One of the biggest misconceptions about Equatorial Guinea is that it has no infrastructure
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One of the biggest misconceptions about Equatorial Guinea is that it has no infrastructure
“Equatorial Guinea is not the easiest place to get to, or the easiest place to understand. It’s Africa’s only Spanish-speaking country. Arriving flights generally include half foreigners and half locals. Natural resources, particularly oil, and related foreign investment helps explain that. The country is rather mysterious with a tough political and economic history, and a future murkier still in the current economic state of the oil market”
Barbados’ offshore financial services jurisdiction is suffering from the impact of a triple whammy of body blows, with more pain to be felt soon. The cumulative damage was summed up in the recent Central Bank economic report for 2016, which showed a nine per cent decline in assets of offshore banks. How come? First, there was the major arrow aimed not simply at Barbados but at several countries around the world, and it came from the new Justin Trudeau administration.
"Barbados’ offshore financial services jurisdiction is suffering from the impact of a triple whammy of body blows, with more pain to be felt soon"
The global average for the number of people suffering from the condition was about 40%, the WHO said.
"Africa has the highest rate of high blood pressure in the world, affecting about 46% of adults, a World Health Organization (WHO) study has found"
The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.20% registered back-to-back-to-back record closes Friday — it has scored 14 record finishes since Donald Trump’s election. The blue-chip gauge, as of Friday, was less than 250 points away from hitting the psychologically significant level of 20,000.
"Do I hear 20,000? 21,000? That’st the subject Wall Street investors are starting to consider after postelection ebullience has stretched equity markets deeper into the record books since Nov. 8"
Since 2008, MIT economist Tavneet Suri has studied the financial and social impacts of Kenyan mobile-money services, which allow users to store and exchange monetary values via mobile phone. Her work has shown that thes
A new paper shows that mobile-money services have had notable long-term effects on poverty reduction in Kenya—especially among female-headed households—and have inspired a surprising occupation shift among women
Nigeria Finalize Plans To Issue $1B Eurobond In Early 2017
Nigeria finalzes plans for the issuance of a Eurobond in the first quarter of 2017, its first Eurobond since 2013
The driving forces of the country’s growth--including urbanization, a rising middle class, and increasing consumer spending--are ripe for companies to seize upon.
"India stands to become one of the largest growth engines in the world, according to research in a new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report"
The Kenyan and Tanzanian ports are the most important in the region.
The Zambian government should stop moving the goal posts.
"Taxation is a civic duty that we accept as citizens of a nation. Taxation, after all, is the foundation of a prosperous, well functioning and cohesive society. It is at the heart of what binds us as members of our wider community, funds essential services and redistributes resources in order for us all to prosper collectively. But although the benefits afforded to society through taxation are plentiful, it is a complicated balancing act with as many potential pitfalls as benefits"
Foodies sells the non-perishable food products that traditional grocers deem unsuitable for their shelves.
"Would you pay 50% less for a can of beans that had past its ‘best-before date’? About 25% of South Africans would, according to entrepreneur Dave Bester"
Centum Investments Group is banking on the experience of former African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka to drive the company’s investment strategy in big-ticket infrastructure projects.
"Centum Investments Group is banking on the experience of former African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka to drive the company’s investment strategy in big-ticket infrastructure projects. The Nairobi Securities Exchange listed firm, the country’s largest, yesterday appointed Kaberuka its chairman, barely a month since he joined the board on October 11"
The yield on Kenya’s $2 billion bond due June 2024 has shot up 170 basis points to 8.54 per cent, last time I looked.This back up in yields has all occurred since Trump won the US elections. The dollar is on the rampage across the board. Kenya shilling is at 101.852 versus the dollar. The Nairobi All Share popped +0.97 higher to close at 140.06. The Nairobi NSE20 Index firmed +10.76 points to close at 3272.47. Equity turnover clocked 437.363million.
"The dollar is on the rampage across the board. Kenya shilling is at 101.852 versus the dollar. The Nairobi All Share popped +0.97 higher to close at 140.06. The Nairobi NSE20 Index firmed +10.76 points to close at 3272.47. Equity turnover clocked 437.363million"
The Treasury's ability to provide support to South Africa's power sector is reaching its limits, writes Stephen Labson.
"One important matter is surprisingly absent in the discussion. Can South Africa afford the energy plan? In normal times an energy plan might not need to focus on issues of finance and funding. But with South Africa’s credit rating under review, the National Treasury’s ability to provide support to the sector reaching its limits, and Eskom’s finances under threat, normal does not apply"
Africans embrace Black Friday, online retailers want a piece. Is this cultural colonialism, or just massive adoption of North American retail trends?
"Retailers from Cairo to Cape Town have embraced Black Friday as a moneymaker, cashing in on the U.S. day-after-Thanksgiving shopping tradition with store owners heavily discounting merchandise, and eager shoppers making a run on the goods"
The individual charged with leading change must have multiple capabilities.
The individual charged with leading change must have multiple capabilities
Egyptian Pound Just Got Devalued Massively. Here Is What Happened Next. The pound was devalued massively on Thursday to 13 pounds against the U.S. dollar
"The Egyptian pound shed a third of its value after the move to unpeg it from the 8.8 per dollar set in March. It has since plummeted more than 50 percent"
FBI: Blow for Hillary Clinton as FBI reopens email investigation
"The FBI has informed Congress it is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails that have emerged in its probe of Hillary Clinton’s private server"
Emirates, the world’s largest airline could reduce flights to Africa or cut them altogether, but there are new air routes busting out all over Africa.
Emirates is suspending flights between Dubai and Nigeria’s capital Abuja, and reducing flights to Lagos
Choppy, Toppy Stock Market into Early October :: The Market Oracle ::
"Last week, we saw the stock market whipsaw: up one day and down the next. That pattern should continue into October 4th with another down day Monday. Buy the dip! A cycle top is due on Oct 4"
UK stock market listings are expected to bounce back after a post-Brexit summer slump, according to a new report.
UK stock market listings are expected to bounce back after a post-Brexit summer slump
Renewable energy makes up 30% of all South African foreign direct investment. Why is nuclear, considered outdated, still on the table?
"South Africa is delaying the procurement process for a controversial fleet of proposed nuclear power plants but the government remains committed to nuclear expansion"
Botswana's 2.6M people have unlimited sunshine while diamonds aren't forever. Opinion: Botswana needs more renewable energy.
"Botswana has made great strides in building a more diverse economy but it has made too little effort to invest in renewable energy at any large scale"
American fast food chain Burger King is set to open a Nairobi outlet at The Hub Mall in Karen.
"The firm is making final touches on the store. Burger King’s arrival in the Kenyan market comes more than three years after opening its first Africa joint in South Africa in 2013"
JAPAN has warned Britain that its exit from the European Union could prompt Japanese financial institutions, carmakers and pharmaceutical companies to relocate from London and listed a raft of concerns
"Japan has warned Britain that its exit from the European Union could prompt Japanese financial institutions, carmakers and pharmaceutical companies to relocate from London and listed a raft of concerns from Japanese companies about the transition away of the EU"
New research examines the divergence between GDP per capita and median household incomes in 27 OECD countries.
"Increasing inequality and stagnating incomes for ordinary workers and their families are now at the centre of economic and political debate across the rich countries"