, that both uncertainty of energy consumption structure and lack of an efficient payment system to meet market conditions influence more negatively on the energy development and functioning. All these lead to lowering efficiency and functioning of energy system. Currently, in accordance with the government resolution and with a view of experiment in a number of electric grids the systems of electricity marketing management were passed to individual ownership. In conclusion I would like to express the hope that scientists-energy specialists, economists and ecologists will take very active part in solving the above stated problems.
Нюгтялярин йериня уйьун эялян сюзляри сечиб йазын. 1.… are large shops which sell a wide variety of products. a) grocery b) green grocery c) department stores 2. Price is not the only thing that customers consider when … about which product to buy. a) doing a decision b) making a decision c) doing business 3. Customers … about the poor quality of frozen vegetables on sale in our store. a) did complaints b) made complaints c) made research 4. When two or more people want to start a business together they can set up a … a) corporation b) concern c) partnership 5. Net profit this year … around $ 200 million. a) should be b) should have been c) should being 6. The production manager said we could … better the previous year if it hadnt been for the instability on the market. a) do b) have done c) have doing 7. … the Japanese may say yes at a meeting, it does not mean that they agree with you, but that they want you to continue. a) in spite of b) although c) despite
Lesson 22 The gas resource of Azerbaijan Caspian sector Azerbaijan oil industry has centuries–old history, which roots goes far to the depth of ages. More than 150 years in Azerbaijan the industrial extraction of oil and gas is in progress. 70 oil and gas fields were discovered during this period. Currently 36 onshore and 18 offshore fields are operated. 1 bln.390 mln. tons of oil and 460 bln. cubic meters of gas were extracted from these fields up to now, of which 330 bln. cubic meters were extracted from offshore fields. It is known that onshore fields are under exploration during many years. Mainly they are oil fields and gas is extracted from these fields at the same time. That is way during this period the volume of extracted onshore gas made up 130 bln. cubic meters when oil extraction made up 933 mln. tons. Therefore, before the discovery of large offshore gas–condensate resources, Azerbaijan was reputed as an oil country. Discovery and development in the end of 60- ies and beginning of 70– ies offshore gas condensate resources in Azerbaijan Caspian sector such as Bahar, Sangachal-Duvanni–Daniz and Bulla–Daniz became more important occasions, which played great role in increasing of gas extraction in Azerbaijan. Discovery and development of offshore fields, especially large gas condensate field–Bahar, enabled to assure steady growth of gas extraction in Azerbaijan. The maximum gas production in the Republic was reached in 1982 owing to offshore fields. Unfortunately, during last years, beginning from 1983, the volume of gas extraction came down both on Republic as a whole, and on the Caspian offshore Azerbaijan. The foundation of sovereign Azerbaijan in 1991 opened a new stage in the Republics oil and gas industry development. The geopolitical situation of independent Azerbaijan created intricate conditions in the development of economy, social sphere, industry and also in a number of other branches of the Republic, including oil and gas sector. The production relations, established during many years between Azerbaijan and other USSR Republics have broken, and financing of these branches was considerably reduced. As a result of all these, the volume of exploratory works was considerably lowered and gas extraction continued to drop.
The gas resource of Azerbaijan Caspian sector The major reasons of lowering oil and gas extraction were: depletion of continuously explored offshore and onshore fields; limited capability of offshore gas condensate fields development, the lack of technical facilities for drilling of depth over 40 meters; sharp reduction of operating area and worsening works on existing wells, etc. As a result of economic situation in the Republic in the beginning of 90–es oil production drop became increase. By 1993 the Republics gas production came to 6,8 bln. cubic meters / year, and in 1998 amounted to 5,6 bln. cubic meters, including 1,5 bln.cubic meters of gas, extracted from Gunashly field. As it is evident, if Gunashly was not operated in due course, the present rate of gas production would be 4,1 bln. cubic meters in all. Signing of the first contract –The Contract of the Century with a number of foreign oil companies on development of offshore fields–deep water Gunashli– Chirac–Azeri in Azerbaijan Caspian sector, was a great progress not only in oil production of the country, and also in production of gas, extracted from contract area and granted by consortium to our Republic. The politics conducted by Republic government enabled to attract necessary financial means, and modern, world–class technique and technology to Republic, and also invite the leading foreign companies to joint operations. In this regard, signing The Contract of the Century was of great significance not only in development of Azebaijan oil and gas resources but also in attracting of foreign investors to Azerbaijan on the whole.
