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Outlook for global economy bleak, World Economic Forum warns

The global economy is expected to be 2.3 per cent smaller by 2024, than it would have been without the pandemic, the World Economic Forum, 17th Global Risk Report 2022, states...

Katja HamiltonBy Katja Hamilton 12 Jan 2022

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South Africa's rand recovers

South Africa's rand stabilises once more after sinking on Omicron worries...

29 Nov 2021

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Medtech sector key to SA's economic recovery

South Africa's medical technology (medtech) sector's current estimated R20bn market value could be significantly increased...

2 Nov 2021

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Nigeria launches digital currency to enhance payments

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will launch a digital currency...

25 Oct 2021

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SA to re-emerge in strong position post-Covid

Countries like South Africa, Kenya and Egypt may re-emerge in a strong position post Covid-19...

14 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 leads to rising global debt

Last year global debt reached $226tn and increased by $27tn owing to the Covid-19 pandemic...

13 Oct 2021

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Africa's GBS sector on the rise

Africa's domestic and international global business services (GBS) sector estimated to be $15.1bn...

2 Sep 2021

Top 3 risks to businesses in 2021

Companies are facing a trio of Covid-19-related risks, which pose potential disruption and loses to business in 2021...

By Thusang Mahlangu 25 Jun 2021

West African leaders and officials stand for a photo at the Ecowas extraordinary summit on terrorism in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Reuters/Anne Mimault
West African regional bloc adopts new plan to launch single currency in 2027

A group of 15 West African countries have adopted a new road map to launch a single currency in 2027 after its previous plans were derailed by the coronavirus pandemic...

21 Jun 2021

Cryptocurrency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs
Cryptocurrency adoption in Africa: The ups and downs

Africa is booming in terms of cryptocurrency adoption, according to the 2020 Geography of Cryptocurrency Report by Chainalysis...

Eugene YigaBy Eugene Yiga 14 Jun 2021

Workers in a tea plantation in Rwanda. The crop is one of the country's main exports
Africa's free trade area offers great promise. But only if risks are managed with resolve

For all its stutters and missteps, there can be little argument that the European Union (EU) has largely lived up to its ambitious billing: to create stability and growth on a continent...

By John Luiz 27 May 2021

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Nigeria is making progress with financial inclusion: here's how

In developing economies, many people are excluded in various ways from financial services.Including them is necessary for three main reasons...

By Emmanuel Mogaji 20 May 2021

Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice
Register now: CEO Connect discussion on Competitive Collaboration in Africa - One Africa, One Voice

SVAI (Shared Value Africa Initiative) is excited to invite all CEOs and executives to the 2021 CEO Connect Roundtable on 4 June!..

Issued by Shift Impact Africa 17 May 2021

Trucks loaded with goods had been waiting for weeks to cross the Côte d’Ivoire-Ghana borders at Elubo/Noe. © Franck Kuwonu/Africa Renewal
Africans urged to trade more with each other

African countries continue to trade more with the outside world than among themselves, according to findings of the UN Economic Commission for Africa assessment report...

7 May 2021



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