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Nigeria MPC: MPC retains MPR at 13.5% (full speech)

Following its unanimous decision to retain the benchmark interest rate at 13.5 per cent, Nigeria's Monetary Policy Committee met for its first time in 2020 to consider economic dynamics and decide on rates....
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World Economic Forum: Davos 2020: South Africa Press Conference

Team South Africa, led by Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, supported by several Cabinet Ministers, the Central Bank Governor and business give an update on key outcomes emanating from engagements at the UK-Africa Investment Summit and the World Economic Forum in Davos....
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Nigeria’s MPC holds 1st meeting of 2020: What will Governor Godwin Emefiele do?

As Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) led by Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele concludes its first meeting for the year 2020 – CNBC Africa discusses the economy and factors that will impact the MPC's decision....
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World Economic Forum: President Akufo-Addo on Ghana’s response strategy for climate change

Ghana’s President, Nana Akufo-Addo says the country’s national budget reflects its commitment towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He made this remark while speaking on Ghana’s climate change strategy, economic transformation and more at a press conference in the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos.
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Vetiva: Nigeria MPC decision to hinge on evolving growth-inflation dynamics in domestic economy

Vetiva says it expects members of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) to vote to keep the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR) and all other policy rates constant today. Mosope Arubayi, Economist at Vetiva joins CNBC Africa for more.
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World Economic Forum: UBER CEO Khosrowshahi on company’s growth prospects in 2020

CNBC International spoke with UBER CEO, Dara Khosrowshahi to discuss the company's growth prospects in 2020.
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Tracking the latest trends in SA’s fintech space

The Intergovernmental Fintech Working Group conducted research that looked into South Africa’s Fintech sector and found that the payment segment is the largest and most mature of them, following international Fintech trends. Kagiso Mothibi, Head of Fintech Department at the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) joins CNBC Africa for more.
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What lies ahead for SA’s telecoms sector?

Following the news of Telkom’s planned job cuts, the company sited spectrum and data regulations as one of the reasons for the company’s strategy change. So where does this leave the other giants in the telecoms sector with regard to the same issues. Sabelo Dlamini, Senior Research and Consulting Manager at the International Data Corporation joins CNBC Africa for more.
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World Economic Forum: When Your Doctor Is a Robot

The detection and diagnosing of illnesses continues to improve via artificial intelligence (AI). What steps do leaders need to take to ensure the ethical and responsible application of AI and robotics in medicine? Join an in-depth discussion that explores the principles and priorities for governing disruptive technologies....
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World Economic Forum: Ending Modern Slavery

More than 40 million people are victims of modern slavery; seven out of ten victims are women and one in four are children. How can we end the fastest-growing global crime and address the forces that enable modern slavery?...
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EXPO 2020: Building investment links between Africa & Dubai

Executive Chairman of Alpen Capital, Rohit Walia says the Expo 2020 is going to be huge for Dubai and the Middle East region as a whole. He also notes that Africa presents interesting pockets of investment opportunities. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop caught up with Rohit Walia for more....
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Allianz Global on the risk trends shaping Africa’s investment landscape

Risk management experts from one hundred and two countries say the most important business risks in Africa and the Middle East are business interruption events and cyber incidents. This was reflected in the risk barometer report by Allianz. The report further highlights that macroeconomic developments are the top issues for Ghana and Nigeria, while cyber incidents are the top concerns in South Africa. Nobuhle Nkosi, Head of Financial Lines at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty joins CNBC Africa to share more insight into the risk trends in Africa....
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World Economic Forum: BMO CEO on the future of finance

CNBC International spoke with the Darryl White, the CEO of BMO Financial Group asking him if he thinks it’s inevitable that rates cuts will be coming out of the Bank of Canada.
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Is SA winning the fight against corruption?

Corruption Perceptions Index 2019 says South Africa has improved slightly from combating corruption from 43rd place in 2018 to 44th place in 2019. Although the country made one jump towards the right direction, it still remains one of the countries with a serious corruption problem. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this further is Mzwandile Banjathwa, Project Coordinator at Corruption Watch.
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These are the big trends that will impact SA investors in 2020

Alexander Forbes Investments examined the developing themes and trends impacting both South African and global investors in 2020 and beyond.
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Kigali City plans to make city more affordable, inclusive

In 2018, authorities at the City of Kigali embarked on a review of the city master plan to make it more affordable and inclusive. Engineer and Director of Urban Planning, Fred Mugisha joins CNBC Africa for more.
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World Economic Forum: Volkswagen CEO on tech ventures, partnerships & future plans

At the ongoing World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, CNBC International had a conversation with CEO of Volkswagen (VW), Herbert Diess on their current performance and future plans.
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Kenyan banks submit bids to arrange road bonds

The Kenya Roads Board (KRB) has received bids from numerous banks seeking to arrange a kSh 150 billion financing plan to fund roads development, maintenance, and rehabilitation. The funds will form the greater kSh 800 million roads bond necessary to complete ongoing road projects. However, the bond faces possible backlash given upcoming laws which will require treasury approval for the debt instrument. Also, pay-as-you-earn tax dropped, putting the Treasury finances in a precarious position in the first half of fiscal year 2019/20. David Gitau, Investments Analyst at Cytonn joins CNBC Africa for more.
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World Economic Forum: “Global economy growth below potential” –Standard Chartered CEO Bill Winters

The CEO of Standard Chartered, Bill Winters, says the global economy is growing below potential but adds that global growth and trade should pick up this year. Winters made this statement in a chat with CNBC on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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World Economic Forum: Global resource consumption passes 100bn tonnes/YR – Circularity Gap Report

The global economy is consuming 100 billion tonnes of materials a year for the first time ever but re-use of resources has gone into reverse. That’s according to the 2020 Circularity Gap Report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos by Circle Economy. Marc De Wit, Director of Strategic Alliances at Circle Economy joins CNBC Africa to unpack the report.

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