Tag: jerome haegeli

Guineans gear up for presidential elections: What’s at stake?

82-year-old President of Guinea, Alpha Conde; who has ruled the West African country for the last 10 years is seeking third term re-election at the polls this weekend. He will be contesting against a longtime rival Cellou Diallo in Sunday’s Presidential election. Achike Chude, Political Affairs Commentator and Vice Chairman of the Joint Action Front joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 is impacting perception for infrastructure financing

According to Swiss Re Institute, Sigma, the Infrastructure gap in emerging economies is projected to reach about $520 billion annually over the next 20 years. Jerome Haegeli, Group Chief Economist and Managing Director of Swiss Re says it is now more than ever important to invest in sustainable, quality infrastructure which will close access gaps and improves economic and social outcomes. Haegeli joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor to look at how the COVID-19 is impacting perception for infrastructure financing.
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