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Economy: IMF team expected Thursday in Bamako

Bamako, Mali - A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is expected here on Thursday, less than two months after  its Managing Director, Christine Lagarde, visited Mali, official sources told PANA.


The mission is due to meet the country’s senior officials and several directors of services in charge of mobilizing internal revenues, over the implementation of the IMF recommendations, urging Mali to improve its business environment, develop its financial sector, establish transparency, reorganize the electricity tariff, as well as reduce tax exemptions for several products.

However, the Bretton Woods institution had admitted the good management of the Malian economy whose prospects forecast a growth rate of 6% this year, thanks to the improvement reported in agricultural production, the reorganization of the country’s services and the resumption of construction projects.

Pana 06/03/2014