• Countries are using old metrics to measure their economic output – GDP – which leads many African nations to publish underrepresented data.Africa,African Development Bank,Development,Economy of Africa,GDP growth,Mthuli Ncube,United Nations,value-added services,Alex Erquicia
  • Despite a slowdown in agriculture and unrest in South Sudan, growth continues to be robust, says the IMF.Africa,anti-gay law,International Monetary Fund,South Sudan,Tax,Uganda,Yoweri Museveni,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : May 14, 2014, 5:47 PM EDT
  • Trade misinvoicing causes big financial hurt across Africa

    Over the past 10 years more than $60 billon has been illegally moved into to or out of Uganda, Ghana, Mozambique, Kenya and Tanzania, according to a study.Africa,GFI,Ghana,Global Financial Integrity,Kenya,Money laundering,Mozambique,Tanzania,Uganda,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : May 12, 2014, 4:43 PM EDT
  • Renewables are the way forward for the region and have the potential to power the whole of the continent.Africa,BioTherm Energy,Jasandra Nyker,low-carbon energy,Renewable energy,Sub-Saharan Africa,World Bank,World Economic Forum,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : May 06, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT
  • Look for the repercussions of South Africa's flailing economy – and the government's failure to reverse its course – to play out in upcoming elections. Africa,African National Congress (ANC),electricity supply,Gross domestic product,Inflation,International Monetary Fund,Jacob Zuma,monetary policy,platinum mining,South Africa,South African Reserve Bank,United States,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Apr 21, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT
  • If the country is serious about its 6.1% growth target for 2014, it needs better ideas.

    If the country is serious about its 6.1% growth target for 2014, it needs better ideas.Africa,Deflation,Inflation,International Monetary Fund,Robert Mugabe,The Herald,Zanu-PF party,Zimbabwe,Zimbabwe Stock Exchange industrial,Alex Erquicia

    Published Date : Apr 16, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT
  • Nigeria has overtaken South Africa as a result of a statistical revision: Nigeria's GDP for 2013 was $509 billion -- a staggering 89% larger than the data previously stated. Africa,Economy of Nigeria,International Monetary Fund,Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,Nigeria,Nollywood,oil and gas,South Africa,telecommunications,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Apr 07, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT
  • A shift from aid to trade and investment as agents of growth, jobs and poverty reduction is the takeaway from the two-day summit between both sides.Africa,Europe,African Union,European Union,United States,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Apr 03, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT
  • Indian companies aspire to quadruple revenues from Africa to $160 billion by 2025.Africa,Asia-Pacific,Exim Bank,Foreign direct investment,Healthcare in India,India,India-Africa Project Partnership,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Mar 11, 2014, 3:52 PM EDT
  • The overall perception that African citizens have of Chinese business in the continent is negative, according to a study. Africa,Asia-Pacific,African Union,China,Jane Goodall,Sino-African relations,South Africa,Alex Erquicia
    Published Date : Feb 27, 2014, 4:20 PM EST