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Gabon News

IMF – Gabon

  • The EFF-supported program will help Gabon restore macroeconomic stability and lay the foundation for inclusive growth.
  • Completion of the first review would enable a second program disbursement of SDR71.43 (about US$98.8 million).
  • Gabon’s near-term economic outlook remains difficult, with growth expected at about 0.8 percent in 2017, but there are signs that the economy is stabilizing.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Alex Segura-Ubiergo visited Libreville from October 18 to November 1 for the first review of Gabon’s extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). [1] read more

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The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration enters into force today

 The United Nations Convention in Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (“The Mauritius Convention on Transparency”) will enter into force today, 18 October 2017. The Convention has to date been ratified by Canada, Mauritius and Switzerland. None of the ratifying States made reservations and, as a result, the Transparency Rules are now part of the investor-State dispute settlement regime created by investment treaties concluded by those three States. Consequently, the Transparency Rules will apply to investor-State disputes arising under investment treaties concluded by those States before April 2014 in accordance with the conditions set forth in the Transparency Convention and the relevant investment treaties. read more

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Several billions of US dollars in investments announced during the Morocco – Gabon 2017 Forum

Two delegations of Moroccan businessmen are expected in Gabon within the next few weeks read more

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Morocco-Gabon Forum 2017: Towards a South-South cooperation model

On the 14th and 15th of September, in Rabat, Morocco, Moroccan and Gabonese economic players are attending the Morocco-Gabon Forum 2017 whose main purpose is to contribute to the consolidation of economic and trade exchanges between Libreville and Rabat. Gabon shared its desire to see Morocco become a special business partner and establish their relationships as a model of South-South cooperation. Gabon wishes to invest $21 billion in the years ahead to upgrade its infrastructures and support diverse poles of growth away from oil industry.

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Gabon: stop clamping down the opposition

The serious post-electoral crisis following the 2016 presidential elections in Gabon is fuelling instability, say MEPs. They condemn the pressure and intimidation of the opposition in the country as its role is fundamental in a democratic society. read more

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IMF Staff Initiates Discussions with Gabon toward a Possible Financial Arrangement

An IMF team headed by Alex Segura-Ubiergo visited Libreville from February 14-28 to initiate discussions toward a possible financial arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) read more

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The Forum on Developing the Central African Financial Market (FODEMAF) will be held in Equatorial Guinea on 24- 25 February 2016

The Forum on Developing the Central African Financial Market (FODEMAF) will be held in Equatorial Guinea on 24- 25 February 2016. A key purpose of the Forum on Developing the Central African Financial Market (FODEMAF) is to share the results of the study on the potential of the regional financial market conducted by the firm of consultants Roland Berger in partnership with the World Bank as part of CEMAC’s Project for Strengthening Institutional Capacities. read more

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Le Gabon choisit Gemalto pour son système intégré de contrôle aux frontières et des visas

Le système de gestion des visas simplifie et accélère la délivrance des documents, visas et cartes de séjours, que ces derniers soient électroniques ou non read more

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Travelstart soulève 40 millions de dollars pour élargir le leadership du marché et s’empare du marché de voyage multi milliard en ligne en croissance rapide en Afrique

“L’Agence de voyage en ligne sécurise le partenariat stratégique avec MTN, le plus grand opérateur mobile en Afrique” read more

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Gabon selects Gemalto for fully integrated border and visa system

The visa management system simplifies and speeds the issuance of visas, e-Visas and resident’s permits read more

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Les biotechnologies agricoles au service des petits exploitants

Colloque international à la FAO du 15 au 17 février 2016 read more

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L’approche écosystémique de l’agriculture fait son chemin

Un nouvel ouvrage de la FAO paru aujourd’hui se penche sur la manière dont les principales céréales de la planète – maïs, riz et blé – qui assurent ensemble quelque 42,5 pour cent des apports caloriques de l’homme et 37 pour cent de ses protéines – peuvent être cultivées en respectant, voire en tirant parti des écosystèmes naturels. read more

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Chute des prix alimentaires en novembre dans un contexte de stocks abondants

La sécurité alimentaire s’aggrave dans les zones victimes de troubles civils et de conditions météorologiques défavorables read more

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La corruption gagne du terrain et les gouvernements sont impuissants à enrayer le phénomène, d’après le sondage d’opinion mené en Afrique

Transparency International estime que 75 millions d’Africains ont versé un pot-de-vin au cours de l’année dernière read more

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