Analyst Interviews

SA retains top spot in the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index

Scoring 89 points, South Africa has retained the top spot in the latest Absa Africa Financial Markets Index.

OPEC+ meets as demand concerns weigh oil markets

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of oil producer club, OPEC will meet virtually today to assess the state of the market. But expert say they do not expect any major decision on crude supply until the two-day meeting scheduled for the 1st of December. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFX Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigerian equities opens week in red

Nigeria’s equities market gained 0.86 per cent last week supported largely by gains in the banking sector which is up 12.7 per cent this quarter. Rotimi Fakayejo, Stockbroker and Capital Market Analyst joins CNBC Africa to discuss what we can expect this week....

Polls close in tense Guinea election

Polls opened in Guinea on Sunday as citizens trooped to polling units to cast their votes in a controversial and high-stake election. In the build-up to Guinea’s election protesters have marched against President Conde’s third-term bid, describing it as unconstitutional. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

Fitch affirms Ghana’s ‘B’ rating, outlook stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Ghana's Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating at 'B' with a stable outlook. According to Fitch, the affirmation reflects its expectation of a gradual recovery in Ghana’s economic performance and fiscal revenues following the COVID-19 shock. Jermaine Leonard, Director and Primary Analyst for Ghana at Fitch Ratings joins CNBC Africa to discuss the metrics behind the ratings.

How start-ups can get the best from an M&A transaction

Nigeria's tech ecosystem has received more headlines, with the recent deal between U.S firm Stripe and Nigeria’s payments company, Paystack. For start-ups, how can they get the best from an M& A transaction? Babajimi Ayorinde, Partner TNP-An Andersen Collaborating Firm joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this conversation.

What’s the future of Nigeria’s fintech & payments space?

Experts have described the deal between Paystack and U.S firm Stripe as one of the largest Mergers and Acquisition deal in Nigeria’s fintech industry one which they say shows that the industry is moving in the right direction. Joining CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for a conversation on the future of Nigeria’s Fintech space are; Collins Onuegbu, Executive Vice Chairman of Signal Alliance and Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital.

Growth of African economies: Where the opportunities are

Economies all over the world are putting in plans to stimulate growth, so they can recover from COVID-19. We are seeing a resurgence of private capital investment in infrastructure and food security, in both developed and emerging economies. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to unlock major infrastructure investment in the country. Greg Swenson, Founding Partner at Brigg Macadam joins CNBC Africa for more.

Ugandan opposition party headquarters raided by police

News of Ugandan opposition party, NUP’s headquarters being raided by Ugandan security forces made international headlines. CNBC Africa spoke to Analyst, Kenneth Agutamba to get the full story and to discuss what this means for the future of opposition leader, Bobi Wine’s campaign.

How data can help capital markets manage future shocks

The Nigerian Stock Exchange aims to bring the spotlight on the importance of data in mitigating shocks in the capital markets and focus on how identifying consistent patterns can help deliver a better return on investment. Jude Chiemeka, Head of Trading Business Division at the NSE joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for more.

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