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Jobs Slowly Recovering From Crisis, Favoring Higher Skills

Today’s job market demands more specialized skills, with migration and technology helping—not hurting—chances of high-quality employment, according to the March 2015 issue of Finance & Development (F&D) magazine.

Liberia Gets $36.5 Million From IMF’s New Trust for Disaster Recovery

The IMF Executive Board approves $36.5 million in debt relief to Liberia in the form of a grant from a new trust set up to help low-income countries recover from natural disasters. The IMF says the move aims to help Liberia counter effects of the Ebola crisis.

IMF Readies Loan for Ghana to Support Reform Plan

An IMF staff team in Ghana reaches agreement with the government on a new economic reform program that would be supported by an IMF loan of about $940 million. The loan would back a program aimed at boosting economic growth and tightening fiscal discipline.

Oil Price Collapse Vindicates Gabon’s Aim to Diversify

The plunge in oil prices since mid-2014 shows that Gabon’s plan to diversify its economy away from overdependence on oil is clearly the right way to go and is now more relevant than ever, IMF staff says in a regular review of the Central African nation’s economy.

Favorable Prospects for Malaysia’s Diversified Economy

After a year of very strong growth of 6 percent, lower energy export prices in 2015 will likely contribute to growth moderating to a still impressive rate of close to 5 percent, say IMF economists.
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