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EBA recommends to National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) to limit cash withdrawals

18 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

The Ethiopian Banker’s Association (EBA) provides policy recommendations to the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) that includes accessing NBE bills and limit cash withdrawals from banks as a way out from the current liquidity crunch.

The financial industry has been in liquidity shortage in the past couple of months. Meanwhile the government through the central bank took several measures to tackle the problem but to no avail.

NBE cut the 27 percent NBE bills implemented since 2011 on private banks to buy 27 percentage bonds from their every fresh loans. Besides that to improve banks liquidity the central bank has been auctioned 14.5 billion birr for banks to ease their cash shortage.

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በጠ/ሚ ዐብይ አሕመድ የተመራው የማክሮ ኢኮኖሚ ኮሚቴ ረቡዕ ባካሄደው ስብሰባ የተለያዩ ውሳኔዎችን አሳለፈ

30 Aug

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ፣ ነሐሴ 23፣ 2010 (ኤፍ.ቢ.ሲ) በኢፌዴሪ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዶ/ር ዐብይ አሕመድ የተመራው የማክሮ ኢኮኖሚ ኮሚቴ በዛሬው ዕለት መደበኛ ስብሰባውን አካሂዷል።

ኮሚቴው በስብሰባውም የተለያዬ ውሳኔዎችን ማሳለፉን የጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ጽህፈት ቤት ልዩ ኅላፊ አቶ ፍፁም አረጋ አስታውቀዋል።

በዚህም መሠረት፦

1. የአገር ውስጥ የግል ባንኮች ከብሄራዊ ባንክ ለሚገዙት “27% ቦንድ” ብሄራዊ ባንክ የሚከፍላቸው ወለድ አሁን ካለው ከ3% ወደ 5% ከፍ እንዲል፣

2. የኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ በአገር ውስጥ ባንኮች በውጭ ምንዛሪ የሚያስቀምጡት የ50,000 የአሜሪካን ዶላር ገደብ እንዲነሳ፣

3. የግል ባንኮች የውጭ ምንዛሪ ግኝታቸውን 30% ለብሄራዊ ባንክ የሚሸጡበት ተመን በመግዢያና በመሸጫ መካከል ባለ (አማካይ) ዋጋ እንዲሆን፣

4. በውጭ ምንዛሪ ክፍያ እንዲቀበሉ የተፈቀደላቸው የንግድ ድርጅቶች በስራ ላይ ካለው ዝርዝር በተጨማሪ:-

* በኤርፖርት ውስጥ የሚሰጥ የቴሌኮም አገልግሎት፣

* ለውጭ ቱሪስቶች የቻርተርድ አገልግሎት የሚሰጡ የግል አየር መንገዶች፣

* የውጭ ዜጎችን የሚያስተናግዱ የእንግዳ ማረፊያዎች፣

* የውጭ ዜጎችን የሚያስተናግዱ ልዩ ክሊኒኮችና

* የውጭ ዜጎችን የሚያስተናግዱ ሆስፒታሎችን እንዲጨምር ኮሚቴው መወሰኑን አቶ ፍፁም ተናግረዋል።



 

ሕዝብንና ሃገርን ባለዕዳ በሚያደርግ ሁኔታ ኤፈርት ከሕግ ውጭ ከወጭ ሃገር ባንኮች ብድር ሲወስድ መቆየቱ ይፋ ሆነ!

2 Jun

Posted byThe Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

ይህንን ሁኔታ በማመቻቸት ለንግድ ባንክ ሃላፊዎች ትዕዛዝ ሲሰጡ የቆዩት የብሄራዊ ባንክ ገዢው አቶ ተክለወልድ አጥናፉ መሆናቸውም ተመልክቷል።

ይኽው ሕገ ወጥ ድርጊት በመቀጠሉ የኤፈርት ንብረት የሆነው አልመዳ ጨርቃ ጨርቅ አንድ መቶ ሚሊዮን ዶላር በኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ ዋስትና መውሰዱ ታውቋል።

የብሔራዊ ባንክ ገዢው አቶ ተክለወልድ አጥናፉ በሚሰጡት ትዕዛዝ  ኤፈርት በኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ ዋስትና ልዩ  ልዩ ብድሮችን ከውጭ ሃገራት  ለዓመታት ሲወስድ ቆይቷል።

ይህ በዋናነት ለመንግስታዊ ኩባንያዎች ብቻ የሚሰጠው ዋስትና ለኤፈርት ሲሰጥ የቆየው ሕዝባዊ ወያኔ ሃርነት ትግራይ በሥርዓቱ ውስጥ ባለው የበላይነት እና እንደ አቶ ተክለወልድ አጥናፉ ባሉ ለሕወሃት መሪዎች ታማኝ በሆኑ ግለሰቦች አማካኝነት እንደሆነም ተመልክቷል።

ለብድሩ የሚሰጠው ዋስትና ከኩባንያው ካፒታል ከ5 በመቶ መብለጥ እንደሌለበት የባንኩ አሰራር ቢያስገድድም ፣ለሕወሃት ኩባንያዎች ለብድሩ መቶ በመቶ ዋስትና ሲሰጥ መቆየቱንም ምንጮች ለኢሳት ገልጸዋል።

