Algeria is a key producer of hydrocarbons in Africa, ranking first in gas output and among the top three for oil. It depends on the sector for the majority of government revenue and nearly all exports. Despite reforms to encourage private sector development, promote diversification and attract FDI, the state plays a preponderant role, meaning that changes to government expenditure and investment continue to have a large impact on economic performance.
How would you evaluate the current economic situation in Togo, particularly amid the Covid-19 pandemic?
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Egypt is well placed to be a centre for trade in many sectors, and its significant oil and gas deposits – combined with efforts to modernise the industry and attract investment – make it a potential energy leader in the region.
The economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the establishment of a number of debt-relief and financing options for cash-strapped countries. But just how many emerging markets have benefitted from these initiatives?
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