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.
26 Apr 2020
European stocks plummeted just after opening as the coronavirus outbreak destabilizes the world economy. Recent global stimulus measures failed to offset virus concerns.
8 Apr 2020
The success of the US-brokered peace pact in Afghanistan is dependent on a prisoner swap between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The Taliban has said they will no longer take part in these "fruitless meetings."
19 Apr 2020
Ghana is the seventh largest trading partner of China in Africa. Thousands of businesses and traders in the West African country rely heavily on products from China to serve millions of consumers but the outbreak of the Coronavirus especially in China means they can’t access goods to stay in business. They are beginning to feel the impact
14 Apr 2020
The US special envoy who negotiated a deal with the Taliban says a first prisoner swap between the rebels and the government has been a step toward peace. He said the coronavirus threat made the swap even more urgent.
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.
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A robotic “sixth finger”, that can be worn on the hand next to the pinky to move like a real finger, has been created by Japanese researchers studying how brains react to new and independent body parts.
15 mins ago
The local paper in Uvalde, Texas publishes its first issue since the shooting that killed 19 children and their teachers: an all-black front page with the date of the massacre. Despite the shooting, US gun lobby the NRA is going forward with its annual convention in Texas this weekend. We also look at reactions in the British papers to the long-awaited Sue Gray report on lockdown parties at Downing Street. Plus, we find out new information on how Covid-19 can change our sense of smell.
2 hours ago
From juggling multiple tasks at once, to working long hours and feeling guilty during their leisure time — excessive and "compulsive" work behavior is found throughout Germany's workforce, a new study has found.
2 hours ago
The Council of the Baltic Sea States, a regional grouping on Russia's doorstep, has come together to condemn the invasion of Ukraine — and present Germany with a new test of leadership.
5 hours ago
Victims groups are furious that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to step down despite a damning report on illegal Downing Street parties during the country's strict pandemic lockdowns.
5 hours ago
The killing of 19 children and two teachers in a school shooting in Uvalde has sparked a nationwide debate on gun control. President Biden said the constitutional right to own weapons "is not absolute," and never was.