Analyst Interviews

COVID-19: Moody’s downgrades Botswana’s A2 sovereign ratings from stable to negative

Moody’s has changed Botswana’s A2 sovereign ratings from stable to Negative due to the Covid-19 shock to growth and revenue on the economy and its diamond sector. Joining CNBC Africa more is Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking.

Nigerian markets react to Emefiele’s rate cut

As Nigeria Money market players fully digest the outcome of the MPC meeting, joining CNBC Africa discuss what this means for rates going forward with Nkem Azinge, Currency Trader at UBA....

BFA Asset Management on Lusophone Africa’s COVID-19 response plan

Rui Oliveira, CEO at BFA Asset Management joins CNBC Africa to unpack African Lusophone countries response to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as these countries monetary responses to aid the economy during the current social and financial crisis.

Moody’s changes Namibia’s rating from stable to negative

Nigeria’s GDP data and MPC announcement is expected later this week and Moody’s has changed the outlook on Namibia’s sovereign rating to negative from stable as it sites economic and financial pressure on Namibia amid the Covid-19 crisis. Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigeria’s April inflation inches up to 12.34%

Nigeria’s annual inflation stood at 12.34 per cent in April, compared with 12.26 percent in March according to data by the National Bureau of Statistics. Femi Ogundimu, Fixed Income trader at Access Bank joins CNBC Africa to discuss this data and more....

Peter Imoesi: Why Nigeria should rethink its COVID-19 testing approach

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says 40,043 COVID-19 tests have been conducted so far. The national public health institute had earlier this month released a guideline for the Integration of Private Sector Laboratories as part of the National COVID-19 Response. Peter Imoesi, Fellow at Aberdeen University joins CNBC Africa to assess Nigeria's approach to testing.

U.S stock market posts best monthly gains since 1987, here’s what moved the markets

In April the U.S stock market had its best monthly return in over 30 years despite more than 20 million people filing for unemployment in the same month. According to Schroders the inherent nature of markets being forward looking and that the stock market does not represent the real economy. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Sean Markowicz, Strategist in the Research and Analytics Division at Schroders.

How Nigerian cement makers performed in 2019

Bua Cement’s full-year 2019 profit was up 69.1 per cent to 66.2 billion naira. Onyeka Ijeoma, Analyst at Vetiva joins CNBC Africa to unpack this result and for a focus on Nigeria’s cement industry....

Focus on Nigeria’s fixed income market

Tunde Adama, Head of Trading at Citi Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for a focus on the country’s fixed income and forex market....

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