Northern Africa

Northern Africa is composed of different countries including Algeria, Egypt and libya, just to name a few. The economy in Algeria is on a positive growth curve at 3% in 2013. This growth is drivn mainly by domestic demand. Inflation had slowed to 3.3% due to the government’s efforts to increase supply of services and goods and control market liquidity. Libya’s participation in global value chains is hampered by lack of diversification, a poorly developed private sector, infrastructure limitations and the regulatory environment. The economic outlook for the rest of 2014 remains weak. Growth will remain fragile, the fiscal deficit unsustainably high, and public debt in excess of 100% of GDP, as Egypt continues to implement expansionary macroeconomic policies with the help of aid from the Gulf countries.
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