Analyst Interviews

Where to invest after COVID-19

South Africa’s economy reported its third consecutive quarter economic decline of 2 per cent in GDP today. During level 4 lock-down the South Africa Reserve Bank cut the interest rate down to 3.75per cent, the lowest in years. While the cut in interest is good news for those in debt, it’s not such good news for those investing in their future. Is it the right time to move your investment around and what should you be looking into? Joining CNBC Africa for more is Busi Skenjana, Founder and CEO of Stokvel Academy & Richard Bray, Head of Strategy and Positioning at Amplify Investment Partners.

COVID-19: How Nigeria’s capital markets performed in the first half of the year

Africa’s equity capital markets activity has seen a downward trajectory over the last three years as major economies on the continent are faced with fiscal challenges due to growing debt levels and slow economic growth according to PwC. As we head into the second half of the year, Muktar Mohammed, Analyst at Assar Investments joins CNBC Africa for more....

Assessing the security situation in Africa’s Sahel region

The G5 Sahel military alliance comprising of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are due to hold talks with French President Emmanuel Macron and Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez today in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott. The summit is a follow-up to talks in the French city of Pau in January that gave a political reboot of war against the jihadists. Dennis Amachree, CEO of Zoomlens Security Solutions joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: SA’s Q1 GDP decreases by 2%

South Africa’s GDP for the first quarter of 2020 decreased by 2 per cent. The two biggest negative contributors to growth in GDP for the first quarter were the mining and manufacturing industries. Isaah Mhlanga, Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why this analyst believes Zim’s move to halt mobile money platforms & stock exchange trading undermines investor confidence

Over the weekend, the Zimbabwean government suspended the use of mobile money platforms and trading on the Zimbabwean Stock Exchange siting alleged economic corruption on these platforms. Batanai Matsika, Head of Research at Morgan & Co joins CNBC Africa for more.

How Hong Kong beat coronavirus and avoided lockdown | CNBC Reports

Despite being one of the world’s most dense cities, Hong Kong never went into lockdown — making it one of the only major cities to do so. CNBC’s Uptin Saiidi explains how the city overcame the pandemic with minimal restrictions. ----- Subscribe to us on YouTube: Subscribe to CNBC International TV on YouTube: Like our Facebook page: Follow us on Instagram: Follow us on Twitter:

Mauritian economy contracts 2% in Q1 on COVID-19 headwinds

Mauritius released its first quarter GDP numbers today, reporting a 2 per cent year on year contraction in economic activity. The weak performance in the first quarter was driven largely by contractions in agriculture, construction and wholesale and retail trade sectors. Botswana and South Africa also release GDP data this week and joining CNBC Africa for more is Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist at ABSA Corporate and Investment Banking.

Malawi presidential election: What Lazarus Chakwera’s victory means for business, economy

This morning the new president of Malawi will arrive at his desk in the hope of delivering the change in business he promised during his election campaign that delivered a rare victory. Opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera won 58 per cent of the vote over the incumbent Peter Mutharika in a re-run to make up for a disputed election in May last year. That ballot was called the tippex election because so many changes were made to voting papers to ensure a dubious Muthuarika victory that was overturned by the courts. Business Consultant and Patron of the Malawi Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Mercus Chigoga joins CNBC Africa for more.

Why are companies cancelling their share based payment structures?

The current economic shut-down coupled with dramatic variability in the prices of listed equities means that executive long-term compensation plans are under-water. What does this mean for investors? Guy Addison, Founder at Addison Advisory Services joins CNBC Africa for more.

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