Macroeconomic Report & Economic Updates

August 25, 2016

Nigeria Economic Review

This report provides an evidence-based analysis
of the state of the Nigerian economy in a bid to inform economic policies
in Nigeria. The report presents some analyses of significant economic events in
Nigeria within the period, and provides an outlook on what policymakers,
businesses, and individuals should expect in subsequent quarters of 2016. It also provides valuable insights
into potential drivers of the economic trends and outlines expectations for
subsequent quarters of the year. The area of focus are Global Economic
Performance, Domestic Economic Performance, External Sector Performance, and
Sectoral Performance. 

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