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Ethiopia secures USD 1.1bln in FDI inflows: UNCTAD

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCATD), in its Investment Trends Monitor Report released this week, indicated that Ethiopia remains relatively stable drawing USD 1.1 billion in Foreign Direct Investment inflows during the first half of 2020.

Gov’t downplays downgraded investment outlook

Moody’s global relative rating of Ethiopia has been downgraded as the public revenue streams dry up. The government has downplayed the recent credit rating siting the global pandemic as the cause for government’s coffers drying up, The Reporter has learnt.

Abiy urges local investors to develop Genale-Dawa power project

Inaugurating the delayed Genale Dawa (GD-III) hydroelectric power project on Tuesday Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) made an appeal to local investors to build the next phase of the hydroelectric project GD-6, in the same river basin that requires an estimated financial outlay of USD one billion.

FDI inflow drops to USD 2.5 bln

Once a champion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) attracting to the tune of USD 4.2 billion, Ethiopia’s FDI has slowed to USD 2.5 billion, landing at the lowest amount recorded since 2016, The Reporter has learnt.

Japanese delegation ink MoC, makes no investment commitments

Yet again another Japanese business mission to Ethiopia ends with no significant investment commitments being made, except advising the authorities to consider easing business procedures and policies, putting in place environmental safety regulation and improve the pool of skilled manpower, The Reporter has learnt.