Beyond Markets

Addressing the top risks for Africa and the world in 2018

President Trump’s America first nationalism has opened the door to Chinese global leadership. And in Africa, terrorism, militancy, political instability and fears of a potential debt crisis are themes that stakeholders will be paying attention to. Nick Allen, CEO, Europe and Africa Region at Control Risks spoke to CNBC Africa's Onyi Sunday about the top risks for Africa and the world in 2018.

How should African countries approach development finance in 2018?

Policy makers in African countries need to strategize and mobilise resources to finance the continent’s infrastructure deficit that remains persistently large. Andrew Alli, President and CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi to discuss how African governments should approach development finance this year.

Outlook on Nigeria’s technology and fintech space

It's the start of a new year, so what can we expect from the technology and Fintech space? Austin Okere, Founder, CWG and entrepreneur in residence at Columbia Business School and Olusola Teniola, President of the Association of Telecommunications companies of Nigeria joined CNBC Africa to discuss the trends that will shape these sectors in West Africa.


Central Bank of Nigeria cuts benchmark lending rate to 12.5%

Nigeria’s central bank cut its benchmark lending rate to 12.5% from 13.5%, the central bank governor said on Thursday.

How COVID-19 impacts access to sustainable energy in SSA

The World Bank says despite accelerated progress over the past decade, the world is expected to fall short of the SDG 7 target. In its just-released 2020 edition of the Energy Progress Report, the World Bank says under current policies, an estimated 8 per cent of the global population will not have access to electricity by 2030, and 90 per cent of them will be in sub-Saharan Africa. Makhtar Diop, the Vice President for Infrastructure at the World Bank joins CNBC Africa to discuss the findings of this report.

Nigeria’s MPC cuts benchmark rate to 12.5%

In a surprise move, Nigeria Monetary Policy Committee cut its main policy rate by 100 basis points to 12.5 per cent and maintained other parameters constant in its third meeting of the year. Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives and Muda Yusuf, Director-General of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry joined CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa for a post-analysis of this decision....

How will MPC’S 100bps rate cut impact equities?

Following Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee's decision to cut the benchmark interest rate to 12.5 per cent, Ahmed Jinad a Research Analyst at Meristem Securities joins CNBC Africa to discuss the implication of this move on Nigeria’s equities market....

Trump’s Renewed Fight With China Explained

The Trump administration and the Chinese government are going head to head over the coronavirus. The two largest economic powers in the world are trying to control the coronavirus narrative. The White House has accused China of misleading the world a