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2018-05-14 11:10:00

AFRICA'S MODEST GROWTH

AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH

IMF -  Sub-Saharan Africa is set to enjoy a modest growth uptick, and decisive policies are needed to both reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth prospects. Average growth in the region is projected to rise from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 3.4 percent in 2018, with growth accelerating in about two-thirds of the countries in the region aided by stronger global growth, higher commodity prices, and improved capital market access. On current policies, average growth in the region is expected to plateau below 4 percent—barely 1 percent in per capita terms—over the medium term.

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AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 18, 17:35:00
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AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 18, 17:25:00
RUSSIA'S GAS TO UKRAINE
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AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 18, 17:20:00
U.S. PRODUCTION: OIL + 70 TBD, GAS + 798 MCFD
U.S. EIA - Crude oil production from the major US onshore regions is forecast to increase 70,000 b/d month-over-month in June from 8,450 to 8,520 thousand barrels/day, gas production to increase 798 million cubic feet/day from 80,564 to 81,362 million cubic feet/day .
AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 18, 17:15:00
U.S. INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION UP 0.4%
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AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 17, 13:25:00
OIL PRICE: ABOVE $61 ANEW
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AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 17, 12:55:00
OIL DEMAND GROWTH 1.2 - 1.4 MBD
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AFRICA'S  MODEST GROWTH
2019, June, 17, 12:50:00
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