Vocabulary annual rise – иллик артым as a result – нятижядя, нятижяси олараг assure (v.) – тямин етмяк, инандырмаг attract (v.) financial means – малиййя вясаитлярини жялб етмяк contract of the century – ясрин мцгавиляси depletion – сярф олунма, истифадя олунма depth of ages – ясрин яввялляри depth over 40 meters – 40 метрдян артыг дяринликдя domestic gas consumption – газын юлкядахили истифадяси drilling – газма enable (v.) – имкан вермяк exploratory works – тядгигат ишляри existing wells – мювъуд гуйулар fixed glance – даими диггят geologist – эеолог geo–physics – эеофизикляр geopolitical situation – эеосийаси мцщит gradually – ясаслы industrial extraction of gas – газын сянайе цсулу иля чыхарылмасы in the opinion – фикринъя in this regard – бу мцнасибятля intricate conditions – мцряккяб (гарышыг) вязийятляр last decades – сон онилликляр
Нюгтялярин йериня мцвафиг сюзц тапыб йазын. 1.Our … is to increase the market share within a few months. a) responsibility b) objective c) ambitions 2. … situation is stabilizing at present. a) economic b) economical c) economy 3.They are very … in their expenditures. a) economic b) economical c) economics 4. … is a document which lists the goods you bought and tells you how much you must pay for them. a) invoice b) balance c) deposit 5. We cannot afford to employ more staff in the current … climate. a) economic b) economy c) economical 6.The income made by the normal activities of a business is known as … a) turnover b) operating profit c) gross profit
Lesson 23 Azerbaijans first profit oil. On December 22, 1999 Azerbaijan International Operation Company operated by BP Amoco, and State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic announced that the first tanker with Azerbaijans approximately one million barrels of profit oil was lifted from Supsa by Total Fina, who has purchased the oil. The Tankship Birch began loading the first cargo of Azerbaijans Profit Oil at Supsa on December 19 and sailed to its destination at Lavera, France. The first lifting of Azerbaijans profit oil indicates that in the fourth quarter of 1999 the cumulative operating costs incurred to date by the Foreign Oil Companies and the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic in operating Chirag field, the Northern Route Export Pipeline (NREP) and the Western Route Export Pipeline (WREP) tinder the Azeri, Chirag and Deepwater Gunashli Production Sharing Agreement have been recovered. All the participating companies are now receiving their share of Profit Oil. Now, with the achievement of Profit Oil, SOCAR is lifting and selling its own Chirag crude oil cargoes. President of SOCAR, Natig Aliyev said: Azerbaijans first Profit Oil from the Chirag field marks one the most remarkable events among the accomplishments we have achieved since we began implementing the Contract of the Century. It once again indicates that President Heydar Aliyevs oil strategy is becoming a reality. Profit Oil volumes will continue to increase in the coming years providing a currency flow to our country and significantly promoting the development of the Republics economy and the public welfare. David Woodward, president of AIOC, said: The achievement of first Profit Oil in the fourth quarter of 1999 is a result of outstanding production and cost management performance in AIOC throughout the year. This a significant event making the beginning of the major benefits Azerbaijan will receive from the contracts the country has signed with foreign oil companies to jointly develop its energy resources. We congratulate the people of Azerbaijan, the Azerbaijan government and SOCAR on this important milestone and the outstanding success of our partnership.
