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ATA - RETRO event in Korça/A collection of old cars, an attraction of tourists
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ATA - Albanian feature film 'Open Door' premiered in main competition of Sarajevo Film Festival
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ATA - Exports to Spain increased 42% in July this year
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Ryanair 'must observe labour, strike law' during stoppage - government
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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Government invites Ematum bondholders to accept debt restructuring
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Lusa - Business News - Macau: GDP declines 2.5% in H1, 2019
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Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: Japan loans €40.6M for maintenance of Maputo electricity plant
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صرح وزير الداخلية قسطنطين بيتريدس أنه سيتم توزيع 4.7 مليون يورو على 103 بلدية وإدارة محلية في جميع أنحاء قبرص...
Lusa - Business News - East Timor: Veteran journalists call on new generation to work for development
Dili, Aug. 23, 2019 (Lusa) – Two East Timor journalists who 20 years ago played a role in the process...
Lusa - Business News - East Timor: Veteran journalists call on new generation to work for development
Dili, Aug. 23, 2019 (Lusa) – Two East Timor journalists who 20 years ago played a role in the process...
Lusa - Business News - Mozambique: US bank to provide €4.5B for natural gas projects
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Lusa - Business News - Portugal: PSI20 opens 0.23% up at 4,867.41 points
Lisbon, Aug. 23, 2019 (Lusa) – The Lisbon stock exchange opened in positive territory on Monday with the main benchmark...
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Lusa - Business News - Angola: Budget execution 'test' for president amid 'significant' reform efforts




London, Jan. 10 (Lusa) - The implementation of Angola’s state budget for this year will be a test of the reformist capacity of the president, João Lourenço, who has made "significant efforts" to reform the country, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Since Lourenço took over in September 2017, the EIU analysts write in a note on the 2019 budget, the government has made “significant efforts” to reform the country’s economy.
In the document, sent to investors and which Lusa has seen, the EIU argues that the way in which the government executes the budget will serve as “an important test” of its commitment to reforms and its big promises to attack corruption and improve governance.
The analysts argue that support from the International Monetary Fund, through an Extended Financing Programme (PFA) valued at $3.7 billion, should give the government scope for manoeuvre and increase the country’s credibility with other international creditors, which should bring more favourable terms for new financing or restructuring of current debt.
According to the EIU, the steps the government is taking, many of them conditions for the IMF's support, should help Angola diversify its economy to escape in the medium term its long-time dependence on oil exports.
In the 2019 budget, Angola foresees a crude price of $68 per barrel, which the EIU describes as "reasonably conservative", and growth in gross domestic product of 2.8%, afer a recession that has lasted since 2015 and which is estimated to have continued last year. This year is therefore set to be the first year of overall positive growth since oil prices began sliding in the summer of 2014.
Total expenditure is to rise by 17% this year, with expenditure allocated to health and education for the first time exceeding the amount earmarked for defence, security and policing, the EIU notes. It adds, however, that the cost of servicing the debt remains the largest item, at 48% of total expenditure, albeit down from the 2018 level of 52% of the budget."
Given that total indebtedness was equivalent to 70.5% of GDP in August, twice the level of 2013, careful management of this portfolio and future debt will be crucial if Angola wants to avoid rising debt costs or even risk going into default, the EIU analysts conclude.

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