Azerbaijan can’t seem to turn the page on what’s been a year of currency jitters following its 50 percent devaluation in 2015. Dollars are again in short supply in Azerbaijan’s capital, raising the specter of another crisis three months after previous bouts of currency shortage undermined banks and fanned consumer prices. Only one of the nine banks visited in central Baku on Monday sold dollars. The manat, which suffered the world’s biggest drop in 2015, has depreciated against the dollar for seven straight weeks, extending its decline to more than 11 percent since the central bank loosened its control over the exchange rate a year ago. The third-biggest crude producer in the former Soviet Union caved to the crash in oil by following countries including Kazakhstan and Argentina and abandoning its peg to the dollar last December. While currencies in commodity-producing nations from Russia to South Africa have benefited […]