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Press Release Body: Country Report Sierra Leone
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Political scene, economic policy, economy, and foreign trade and payments
Country Reports analyse political and economic trends in nearly 200 countries. They show you exactly how national, regional and global events will affect your business in the short to medium term. Available in digital and print formats , each report examines and explains the issues shaping the countries in which you operate: the political scene, economic policy, the domestic economy and foreign trade and payments. AND provides concise 18-24-month forecasts complementing the analysis.
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Table of Contents
Economic structure: Annual indicators
Economic structure: Quarterly indicators
Outlook for 2006-07: Domestic politics
Outlook for 2006-07: International relations
Outlook for 2006-07: Policy trends
Outlook for 2006-07: Fiscal policy
Outlook for 2006-07: Monetary policy
Outlook for 2006-07: International assumptions
Outlook for 2006-07: Economic growth
Outlook for 2006-07: Inflation
Outlook for 2006-07: Exchange rates
Outlook for 2006-07: External sector
Outlook for 2006-07: Forecast summary
The political scene: Alleged coup plotters go on trial
The political scene: Charles Margai takes up defence of accused plotters
The political scene: Mr Margai is briefly detained after a party rally
The political scene: Another vice-presidential hopeful emerges
The political scene: The trial of Sam Hinga Norman
The political scene: Unamsil withdrawal is complete
The political scene: The post-Unamsil era poses many challenges
The political scene: First post-war countrywide HIV/AIDS survey is conducted
Economic policy: Consultative Group pledges US$800m for Sierra Leone
Economic policy: Financial reforms are announced in 2006 budget
Economic policy: The budget targets increased revenue
The domestic economy: Inflation falls to 12.3% in November 2005
The domestic economy: Marine diamond exploration shows positive results
The domestic economy: Crackdown on illegal coltan mining is announced
The domestic economy: Oil exploration licences are withdrawn
Foreign trade and payments: Official diamond exports rise to US$141.9m 2005
Foreign trade and payments: World Bank approves infrastructure project