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2019 Economic Outlook for the Top Oil Producing Countries

Over a year since the OPEC deal to cap oil production was announced, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the latest news and forecasts on oil prices and how top oil producing countries’ economies are performing in light of...

Attractive Opportunities Exist In Nigeria, Udoma Tells Investors At Davos 2018

Foreign businesses interested in investing in Africa have been encouraged to take a look at the very attractive opportunities available in Nigeria as the country’s economic outlook for 2018, and in the near future is very positive. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Budget and National Planning...

New York based Lender Expects Debt Sales to Boost Sub-Saharan African Deals

By Eric Ombok Infrastructure projects and business expansion driving demand Size of transactions grown exponentially over past 15 years Citigroup Inc. expects the value of deals from sub-Saharan Africa to exceed 2019 levels as governments, state-owned institutions and companies in the region raise more debt for much-needed...

Trump warns Davos on unfair trade, says U.S. ‘open for business’

"Now is the best time to bring your money, your jobs, your businesses to America," Donald Trump said, singling out tax cuts and curbs to regulation as boosting the investment climate. Updated : January 26, 2018 20:31 IST Donald Trump Warns Davos On Unfair Trade,...

African leaders at Davos 2018 say We are ready‘for business’

Billionaires, world leaders and investors are gathering in Davos-Kosters, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde waves as she is driven between venues in Davos on Monday, Jan. 22. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the...

UN Study Warns: Growing Economic Concentration Leads to “Rentier Capitalism”

Earlier this year, a Stigler Center paper by Luigi Zingales argued that market concentration can lead to a vicious circle, in which companies use market power to gain political power that in turn allows them to gain more market power, and vice versa....

Trump in Davos: ‘America First does not mean America alone’

President Donald Trump on Friday offered “America’s friendship and partnership” to the world in his debut appearance before the global business elite in Davos, arguing: “America First does not mean America alone.” Trump “The world is experiencing the resurgence of a strong and prosperous...

The Digital Gamble: New Technology Transforms Fiscal Policy

In Rwanda, digitally-monitored drones deliver blood supplies to hospitals. In Estonia, it takes five minutes to file taxes and 99 percent of government services are available online. Singapore was the first city to implement electronic road pricing to manage congestion. The world is becoming...

Strength in Numbers: A Safety Net to Prevent Crises in the Global Economy

If you are lucky, when the going gets tough, you have a group of people you can rely on to help you through a crisis. Countries are no different—a safety net to help them in bad economic and financial times can make the difference...

Europe’s banks are set for a difficult earnings season: Here’s what you need to know

Several analysts have raised concerns over earnings this quarter due to external challenges such as low economic growth, uncertainty over U.S.-China trade deal, Brexit and a U-turn on major central bank policy towards more easing. European banks...
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