May 8, 2021
  • May 8, 2021

How Rising Interest Rates Could Affect Emerging Markets

by on April 5, 2021 0

By Philipp Engler, Roberto Piazza and Galen Sher Rapid vaccine rollout in the United States and passage of its $1.9 trillion fiscal stimulus package have boosted its expected economic recovery. In anticipation, longer-term US interest rates have risen rapidly, with the rate on 10-year Treasury securities going from under 1 percent at the start...

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Why Nigeria Exchange Rate Policy Is Such a Minefield

by on March 26, 2021 0

Navigating Nigeria’s foreign exchange rate policy is tricky. There are multiple exchange rates; officials issue confusing and contradictory statements; promised reforms don’t materialize; and the central bank and finance ministry don’t always appear to see eye-to-eye on how to manage the naira. Economic fallout from the pandemic, including a deterioration in state finances, has made...

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Nigeria’s New Forex Policy: Death knell for the Naira?

by on March 16, 2021 0

By Marcel Okeke Since the onset of the novel Coronavirus pandemic about one year ago, Nigeria’s monetary and fiscal authorities have been churning out a potpourri of policies to deal with the dreaded pestilence and its impact, just like all other nations of the world. Unsurprisingly, some of the policy measures have been ill-digested,...

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#ChoosetoChallenge: A call to end gender discrimination

by on March 9, 2021 0

By Eniola Mayowa   Globally, the world focuses on women as it celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women on International Women’s Day (IWD) annually.  March 8 represents advocacy day against all forms of discrimination and gender disparity. No doubt, women have made their marks and have continued to do so...

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