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Nigeria is exiting recession, says IMF

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Staff Writer | December 23, 2017
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Africa   Economy remains vulnerable

Nigeria is exiting recession but its economy remains vulnerable, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

The regional power climbed out of its first recession in a quarter of a century in the second quarter, but economic growth remains sluggish.

That has contributed to a cycle of poverty that drives Nigeria's yawning wealth inequality as well as social unrest.

"Overall growth is slowly picking up but recovery remains challenging," the IMF said in a statement about the review.

Macroeconomic and structural reforms remain urgent to contain any vulnerability, it said.

"In the absence of new policies, the near-term outlook remains challenging," the IMF said.


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