Weekly Media Economic Digest 12th December - 7th January 2016

published 06 Jan 2016
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Warrap governor seeks intervention to reduce rising consumer prices; Economists support move to float SSP rate; Lam Akol calls on government to release dollars into market; South Sudan road insecurity causes goods shortage in Abyei; Union urges S Sudan govt to raise salaries to match exchange rate; Central bank surrenders exchange rate to ‘market demand’; Prices may soar due to new exchange rate; NLA criticizes pound devaluation; Currency crisis: Nilepet raises fuel prices; We’ve subsidized fuel, gov’t says; Market prices rise after Pound devaluation; Troika welcomes new exchange rate; Juba residents express disappointment over hiked bus fare; Prices Continue To Soar In Bor; Transport Fares Hiked During Festive Season in Nimule; Activist Says Floating Exchange Rate not Solution to Economic Crisis; Prices of Commodities Continues to Rise; Agriculture in Yei reduces economic stress; 300 fishermen receive fishing boats in Jonglei; Trucks stranded in Kajo-Keji due to raised border charges; Yei Farmers’ Group Equipped With Food Processing Machines; Local industries threatened as consumers prefer foreign products; NBS to start using mobile money device for data collection; Clearance of fuel at the border kicks more than SSP 100 thousand at the border; Disability is not inability: The visually impaired prove their worth; Boda Boda cyclists lament against extortion, harsh working conditions; Agriculture in Yei reduces economic stress; 222,000,000 SSP budget presented in N Bahr el Ghazal; Central Bank to auction $20m on Monday; Currency reforms will hurt poor people most-Economist; South Sudan to join East African Community prematurely; South Sudan and Sudan should renegotiate the oil deal.

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