Vocabulary crude oil – хам нефт cumulative – цмуми, жями currency flow – валйута ахыны equity – ядалятли first cargo – илк йцк incur (v.) – иткийя эятирмяк indicate (v.) – эюстярмяк in the coming years – нювбяти иллярдя, эялян иллярдя milestone – дюнцш нюгтяси loading – йцк, дашынма profit oil – эялир нефти public welfare – халг мянафейи reality – реаллыг rеcover (v.) – бярпа етмяк share – пай various – мцхтялиф tinder – фитил, пилтя to be lifted – дашынмаг
Жцмлядя алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя йа ифадяни верилмиш сюзлярдян даща чох уйьун эяляни иля явяз един. 1. The companys plan of action is being developed at the moment. a) budget b) strategy c) objectives 2.Our central office is located in Ganja. a) subsidiary b) subdivision c) headquarters 3.I am planning to work abroad for a few years. a) overall b) overseas c) overtime 4.The top managers are responsible for reaching the companys objectives. a) producing b) advertising c) achieving 5.The operating divisions of our company are managed like separate small businesses. a) run b) responsible c) established 6.William Colgate launched the Colgate Company in 1806 as a starch, soap and candle business in New–York City. a) sold b) founded c) closed 7.Last year their profits were more than $1 billion. a) increased b) raised c) exceeded
Lesson 24 Main industries Previously, the Azerbaijan economy was based mainly on meeting the needs of the oil and gas industry of him former USSR. Several oil refineries as well as factories manufacturing oil and gas equipment still operate in Azerbaijan. Most of Azerbaijans industrial enterprises are located in Baku, Sumgait and Ganja. Heavy industry consists of petroleum extraction and refining equipment, metallurgy, aluminum mining and refining, petrochemicals and chemical production. Light industry consists of food processing, textiles, and wine production. Bakus main industries are oil and gas equipment and light manufacturing; Sumgaits production centers on chemical and petrochemical production, textiles and aluminum smelting. Ganja is home to an aluminum refining plant and also specializes in textiles, machine building and metallurgy. Although industrial production grew during the late 1980s, due to the collapse of the USSR, the disruption of economic ties with other countries of the former Soviet Union and the conflict with Armenia over the Upper –Karabakh region (over 20 % of Azerbaijans territory is occupied and controlled by separatists), the economy has significantly declined during the past several years. Thus, the rate of economic growth was a negative 22% in 1994 compared to 1993 year indices. By 1995, output had declined 50 % in the petrochemical and machine –building industries, which less dramatic declines in light industries. A decline was also reported in the agricultural sector of economy, a critically important sector in Azerbaijan employing about 32 % of the labor force. Cotton is Azerbaijans leading cash group, followed by wine grapes, fruits, vegetables, and tobacco. Much of that production, however, never reaches foreign markets. Food storage, processing and packing technologies are needed to fully utilize Azerbaijans agricultural potential. The privatization of agriculture is expected to stimulate rapid growth in the agricultural sector. Despite the economic difficulties of the early 1990s, positive growth in Azerbaijans economy has been reflected in the economic data set out below, investment in the oil sector, the long awaited oil production from fields developed by the first international of the Baku–Supsa (Georgia) oil pipeline have had a determinative impact on Azerbaijans economic growth.
Нюгтялярин йериня уйьун эялян ъавабы йазын. 1. Nancy sometimes wishes that she … in a small town. a) was not living b) did not lived c) does not live d) were not living 2. These seats are reserved for … a) those on the executive committee b) they on the executive committee c) them on the executive committee d) those who find themselves in the position of being on the executive committee. 3. Barbara has been pursuing a career in architecture … she graduated in May. a) when b) until c) for d) since 4. Our buyer has gone to New–York … the new fall clothes a) to choose b) for to choose c) for choosing d) for having chosen 5.The reason he wants to take a leave of absence is … a) because he is needing a complete rest b) because he needs a complete rest c) that he needs a complete rest d) because a complete rest is needed by him
Lesson 25 Employment, wages and inflation Official unemployment figures for beginning of 2000 put the member of unemployed people at In reality, though, taking into consideration the large member of refugees from Upper Karabakh, and Armenia, there are over one million unemployed. Additionally, many of Azerbaijans workers are forced to take unpaid leave. For 2001, the average nominal wage was approximately US $ 55. During the last half of 1994, Azerbaijan was teetering on the brink of hyperinflation. During November and December of 1994, monthly retail price increases exceeded 50 %. During the last quarter of 1994, the Government of Azerbaijan worked closely with the IMF on a structural Transformation facility program. The National bank tightened the credit policies of state–owned banks and halted interest free loans to moribund state enterprises. The ministry of Finance put together a restrictive budget for 1995, which the National Assembly passed. The government also eliminated huge consumer subsidies for gasoline and bread. As a result, the rate of retail inflation fell dramatically. Inflation in 1997 was only 3,7%. The exchange rate of manat, the local Azerbaijani currency, now stands at approximately 4880 per US dollar. Gross Domestic Product for year 1999 rose by slightly more than 7% in comparison to the indices of The real GDP growth for year 2000 is estimated at 8%. However, fourth first quarter of year 2000, GDP rose only by 6,5%. The real growth in GDP of 1998 compared to 1997 was 10%. For year 1999, the GDP was distributed over the main sectors of economy as follows: industry–23,5%; agriculture–21,7%; transport and communication–14,4%; construction–9,4%; trade and public catering–5,1% and the rest, including net taxes–25,9. Foreign trade and balance of payments Azerbaijans foreign trade turnover for 1999 totaled US $ billion of which imports were US $1,033,3 billion and exports amounted to US $ 928 million compared with 1998 data, foreign trade turnover increased by 16,5%. In 1999, Azerbaijan had trade relations with approximately 120 countries.
