Showcasing Africa’s fastest growing, inspiring companies
16 July 2019 | 10:44 am
The London Stock Exchange's (LSE) 2019 Companies To Inspire Africa Report has been described as a publication designed to retell the African story and shine the spotlight on the continent’s private sector. Ibukun Adebayo, Director and Co-head Emerging Markets at the London Stock Exchange Group joins CNBC Africa for more.
4 May 2020
The share price of the US electric-car maker nosedived by around 10% at the end of the trading day after Tesla's CEO tweeted that the company's price was "too high." Elon Musk is also critical of the COVID-19 lockdown.
13 May 2020
US President Donald Trump abruptly ended his press conference after an exchange with CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang who asked him why when Americans were losing their lives did he keep insisting that the US was doing better than other countries when it came to testing.
29 Jun 2020
Police examine the scene after four gunmen attacked the Pakistan Stock Exchange in Karachi on Monday. An exchange board member says the attackers were "fully armed and equipped with machine guns."
7 Jul 2020
No doubt Nigeria's currency has come under pressure in recent months; the Central Bank of Nigeria says it is working towards the gradual unification of exchange rates. But what does the CBN's recent move in asking lenders to bid for dollars at 5 per cent above the official rate mean for the markets going forward? Victor Aluyi, Head of Portfolio Management at Comercio Partners joins CNBC Africa for more.
20 Aug 2020
AirBnB is set to become one of the marquee floatings of stock this year, after the home-sharing company decided to go public. The move comes as demand for home rentals have dropped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
3 Sep 2020
In a circular, the Central Bank of Nigeria directed that Form M for Letters of Credit, Bills for Collection and other forms of payment should only be opened in favour of the ultimate supplier of the product or service. Reacting to this directive, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry says while the policy attempts to curb abuses in the foreign exchange market, it would create more problems than it would solve. Muda Yusuf, Director-General of the LCCI joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for this conversation.
20 Sep 2020
These are trying times for Nigeria's economy, as an expected recession means the government has to take pro-active steps to mitigate the impact of the recession and recover in the shortest period. Meanwhile, President Buhari has asked the Central bank of Nigeria to stop issuing foreign exchange for food and fertilisers imports. Andrew Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to assess the state of the Nigerian economy.
4 Oct 2020
Azerbaijani and Armenian forces battled for a second day after dozens were killed in an outbreak of heavy fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war between the longtime enemies.
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.
7 Dec 2020
Washington denounced decades-old programs to send US government employees to China as propaganda "disguised as cultural exchanges." The US will also sanction Chinese officials for "coercive influencing."
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.
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We take a look at why only 11.3 percent of voters turned out in Tunisia's second round of parliamentary elections. We then discuss a tax scandal in the UK that’s hurting the ruling Conservative Party. We also see how the Australian and Serbian press are covering Novak Djokovic's historic win at the Australian Open. Finally, an opinion writer for The New York Times argues that the French are – and are not – lazy.
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An eminent scientist is calling for urgent new work to protect and even enhance underground fungal networks that could provide part of the solution to climate change.
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Pope Francis starts a historic trip to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Tuesday - two countries where protracted conflicts have displaced millions.
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Chelsea reportedly bid 120 million euros for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez in what would be break the record for the largest British transfer.
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Warsaw has announced "unprecedented" plans to ratchet up spending on its military and security following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Poland is already among NATO's top spenders when adjusted for its GDP.
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The 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty setting out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The nations that ratified it are bound to it by international law. One of them is Mozambique. But in fact, the country has developed into a major hub of child trafficking in southern Africa.