Registered on January 8, 2004 by the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan, the Azeri Press Agency (APA) launched operation on November 16, 2004.
APA issues newsletters in Azerbaijani, Russian and English besides online system. The newsletters cover the political, economic, social, cultural and sport life of Azerbaijan, as well as breaking news about the ongoing developments in the region and the world.
Also, the Agency issues business-economic, photo, and analytical editions (twice a month) in all five languages every day. Pursuing unbiased, precise and independent information policy, APA enjoys good cooperation with a great number of the leading media outlets from Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Central Asian and Baltic states, Moldova, some other European countries and the United States, and has concluded agreements on news exchange.
APA’s subscribers and customers include embassies, consulates, diplomatic missions, international representatives, government agencies, ministries, financial institutions, representatives of international financial institutions in Azerbaijan as well as foreign companies, local and foreign business structures. Most of the subscribers are the leading pro-government and opposition press, independent media entities. Most non-governmental agencies, Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations are also among the permanent subscribers.
APA has offices in Turkey, Russia, Iran, Georgia and the Great Britain, as well as in all regions of Azerbaijan. Heads of state and government, ministers, chiefs of the UN agencies give exclusive interviews to APA.
APA-Economics, a special section on economics, is operating within APA.
The main goal of APA-Economics is to convey essential economic processes taking place in the country and beyond in an operative and unbiased way. This section gathers the latest news and analyses on industry-energy, agro-industrial complex, finance, information and communication technology, infrastructure, social sphere, etc.
APA-Economics presents unbiased analytic articles and reviews covering numerous spheres of economics. We wouldn’t hesitate to say APA-Economics brought the “ranking culture” to Azerbaijan. Banking, insurance and stock market participant rankings compiled by APA-Economics have always met reader’s interests. What’s interesting is that heads of many banks and insurance companies refer to rankings compiled by APA-Economics.