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  • 28-July-2015

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    Lesotho African Economic Outlook 2015

    Lesotho’s economy is projected to attain modest growth averaging 4.9% over the medium term (2015-16), in spite of the constraining factors related to subdued growth in mining and quarrying and the effects of delayed renewal of the United States’ African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which expires in 2015, on the manufacturing of textiles and clothing.

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  • 28-July-2015

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    Kenya African Economic Outlook 2015

    GDP growth remained robust in 2013 at 5.7% based on rebased statistics, and stood at 4.4%, 5.8% and 5.5% in the first three quarters of 2014 compared with 6.4%, 7.2% and 6.2% in comparable quarters of 2013.

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  • 28-July-2015

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    Guinea-Bissau African Economic Outlook 2015

    After a period of transition, marked by a slowing of the economy, the return to constitutional order led to growth estimated at 2.6% in 2014, against 0.9% in 2013 and -1.5% in 2012. Supported by the return to political normalisation and the re-engagement of technical and financial partners, growth was also driven by cashew-nut exports, in contrast to 2013.

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  • 28-July-2015

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    Guinea African Economic Outlook 2015

    Growth in Guinea’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank from 2.3% in 2013 to a miserly 0.6% in 2014 due to the consequences of the Ebola epidemic, delays in the implementation of structural reforms and electricity shortages.

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  • 28-July-2015

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    Ghana African Economic Outlook 2015

    Ghana’s economy is expected to slow down for the fourth consecutive year to an estimated 3.9% growth rate in 2015, owing to a severe energy crisis, unsustainable domestic and external debt burdens, and deteriorated macroeconomic and financial imbalances.

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  • 28-July-2015

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    Gambia African Economic Outlook 2015

    Following the 2011 drought-induced contraction of the Gambia’s gross domestic product (GDP), the country’s economy recovered moderately in 2012 and in 2013. GDP growth in 2014 is estimated to have contracted to about -0.7%, compared to earlier estimated GDP growth of 7%.

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  • 28-July-2015

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    Gabon African Economic Outlook 2015

    The economy expanded by 5.1% in 2014, slightly less than the previous year (5.6%) and below projections of 6.7% made at the start of the year. Prospects remain good, with growth projections of 4.6% in 2015 and 4.7% in 2016.

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  • 21-July-2015

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    Ethiopia African Economic Outlook 2015

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) ranks Ethiopia as among the five fastest growing economies in the world. After a decade of continuous expansion (during which real GDP growth averaged 10.8% per annum), in 2013/14 the economy grew for its 11th consecutive year posting 10.3% growth.

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  • 21-July-2015

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    Eritrea African Economic Outlook 2015

    Eritrea is aiming at creating a modern, private sector-led economy (Macro Policy 1994; National Indicative Development Plan 2014-2018). Attaining this objective is, however, compromised by an inadequately enabling investment and business environment, United Nations sanctions, and overall weak macroeconomic conditions.

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  • 21-July-2015

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    Equatorial Guinea African Economic Outlook 2015

    Several of Equatorial Guinea’s gas and oil fields matured in 2013, and the subsequent decline in production, on which the country was highly dependent, pushed the economy into recession. Although new fields opened, they did not fully offset the fall in the value of crude-oil production in a context of declining international prices.

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