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Central Africa: Cemac forex regulations weigh on business

IOCs and business lobbies continue to contest the 2019 decision to impose stricter rules on currency transfers and payments across the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (Cemac). The regulations were promoted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to improve governance and economic management, but companies complain they have been starved of cash for operations in the Central African franc zone .

Issue 433 - 25 February 2021

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Buhari seeks to persuade Nigerians better days are ahead

President Muhammadu Buhari finally responded to popular concerns over security by replacing his military top team on 26 January. With the economy hobbled by low oil prices and coronavirus, he has allowed a little more economic flexibility, although it remains to be seen whether his costly defence of the naira’s inflated value will be replaced by the foreign exchange market unification favoured by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Issue 432 - 11 February 2021


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