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People wearing Yellow vests gestures as French ‘red scarves’ (foulards rouges), critics of violent ‘yellow vest’ (Gilets Jaunes) protests demonstrate in Paris on January 27, 2019. (Photo by Alain JOCARD - AFP)

French growth slows as ‘yellow vest’ protests take toll

French economic growth slumped in 2018 as consumer spending tapered off toward the end of the year, the victim of violent anti-government protests that kept many shoppers at home ahead of the holidays, statistics office INSEE said Wednesday.
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Low participation of women in finance sector is unfair – IMF chief

The lack of women in finance is unfair to women and bad for banks, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said.

IMF puts global debt at $180 trillion

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has put the global debt at $180 trillion, warning highly indebted emerging-markets and low-income countries against what it termed pro-cyclical fiscal policies.
Tunisian civil servants staged the biggest general strike in five years on Thursday after their powerful trade union failed to secure wage hikes in tense negotiations with the government.

Tunisian civil servants stage largest strike in years

Tunisian civil servants staged the biggest general strike in five years on Thursday after their powerful trade union failed to secure wage hikes in tense negotiations with the government.
China's President Xi Jinping is seen on a big screen in the media centre as he speaks at the opening ceremony of the first China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai on November 5, 2018. - President Xi Jinping vowed on November 5 to open access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to the Trump administration, as he kicked off an import fair amid growing foreign accusations that his government was backtracking on reform pledges. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)

Xi pledges to open China’s markets wider to an impatient world

President Xi Jinping on Monday pledged to widen access to China's economy, while delivering a veiled rebuke to Trumpism, as he kicked off an import expo amid foreign accusations that he has backtracked on promises to play fair on trade.
Saudi Arabia has brushed off an outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and went ahead with an investment conference boycotted by Western political figures, leading international bankers and A-list executives. AP

Saudi investment forum opens under Khashoggi shadow

Saudi Arabia has brushed off an outcry over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and went ahead with an investment conference boycotted by Western political figures, leading international bankers and A-list executives.
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Saudi to host ‘Davos in desert’ despite outcry over slain Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit tomorrow, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw.
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Turkey turns up heat on Saudi crown prince over Jamal Khashoggi

Turkey's pro-government media published new claims on Monday linking Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal the "naked truth" about the case.

Godwin Emefiele: Why we’re not building foreign reserve buffers

Godwin Emefiele, governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has said maintaining stable exchange rate to avoid depreciation of the naira is better than building foreign reserve buffers.

Ifeanyi Emefiele: Stable exchange rate best choice for Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says maintaining stable exchange rate to avoid depreciation of the Naira is better than building foreign reserve buffers.

IMF, World Bank end meetings with call to brace for risks

Global financial leaders wrapped up an annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank yesterday, by urging countries to brace for potential risks from trade disputes and other tensions.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Nigeria to tighten its monetary policy and strengthen non-oil revenue mobilisation efforts for a stronger economy.

IMF urges Nigeria to tighten monetary policy, boost non-oil revenues

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Nigeria to tighten its monetary policy and strengthen non-oil revenue mobilisation efforts for a stronger economy.

IMF: Nigeria needs urgent structural economic reforms

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has once again urged the federal government to embark on structural reforms of Nigeria’s economy in order to move the nation forward.
Christine Lagarde

IMF’s Christine Lagarde urges Nigeria to fix ailing refineries

The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ms. Christine Lagarde, Thursday advised the federal government to fix the country’s ailing refineries so as to enhance local production of petroleum products and enhance economic activities in the country.
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Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed opens new industrial park in Oromia region

Ethiopia’s latest industrial park is located in the Oromia region – the largest and most populous, and home region of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
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Mike Pence meets with Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed, applauds reforms

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday and praised “the historic reform efforts” undertaken by Abiy since assuming power in April, the White House said in a statement.
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Why plane carrying IMF chief made emergency landing in Argentina

An American Airlines plane with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde on board made an emergency landing in the Argentine airport on Sunday due to malfunction, local media reported.
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US ‘especially vulnerable’ in trade war – IMF chief

The US economy is “especially vulnerable” to damage from the burgeoning global trade war, which could shave hundreds of billions of dollars off global GDP, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday.

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