Thursday, June 20, 2019
Amid great fanfare 44 African countries signed the long-awaited African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) earlier this year. The bloc is expected to boost intra-African trade – pegged at less than 20% – by eliminating import duties and scaling...
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...
The government on Tuesday re-affirmed its commitment to renewable energy as part of the country’s energy mix while dodging any mention of its plans for nuclear energy. Energy minister Jeff Radebe delivered a keynote address at the African Utility Week...
Dr Jumoke Oduwole, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade and Investment‎, says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring Ease of Doing Business in Nigeria. Oduwole said this on Tuesday, during a stakeholders sensitisation workshop held...
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...
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...
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...
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic recovery will progress slowly into next year, as the continent’s biggest drivers struggle to move into higher gear despite a healthier global economy, a Reuters poll found on Friday. A dairy worker helps to process youghurt milk...
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...
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...
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