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Impact of free trade area in Africa will be huge

Member States of the African Union (AU) have a combined population of over 1.2 billion people and gross domestic product of more than $3.4 trillion - yet the continent accounts for less than 3% of world trade...

By Andrew Skipper 1 day ago

What Nigeria needs to do to avoid World Bank's worst case scenario

In its latest report on Nigeria, the World Bank issued a stark warning: that the country risks becoming home to a quarter of the world's destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment...

By Wale Fatade 2 days ago

Balancing the risks and opportunities on the African continent

It would be remiss to paint the African continent with one brush as many countries are at varying stages of their own macro and political cycles...

By Danesh Ranchhod 16 Jan 2020

One Africa: Businesses need to drive the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the subject of much excitement and debate at the moment. All but one of the 55 countries making up the continent have signed the agreement...

By Zak Sivalingum 15 Jan 2020

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

#BestofBiz 2019: Finance & Insurance

We've compiled our annual #BestofBiz 2019 lists across all our industries featuring our most popular articles, most-read contributors and brand press offices with the most views...

17 Dec 2019

Diversification is key during market uncertainty

After a quiet start to the third quarter, a familiar script began playing out with President Donald Trump once again proceeding to threaten China with additional tariffs on imports...

By Reza Hendrickse 6 Dec 2019

Private equity helps, rather than hinders, job creation

There has been a string of negative conversations headlining in the US press, blaming private equity (PE) for massive job losses and calling for tougher regulations...

2 Dec 2019

African infrastructure investment exceeded $100bn in 2018

Infrastructure financing in Africa Africa exceeded $100bn for the first time in 2018, but significant financing gaps still remain...

18 Nov 2019

African investment confidence reaping rewards

Africa is ready to absorb more investments. The risk perceptions from the continent, while high, are often exaggerated. And they do not often match what data shows and return performance on investment...

12 Nov 2019

Africa can be world's next economic hub

With the right policies and linkages, Africa can become an indispensable global economic hub...

7 Nov 2019

Nigeria's border closure has implications for Africa's economic integration

Nigeria recently partially closed its border with Benin in an effort to stem the smuggling of rice. It then went on to close its land borders to the movement of all goods from Benin, Niger and Cameroon, effectively banning trade flows with its neighbours...

By Tahiru Azaaviele Liedong 28 Oct 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal: what's in it and how is it different to Theresa May's version?

Against seemingly all the odds, we have a new Brexit deal. As an apparent vindication of UK prime minister Boris Johnson's strategy to ramp up the threat of a no-deal departure from the EU and to force concessions from Brussels, one would imagine that Number 10 is rather happy right now...

By Simon Usherwood 18 Oct 2019

Regus brings the Flexible Working Revolution to Britam Towers, Nairobi

Businesses in Nairobi eagerly await the arrival of the tenth Regus business centre, in Britam Towers - making this its 10th location in Nairobi - in November 2019...

Issued by GO Content Lab 8 Oct 2019

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