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Ethiopia: Specter of economic crisis looms large due to forex crunch

by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 11, 2018) The effect of Ethiopia’s foreign currency crunch is beginning to show signs of an impending economic crisis that could lead to a serious socio-economic catastrophe unless an immediate fix is sought to address the issue, the Finance Minister told Parliament.   Presenting the country’s budget to the Parliament, the Minister of Finance ...

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China cuts back investment in Ethiopia

ESAT News (June 4, 2018) A report by the Financial Times says Chinese companies, which are the major investors in Ethiopia, are finding it difficult to get loans from their creditors to finance projects in the East African country. Chineses banks and credit insurance companies are worried about Ethiopia’s increasing debt and foreign currency crisis, according to the report. ESAT ...

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Ethiopia’s forex reserve at all time low, crisis result in firing of Governors of National Bank

By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 31, 2018) Ethiopia’s foreign reserve is at an all time low, only enough to cover imports for two weeks. Although not yet official, ESAT sources said the Prime Minister has made a decision to remove the Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, Teklewold Atnafu. According to reports reaching from Addis Ababa, the Deputy ...

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