Employment, wages and inflation Major exports include oil and gas, nonferrous metals, chemicals and petrochemicals and agricultural products. Major imports are food, machines and metalwork, light industrial products, chemicals, petrochemicals and agricultural products. The Azerbaijan government has made a significant effort to attract foreign investors to develop the domestic oil and gas industry. Foreign investment has grown sharply since 1995 as a result of international oil contracts signed over the past years. In 1998, foreign investment amounted to US $ 1,472 billion, 60,1% of which was in the oil industry. Due to slump in oil prices and related deterioration of general investment climate, however, this index was only US $ 1,091,1 billion in Azerbaijan has a low level of external indebtedness, currently estimated at US $ 111 per capital. This is considered to be one of the lowest rates among CIS countries. Foreign debt accounts for approximately 17% of the countrys GDP. According to the 2000 State Budget, nearly US $ 25 million were allocated to pay internal and external debts, of which approximately US $17 million were allocated to repay foreign debts.
Answer the Questions 1. How many unemployed people were there at the beginning of 2000? 2. What was the situation in Azerbaijan during the last half of 1994 ? 3. What organizations did Azerbaijan government work closely with ? 4. What did the government do in 1995 ? 5. What can you say about inflation exchange rate of the manat? 6. When did Gross Domestic Product rise slightly ? 7. What is the real growth for year 2004 ? 8. How was Gross Domestic Product distributed over the main sectors of economy ? 9. What was Azerbaijans foreign trade turnover for 1999? 10. How many countries had Azerbaijan trade relations with? 11. What are the major exports ? 12. What does Azerbaijan government have to do to develop domestic oil and gas industry ? 13. When was the contract signed ? 14. Has Azerbaijan a low level of external indebtedness among CIS countries? 15. How many US dollars were allocated to pay internal and external debts?
Lesson 26 Finance and banks As a result of tough budget, monetary–credit and tax policy, as well as the liberalization of foreign economic activity and currency market, the money circulation has become fully normal since 1996 emissions 1,5-2%, the national currency appreciated by 10 % with respect to USD (this tendency was in progress in 1997 as well). Under considerable growth of budget revenues (by 20 % in 1995, 28% in 1996, and 35% is expected in 1997), the budget deficit has dropped from year to year (1,7% of GDP in 1997). Note that since 1996, the budget deficit coverage at the expense of the National Bank credits has been suspended. Now it is covered at the expense of foreign sources (IMF credits, oil deal bonuses, etc.). It has to be kept in mind that the internal convertibility of the national currency has already been reached in Azerbaijan to carry out foreign trade transactions without impediment. The export / import control is exerted by customs services pursuant to universally recognized regulations. There are 5 state banks, more than 100 commercial banks and about 10 branches of foreign banks which act under the Law on Banks and banking Activity as approved by the IMF and the WB. Note that the NBA is a fully independent institution and accountable to the countrys Parliament The volumes of banking credits to develop the economy amounted to 15–16% of Gross Domestic Product. The banking sector in Azebaijan serves as the backbone of the countrys financial system. Following independence, a two tier banking sector was created in 1992 comprised of the National Bank of Azerbaijan and the commercial banks, which represent 90% of the banking system in terms of assets. The commercial banking sector is dominated by the four specialized state–owned banks, which include the Savings Bank (Sberbank), the Agricultural Bank (Agroprombank), the Industrial Bank (Promstroibank) and the International Bank of Azerbaijan. Privately held banks established in recent years comprise the balance. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are currently providing technical assistance aimed at restructuring the public sector banks while reforming and liberalizing the financial system. There were approximately 60 private banks operating in Azerbaijan in 1998, down from about 230 in These institutions are licensed by the Government of Azerbaijan, but the absence of a strong regulatory/supervisory body during the interim made consolidations inevitable, measures which are likely to continue.
