Nigerian banking index gains but industrial goods sector declines
16 April 2020 | 11:23 am
Investors are taking a keen interest in banking stocks today but the Industrial goods sector is facing a steep decline. Dare Fajimolu, Chief Research Officer at Blue Vertex joins CNBC Africa for a recap of today’s trade.
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.
9 Nov 2020
The Chinese fintech giant had expected to raise an unprecedented $35 billion in its stock market debut. But concerns that regulatory oversight could get in the way are now being proven right.
6 Nov 2020
Wall Street jumped on Wednesday, despite the uncertainty over the outcome of the US presidential election. Craig Erlam, senior markets analyst at Oanda, says investors are anxious to avoid a protracted dispute over the results. Also in the show, Business Editor Kate Moody looks at how carmakers and the tech industry could be affected by the outcome. Plus, California voters hand a victory to Uber in a key referendum on the gig economy.
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.
31 Dec 2020
Throughout a particularly challenging year, AFP met people from countries on all continents to take stock of the year 2020, its good and bad times, and to listen to their wishes for the year 2021.
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.
12 Apr 2021
The International Monetary Fund has given a stark warning after "excessive risk-taking" in the markets by investors. Stocks around the world, especially those of tech firms, have surged during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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Russia has annexed large swathes of southern and eastern Ukraine, changing the lives of millions of people overnight. Will they accept the status quo, or resist?
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Germany has seen a huge rise in sales of electric heaters as the winter draws nearer. Many fear there will not be enough gas around to heat homes.
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Togo's government has confirmed reports that Burkina Faso's ousted coup leader Paul-Henri Damiba fled there following a mutiny of junior officers. Meanwhile, ECOWAS envoys were being sent to Ouagadougou.
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The Dutch capital Amsterdam has approved a plan to accommodate at least one thousand migrants on a cruise ship moored in the city's port, as the Netherlands seeks to end an accommodation crisis saw asylum seekers sleeping outside a reception center.
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Dadarao Bhilore's son, Prakash Bhilore, was killed when his bike fell into a deep pothole on a Mumbai street. He's now on a mission to fill potholes to save the lives of others.
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Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba offered his resignation, two days after junior military officers rebelled against his rule. The West African country is experiencing a coup within a coup after January's military takeover.