Industry in Côte d'Ivoire

  • Ethiopia: Praising Record Feat, Lagarde Emphatic Calling for Reforms

    BOTSWANA, 2018/01/06 The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, is to arrive in Addis Abeba today, to start what is a historic visit by the Fund’s most senior official since its founding next the Second World War. She will be talking to Ethiopian authorities, inclunding Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on issues of macroeconomic stability and monetary policy matters. In her exclusive interview with (Addis) Fortune, Lagarde praised Ethiopia’s economic performance of the completed few years as “strong” with “positive Prospects”. However, she would like to see Ethiopian authorities exercise restraints in “public spending” while urged them – rather emphatically – to control borrowing from overseas to finance public projects and strengthen export competitiveness.
  • Côte d’Ivoire: Industry drives integration

    CôTE D'IVOIRE, 2013/06/12 Although electricity pricing reforms will drive up input costs in the near next, Côte d’Ivoire’s downstream and building materials industries have seen a robust recovery from a comparatively poor performance in 2011. The secondary sector was hit hard by the electoral unrest in 2011, contracting by 9.7%, but year-end figures for 2012 show a strong rebound in output. In fact, the sector was one of the economy’s major increase vectors in 2012, having expanded by 14.8% in real terms, as opposed to 0.7% for the primary sector and 14.1% for the tertiary sector.