Tag: Charles Robertson

What’s behind the rand’s volatile movements?

Emerging market currencies are extremely volatile, as world markets struggle with growth and recovery. The Rand has been at a tipping point amid Covid-19, driven by global sentiment and now most recently domestic issues. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack risk appetite for emerging markets currencies is Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital.

Is the U.S heading towards a recession?

Fears of a U.S recession has been looming in the markets over the past few weeks. Many believe that the U.S is already in recession territory with the U.S 3 month Treasury bill being above the 10 year since May, this has been an indication of a recession in the past. Joining CNBC Africa for more is and how it could possibly impact African markets is Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital.

Global economy becoming increasingly fragile due to trade wars, this is how it’s affecting East Africa

In 2018, real GDP in East Africa grew by an estimated 5.7 per cent, slightly less than the 5.9 per cent in 2017. Economic growth is projected at 5.9 in 2019 and 6.1 per cent in 2020. To speak on the effect that the ongoing global trade wars and oil price fluctuation have on the East African economy, Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why Renaissance Capital is all in on the DRC

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has for a long time not been on the radar for potential investors. From the totalitarian regime of Mobutu, hyperinflation in the early 90s and no viable stock market However, private equity groups seem interested as Glencore and Kenya’s Equity Bank are sustaining their operations in the DRC. Charles Robertson, Global Chief Economist at Renaissance Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.

Navigating Nigeria’s investment landscape

The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission says Nigeria is the emerging economic locomotive of the African continent as it houses the largest population, largest GDP, largest gas reserves and second largest oil reserves on the continent. Charles Robertson, the Global Chief Economist and Head of the Microstrategy Unit at Renaissance Capital join CNBC Africa to explore ways to navigate Nigeria’s investment landscape.

Op-Ed: This is the most important issue Africa’s biggest ever election victor needs to pursue

Many ask why sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has not lifted itself out of poverty as Asia has done over the past few decades. The first answer is education.

Gabon coup soldiers arrested

Gabon's Minister of communication announced that the soldiers involved in the coup attempt have been arrested. Earlier today military officers in Gabon tried to stage a coup, seizing the state's radio station in protest against President Ali Bongo. Could the swift end of the coup secure the country's economic strength going forward? Charles Robertson, Global chief Economist at Renaissance Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.

Thumps up to free trade in Africa but not a single currency – Economist

Thumps up to free trade in Africa but not a single currency – Economist
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