Saturday, November 17, 2018
Nigeria will probably maintain its system of multiple exchange rates, which the International Monetary Fund has long-urged it to scrap, until at least early 2020, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Merging the naira’s various rates any sooner might force the government...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi begins his multi-nation trip to Africa with a stop in Rwanda. He told President Paul Kagame China stands ready to help the country in its development agenda. The two countries also agreed to increase political...
The global economy will confront serious challenges in the months and years ahead, and looming in the background is a mountain of debt that makes markets nervous – and that thus increases the system's vulnerability to destabilizing shocks. Yet...
The Harare-Beitbridge road dualization project in Zimbabwe is at risk of being cancelled if contractors do not start work within the coming few weeks; amid indications that there are new senior government officials that are pushing for the collapse...
On Monday, Liberia inaugurated a new president and the nation’s first female vice president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf ended her presidency the way she began it—shattering precedent. The first woman to be elected president of an African nation has become...
The success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will rest significantly on the ability of the continent’s private sector to generate or create the goods that will enter the trade, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank...
Sub-Saharan African countries could increase tax revenue by an average of 5 percent of gross domestic product -- much more than what they receive in international aid -- if they reform their tax policies, the International Monetary Fund said. Key steps would...
Sub-Saharan African nations affected by increasing public-debt levels and non-performing loans must take action to address rising vulnerability, the International Monetary Fund said. About 40 percent of low-income countries in the region are now assessed as being in debt distress...
Demand for Ghana’s $2 billion of Eurobonds exceeded supply four times as the West African country convinced investors about its economic turnaround story, the Ministry of Finance said. Ghana got more than $8 billion of bids after marketing the debt...
Chinese investment in Africa could be accelerating debt on the continent and creating economies which are “entirely dependent on China”, according to financial experts. Around $86bn (£64bn) in loans were issued by China between 2000 and 2014 to finance over 3,000 infrastructure projects...
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