ይኽው ብድር በመቀጠሉ የአቶ መለስ ባለቤት ወይዘሮ አዜብ መስፍን ኤፈርትን ከመልቀቃቸው ጥቂት ቀደም ብሎ ለኤፈርቱ አልመዳ ጨርቃጨርቅ ፋብሪካ መቶ ሚሊዮን ዶላር  ከቻይና ባንክ ብድር ተወስዷል።

ለዚህም እንደተለመደው የኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ መቶ በመቶ  ዋስትና ሰጥቷል።

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ኤፈርት የወሰደውን ገንዘብ ወደራሱ አካውንት ያስገባ አያስገባ እንደማይታወቅ  እንዲሁም ከብድሩ በፊት የሚያስፈልጉ የብድር ስምምነቶች እንደማይጠየቅም የኢሳት ምንጮች በዝርዝር ይገልጻሉ።

ከኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ በተወሰደና ባልተመለሰ 1.7 ቢሊዮን ብር እንዲሁም ሕወሃት/ኢሕአዴግ የኢትዮጵያ ከተሞችን ሲቆጣጠር ከኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ እና ከተለያዩ ተቋማት በተዘረፈ ገንዘብና ሃብት መቋቋሙ ይገለጻል።

ኤፈርት  በአሁኑ ወቅት እያንዳንዳቸው በቢሊዮን ብሮች ካፒታል የሚንቀሳቀሱ በርካታ ኩባንያዎች ባለቤትም ነው።

https://twitter.com/EthiObservatory/status/1002122847937064960?s=19

የቀድሞው የኤፈርት ሥራ አስፈጻሚ እና የሕወሃት ሊቀመንበር የነበሩት አቶ ስብሃት ነጋ ለአሜሪካ ድምጽ ሬዲዮ ከ 5 ዓመት በፊት በሰጡት ቃለምልልስ እንደተናገሩት በኢትዮጵያ በሃብት ኤፈርትን የሚያህል ኩባንያ የለም።

 

Thumbs up for Sophia Bekele! Court Rules Against Central Bank Over Diaspora Shares Auction

30 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Fortune
 

Sophia Bekele (Credit: Addis Fortune)

An Ethiopian native with foreign nationality has won a milestone legal battle against the central bank, whose decision led her to lose shares she inherited from her late father but for an undervalued rate.

Sophia Bekele, a businesswoman with American citizenship, lost shares auctioned by the United Insurance Company (UNIC), a company where her father was a founding shareholder.
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Ethiopia’s economic & financial crisis worsening, more gold is sought to rescue the TPLF regime: It’s time for the nation to say NO!

6 Nov

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Addis Fortune
 
Officials at the central bank have moved today reducing the minimum volume of gold the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) receives from artisanal miners by three folds, to 50 grams.

Teklewold Atnafu, Governor of the central bank, told parliament’s standing committee on Budget & Financial Affairs, his desire to see a boost in gold production and wants to motivate over 1.5 million artisanal miners in the country. He appeared before members of the Standing Committee, reporting on the first quarter results of the Bank.
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Addis Fortune Editorial: Patronage Become Threat to Forex Allocation Whose interests decide on forex?

24 Apr

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    “Worse, patronage is becoming the trait of the foreign exchange regime. Banks, be it private or public, are allocating foreign currency based on personal connection than economic merit of engagements. While those with the right connection can access it, regardless of the economic worth of their importing engagement, those having no connection, but could have benefitted from transactions with the higher return to the economy, cannot have it. It seems that the whole forex regime of the nation is falling victim to patronage and opportunism.”

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Donor funds to Ethiopia’s financial inclusion projects hardly seem to bear desired fruits, Part II

21 Jan

By Keffyalew Gebremedhin – The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

    In rural areas [of Ethiopia], all measures of inequality suggest there has been little change in inequality over time although inequality fell marginally from 1996 to 2005 and increased from 2005 to 2011. Nationally, urban and rural trends offset each other and many measures suggest inequality has stayed quite stable from 2005 to 2011. However, measures of inequality that give more weight to poorer households show that national inequality has steadily increased from 2000 until 2011…This progress is not without its challenges, poverty remains widespread and the very poorest have not seen improvements — to the contrary, even a worsening — of consumption since 2005, which poses a challenge to achieving shared prosperity in Ethiopia.”
     

    “The most pronounced change in the relative income differences is for the relative income of the top 10 percent in comparison to the bottom 10 percent [in Ethiopia], which increased to above 360 percent given the contraction in consumption in the bottom decile.”

    – ETHIOPIA: Poverty Assessment. World Bank, January 2015.
     

    ‘Human lives are battered and diminished in all kinds of different ways, and the first task … is to acknowledge that deprivations of very different kinds have to be accommodated within a general overarching framework.’

    A Decade of Human Development. Amartya Sen, 2000.

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የዋጋ ንረት እንዳይከሰት ብሔራዊ ባንክ $600 ሚል (ብር 12 ቢል) ለእህልና $120 ሚል (ብር ሰድስት ቢል) ለስኳር ግዥ ብድር አዘጋጅቻለሁ አለ

27 Oct

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

አዲስ አበባ ጥቅምት 16/2007 (ኢዜአ): በአገሪቱ በእህልና በሌሎች የፍጆታ ዕቃ ግብይት ላይ የዋጋ ንረት እንዳይከሰት ከ600 ሚሊዮን የአሜሪካን ዶላር በላይ ብድር ማመቻቸቱን የኢትዮጵያ ብሔራዊ ባንክ አስታወቀ።
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