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China’s Q1 growth stabilises at 6.8%: AFP poll

Beijing, China | AFP | China’s growth stabilised in the first quarter thanks to rising investments and a recovery in exports, experts said, though they warned the reprieve may be temporary. According to an AFP survey of 16 economic analysts, the gross domestic product expanded 6.8 percent in the first …

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Nigeria’s economic crisis deepens

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s economic slump sharpened in the third quarter as rebels bombed oil pipelines in the restive south and businesses struggled to access foreign exchange, official data showed Monday. The third quarterly contraction in a row comes as the West African nation reels from a crash …

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Property and credit booms stabilise China growth

Beijing, China | AFP |    Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world’s second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too …

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IMF: ‘Brain drain’ hits sub-Saharan Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Skilled workers are leaving sub-Saharan Africa in rapidly increasingly numbers, producing a “brain drain” that causes long-term social damage, the International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday. The IMF said that the number of sub-Saharan migrants living in developed countries could increase from about seven million …

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IMF chief warns of weak growth, lure of protectionism

Chicago, United States | AFP | The head of the IMF on Wednesday renewed warnings against protectionism and trade restrictions, saying that the global economy risked prolonged low growth and that advanced economies faced painful inequality. Christine Lagarde, the International Monetary Fund’s managing director, said the current global recovery was …

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