Gabon : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

August 13, 2020

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Since the approval of the first RFI request on April 9, 2020 (IMF Country Report No 20/109), weaker external demand and a more pronounced impact of containment measures have further deteriorated growth prospects and worsened external and fiscal positions. The authorities are requesting a purchase under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) of 50 percent of quota (SDR 108 million) to be used as budget support to help address urgent balance of payment (BoP) needs and mitigate the risk of disorderly fiscal or BoP adjustment. This additional request will bring the total purchases under the RFI to 100 percent of quota in 2020.

Series:

Country Report No. 2020/267

Subject:

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

August 13, 2020

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513554518/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GABEA2020003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

44

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