The economic history of the Gabonese Republic (Gabon)
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- IMF Approves EFF Credit for the Republic of
- International Monetary Fund Press Release, 8 November
1995. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved
a three-year credit under the extended Fund facility (EFF)
for the Republic of Gabon. Objectives are to accelerate
output and employment growth through a diversification of
the economy and the establishment of a more liberal
regulatory framework to stimulate the development of the
non-oil private sector.
- Petroleum Reserves Dwindle
- By Antoine Lawson, IPS, 31 August 1999. The eight
multi-national oil companies operating in Gabon discovered
no new deposits in 1998, although massive exploration was
undertaken last year. Gabon, which is heavily dependent on
petroleum revenues, is trying to reform its mining codes
to attract new investment.
- Gabon turns from oil to dream
- Sapa-AFP, Monday 31 July 2000. Authorities in Gabon,
fearful of an oil-less future in 10 years' time, are
planning to turn the small west African country into a
foreign tourist's paradise—and solve its
currency problems by the same ticket.
- British Bankers Hired to Help Privatise
- Panafrican News Agency, 11 August 2000. A British
banking group, HSB/Credit Commercial de France (HSB/CCF),
has been hired to assist in the privatisation of
Gabon's telecommunications network.
- Construction prochaine d'un centre de
pêche à Port-Gentil
- allAfrica.com, 21 October 2000. A fishing center,
financed by Japan, will be constructed at Port-Gentile
(West), in order to form agents and to develop the export
of fish products (in French).
- IDB Finances Gabonese Projects
- Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 5 April 2001. The
Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is financing a number of
projects in Gabon, including the building of a new high
school in Franceville (south-east of the
country). Promises of the electrification of the
Kango-Bifou road, acquisition of buses for the Gabonese
Public Transport Company (SOGATRA), and rehabilitation of