Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    Dangote backs Adeosun, says no to IMF loan

Dangote backs Adeosun, says no to IMF loan

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, is in support of Kemi Adeosun's stance that Nigeria should not consider obtaining a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).Speaking at the IMF spring meeting in April 2016, Adeosun had desribed Nigeria as a resilient country with strong fundamentals to get through tough times with an IMF loan.“We have resolved to build resilience into the country’s [...]

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    Lagarde picks former Economist staff to head IMF Africa

Lagarde picks former Economist staff to head IMF Africa

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has announced the appointment of Abebe Selassie as director of the IMF’s African department.Selassie succeeds Antoinette Sayeh whose departure was announced previously. He is expected to begin his work in this capacity on September 19, 2016.“Abe brings a profound understanding of the challenges facing Africa, having worked closely with [...]

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    Lagarde: Labour market needs women because they drive GDP growth

Lagarde: Labour market needs women because they drive GDP growth

Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says employing women is not only the right thing to do but also the smart thing to do.In a blog post, the former finance minister of France said employing women leads to significant economic growth, raising gross domestic product (GDP) appreciably."At his swearing-in ceremony last year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau [...]

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    We’re available to help, IMF tells central banks

We’re available to help, IMF tells central banks

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it is available to help economies in sub-Saharan Africa at any time it is called upon.Disclosing this on Tuesday, Mitsuhiro Furusawa, IMF deputy managing director, said central banks in the region had been facing some challenges that could do with some help from IMF.“The IMF is fully committed to providing any assistance that the Kenyan [...]

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    FG on recession: Cheer up, Nigerians, 2016 second half is promising

FG on recession: Cheer up, Nigerians, 2016 second half is promising

Official figures released on Wednesday by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) confirmed that the Nigerian economy is in recession — the technical term for a contracting GDP over two quarters.But the federal government has given Nigerians four reasons to cheer up, saying the second quarter of 2016 was promising.Adeyemi Dipeolu, special adviser to the president on economic matters, outlined [...]

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    Egypt agrees to take IMF $12bn loan, promises food subsidy

Egypt agrees to take IMF $12bn loan, promises food subsidy

The Central Bank Egypt has agreed to take a $12 billion loan facility from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the implementation of quick economic reforms needed in the economyChris Jarvis, team lead of the IMF mission in Egypt, disclosed on Thursday, after two weeks in the north African country.“I am pleased to announce that, in support of the government’s [...]

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    Nigeria’s economic recession may be long and deep, says Peterside

Nigeria’s economic recession may be long and deep, says Peterside

Atedo Peterside, founder and chairman of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, says Nigeria’s economic recession may be long and deep.Peterside, who doubles as the vice chairman of Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG), says the recession may be long and deep due to low investor confidence in Africa’s biggest economy.“Nigeria's economic recession may be long and deep because business confidence is low [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Amaechi’s claims on recession under GEJ and 7,000MW under PMB are false

FACT CHECK: Amaechi’s claims on recession under GEJ and 7,000MW under PMB are false

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation and former governor of Rivers state, made false claims about Nigeria generating 7,000MW of electricity under President Muhammadu Buhari, TheCable can confirm.In an interview with Osasu Igbinedion, after the launch of the Kaduna-Abuja railway line, Amaechi said Nigeria was generating 7,000MW of electricity before the resumption of militant activities in the Niger Delta region.He blamed [...]

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    How Okonjo-Iweala ‘fixed’ gender financing in Nigeria and the world

How Okonjo-Iweala ‘fixed’ gender financing in Nigeria and the world

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former finance minister and coordinating minister of the economy, did more than manage the purse of Africa’s largest economy; she fixed a plan for gender budgeting in Nigeria and perhaps the rest of the world.The International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper on budget financing in sub-Saharan Africa, released on Thursday, acknowledges Okonjo-Iweala’s efforts for gender equality and financing [...]

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    FG rejects IMF’s prediction, says economy will grow by over 3% in 2016

FG rejects IMF’s prediction, says economy will grow by over 3% in 2016

The federal government says the Nigerian economy will grow by 3.3 to 3.5 percent by the end of 2016, defying the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast on the economy.This was disclosed by Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, after the national economic council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Thursday.Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Udoma — like Kemi Adeosun, [...]

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    IMF cuts Nigeria’s 2016 GDP growth forecast to -1.8% — lowest in 29 years

IMF cuts Nigeria’s 2016 GDP growth forecast to -1.8% — lowest in 29 years

The International Monetary Fund (IMF)  has cut Nigeria's gross domestic product (GDP) growth drastically, from the projected 2.3 percent in April 2016, to -1.8 percent, lowest in 29 years.In its revised World Economic Outlook (WEO), IMF said on Tuesday that the Nigerian economy would now grow at a much slower pace than South Africa's, which is expected to grow at [...]

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    IMF admits Nigerian economy ‘will probably shrink’ in 2016

IMF admits Nigerian economy ‘will probably shrink’ in 2016

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has admitted that the Nigerian economy "will probably" shrink in 2016, performing below the IMF forecast for the country.Speaking in Abuja on Monday, Gene Leon, IMF resident representative in Nigeria, said energy shortages and delayed budget weigh on output in Africa’s largest economy.After contracting by 0.4 percent in the first quarter of 2016, Leon said Nigeria [...]

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    In 2016, Nigeria’s economy will grow faster than South Africa’s, IMF projects

In 2016, Nigeria’s economy will grow faster than South Africa’s, IMF projects

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reiterated its projection that the Nigerian economy will grow faster than South Africa’s economy in 2016.In the conclusion of its consultations in South Africa, the international financial institution slashed South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate from 0.6 percent to 0.1 percent in 2016.IMF had said earlier in the year that the Nigeria’s GDP growth [...]

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    IMF on CBN’s new FX policy: Let’s wait and see

IMF on CBN’s new FX policy: Let’s wait and see

The international Monetary Fund (IMF) sees the Nigeria’s new foreign exchange policy as a welcome development, but calls for caution.Speaking at a press conference in Washington DC, Gerry Rice, IMF spokesman, said the decision taken by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to remove the currency peg is an important step for the economy.“On Nigeria, however, I think the announcement [...]

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    Recession may force Nigeria to seek IMF loan, says FXTM analyst

Recession may force Nigeria to seek IMF loan, says FXTM analyst

Lukman Otunuga, a research analyst with ForexTime, a leading forex broker specializing in currency, stocks and commodities trading, says Nigeria may be forced to seek a loan facility from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), if the country enters a recession.The Central Bank of Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee (CBN MPC) had said at its last meeting that an economic recession was [...]

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    70m Nigerians excluded from banking sector, says IMF

70m Nigerians excluded from banking sector, says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says 40 percent of Nigeria’s 180 million citizens are excluded from conventional banking, with only 36 percent covered by the formal banking sector.IMF adds that another 12 percent of the population use informal banking modes to safe their monies, while another 12 percent use neither the semi-formal banks.“It is the topic for policymakers in almost [...]

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September 20, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
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