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Ethiopian Launches Flights to Milan

Ethiopian Airlines launched on Saturday, 2 July 2011, flight services to Milan, the Italian city of entertainment and fashion. Ethiopian said that the new service would offer clients easy and convenient access to Italy five times a week on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

The launching of the new flight services to Milan Ethiopian Airlines's 63rd international destination. And it is the airlines's second destination destination in Italy, next to Rome and seventh in Europe. 

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Ethiopian Economy May Double over Next 9 Years – AfDB’s Ncube

Ethiopia’s economy may double in size over the next nine years, African Development Bank Chief Economist Mthuli Ncube said in a speech in Johannesburg today. Ncube predicted that Ethiopia’s economy mig

ht expand 10 percent this year and East Africa would expand by about 6.7 percent in 2011 and 2012.

Ncube’s prediction stands in contrast to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) prediction, made on 30 May 2011, of lower economic growth at 6 percent for Ethiopia in the 2011/12 fiscal year.

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Tullow Oil Hires Chinese Company

Tullow Oil, a British company, which recently launched oil exploration activities in the South Omo valley, hired BGP Geo Services PLC, a Chinese company, to carry out a seismic survey in the concession area.

Tullow Oil started the oil exploration work in the South Omo valley after it bought a 50 percent stake in the South Omo valley from Africa Oil.

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Ethiopia Earns $2.4 Bln from Export

The Ministry of Trade said Friday that Ethiopia earned more than 2.4 billion dollars from the export sector over the last 11 months.

Amakele Yimam, director of public relations and communications directorate, said that the income was greater than that of the same period last fiscal year by 693.9 million dollars. However, he said that the amount fell short of the ministry's projection for the period which was 2.9 billion dollars.

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