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Economy Finance minister Adriano Maleiane, Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario, and fisheries minister Agostinho Mondlane explaining the 'hidden debts' at a press conference in Maputo in April 2016. Photo © Tom Bowker / Zitamar News
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Mozambique’s government says it is seeking legal advice on the implications of restructuring a sovereign Eurobond that it sold in 2016 to refinance a loan for tuna fishing and offshore security company EMATUM, after the Constitutional Council ruled the [...]

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Economy Bank of Mozambique governor Rogerio Zandamela. Photo: Bank of Mozambique
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The Bank of Mozambique (BM) this week took another step toward ‘normalising’ monetary policy in the country, cutting its policy interest rate for the first time this year to bring it down to the top end of a range that IMF economists say would be [...]

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Economy EMATUM's fishing boats rusting in Maputo harbour. Photo © Timothy Haccius / Zitamar News
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Mozambique has reached a new restructure agreement with the holders of the majority its sovereign bond — bringing forward the amortisation date by two years and paying higher interest rates than the two sides agreed last November, but eliminating a [...]

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Economy Finance minister Adriano Maleiane presenting the 2018 budget to parliament, 11 December 2017.
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The Mozambican government is working to find a solution to pay civil servants’ salaries for April, which were due last week, after failing to borrow MZN 3 billion from the domestic banking system. The Ministry of [...]

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Economy Mozambique finance minister Adriano Maleiane testifying in parliament regarding ProIndicus, EMATUM, and MAM, 18 May 2016
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The Mozambique government intends to disregard the sovereign guarantee it signed on the $622 million loan for offshore security company ProIndicus, and let it go bankrupt - but has reached an agreement in principle to restructure a similar loan made to ProIndicus’ sister company MAM, the [...]

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Economy The World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC
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The finance ministers of Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi will outline their countries’ needs in the wake of Cyclone Idai at a round-table meeting hosted by the World Bank in Washington, DC, later today, attended by the UK government’s minister of [...]

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Economy Some of the patrol boats bought by EMATUM or ProIndicus. Photo © Tom Bowker  / Zitamar News
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Mozambique is calling for a British court to rule the guarantee granted by the Ministry of Finance to the offshore security company ProIndicus illegal, the office of the Prosecutor-General (PGR) said on Friday. The country also wants to be compensated, with interest, for all losses it has [...]

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