Finance and banks Legal backing of reforms From 1992 up to the present the Milli Ma ж lis (Parliament) of the Azerbaijan Republic has adopted 120 top–priority laws, which regulate the reforms in economy. Among basic legislative acts there are ones on property, land reform, privatization, joint–stock companies, enterprises, entrepreneurship, takes bankruptcy state protection of foreign investments, commodity exchange, securities, customs code and so forth. Also, a great number of decrees and instructions of the president and resolutions of the cabinet of Ministers have been adopted to regulate effectively the economic processes in the country. A new banking law was passed, and an existing law for the National Bank was re-enacted in June 1996, thus replacing the laws that had been in effect since The earlier version of the law clearly granted full autonomy to design, implement and enforce monetary and exchange rate policies, while totally eliminating its commercial banking functions. The 1996 law also provides NBA with the authority to license and supervise banking activity in Azerbaijan.
Ашаьыдакы жцмлялярдя алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя ифадялярдян бири сящвдир, верилмиш жцмлядя онун дцзэцн вариантыны тапын. 1. It is not longer necessary for all employees to wear an identification badge in order to work in the vault. 2. In the chapter one of that book there is a really good explanation of photosynthesis, complete with illustrations. 3.The salesman told me that a good set of tires were supposed to last at least twenty thousand miles. 4.Sitting under an umbrella in a sidewalk cafe, Bob was startled when a guest of wind suddenly carried it away. 5.Dr.Fields received so large bill when he checked out of the hotel that he did not have enough money to pay for a taxi to the airport. 6.I told him as forceful as possible that he would not be allowed to enter the room without written permission. 7.In spite of the wonderful acting, sensitive photography, and well-developed plot, the three- hour movie could not hold our attention. 8.The American businessmen were perplexed by the much considerations that the foreign company had to take into account before arriving at a decision.
Lesson 27 Taxation All Azerbaijan enterprises, representative offices, branches and foreign entities which conduct business activity in Azerbadjan through a "permament establishment" must register with the Tax Inspectorate irrespective of whether their activities are taxable in Azerbaijan. Whether a particular activity is defined as a "permament establishment" will depend on the application of not only Azerbaijani tax legislation but also any applicable bilateral tax treaties between Azerbaijan and the home country of the contractor. Since, under the general regime, all foreign construction contractors must establish a joint venture in Azerbaijan, it is important to note that the joint venture will always be considered as a "permament establishment" for tax purposes. Types of tax The most significant taxes are listed below: 1. Profits tax. The profits of Azerbaijani legal entities are subject to a tax of 27% on their worldwide income. Foreign legal entities operating in Azerbaijan are also subject to 27% tax on profits earned by their permanent establishment in Azerbaijan. Divident income and income from share participation in the enterprises established in Azerbaijan are subject to a 15% withholding tax. In addition, foreign legal entities pay a 20% withholding tax on all other income originating in Azerbaijan (except income from freight which is taxed at 6%). The tax base for Azerbaijan legal entities and permanent establishments of foreign legal entities is the gross annual income less allowable deductions. The aggregate annual income of a resident taxpayer includes all income irrespective of source. Income of a non-resident taxpayer consists only of Azerbaijan source income. Deductions include, in principle, the expenses connected with deriving income, however, deductions for the costs of doing business are typically somewhat more limited than would be allowed in Europe or the United States. For example, deductions for travel, advertising and other promotional expenses may be limited.
Vocabulary aggregate - жями, бцтювлцкдя annual income - иллик эялир asset - мцлкиййят consumption - 1) тялябат 2) истифадя етмя engine horse power - мцщяррикин эцжц (ат эцжц иля) excise - аксийа fuel - йанажаг Fund for Social Protection - Сосиал мцдафия Фонду Impose (v.) - мяжбур етмяк, ющдялик гоймаг income - эялир irrespective - асылы олмадан irrespective of source - мянбяйиндян асылы олмадан inspection - тяфтиш interstate agreement - дювлятлярарасы разылыг joint venture - мцштяряк мцяссися kind of goods - малларын нювляри levy (v.) - верэи гоймаг location - йерляшмя offset - компенсасийа profits tax - эялир верэиси purpose - мягсяд share - пай similarly - охшар
Алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя ифадялярдян бири сящвдир, онун дцзэцн вариантыны тапын. 1. Even though we had been to her house several times before, we did not remember exactly what street was it on. 2. We are never happy with what we have in life; the grass always is greener on the other side of the fence. 3.The opera, even though performed by amateurs (щявяскар), it was excellent. 4.Because of their countries' great need for expertise in computer programming, the students were sent for studying in the United States. 5.Mr. Shimoto was planning to send to me a package from Japan as soon as he arrived home from his trip to Hawai. 6.I was surprised to hear that the store charged Dr. Brown an extra amount when it delivered to his office his new sofa.
