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“Public Investment is a Thing of the Past,” Says the EIU’s Chief Africa Economist

While a growing number of African countries are furiously renegotiating their debts with various creditors, one question that keeps emerging is whether China will eventually resume lending these countries large amounts of money to build future infrastructure.

The specific questions is whether the country’s powerful policy banks and commercial lenders will have the appetite to continue lending to African countries so they can build railways, roads, and other infrastructure.

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