Global investors find a bond boom in the gulf
02 June 2019 | 7:00 am
The desert states of the Gulf are proving to be fertile ground for bond investors. Yield-hungry global funds are plowing into regional bonds at the expense of local stock markets, where liquidity has dwindled following the 2014 oil-price crash.
1 Dec 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hosted African leaders for the third G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The initiative aims to boost private investment in Africa — but challenges remain.
8 Feb 2020
Nigeria’s Debt Management Office says foreign investors cut their participation in Nigerian government bond auctions last year, buying just 4.39 of all bonds issued compared with 10.99 per cent bought in 2018. Ifueko Olotu, Team Lead, Treasury Coverage at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa for more.
21 Mar 2020
The banking sector is in the red today, even as the Central Bank of Nigeria announced moves to soften the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Nigeria’s economy. Ebunoluwa Babarinde, Manager at Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa to review the performance of the Lagos bourse amid current macro realities.
16 Sep 2020
Nigeria's major capital market regulator has put out guidelines on how the investing community in Nigeria should classify cryptocurrencies and digital assets. The Securities and Exchange Commission also gave a three-month ultimatum for already existing digital assets to register their offerings. Chuta Chimezie, Founder and Coordinator, Blockchain User Group and Sam Chidoka, MD and CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for this discussion.
10 Oct 2020
Ordinary South Koreans rushed to pour more than $50 billion into the initial public offering for the management agency of K-pop sensation BTS.
6 Nov 2020
Stock markets across Europe and Asia saw gains in trading this Thursday as Joe Biden won key states in the US presidential election. As vote-counting continues, investors are increasingly betting that Biden will secure the presidency, but see the Democrats failing to secure a majority in the Senate. FRANCE 24's Business Editor Stephen Carroll looks at the latest market reactions, and how some key industries could be affected by a Biden win.
18 Nov 2020
FG urges investors to utilise digital technology to solve local, global challenges
17 Dec 2020
The cryptocurrency has been on a tear this year, growing by almost four times since March lows. Is Bitcoin primed for another bust? The crypto aficionados have other ideas.
23 Feb 2021
Bitcoin has soared to kick off 2021, hitting a milestone of $1 trillion in market value. The cryptocurrency is gaining increasing mainstream credibility, but critics say it's still of little practical use to most consumers. We take a closer look. Also, Boeing recommends that airlines ground certain 777 jets after an engine failure in the US over the weekend, while China's foreign minister calls for improved trade relations with Washington.
17 Apr 2021
Indonesia is expecting to draw in "sizable" investment in Industry 4.0 sectors such as AI, machine learning and robotics. But huge challenges remain.
25 Apr 2021
Shares in Netflix plunged by almost nine percent in after-hours trading on Wall Street on Tuesday, after the streaming giant announced a major slowdown in subscriber growth. Netflix added just four million new customers in the first three months of 2021, compared to 16 million in the same period last year. The company is hoping that new seasons of hit shows like "Sex Education" will help boost growth later this year. Also today, we hear how French employers are struggling to recruit seasonal workers for this summer.
15 Aug 2021
Alibaba's Jack Ma was the first to be targeted by Beijing's crackdown on private enterprise. Now ride-hailing, streaming, delivery and tuition firms have run foul of authorities and investors are nursing heavy losses.
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Sudan says troops from neighboring Ethiopia executed seven Sudanese soldiers and one of its civilians, putting the bodies on public show. Relations between the two neighbors have soured over a border dispute.
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Ahead of the annual NATO Summit in Madrid this week, the alliance's chief announced plans to increase the number of its high-readiness forces and bolster its eastern flank.
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Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
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A German court has sentenced a 101-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to five years in prison. The pensioner is the oldest person so far to be charged with being complicit with the war crimes of the Holocaust.