Lesson 28 Foreign relations of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan became a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States (the CIS) in September The major obstacle to Azerbaijan's increased involvement in this organization has been the unresolved eleven year old conflict over the Upper-Karabakh region. Azerbaijan insists on Russia's closer involvement in resolving the conflict based on the principle of recognition of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity as stated repeatedly in various resolutions adopted by international and regional organizations including the CIS itself. Both sides of the conflict have generally observed a Russian mediated cease-fire in place since May 1994 and support the OSCE-mediated peace process. Azerbaijan has joined several major international organizations since gaining its independence. It's a member of the UN, OSCE, World Bank, IMF, Interpol, The Black Sea Region Countries Cooperation Union, Asian Development Bank and other international and regional organizations. Azerbaijan is a member of the Council of Europe and has observer status at the WTO. Azerbaijan has also joined NATO's "Partnership for Peace" program. Since gaining independence, Azerbaijan has maintained very close relations with Turkey, with which it shares a similar language, culture and religion.Turkey was the first country to recognize Azerbaijan as an independent state. Since restoration of independence, Turkey has become Azerbaijans most important trading partner, accounting for 22 percent of exports and 20 percent of imports in Trade with Russia remains significant, with imports worth US $106 million in 1998, but the importance of Russia in Azerbaijans foreign trade has declined steadily in recent years. Azerbaijan imports transportation spare parts and wheat from Russia, while electricity, tobacco and cotton are the main export items. Trade with developed countries such as Germany, the United States, United Kingdom and Italy has been rising, a trend which appears to have gained further momentum in Trade with Iran fluctuates considerably from year to year. In line with its course to build a democratic, secular and civil society, Azerbaijan is trying to secure a strategic partnership with the United States. This partnership was enhanced during the visits of ex- president Heydar Aliyev to the US in 1997 and The major obstacle, however, to enhancing this partnerships with the USA continues to be Article 907 to the Freedom Support Act adopted by the US Congress, which bans any assistance by US official agencies to Azerbaijan governmental bodies. In 2002 this article is stopped temporally.
Алтындан хятт чякилмиш сюз вя ифадяляри явяз едя биляъяк сюз вя ифадяляри тапын. 1. Our company has either to make changes and introduce new ideas or die. a) increase b) innovate c) split 2. An American called Elias Howe invented the sewing machine but Isaac Singer stole his legal document, which gave him the exclusive right to sell an invention. a) insurance policy b) patent c) memorandum 3. At the beginning of the meeting boss said that the company's results obtained over the last three months left much to be desired. a) performance b) sales c) research 4. The work done in order to investigate the market shows that there are a lot of opportunities for our product. a) promotion campaign b) market research c) advertising 5. Our company added $10 million a year to the amount of money used for the research. a) research development b) market research c) research budget 6.Our employees often get certain sums of money in addition to a salary. a) cheques b) bonuses c) motivations 7.The new management strategy in our company is associated with the reduction in the number of employees. a) shortening b) abridgement c) redundancies
Lesson 29 Contract A contract forms the basis of a transaction between the Buyers and the Sellers and great care is exercised when the contract is being prepared, that all the legal obligations have been stated. As a rule the Contract contains a number of clauses, such as: - Subject of the Contract - Price -Terms of payment - Delivery - Inspection and test - Guarantee - Packing and marking - Arbitration - Transport - Insurance, and other conditions Here are clauses of a contract signed by a Azerbaijan trading organization (the Buyers) and a British company (the Sellers): I. Subject of the Contract. The seller undertakes to sell and the Buyer to buy on the basis of delivery FOB London, Manchester or Hull (at the Buyers option) the complete equipment, technology and technical documentation of the plant. II. Price and total value of the Contract The total value of the Contract including the cost of the complete equipment for the plant as well as technical documentation, knowledge and experience, engineering, after-guarantee spares and services is … pound sterling.
