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Vol 55 No 19

Published 26th September 2014


Congo-Brazzaville

Poor prospects ahead

The IMF predicts 6% growth but poverty still rises. Sassou has high hopes for Special Economic Zones as the end of oil looms

Between the lines, the International Monetary Fund's latest analysis of Congo-Brazzaville's economy reveals a meagre record of economic achievements for the decades of rule by President Denis Sassou-Nguesso. Lately, the government has started to show enthusiasm for Special Economic Zones even though the significant direct investment required would have huge obstacles to overcome.

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