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    IMF worried about Nigeria’s ability to service external loans – The Guardian Nigeria...

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has expressed concern over Nigeria’s ability to service its external loans estimated at over $18.9billion, given its mono-product economy status and low revenue base. IMF Director................ Read more via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria...
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    IMF acknowledges CBN’s monetary policy success – The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper – Nigeria...

    The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is relishing the success of its monetary policy, especially regarding the foreign exchange, as the efforts have been finally acknowledged by the international financial community. The International Monetary … Read more via The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper –...
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    Politics IMF: Nigeria’s economic situation remains challenging – Newtelegraph

    Despite Nigeria’s exit from recession, its economic situation remains challenging and policy implementation needs to move quickly and comprehensively, if the country is to reap its long-term potential, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. The IMF, which stated this in its latest...
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    Politics Exclusive: Nigeria’s people getting poorer, government to ‘muddle through’, says IMF – U.S.

    Nigeria’s people are getting poorer despite the country’s slow recovery from recession, and economic reforms are urgently needed, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in a report seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The Fund expects the government to “muddle through” in the medium term, and any …...
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    Fixing The Naira, The Soludo Solution

    The Nigerian naira has been the major talk of the town as the currency gained heavily within a week after losing over 100 per cent in 2016. In an intriguing article on The Guardian Newspaper dated 26 February 2017 and titled: “Saving The Naira, The Soludo Option”, the writer, Dan Agbese...
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    Business Nigeria: We Need an Home-Grown Reform Program- Adeosun Rules Out IMF Loan

    Nigeria's Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has ruled out FG borrowing money from the IMF to improve the country's economy. Speaking on CNBC, Adeosun said it is a last resort. “For us the IMF is really a lender of last resort when you have balance of payments problem. Nigeria doesn’t have...
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    Business FG Finally Decides Not To Borrow From IMF

    The Federal Government has said it will not apply for International Monetary Fund loan. Minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun stated this in an interview with CNBC. She said: “For us the IMF is really a lender of last resort when you have balance of payments problem. Nigeria doesn’t have balance...
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    Business IMF Stamps Nigeria's Recovery From Recession

    The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has projected that Nigeria's economy will recover from recession in 2017. IMF's latest World Economic Outlook (WEO) says Nigeria Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will grow by 0.8 percent in 2017 and 2.3 percent in 2018, buoyed by increased crude oil production...
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    Business CBN's Efforts To Save Naira Have Crumbled – IMF

    Central Bank of Nigeria's efforts to save the naira against other foreign exchange has crumbled, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. The IMF also said the challenges around foreign exchange in Nigeria have pushed inflation to double digits in Africa’s largest economy. In its policy...
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    Business Recession: IMF Offers Zero Interest Loan to Nigeria

    The international monetary fund, IMF, has offered a zero interest loan to Nigeria and other nations with economic woes in a bid to help them out of their economic quagmire. "Despite signs of recovery and resilience in some economies, global growth continues to disappoint, with the expected...
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    Business IMF Raises Alarm Over Nigeria's Alarming Debt Profile

    The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has raised alarm about Nigeria's debt profile and the negative effects its harsh economy will have on surrounding countries. Catherine Pattillo, the Assistant Director and Head of Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division of IMF expressed worry over...
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    Business Nigeria Likely to Move Out of Recession Next Year - IMF

    The International Monetary Fund has predicted that the Nigerian economy will move out of recession and grow by 0.6% in 2017. Nigeria’s real Gross Domestic Product is expected to increase marginally by 0.6% with Consumer Prices rising by 17.1%, according to IMF’s World Economic Outlook report...
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    Business Presidency Explains Why Nigerian Economy Shrank By 2.1%

    Nigeria's Vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has reacted to the just released GDP figures for the 2016 second quarter by the National Bureau of Statistics. The vice president confirmed a temporary decline, saying it also indicated an hopeful expectation in the country's economic trajectory. A...
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    Business IMF's Lagarde to Face Trial over Payout to French Tycoon

    An appeal court has ruled that Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, will stand trial over a state payout to the French tycoon Bernard Tapie. She is charged with negligence over the award to Mr Tapie of €404m ($445m; £339m) in 2008 when she was France's economy...
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    Business Nigerian Naira Reacts to IMF Prediction, Weakens 3.4% to N293/USD1

    The Nigerian naira on Tuesday immediately reacted to the International Monetary Fund adjustment on Nigeria's economic outlook for 2016 by sliding to all time low at the inter-bank market. The Naira weakens 3.4% to N293.25 to a dollar at 3:23pm in Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria. The...
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    Business IMF Downgrades Nigeria's 2016 Economic Growth to -1.8%, Forecasts Recession

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has again revised growth projections for Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries, saying that the Africa’s largest economy will probably contract by 1.8 percent this year. In an update on its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), the IMF said on...
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    Business Expect More Tough Time - IMF Spells Doom for Nigeria’s Economy

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that the Nigerian economy “will probably” shrink in 2016, performing below the IMF forecast for the country. IMF resident representative in Nigeria, Gene Leon, who spoke in Abuja on Monday identified energy shortages and delayed budget weigh on...
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    Business IMF Reacts to Nigeria's New Foreign Exchange Policy

    The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has welcomed the decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria to abandon its currency peg and adopt a flexible exchange rate policy. According to IMF spokesman Gerry Rice, the move was important to reduce fiscal and external imbalances in Nigeria's economy. "I...
  19. RemmyAlex

    Politics President Buhari Opens Up on Naira Devaluation, Fuel Subsidy Removal

    President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja yesterday, told editors and newspaper executives in a brief interview to mark the administration’s first year in office that the biggest shock he had during the past year as President. On Naira Devaluation: He said in the course of its history Nigeria...
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    Business Nigerians Should Expect Increase in Interest Rates Again – CBN

    The Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Saturday, hinted at a probable increase in lending rates sequel to the unrelenting headwinds that keep pushing up the nation’s inflation rate. Emefiele, who spoke with journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing World Bank/IMF Spring...
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