Contract III. Terms of payment The total amount of … stated in Clause II shall be paid in English pounds by the International Bank in Baku, in accordance with the following terms: - 10% advance payment of the total. Contract value shall be made within 30 days of the effective date of the Contract. - 80% of the total Contract value shall be paid in accordance with the Credit Agreement between the International Bank, Baku and the Middle Bank, United Kingdom. - 5% of the total Contract value shall be paid within 30 days of the date of receipt by the Intenational Bank of the following documents… - The Guarantee amount of 5% shall be paid within 30 days of receipt by the Bank of the Acceptanc Protocol confirming the acceptance of the plant for commercial operation… IY. Inspection and Test Inspection or test of the equipment shall be carried out at the Sellers and his sub- contractors works at the expense of the Seller in the presence of the Buyers inspectors. Y. Guarantee The Seller guarantees that the equipment and technological process as well as the automation and mechanization of the process of production are in conformity with the latest technical achievements which will be known and available to the Seller at the date of acceptance of the Preliminary Project.
Contract YI. Packing The equipment shall be shipped in export seaworthy packing in accordance with the requirements of each particular type of equipment or material. The Seller shall be responsible for any damage or breakage of the goods that may be caused by improper or faulty packing. YII. Marking The cases in which the equipment will be packed, shall be marked on three sides: on the top of the case and on two opposite sides. The marking shall be clearly made with indelible paint in English and Russian. YIII. Insurance. The Buyer shall insure at his expense all the equipment for its full value against all usual marine risks from the moment the goods are put on board at the port of loading.
Vocabulary Basis – ясас, базис On the basis of – ясасында Form (v.) the basis of – ясасыны тяшкит етмяк Ensure (v.) – тямин етмяк, зяманят вермяк Ensure (v.) (reliability, safety, fulfilment, timely delivery, effective control, successful sale) – етибарлылыьа, тящлцкясизлийя, йериня йетирилмясиня, вахтында чатдырылмасына, сямяряли нязарятя, мцвяффягиййятли сатыша тяминат вермяк Marking – маркировка, ишаря гойма To do marking – ишаря гоймаг Arbitration – арбитраж, мящкямя Arbitration procedurе – мящкямя проседурасы Undertake (v.) (to sell, to buy, to deliver, to ship, payment, production) – ( сатмаьы, алмаьы, чатдырмаьы, йцклямяйи, юдямяни, истещсалы) юз ющдясиня эютцрмяк Effective date of contract – мцгавилянин гцввяйя минмяси тарихи On credit – кредитля Buy (v.) on credit – кредитля алмаг Sell (v.) on credit – кредитля сатмаг Preliminary – яввялъядян, габагжадан In smbs presence – киминся иштиракы иля In the presence of … - киминся иштиракы иля Notify (v.) – хябярдар етмяк
Answer the Questions What are the main clauses of the contract? What manners of payment are practiced by importing and exporting trade organizations? Why is the guarantee sum often stipulated in contracts? Is the time of delivery subject to changes? What is the importance of inspection and testing? When and where are inspection tests carried out? When do Buyers waive the inspection of the goods purchased?
Lesson 30 Claims In ideal business conditions everything should be done carefully-details of offers and orders checked, manufacture of the goods carried out properly, packing and marking verified. However, in spite of every possible care and attention that is given to contracts letters of complaint happen to arrive frequently because of various infringements. There are various reasons for complaints. The following kinds of claims are often made by Buyers: claims arising from the delivery of wrong goods, damaged goods or substandard goods; claims connected with delays of one kind or another; claims owing to goods missing from delivery (short shipment or short delivery); claims that concern errors in carrying out an order. These may be caused by mis-typing of figures, mis-reading of numbers, misdirection of goods, wrong packing and so on. Sellers most frequently make claims on Buyers because of default of payment. As a rule a customer will not complain unless he has a good reason. If the customers complaint is well-grounded, the settlement is comparatively easy: the error will be admitted and the responsible party will meet the claim fully or partly. In other words, the dissatisfied party will get full or partial compensation for the losses which they suffered. Thus the matter is settled amicably. Much more difficult is the case where the customers complaint is not justified. It would be wrong policy to reject the claim off-hand. The responsible party must carefull explain why the claim is declined and try to persuade the dissatisfied party to withdraw the claim. Settling commercial disputes by arbitration is practised if the parties in dispute cannot reach mutual understanding. In this case the parties may refer the matter to the International Commercial arbitration Court is final and binding upon both parties. It is not subject to appeal.
Answer the Questions Why do claims frequently arise in business? What claims are made by Buyers (Sellers)? How are claims classified? How should a justified claim be documented? What can the responsible party undertake after receiving the claim? What are the ways of handling justified claims? When do the parties in dispute resort to arbitration? What are the advantages of arbitration?