Polar opposites: Where Malaysia wins, Africa fails. Knowledge economy.

2016-09-22 19:36

An analyst tracks the development of Malaysia and Ghana, countries that share independence dates, and suggests why one is in a far superior position to the other.

Lessons for SA? Shame! on Zimbabwe. Collision course inevitable.

2016-09-19 19:58

The Master Predator is in the garden, all ZImbabweans just want to have a normal life and a collision course seems inevitable, says an analyst.

Nigerian inflation accelerates as food costs surge

2016-09-16 16:45

Nigerian inflation has accelerated for a tenth consecutive month in August as food prices climbed, strengthening the case for the central bank to raise interest rates.

Investors in Zim switch from equity financing to loans

2016-09-15 18:38

The remaining foreign investors in Zimbabwe are swapping equity financing for loans as the preferred form of investment, says the country’s central bank chief.

Zim investments wilt amid regulatory uncertainty

2016-09-13 18:48

Zimbabwe is pleading with foreign investors to sink money into the economy, but many are deterred by the uncertain economic and political framework.

Zim eases oil import conditions as stocks run low

2016-09-08 15:54

Zimbabwe has eased cash and import processing conditions for companies importing diesel, petrol and edible oils after stocks started to run low.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

2016-09-04 17:30

Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa exporter, but it is the prospect of striking gold that is luring diggers from neighbouring Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.

Kenyatta's new law sends bank stocks tumbling

2016-08-26 16:28

Banking stocks on the Nairobi Stock Exchange have slumped following a decision by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to sign off a law that caps interest rates on loans.

Africa's billionaires see decline in fortunes

2016-08-22 14:41

Africa has 41 of the world's 2 473 billionaires who between them hold $98bn of a total of $7.7trn in assets, down from $115bn in 2014, according to a survey.

Chris Duncan: Hero Lager – the shape of things to come in Nigeria?

2016-08-16 14:31

Chris Duncan reflects on SA's successful municipal poll, Nigeria's cancelled election and the country’s ills including a weakening naira, militants and more.


If Africa learnt to feed its chickens it could feed its people

2016-09-21 21:15

So far Africa can hardly feed its people, the chicken crisis is yet another reason why Africa must focus on getting its agricultural act together.

Politics, currencies bedevil African central banks’ task

2016-09-19 13:27

Africa’s major economies are taking diverging approaches to monetary policy as they struggle to cope with volatile currencies, slumping growth and political meddling.

Politicians in Africa’s key economies aim at central banks

2016-09-16 11:16

Central banks in Africa’s largest economies are under attack as politicians campaign to limit regulators’ jurisdictions and demand changes to policy implementation.

Zim's job cuts snub a missed opportunity - analyst

2016-09-14 15:38

Zimbabwe's reversal of the finance minister's wage and job cuts plan represents a golden opportunity missed to correct an unsustainable situation, says an analyst.

Zim faces 'triple whammy', says UK think tank

2016-09-08 20:31

Zimbabwe is faced with its most serious economic crisis since 2008 and can only bring back confidence by delivering on promises, says a leading research unit.

Zim economy dives on bond note jitters and investor fears

2016-09-06 17:30

A nosedive in turnover on ZImbabwe's bourse and anxiety over the introduction of local bond notes are denting confidence in the country's recovery prospects.

Command agriculture: a Zim disaster in the making

2016-08-30 12:40

Instead of helping genuine farmers, Zimbabwe's new agricultural programme seems sure to provide another feeding trough for greedy politicians, says Malcom Sharara.

Zim Reserve Bank soothes jittery investors

2016-08-26 10:24

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has reassured foreign investors that remittance of capital is a top payment priority, and that payments will still be made in dolllars.

Level of intra-Africa trade scandalous - Jeff Radebe

2016-08-21 10:08

Countries in the South African Development Community region need to come together to bargain for better inter- and intra-Africa trade, says minister Jeff Radebe.

What it means for SA to be Africa's largest economy

2016-08-14 19:00

The rankings of Africa's largest economies do not mean much to the people making economic policy and investment decisions, cautions an expert.

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