Economy

October 12, 2017

Africa Update: There’s a strong chance that one-third of all people will be African by 2100

The population of Africa is increasing rapidly. From an estimated 140 million in 1900, it had grown to a billion in 2010. According to United Nations […]
October 12, 2017

World Update: Wall Street’s $6 trillion man is bullish, but…

BlackRock, which manages nearly $6 trillion in assets — including the popular iShares series of exchange-traded funds — reported profits and revenue that topped analysts’ forecasts. […]
October 11, 2017

Africa Update: Morocco Tests Africa’s First High-Speed Rail Line

Morocco is to stage 320-kilometre-per-hour tests on the African continent’s first high-speed railway, due to come into operation duing the summer of 2018, the national railway […]
October 11, 2017

Africa Update: Ethiopia Devalues its Currency

In the midst of a Forex currency crisis, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has devalued Birr by 15pc and raised the interest rate by two […]