Albania’s Eurobond Performance During 2010 -2013

Albania issued the first Eurobond in international markets on November 4th of 2010. A Eurobond is a bond issued in international markets (not locally) with a maturity of 1 year or more. At the announcement the bond had a 7.625% yield.  This instrument is comparable to other government bonds already issued by Albania, but it: (i) is exclusively traded in foreign international markets and (ii)…

Public Debt Stock 2012

The structure of Central Government Debt Stock consists of short-term debt and long-term debt. Is considered as short-term debt the debt issued in the domestic market and is represented by instruments with maturity up to one year. Is considered as long-term debt the debt issued in domestic or foreign market with maturities longer than one year. Open Data Albania is updating the Public Debt Stock…

The Capital Structure of Banks in Albania by Country of Ownership 2012

The Albanian banking system is characterized by a relatively large number of private banks (16), financed primarily through deposits, and focused on the lending activity, mainly for businesses. The shareholder’s equity structure of the Albanian banks is featured in the table below (updated as of 30/06/2012): Capital Structure of Banks in Albania (As of June 2012) Source: Bank of AlbaniaComments and analysis: ODA As can…

Minorities in Albania

Open Data Albania carried an investigation of the national and cultural minorities in Albania in historical perspective. Statistical data on minorities were collected from different sources, mostly publications of the Institute of Statistics, the Directorate of Statistics and different reports or documents of the Government of Albania. Introduction: Currently Albania acknowledge two groups of minorities, those who are considered national ethnic and those who are…