Tajikistan Appeals for IMF, EBRD Aid

To keep its economy afloat, Tajikistan is looking at securing some USD216 million in loans from the International Monetary Fund and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development,

reported. "The IMF has promised us USD150 million … A mission will arrive in Dushanbe on Feb. 5 and the first tranche will be extended in March," Tajikistan's central bank chairman, Sharif Rakhimzoda, said, adding that EBRD intends to commit another EUR50 million (USD66.2 million) for the Central Asian nation.

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