Sunday, August 25, 2019
Eskom has rubbished weekend news reports that a World Bank loan may be recalled. Despite a recent board overhaul, the embattled power utility was downgraded by rating’s agency Moody’s late Friday. It faces further downgrades if it’s not able to service...
This year there has been a fundamental change in the dynamics of migration from Western Africa to Europe. European governments, pressured to manage the large flow of migration from Sub-Saharan Africa, have blocked one of the primary transit routes...
By Tope Alake and Alonso Soto August 6, 2019, 6:00 AM GMT+2 Updated on August 6, 2019, 7:50 AM GMT+2 Nigerian trade consultant Bamidele Ayemibo says it’s easier to sell his bean cake snacks to China than to neighboring Benin. Trading...
58 years of Nigeria’s independence, Ebere Nwoji writes that the pension sector has recorded significant growth. The pension sector no doubt, is one of the fast growing sectors of the economy since the introduction of the funded Contributory Pension Scheme...
By David Haglund Emerging markets offer a broad opportunity set for investors. However, many investors focus on the high-profile stories in Asia and Latin America, overlooking potential opportunities in other regions, as Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s David Haglund explains. He...
The Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) has been named the best fund in Africa. This is after it emerged the winner of the category in the recently-held Africa Investor (Ai) Capital Market & Index Series Awards in New York, USA. The...
TRADE Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) yesterday applauded the enactment of Public Service Social Security Fund Act to merge the various pension funds into two schemes. The trade union apex body welcomed the move, saying the merger will lead to...
Nigeria has enjoyed strong economic growth rates in the last two decades, benefiting from rising oil prices and expansion of non-oil sectors. The plunge in oil prices in 2014 induced fiscal pressures and foreign currency shortages, and spilled over...
Rwanda’s Bank of Kigali has priced its rights issue at 270 francs per share, seeking to raise 60 billion francs ($67.81 million), it said in a statement seen by Reuters on Friday. The lender, which is Rwanda’s biggest by assets,...
Investec Asset Management Private Equity (Investec) has divested its equity holding in Ashwah Holdings (Ashwah), parent company of Daraju Industries (Daraju), by selling its significant minority stake back to the company. Daraju is a leading Nigerian manufacturer of high-quality and...
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