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IMF to Release the Analytical Chapters of the April 2018 World Economic Outlook

March 22, 2018/IMF The IMF will release the Analytical Chapters of the April 2018 World Economic Outlook and hold a webinar to discuss them at 10:00 a.m. Washington DC time (14:00 GMT)… Read more »

Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries—2018

March 22, 2018/IMF Against the background of a climbing number of low-income developing countries (LIDCs) at high risk or in debt distress, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board assessed… Read more »

Bill Gates, Dangote in Sokoto, Sign MoU with Six Northern Govs on Extension of Immunisation

March 22, 2018/Thisday Mohammed Aminu The Co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr. Bill Gates, wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six northern governors on the extension… Read more »

IMF Executive Board Discusses Program Design in Currency Unions

March 16, 2018/IMF On February 21, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) discussed general guidance on the design of Fund-supported programs with members of the existing… Read more »

Nigeria: Out of Recession and Looking Beyond Oil

March 15, 2018/IMF Nigeria’s economy is exiting a painful recession, but policy implementation needs to move quickly and comprehensively to facilitate economic recovery and help the country reap its longer-term… Read more »

G20 Surveillance Note: Global Prospects and Policy Challenges

March 15, 2018/IMF EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Global growth has continued to strengthen. Growth rose in the second half of 2017, driven by remarkably strong investment and trade. The momentum is broad-based—activity… Read more »

Policy Actions to Sustain Growth and Guard Against Risks

March 15, 2018/IMFBlog By Christine Lagarde When the Group of Twenty finance ministers and central bank governors met last October, there was a sense of optimism about the global economic… Read more »

Smart Cities Global Summit Set to Gathering International , Industry Leaders to Assess Investment Strategies

March 15, 2018/TMT Finance Smart Cities Global Technology & Investment Summit 2018 ( has been announced to take place in Algiers, Algeria, on June 27-28, gathering international Government and Industry… Read more »

National Liquidity Approaches Challenge EU Banking Union

14/3/2018/Fitch Ratings The lack of a centralised approach to liquidity support under the planned EU banking union will mean continued uncertainty over if and when creditors of struggling banks may… Read more »

Global Growth Is Booming, Central Banks Turning Less CautiousGlobal Growth Is Booming, Central Banks Turning Less Cautious-Fitch

14/3/2018/Fitch Ratings The global economy is experiencing boom-like growth conditions and central banks are becoming less cautious as inflation risks rise, according to Fitch’s latest “Global Economic Outlook” (GEO). The… Read more »