Osinbajo signs new laws for SMEs to access loans
05 June 2017 | 4:17 pm
Nigeria's Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has recently signed two bills into law, that the government hopes will help improve access to credit for small businesses.
20 Dec 2020
French businesses have welcomed President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that non-essential shops will be able to re-open their doors on Saturday November 27, in time for the holiday shopping season. But the second lockdown has left its mark on an already fragile economy. Also in the show: Wall Street hits new highs as pharmaceutical companies report progress on a possible coronavirus vaccine.
17 Jan 2021
The fallout from the Capitol siege has begun to hit the Republican party in the wallet with major businesses cancelling their political contributions.
31 Jan 2021
Following a call of defiance from the “Highlanders’ Veto” movement, the first restaurants and hotels in Poland’s Tatra Mountains re-open despite a partial lockdown. Police and health officials have conducted inspections, fining business owners 30,000 zloty (around 6,600 euros) each. On Monday, Poland's government extended most of the anti-virus restrictions through the end of the month, requiring ski slopes, gyms and hotels to remain closed to the general public and restaurants to only do takeaway service.
1 Feb 2021
Myanmar's former general Myint Swe has been appointed acting president by the country's military after it staged a coup and declared that it has taken control of the country for one year under a state of emergency.
20 Feb 2021
Some British companies say they may require their employees to receive a Covid-19 vaccine. But the move could go against legislation designed to reduce workplace discrimination, and business groups are divided on whether the 'no jab, no job' policy is the right approach. Also in the show - Google announces a deal to pay for News Corp. content, while Facebook says it will block Australian users from sharing news content on the platform.
6 Mar 2021
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo receive COVID-19 vaccine
18 Apr 2021
Pubs and restaurants have reopened for the first time in months as England eases another round of public health regulations.
4 May 2021
India is among the countries hardest hit by in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic — not only in terms of human life, but also economically.
3 Jul 2021
US IT company Kaseya urged its customers to shut down their servers after hackers smuggled ransomware onto its network. Such attacks infiltrate widely-used software and demand ransom to regain access.
16 Aug 2021
The aftermath of a mob attack on Indian businesses and vehicles in Democratic Republic of Congo's capital were evident on Friday (August 13). Congo's police said the mob on Thursday (August 12) looted Indian shops and warehouses, set a car on fire and stoned three other vehicles in Kinshasa's Limete neighbourhood in response to a false rumour that a second Congolese national had died in India.
8 Nov 2021
The 20-month US entry ban due to COVID-19 is finally a thing of the past. German companies are happy to return to business as usual.
5 Dec 2021
French fashion businesses here in France tend to go one of two ways: either they fail, or they thrive, before being bought up by a powerful luxury group. But some companies do manage to resist that fate – weathering economic crises, the challenges of a globalised economy and now the pandemic, all on their own. So how exactly do they do it and what makes them tick? We went to meet independent shoemakers Arche in the Loire Valley and Paris-based Weston to find out.
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Bangladesh's ruling Awami League has a firm grip on the country's politics, and experts say electoral reform is needed to break the one-party monopoly.
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The German government has adopted an action plan against antisemitism that is being described as a milestone. But much depends on its implementation, with antisemitic hate speech on the rise.
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India's central bank hopes a digital rupee will facilitate cheaper and easier financial transactions, as well as protect people from the volatility of private cryptocurrencies.
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OSCE foreign ministers are meeting in Poland, which did not invite Russia's Sergey Lavrov in light of the war in Ukraine. Moscow railed against this step, Western countries argued the Kremlin only had itself to blame.
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President Vladimir Putin condemns moves by G7 nations to impose a cap on the price of Russian oil and EU states looking to introduce a price cap on Russian gas. At an economic forum in Vladivostok he said that sanctions against his country 'threaten the whole world.'