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N92.32bn Treasury Bills to mature today: An analysis of the yields

Traders say subscription level for Nigeria’s August bond auction was evidently weak owing to low offshore interest in Nigerian yields. But do low Nigerian yields signal a positive entry point for potential long term investors? Seun Ameye, Fixed Income Trader at CITI Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.
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The impact of diaspora remittances to African economies

PwC Nigeria says official remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa grew by 10 per cent to $46 billion in 2018. Andrew Nevin, Partner and Chief Economist at PwC Nigeria says these funds are supporting economic activities on the continent. He joins CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi for more.
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Italtile CEO: How the company is dealing with SA’s building industry slump

Tile retailer Italtile has seen a 7 per cent increase in its headline earning per share for its full year 2019 results. The company’s store network increased by 7 per cent to 189 stores from 176 in 2018. Italtile CEO, Jan Potgieter joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Climate change an existential threat to humanity: Lessons on biodiversity

Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research says the current fire in the Amazon rainforest is burning at its highest rate. It is source of concern for scientist and climate change enthusiast all over the world. To discuss this story, Desmond Majekodunmi, Environmentalist and Founder of Lufasi Urban Forest Park joins CNBC Africa for more.
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How Nigeria is preparing for anticipated September floods

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (HSA) says more flooding is expected in September. Meanwhile, emergency agencies have called for more funding from the government to face the challenges ahead. To discuss this development, Timothy Iwuagwu, Chairman of the Lagos State Branch (LSB) at the Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPN) joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Mixed reactions and high expectations from Nigerian government after cabinet reshuffle

Work begins for Nigeria’s new cabinet after their much-anticipated inauguration on Wednesday. To discuss the task ahead for President Buhari's new posse, Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director of the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Brewing change in SA’s beer industry

CNBC Africa’s Karabo Letlhatlha is at the Beer Association of South Africa launch which aims to bring the main beer manufacturers together in order to transform and challenge issues that faces South Africa’s alcohol and beer industry. He spoke to Nick Smith, Craft Brewer and BASA member for more.
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Old Mutual fires Peter Moyo, again

To continue the uphill battle of office between Old Mutual and axed CEO Peter Moyo, the company has given further notice to Mr Moyo to terminate his employment. Tabby Tsengiwe, Chief Communications Officer at Old Mutual Group joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Allianz on navigating risk in the investment world

CNBC Africa is joined by Ann-Katrin Petersen, Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for Global Economics & Strategy at Allianz Global Investors. In the midst of the sovereign debt crisis she was responsible for analysing economic and political developments in the euro area for internal and external clients worldwide. She joins us for her take on the global market slowdown expected for the rest of 2019.
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More SA investors are looking to offshore, here’s why

Over the weekend Enoch Godongwana the ANC’s economic policy head stated that the government is investigating the use of prescribed assets for pension funds in order to avoid a bailout from the International Monetary Fund. However, this may raise some concerns as the last time that the government implemented prescribed assets, retirement funds had to invest half of all its savings in government bonds. But, perhaps offshore investing may secure the future of ones’ pension savings. According to Coreen van der Merwe, Managing Director of Sovereign Trust SA more middle- class earners and people looking for a tax-efficient retirement plan are turning to offshore investments. She joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Kenyan tax evasion crackdown sees billions of shillings recovered

In 2016 the Kenyan Parliament capped interest rates at 4 percent above the Central Bank’s benchmark amid concern about high rates in an effort to help small traders affordably access capital. At the time the interest rate controls were considered to be among the most drastic ever imposed by a government, now the conversation is about potential plans to repeal. To discuss this and other business headlines coming out of the country, Journalist, Joseph Bonyo joins CNBC Africa for more.
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How smarter use of data can improve financial inclusion

Despite significant economic growth in Africa, there’s minimal improvement of lives primarily because the continent lags behind in terms of financial inclusion. To discuss how smarter use of data can help drive up financial inclusion, Hennie Bester, Lead at the Insight2Impact joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Portfolio Watch: The high stake game of currency wars

What do the Chinese renminbi, Indian rupee, Thai baht, rand, kwacha, lira, naira and Egyptian pound all have in common? They are the currencies of emerging markets that are battling multiple headwinds. Will they sustain a currency war or is Argentina’s peso collapse a bigger threat? Joining CNBC Africa to help us flip a coin to find out is Andre Cilliers, Director at TreasuryONE and Samy Chaar, Chief Economist, from Bank Lombard Odier....
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Portfolio Watch: NHI: A symptom or cause for the plunge in healthcare share prices?

If you examine a three-month chart for Clicks, Mediclinic Aspen, Dis-chem, Discovery and Netcare the share prices have followed a downward trajectory. Are these healthcare stocks in need of urgent medical care or is there a buying opportunity? Steph Erasmus, Avior’s Healthcare and Chemicals Analyst joins CNBC Africa for a thorough examination....
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Renergen secures $40mn gas capital injection

Renergen, a dual listed chemicals and renewable energy group, has secured $40 million in capital from a U.S Government agency. The natural liquefied gas producer officially entered into a 12-year term loan agreement with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation to finance a gas project here in South Africa. Joining CNBC Africa for more Stefano Marani, CEO, Renergen.
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SA tennis champion brings global tennis champions home

John-Laffnie de Jager, ATP Tour Tennis Coach and Founder of the Matchpoint Foundation became the only South African to coach in all the big team events in the world including the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and the Olympics. He will be hosting two world tennis champions Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for their first match together on South African shores. He joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Unemployment remains a great contributor to household poverty in Rwanda

According to the Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey, poverty in Rwanda reduced to 38.2 per cent in 2016/2017 from 39.1 per cent in 2011/2014. To help us understand how this is measured, Economic Analyst, Ted Kaberuka joins CNBC Africa for more.
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EAC single currency experiencing shortfalls: Lots of monetary expansion still needed

East African Community (EAC) member states are set to start discussions on revising the timelines for the start of the single currency regime, after realising that it would be difficult to set up the necessary institutions and achieve the set macroeconomic benchmarks with only five years to the 2024 deadline. Reginald Kadzutu, Economic Analyst joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Bank of Uganda maintains repo rate at 10%

Last week in the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, Bank of Uganda moved to maintain the Central Bank Rate at 10 per cent. Economic growth in Financial Year 2019/2020 is projected at 6-6.3 per cent supported by the accommodative monetary policy that resulted in stronger growth in private sector credit, expansionary fiscal policy and multiplier effects of public infrastructure investments. Oscar Emasu, Research Analyst at Crested Capital joins CNBC Africa for more.
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How the US-China trade war is disrupting commodity markets

The World Bank says agricultural prices are expected to fall 2.6 per cent this year on average, amid ample stocks but foresees a 1.7 per cent rise in 2020 on expected cuts in U.S. crop plantings and higher costs of energy and fertilizers. For a focus on the global commodities market, Damilola Akinbami, Head of Research at Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa for more.

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