Analyst Interviews

Brent still on track for 4th straight monthly gain in July

Fears of rapidly emerging new COVID-19 cases as well as a brewing tension between the United States and China has caused cautious sentiments in the global all market. Despite this, Brent is still on track for its fourth consecutive monthly gain this July. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at Blufx Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more....

Ghana revises down 2020 GDP growth forecast to 0.9% on COVID-19 crisis

Ghana Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta says its GDP growth forecast for the year has been revised to 0.9 per cent from the 6.8 per cent earlier projected. While presenting the Mid-year budget review to the parliament, Ofori Atta also sought the approval of a supplementary worth 11.9 billion cedis. Joining CNBC Africa to highlight the takeaways from the mid-year budget review is John Gatsi, Dean of the School of Business at the University of Cape Coast.

Addressing Nigeria’s revenue realities

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed says the COVID-19 has shown the urgent need for the government to diversify its revenue sources and will be doing so under its Strategic Revenue Growth Initiative. Dipo Ajayi, Head of Fixed Income and Forex at Chapel Hill Denham joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: Ghana records 10.6% y/y decline in economic activity in May

Ahead of Ghana’s MPC rate decision today, the Bank of Ghana’s economic activity indicator has shown a fall of 10.6 per cent in May, whilst consumer and business confidence levels have rebounded amid their sharp declines in April. Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist, Absa Corporate and Investment Banking joins CNBC Africa for more.

OPEC & allies agree to ease oil production cuts, here’s how this impacts emerging markets

Oil producer club and its allies, OPEC+ agreed to ease production cuts to 7.7 million barrels per day from August until December this year. Dayo Amzat, Managing Director and CEO of Zedcrest Capital joins CNBC Africa to discuss what these decisions mean for the global oil market and emerging economies like Nigeria.

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.

How COVID-19 is making green investing more attractive

As the world moves towards producing renewable energy, companies and investors are finding ways to contribute to environmental improvement. One way to achieve the goal of fostering a green economy is through green bonds. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss the impact of green bonds and what they offer to the investor’s pocket is Bruce Stewart, Head of Debt Capital Markets Origination, Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking.

COVID-19: What to expect from the OPEC+ meeting

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of oil producer club, OPEC will meet later today after which it will announce its recommendation for production policy along with the group’s allies. Joining CNBC Africa to weigh the committee’s options is Kola Karim, Chairman of Shoreline Group.

Central Bank of Nigeria to offer N107bn in today’s PMA

The Central Bank of Nigeria is expected to roll over maturities worth 107 billion naira in today’s Primary Market Auction. Taiwo Olajubu, Team Member of Treasury Coverage at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa for more....

COVID-19: How the pandemic is redefining the future of work

The United Nations says more than one in six young people are out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Olusola Adewole, Partner and Head of People and Organisation Advisory at PwC Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impacts the future of work as the world marks the World Youth Skills Day.

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