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Ethiopian Economy May Expand 7.5% This Fiscal Year; Slow in 2012, IMF Says

Bloomberg: Ethiopia’s economic expansion may slow next fiscal year amid rising inflation, restrictions on private-bank lending and a “difficult” business environment, the International Monetary Fund said. The growth rate may slow to... Read more »
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Ethiopia- Flower earnings may surge by 2016: Growers

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s income from horticulture exports is expected to more than triple to $550 million in five years due to rising investment, the head of a growers’ association said... Read more »
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Ethiopian poor being swallowed by rising tide

Blog By Kent Bush It is impossible to visit Ethiopia and not notice the disparity. In Addis Ababa, the country’s capital, people in Land Rovers on their way to nice restaurants drive... Read more »
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Inflation, Drought Deal Ethiopia a Double Blow

VOA:  Ethiopia has been dealt a double setback with word that inflation is rising rapidly at a time when drought is threatening crops and adding to the numbers of people needing food... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Price shock continues despite ceiling

In a small shop last Thursday a middle aged woman bought a quarter kilo of coffee for 30 birr. If this doesn’t grab your attention consider that only two weeks ago an... Read more »

Ethiopia inflation rate falls to 16.5 pct in February

(Reuters) ADDIS ABABA  – Ethiopia’s annual inflation rate dipped to 16.5 percent in February from 17.7 percent in the previous month as food prices rose more slowly, the horn of Africa country’s... Read more »
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Ethiopia’s H1 exports increase but miss target

By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s exports fell short of target in the first half of its fiscal year when coffee, oil seed and flower sales missed forecasts, trade data... Read more »

Out of Touch in the Horn of Africa? by Alemayehu G. Mariam

The Berlin Conference of 2009 In 1884, the Berlin Conference was convened by the European imperial powers to carve out colonial territories in Africa. It was called the “Scramble for Africa”. In... Read more »
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Meles Zenawi promising no devaluation for the next 5 years

Reuters Sees no major birr devaluation, will regulate rate Govt to seek ways of easing inflationary pressures ADDIS ABABA, Feb 3 (Reuters) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi ruled out the possibility... Read more »
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Ethiopia: Devalutation and speedy growth breed economic chaos?

Afrik: by Desalegn Sisay Ethiopian Government and entrepreneurs seem to have found a common ground to find a solution to a recalcitrant double digit inflation after the former was forced to revise... Read more »