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Economy: growth estimated at 7.1% for 2014 and 8.5% for 2015

Economy: growth estimated at 7.1% for 2014 and 8.5% for 2015

Based on the economic situation observed for the second half of 2013, the economy is expected to show 7.1% growth for 2014.

President Ali Bongo Ondimba calls for innovation and empowerment of women and youths
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For the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) organized for the first time in Africa, the Gabonese head of state shared his intention to work on developing entrepreneurship, especially for young people and women, in front of nearly 3,000 international decision-makers and entrepreneurs – including a dozen Gabonese attendees.
"I have the honor today to speak to you at the official opening to the 5th Global Entrepreneurship Summit with the theme: “Harnessing the power of technology for innovation and entrepreneurship”."
The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Emmanuel Issoze-Ngondet, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie and Regional Integration of the Gabonese Republic. The Secretary-General commended Gabon for its contribution to the Human Rights Council, to peacekeeping operations in the Central African Republic and for its important role in the resolution of the crisis in this country.

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Gabon enjoys a strategic geographical position in central Africa, acting as a gateway to a regional market of 250 million consumers.