Economy

Apr 21, 2017
South Africa's credit rating could get downgraded deeper into junk status if political uncertainty triggered by the recent firing of the finance minister stalls reforms needed to grow the economy,…
Apr 20, 2017
South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa tells BBC dinner this has to happen and it is going to happen whether people like it or not. The transformation of South Africa's economy…
Apr 19, 2017
A private banking consultant, Nilla Selormey, has reiterated the need for Africa to develop a diaspora strategy that will utilise skills of returnees to harness opportunities in the continent. She…
Apr 18, 2017
Sudan's annual rate of inflation rose to 34.68 percent in March from 33.53 percent the previous month, as food and energy prices kept rising after subsidies were cut in early…
Apr 04, 2017
This article was first published last year as South Africa faced a possible downgrade by rating agencies. The Conversation Africa’s Charles Leonard asked Mampho Modise to explain the significance of…
Mar 31, 2017
The firing of South Africa\'s respected finance minister on Friday sent the currency tumbling by close to 5 percent and brought fresh anger at President Jacob Zuma as a split…
Mar 30, 2017
Cash-strapped Zimbabwe is trying to stop banks importing high-denomination US dollar bills - and that means you shouldn\'t see $100 notes in banks or supermarkets, state media is reporting. With…
Mar 29, 2017
Mr. Ibrahim Awal, Minister for Business Development says government is targeting to increase Ghana-India trade from the current US$2billion to US$6 billion in favour of Ghana within the next four…
Mar 28, 2017
Malawi is set for a major overhaul of its winner-takes-all electoral system with far-reaching implications for the country, if ongoing efforts to reform the system bear fruit. Any changes in…
Mar 28, 2017
A report by Kenyan-based IT firm, Serianu Limited, has revealed that the economy lost a total of US$50 million to cybercrime in 2016. The report dubbed ‘Achieving Cyber Security Resilience:…
Mar 24, 2017
Ghana’s US$750 million Eurobonds which sold last year and was oversubscribed by more than five times has been adjudged the Best bond in Africa for 2016 by EMEA Finance, an…
Mar 23, 2017
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his Senegalese counterpart President Macky Sall, graced the Africa CEO Forum 2017 with their presence, to discuss how Africa's sub-regions can…
Mar 20, 2017
Africa lacks a critical mass of skilled labor because of low access to, and high dropouts from education systems. Only about one third of children are in secondary school, and…
Mar 15, 2017
Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its…

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