Category Archives: Liberian Economy

Some thoughts on the 2008/2009 Budget

On August 5, 2008 the Liberian Legislature agreed on a National Budget of US $ 298 million for the Fiscal Year 2008/2009. This was nearly ten percent higher than the US $ 277 million Draft Budget submitted by the Director … Continue reading

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Misc. news from Liberia

Saturday, March 28 It was not surprising to read negative comments on the Bridge Loan, provided by the US Government. See this blog, March 19. A bridge loan may carry an interest rate between 12- 15 percent. As you may … Continue reading

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Misc news from Liberia

Saturday, March 15 Many more atrocities committed by witness Marzah, ordered by Charles Taylor, according to his testimony before the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Gruesome details of atrocities both in Liberia and Sierra Leone, it surpasses one’s mind. My … Continue reading

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Open Door Policy available online

The original publication of the “Open Door Policy of Liberia – An Economic History of Modern Liberia” (1983) now as pdf-file available. The study covers the prelude, introduction, growth and zenith of foreign investments in Liberia. After the Doe Administration … Continue reading

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