April 16, 2021
  • April 16, 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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Analysts see further rise in fixed income assets yields

by on March 9, 2021 0

Analysts at the United Capital in this report project that the country’s fixed-income assets will continue to attract higher yields in the middle term. In our 2021 outlook report titled ‘A Shot at Recovery’, we noted that our overall outlook for the yield environment in 2021 was biased towards an upward reversal from the...

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