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Nigeria Moves Up 24 Places in Global ‘Doing Business’ Ranking

October 31, 2017/Press Release Nigeria has moved up 24 places to 145th in the World Bank’s ‘Doing Business’ report published today, and for the first time the country is recognized… Read more »

Fitch: Frontier Market Economies Benefit from Global Upturn

12/10/2017/Fitch Ratings Fitch Ratings-London-12 October 2017: Frontier markets have seen a further improvement in economic activity in recent months, according to Fitch Ratings’ latest Frontier Vision chart pack. The stabilisation… Read more »

G-7 Finance Ministers And Central Bank Governors Release Cyber Security Report

Culled—Proshare 16/10/2017/FedWatch USA  On October 13, 2017 in Washington DC; the finance ministers and central bank governors of the G-7 countries released the Fundamental Elements for Effective Assessment of Cybersecurity… Read more »

Christine Lagarde’s Global Policy Agenda: A Window of Opportunity

October 12, 2017/IMF The global recovery continues. Although it is not yet complete, the more favorable conjuncture offers an opportunity to tackle key policy challenges to stave off medium-term downside… Read more »

Globalization: Poorest 10% of Consumers to Lose 63% Purchasing Power on Closed Borders-Lagarde

October 11, 2017 By InvestAdvocate Lagos (INVESTADVOCATE)-A recent study shows that the poorest 10 percent of consumers would lose as much as 63 percent of their purchasing power if all… Read more »

Sweet Spot for World Economy Won’t Last Beyond 2018-Fitch

2/10/2017/Fitch Ratings The global economy has improved markedly this year and is on course to record its fastest expansion since 2010, but the current favourable mix of strong growth and… Read more »

World Economic Outlook, October 2017 Seeking Sustainable Growth: Short-Term Recovery, Long-Term Challenges

October 10, 2017/IMF Click here to read World Economic Outlook, October 2017 Seeking Sustainable Growth: Short-Term Recovery, Long-Term Challenges Introduction The global upswing in economic activity is strengthening, with global… Read more »

Nigeria, Major World Economies Consolidate Progress on Trade and Investment Facilitation

October 10, 2017/FMITI Nigeria, Brazil, China, the European Union (EU) and a host of other leading economic powers today, made tremendous progress on Investment Facilitation Initiative for Development, in Marrakech,… Read more »

WFE responds to CPMI-IOSCO Framework for Supervisory Stress Testing of Central Counterparties

September 27, 2017/WFE The World Federation of Exchanges (“The WFE”), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, has responded to the CPMI-IOSCO Framework for Supervisory… Read more »

QE and World Growth Buoy Global Rating Outlooks

September 22, 2017/Fitch Ratings Global rating outlooks remain on an improving trend and are on balance less negative than at the start of the year across most rating sectors. However,… Read more »