cbe

USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
CHF
60.2506
61.4556
,
SEK
4.8235
4.92
,
NOK
4.8161
4.9124
,
DKK
7.511
7.6612
,
DJF
,
JPY
0.333
0.3397
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
34.3952
35.0831
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.1453
7.2882
,
KWD
177.2055
180.7496

awash

USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
CHF
60.2506
61.4556
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875

abyssinia

GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
CHF
60.2506
61.4556
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265
,
NOK
4.8161
4.9124
,
SEK
5.3298
5.4364

abay

USD
56.5376
57.6684
,
EUR
61.7956
63.0315
,
GBP
72.289
73.7348
,
CHF
64.3716
65.659
,
AUD
37.3657
38.113
,
AED
15.3911
15.6989
,
CNY
7.8594
8.0166
,
DKK
8.2877
8.4535
,
DJF
0.3166
0.3229
,
INR
0.6826
0.6963
,
JPY
0.3821
0.3897
,
KES
0.4082
0.4164
,
NOK
5.3785
5.4861
,
SAR
15.0739
15.3754
,
ZAR
3.0306
3.0912
,
SEK
5.5156
5.6259
,
SDR
78.118
79.6804

zemen

CAD
41.8021
42.6381
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
GBP
72.1136
73.5559
,
SEK
5.3298
5.4364
,
USD
56.9888
58.1286

buna

nib

GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
CHF
60.2506
61.4556
,
USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265

berhan

wegagen

USD
56.704
57.8381
,
GBP
68.416
69.7843
,
EURO
61.4501
62.6791
,
CAD
37.8361
38.5928
,
AUD
33.7923
34.4681
,
CHF
59.9428
61.1417
,
SEK
4.8272
4.9237
,
NOK
4.7926
4.8885
,
DKK
7.4566
7.6057
,
DJF
0.2862
0.324
,
INR
0.6803
0.6939
,
KSH
0.4345
0.4432
,
JPY
0.3389
0.3457
,
SAR
13.6809
13.9545
,
AED
13.9722
14.2516
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.0934
7.2353
,
KWD
176.0871
179.6088

dgb

USD
56.9757
58.1152
,
GBP
71.5102
72.9404
,
EUR
61.511
62.7412
,
CHF
62.7831
64.0388
,
CAD
41.6855
42.5192

enat

USD
56.8022
57.9382
,
GBP
70.7585
72.1737
,
CHF
62.3446
63.5915
,
SEK
5.1879
5.2917
,
NOK
5.1733
5.2768
,
DKK
8.1014
8.2634
,
KES
0.4271
0.4356
,
JPY
0.3673
0.3746
,
DJF
0.3181
0.3245
,
CAD
41.1312
41.9538
,
AUD
36.4897
37.2195
,
SAR
15.1424
15.4452
,
AED
15.4648
15.7741
,
ZAR
2.9861
3.0458
,
CNY
7.846
8.0029

addis

nbe

dashen

USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
CHF
60.2506
61.4556
,
SEK
4.8235
4.92
,
NOK
4.8161
4.91242
,
DKK
7.511
7.6612
,
JPY
0.333
0.3397
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
DJF
0
0
,
INR
0
0
,
KES
0
0
,
AUD
34.3952
35.0831
,
ZAR
0
0
,
CNY
7.1453
7.2882
,
KWD
177.2055
180.7496
,
AED

oromia

USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
CHF
60.2506
61.4556
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221

lion

coop

USD
56.9239
58.0624
,
GBP
71.4053
72.8334
,
EUR
61.0167
62.237
,
SAR
15.1761
15.4796
,
AED
15.4967
15.8066

gadaa

USD
56.9586
58.0978
,
GBP
67.8529
69.21
,
EUR
61.1223
62.3447
,
AED
14.0327
14.3134
,
SAR
137438
14.0187
,
CHF
59.8147
61.011

hijra

amhara

USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265

tsehay

USD
56.9888
58.1286
,
GBP
68.8685
70.2459
,
EUR
61.9126
63.1509
,
CAD
37.8309
38.5875
,
SAR
13.7515
14.0265
,
AED
14.0413
14.3221

tsedey

USD
56.9837
58.1234
,
EUR
61.6735
62.907
,
GBP
68.612
69.9842
,
AED
14.0396
14.3204

IMF and World Bank are going to advise against having a bilateral currency for 1 week

IMF and World Bank

 

 

IMF and World Bank announced that they are going to hold a meeting this week to find a solution to stop the bilateral foreign exchange market in Ethiopia.

It has been stated that the meeting will be held side by side with the annual spring meeting of the two institutions, (IMF and World Bank)  which started this week.

 

The Ethiopian delegation, including the governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, Mamo Mehretu, and the finance minister, Ahmed Shede, is in Washington to attend the summit.

 IMF and World Bank are going to advise against having a bilateral currency market in Ethiopia on the coming week

In the joint discussion held by World Bank President Davey Mallyas and the IMF Director General Christina Georgios, expressed their hope that a solution can be found from the conference, especially how countries like Ethiopia can get out of their complex problems. According to the World Bank president, most of the 120 million people in Ethiopia are suffering due to the bilateral market system. It is been Four years since the president of the World Bank comes to their position and both officials David Mallyas and Christina Georgios visited Ethiopia in 2019.

“The bilateral currency market in Ethiopia has been a major bottleneck. The illegal parallel market is also very expensive and serves only a few. Therefore, the Ethiopian currency market could not be effective. so the main aim of the IMF and World Bank  gathering up is to solve this problem,” said David Malias. The officials pointed out that a concrete decision regarding debt transfer is expected from this meeting. What is more, is that it is expected that lenders will consult with borrowers around the same table for the first time.

The meeting will be held from Monday to Sunday. However, to benefit from the debt transfers of developing countries agreed to by rich countries and other lenders under the guidance of the IMF, Ethiopia has been asked as a condition for currency unification.

To unify the legal currency market and the parallel market, it is mandatory to reduce the purchasing power of silver to at least double its current level (Devaluation) and equalize the black market, sources said.

The reporter’s sources stated that the IMF’s expert team, which visited Addis Ababa in the last two weeks, reinforced this position and explained it to the Ethiopian authorities.

IMF and World Bank do not think that Ethiopia has a shortage of foreign currency. They conclude that the problem is currency management. For this reason, their recommendation is to lower the purchasing power of silver again and make the black market currency equal to its current level.
After that, they think that the black market will not be able to go higher than the current average of around 100.00 Birr or it will take a long time,” says an economic consultant who is close to the issue.

According to a consultant, the national bank where the decision was implemented will soon reduce the purchasing power of silver, which has not been controlled in the past years.

However, although this decision may bring more foreign currency to the National Bank, the side effect is to favor imported products and worsen the inflation in Ethiopia, they say.

In a brief statement released by the IMF expert group, which concluded their week-long stay last Saturday, they stated that they have reached an agreement with the Ethiopian government to support indigenous economic reform number two.