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Coronavirus - Mauritania: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board completes Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, approves Augmentation and US$52 Million Disbursement

The IMF’s support will provide additional resources to mitigate the pandemic’s socio-economic impact and continue with institutional reforms to foster an inclusive recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impose severe health, social, and economic hardships in Mauritania, with a 3.2 percent contraction of output expected in 2020; the authorities have responded swiftly to the shock with measures to contain the pandemic and alleviate its economic fallout. They are prioritizing health spending and targeted…

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Coronavirus - Zambia: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Statement on Zambia

Imperative that central banks’ operational independence and credibility is maintained, particularly at this critical time when economic stability is threatened by COVID-19

“In response to media inquiry regarding the recently announced change in leadership at the central bank of Zambia, an IMF spokesman made the following statement: “We note the change in leadership announced over the weekend at the Bank of Zambia before the end of the previous Governor’s mandate. The macroeconomic…

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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaches a Staff-Level Agreement for the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility-Extended Fund Facility for Ethiopia

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on Ethiopia and created serious health and economic challenges

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a virtual visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of…

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Coronavirus - Gabon: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$152.61 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Financing Instrument to Gabon to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Weaker external demand and a deepening of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have further deteriorated growth prospects and worsened external and fiscal positions

This is the second disbursement under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) to help Gabon address urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic; weaker external demand and a deepening of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic have further deteriorated growth prospects and worsened external and fiscal positions; the additional resources…

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Coronavirus - Madagascar: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board approves an additional US$171.9 million disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF) to Madagascar to address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Madagascar’s macroeconomic outlook has been affected by weaker external demand, the increased spread of the pandemic, and significant losses of revenue

This is the second disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), which brings total IMF COVID-19 emergency support to the Republic of Madagascar to US$337.9 million; Madagascar’s macroeconomic outlook has been affected by weaker external demand, the increased spread of the pandemic, and significant losses of revenue; the additional resources under the…

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Coronavirus - Lesotho: IMF Executive Board Approves US$49.1 million in Emergency Support to Lesotho to Address the Covid-19 Pandemic

The IMF approved US$49.1 million emergency support under the Rapid Credit Facility and the Rapid Financing Instrument to help Lesotho meet urgent balance of payments needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic

The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Lesotho have been severe, with a weak global and regional environment reducing exports and remittances; The IMF approved US$49.1 million emergency support under the Rapid Credit Facility and the Rapid Financing Instrument to help Lesotho meet urgent balance of payments needs stemming…

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Coronavirus - Chad: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board approves an additional US$69.49 Million disbursement for Chad and notes Cancellation of its Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement

Disbursement will provide timely support to fill an urgent financing need to contain the economic impact of the pandemic and provide essential COVID-19-related health expenditure

This is the second disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), to address urgent balance of payment needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic; the Chadian economy continues to be severely impacted by the twin Covid-19 pandemic and terms of trade shocks, which led to a weaker than previously envisaged economic…

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Coronavirus - São Tomé and Príncipe: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes a Virtual Extended Credit Facility First Review Mission for São Tomé and Príncipe

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause the economy to contract sharply by 6.5 percent this year

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause a sharp real economic contraction of 6.5 percent in 2020 and raise large health and social needs; Program performance under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) had a good start, but progress has been hampered by the pandemic and some policy slippages prior to…

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Coronavirus - Senegal: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes Review Mission to Senegal

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on economic activity, exacerbated by border closures, a curfew, and social distancing

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this…

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Coronavirus - Egypt: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board approves US$ 2.772 Billion in Emergency Support to Egypt to address the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pandemic and global shock pose an immediate and severe economic disruption that could negatively impact Egypt’s hard-won macroeconomic stability

The Executive Board of the IMF approved Egypt’s request for emergency financial assistance of US$ 2.772 billion to meet the urgent balance of payments needs stemming from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic; the pandemic and global shock pose an immediate and severe economic disruption that could negatively impact Egypt’s…