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Hospitality, tourism sectors land 3.3 bln bailout fund

In the midst of cascading events the novel coronavirus pandemic has unleashed, the hospitality and tourism sectors, one of the hardest hit sectors, has been granted a 3.3 billion birr short term financing bailout to aid in working capital shortages and salaries.

Australia, Russia to supply 500,000 MT wheat

For the first time, Australia and Russia have agreed to supply a total of 500,000 metric tons of wheat to Ethiopia for USD 150 million, on a state to state level agreement, in which the majority of the purchase order undertaken by Australia.

DBE sees capital quadruple

The Council of Ministers boosts the policy bank, the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), through a capital injection of 28.5 billion birr, four times the preexisting capital of 7.5 billion birr. This decision was made at the Council’s extraordinary meeting held on May 7, 2020, The Reporter has learnt.

IMF revises growth projections amid COVID-19 crisis in Ethiopian

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) slashed the projected economic growth of Ethiopia for the second quarter of the year 2020 from 6.2 percent to 3.2 percent because of the impacts of the on-going COVID-19 crisis. The third quarter of the same year is also projected to see a decline of growth from 6.1 percent to 3.7 percent.