Coronavirus

SA retains top spot in the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index

Scoring 89 points, South Africa has retained the top spot in the latest Absa Africa Financial Markets Index.

OPEC+ meets as demand concerns weigh oil markets

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of oil producer club, OPEC will meet virtually today to assess the state of the market. But expert say they do not expect any major decision on crude supply until the two-day meeting scheduled for the 1st of December. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFX Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.

Fitch affirms Ghana’s ‘B’ rating, outlook stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ghana's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating at 'B' with a stable outlook. According to Fitch, the affirmation reflects its expectation of a gradual recovery in Ghana’s economic performance and fiscal revenues following the COVID-19 shock. Jermaine Leonard, Director and Primary Analyst for Ghana at Fitch Ratings joins CNBC Africa to discuss the metrics behind the ratings.

COVID-19: How the pandemic has highlighted the need for sustainable finance

Africa’s growth has been set back by the impact of COVID-19, with the continent demanding a new approach to economic development.

Calgro M3 half-year headline loss widens to 26.29c

Calgro M3’s headline loss per share widened to 26.29 cents in August, against a 3.24 cents per share loss in the previous comparable period. The company incurred significant costs, as construction activity was halted for two months, due to the COVID-19 lock-down. No interim dividend has been declared. Calgro M3 CEO, Wikus Lategan joins CNBC Africa for more.

Protests in Nigeria & Cote d’Ivoire threaten to slow economic activity

Protests in Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire are threatening to once again slow economic activity. In Nigeria, protests against police brutality have been gathering momentum across the country, with mounting fears that it could worsen the already difficult economic situation. The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted that the protests are adversely affecting business and could lead to a shutdown of the economy if not properly managed. Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking joins CNBC Africa for more.

How the insurance sector can play a role in Africa’s recovery

CNBC Africa spoke with Nizar Juma, Chairman of Jubilee Holdings Limited on the role of the insurance sector in economic recovery on the continent.

Kenya sees increase in value of exports despite COVID-19

According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, the value of Kenyan exports in the first eight months of 2020 increased by $183.9 million to $3.89 billion compared to the same period last year. Alex Owiti, Communication Consultant joins CNBC Africa for more.

Jumia Food on the main drivers of online food & beverage delivery trends in Africa

Online food delivery is one of the fastest growing online segments and the food and beverage market is expected to reach $1Trillion by 2030.

Education Minister Uwamariya on the reopening of schools & how to deliver quality education

The COVID-19 pandemic saw Rwanda close schools in March this year. A month later, Dr. Valentine Uwamariya took the helm of the Ministry of Education. CNBC Africa’s Steven Muvunyi sat down with her to discuss the forthcoming reopening of schools as well as her experience and priorities....

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