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Economy

Apr 09, 2015
(Stefan Heunis, AFP) Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe urged South Africa to invest in Zimbabwean economy on his first state visit to South Africa in two decades, as the 91-year-old attempts…
Apr 05, 2015
The enormous opportunities in the maritime industry in Nigeria have continued to excite foreign investors, the Nigeria-Belgium Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has said. The investors under the auspices of NBCC…
Apr 05, 2015
In an exclusive interview, former ANC firebrand Julius Malema tells Lawrie Holmes of his radical blueprint for a nation Julius Malema is unequivocal about what he and his political party…
Apr 02, 2015
Ghana is expected to start implementing the Common External Tariffs (CET) regime by July 2, 2015, following approval by Cabinet and imminent passage of the bill by Parliament. B&FT sources…
Mar 31, 2015
When Chad struck oil in 2003, nobody realised just how much money the find would bring. Estimates in the early 2000s placed expected revenue at $2.5billion for the project’s entire…
Mar 30, 2015
Local business news agency, The Source, has expressed surprise that Econet Wireless and Steward Bank together with their lawyers released a Press Statement commenting on matters pending before the court,…
Mar 28, 2015
A recent study by the World Bank shows that Africa, going forward, is primed for impressive economic growth. For Africans, this is better than good news! After decades of poor…
Mar 28, 2015
Swept by the economic tide that has hit the Zimbabwean economy since around 2000, numerous high-flying indigenous entrepreneurs who were the country's flag-bearers for black economic empowerment have sunk into…
Mar 28, 2015
Volunteers check their ballot station locations in the Bayelsa state capital of Yenagoa on the eve of Saturday’s election. (FLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images) For months, powerful factions in Nigeria’s ruling party…
Mar 27, 2015
In Africa, the issue of nationalisation remains high on the agenda of governments, opposition political parties and the mining industry. Lessons have and have not been learned. Now, creative thinking…
Mar 26, 2015
Ghana's annual producer price inflation slowed to 21.8 percent in February from a revised 23.6 percent year-on-year the month before, driven by declining prices of gold and refined petroleum, the…
Mar 26, 2015
While the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has always fostered a global multilateral trade, the current global trend in trade is increasingly based on regional trade through regional trade agreements (RTAs)…
Mar 25, 2015
The flagbearer of Ghana main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo The flagbearer of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo has said the whole of Africa…
Mar 24, 2015
The Human Development Index (HDI) is an index created by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to measure the level and quality of life of populations within a country. The…

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