Daily Archives: November 8, 2016

IMF Publishes Fiscal Transparency Evaluation for Tunisia

The IMF has today published a Fiscal Transparency Evaluation (FTE) report for Tunisia, which was carried out at the request of the Government of Tunisia by a joint team from the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs and Statistics Departments that visited Tunis in November-December 2016. This report assesses Tunisia’s fiscal transparency practices based on the IMF’s Fiscal Transparency Code. read more

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Technological Trends in Africa

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‘Africa Tech’ is the True ‘Africa Rising’  read more

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Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Egypt

The IMF Executive Board will meet on Friday, November 11 to discuss Egypt’s request for financial assistance under an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for the amount of $12 billion read more

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Aid & Development Africa Summit moves to Nairobi

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The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit will be held on 28th February – 1st March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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South African satellite to take part in international space project

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A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project. read more

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IMF Staff Completes 2016 Article IV Mission to the Republic of Congo

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Dalia Hakura, Mission Chief for the Republic of Congo, visited Brazzaville during October 25-November 7, 2016 to conduct discussions for the 2016 Article IV review of the Congolese economy. Discussions focused on assessing the macroeconomic impact of the sharp decline in oil prices and the short- and medium-term policies needed to safeguard macroeconomic stability and ensure debt sustainability, as well as structural reforms to promote sustained inclusive growth and reduce poverty. read more

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Manufacturing and Diversification of Economy is Key Driver to Attaining Economic Growth – Davies

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says that the manufacturing sector and diversification of the economy is a key driver to attaining South Africa’s economic growth objectives. Davies was speaking at a two-day Manufacturing Indaba Western Cape that is currently underway at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. read more

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