Nigeria says Tweet begging Elon Musk for ventilators "Unauthorised", Petrol marketers agree to sell fuel for N123 and more
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Price hikes in Africa aggravate the coronavirus crisis
Prices for basic food staples are rising in Africa, as shoppers stock on essentials and sellers seek profits amid the coronavirus scare. Across the continent, people are calling for governments to intervene.
OPEC agrees to extend production cuts by nine months
OPEC agreed to extend production cuts by nine months after several members endorsed the move aimed at supporting oil prices amid a weakening global economy. The deal will take effect once non-OPEC allies give their approval at a meeting scheduled to hold today. Oyeyemi Oke, Oil and Gas Lawyer and Partner at A02 Law joins CNBC Africa to discuss this and other stories impacting the global oil market.
Brexit could spur U.K. housing market, says rightmove's shipside
Miles Shipside, commercial director for Rightmove, discusses U.K. home prices, the London real estate market and international buyers coming into the market. He speaks on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Europe."
Oil closes below $50 a barrel for first time in a year
Crude settled below $50 a barrel in New York for the first time in more than a year. A jump in inventories, falling equities and the anticipation of another Fed rate hike this week all putting downward pressure on prices.
Nigerian banks continue to face challenges
Fitch ratings say operating conditions in Nigeria are recovering given improving oil prices. However, Fitch warns that the operating environment for banks is difficult with minimal sector loan growth and pressure on margins and capital.