Saturday, November 17, 2018
Nigeria plans to issue identity numbers to 70 million citizens by the end of next year, a first step to bringing them into the country’s payments system. The West African nation, which currently holds centralized data for less than 15...
The African Development Bank is leading talks with Zimbabwe and its creditors to make plans for the nation to pay off some of its arrears so it can restore relations with lenders, said Akinwumi Adesina, the bank’s president. During almost...
Botswana continues to rank amongst Africa's most preferred investment destinations, with a new authoritative survey placing the country fourth out of 54 states on the continent in terms of investment attractiveness. However, the ranking is a drop from the position...
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...
INFRASTRUCTURE Development Bank of Zimbabwe (IDBZ) chief economist Khutula Sibanda says Zimbabwe needs around $5 billion annually for trade and finance in the retooling of the industrial sector and infrastructure development. BY SILAS NKALA Sibanda made the remarks yesterday during a...
South Africa’s plan to rejig 32.4 billion rand ($2.3 billion) of spending to boost economic expansion is unlikely to significantly alter the nation’s growth trajectory, Fitch Ratings Ltd. said. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced measures to allocate funds to “faster-spending...
Fitch Ratings has announced its decision to maintain Eskom Long-Term Local Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) and unguaranteed local currency senior unsecured ratings of ‘BB-‘. According to the South African parastatal, the ratings agency has simultaneously maintained the National Long-Term...
President Mokgweetsi Masisi wants to increase foreign investment and create more jobs for almost one in five people. Botswana’s new leader wants to shrink the civil service, sell state companies and cut red tape as he targets increased foreign investment. President...
The lender sees risks to its 2.4 percent estimate for 2018 “as being tilted to the upside,” Goldman economist Andrew Matheny said in an emailed note. Goldman increased its prediction from 1.5 percent after Cyril Ramaphosa was elected as...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed former central bank Governor Tito Mboweni as his finance minister on Tuesday, replacing Nhlanhla Nene, who lied about his meetings with three businessmen accused of plundering state funds. Mboweni, the nation’s fifth finance chief...
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