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Our top share picks for the brave investor: Finding opportunities in times of adversity

“In times of extreme market volatility (and corrections), it is often unnecessary for investors to look far down the quality curve to find attractive opportunities that will generate significant returns in future. This is oftentimes the correct strategy as those economic uncertainties causing market volatility can have far more dire consequences for lower-quality businesses,” writes Stephán Engelbrecht, Fund Management.

Nigeria eyes $4.9 bln budget cut amid coronavirus

Roughly 90% of the Nigerian government’s foreign exchange earnings come from sales of oil, prices of which have taken a beating amid lower Chinese demand and a price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia.

Nigeria to delay non-critical spending, defer Eurobond sale

Minister Zainab Ahmed told journalists in Abuja that Africa’s largest economy will prioritize “major capital expenditures.”

As oil prices tank, BP CFO warns demand could be negative in 2020

Demand for oil will likely be negative in 2020, adding further downward pressure to plummeting prices, according to BP CFO Brian Gilvary.

Shares in Sasol jump nearly 30% as oil price recovery sparks buying

Shares in South African petrochemicals group Sasol surged nearly 30% on Friday as a recovery in oil prices sparked buying of the stock, which was pummelled in the previous session.

Africa’s largest economy braces for big hit as oil prices plummet

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday said it will be working closely with the Nigerian authorities in the coming days to assess any vulnerabilities which may be exposed by the sharp decline in crude prices, as Nigerian and Angolan dollar bonds sank to record lows.

U.S 30-year treasury yield hit record low, backs fears of global recession

Oil Prices steadied today following a sharp dip from recession concerns. Brent currently trades down 13 cents to 59 dollars 35 cents. To discuss this and other stories making the rounds, Winston Osuchukwu, Co-founder of Trans-Sahara Incorporated joins CNBC Africa for more.

Oil prices continue to decline as U.S-China trade war deepens

Oil prices are down in early trade, as rising U.S crude inventories and weak economic data from China erased some of the sharp gains from Tuesday's 4.7 per cent surge. To review the global oil markets and the impact on Nigeria's oil and gas space, Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Senior Vice President and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at FBNQuest Merchant Bank joins CNBC Africa for more.
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