Nigeria’s economy – Analysing MPC decision with Bismarck Rewane
28 September 2017 | 5:56 am
Nigeria's economy - Analysing MPC decision with Bismarck Rewane.
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Putin's war on Ukraine is having a devastating economic impact. Countries across Europe face spiralling prices and shrinking markets. Guests: Katja Gloger (Russia expert), Vendeline von Wedekind (The Economist), Vladimir Esipov (DW)
Following independence in 1991, Ukraine's economic development was hamstrung by corruption, capital flight and a lack of reforms. Recent improvements are now being threatened by Russia's war in the country.
French car giant Renault announced Wednesday it was immediately suspending operations at its Moscow factory after Kyiv called for a boycott of the company for remaining in Russia.
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The coronavirus pandemic forced many companies to halt business travel almost overnight. The economic consequences for airlines and hotels have been dramatic, leaving many to wonder if corporate travel will bounce back.
The World Bank has estimated Ukraine's economic output will almost halve this year, slumping 45% as a result of the war with Russia. DW discussed that with Dmytro Los, chairman of Ukraine Business & Trade Association.
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