Tag: Donald Trump

How the U.S-China trade tensions impacts Africa’s free trade agreement

Africa’s largest global trading partner is China; however the vulnerability of global supply chains has intensified with onslaught of the U.S-China trade tensions.

Biden’s running mate: How the Harris pick impacts the race for the Whitehouse

The political arena in the United States has certainly been one to watch, with the heated race to the third of November presidential election, and escalating tensions between the Trump administration and China. Brooks Spector, former American Diplomat & Associate Editor of the Daily Maverick joins CNBC Africa to give us insights into the road to the US 2020 elections.

Why this economist believes it’s not all gloom and doom for the global economic outlook

It’s not all doom and gloom for economic prospects during COVID-19, this is according to UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Economist, Paul Donovan who notes that 85 per cent of salaries in Europe and the U.S have remained unchanged in the last quarter which leaves room for optimism in buying power. He joins CNBC Africa for more.

What reforms are needed for the WTO?

Yesterday afternoon at least two of the African candidates for the top job at the World Trade Organization went in for their interviews before delegates at its headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland. Kenyan government minister Amina Mohamed and former Nigerian finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala 15 minutes each to put forward their case for the job. Then each was grilled for 75 minutes by delegates about their vision for the future of world trade. John Stremlau, Honorary Professor of International Relations joins CNBC Africa for more.

Here is what awaits the next WTO leader

At least two of the African candidates for the top job at the World Trade Organization will go for their interviews before delegates at its headquarters in Geneva in Switzerland today. Kenyan government minister Amina Mohamed and former Nigerian finance Ngozi Okonjo Iweala 15 minutes each to put forward their case for the job. Then each will be grilled for 75 minutes by delegates about their vision for the future of world trade. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop took a look at the background. International Relations Analyst, Brook Spector unpacks this further.

Bill Gates: ‘I wish I had done more’ to warn world about pandemic danger

Billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says he wishes he had “done more” to warn the world about the potential dangers of a global pandemic before coronavirus became one of the biggest public health issues in decades.

How SA’s agricultural sector is responding to COVID-19 shocks

Over the weekend U.S President Donald Trump announced a $19 billion program to help the country’s ailing agriculture sector as it deals with the Covid-19 crisis on essential industries. South Africa’s agriculture sector is just as important as it directly contributes to employment, food security and economic stimulation. Joining CNBC Africa for more is South Africa’s agriculture sector is Roux Wildenboer, Head of Agriculture at ABSA corporate and Investment Banking.

COVID-19: Oil rallies on Gulf tensions

U.S President Donald Trump says he has ordered the Navy to shoot down Iranian gunboats if they harass American ships. Trump’s tweet came as Brent tumbled to its lowest since 1999 overnight. So how are these events impacting Nigeria’s financial market coupled with the growing number of coronavirus cases in the country? Dayo Amzat, Managing Director and CEO of Zedcrest Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
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