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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 »

Emerging market regulators committed to strengthening sustainable finance and cyber resilience

September 21, 2017/IOSCO Leading emerging market regulators met this week in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the IOSCO Growth and Emerging Markets (GEM) Committee annual meeting and conference hosted by the… Read more »

Stamp Duties on Bank Deposits and Transfers: Are There Unresolved Issues?

Culled—-Proshare September 20, 2017/Deloitte This general rule is subject to some exceptions – such as receipts for transfer to self, transfers from savings accounts and receipts in respect of salaries… Read more »

Will OPEC Extend Oil Production Cut Deal At Next Meeting?

Culled—Proshare September 20, 2017/FDC Two months before the next regular OPEC and Non-OPEC meeting in Vienna on November 30, 2017, the parties are already maneuvering to make their cases for… Read more »

Official launch of NEPAD’s 5% Agenda initiative for infrastructure financing in Africa

Bridging Africa’s $68bn infrastructure finance gap September 18, 2017/NEPAD The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) ( – African Union’s economic development programme gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders… Read more »

Sticky Food Prices Limit Headline Inflation Moderation at 16.05% y/y

August 28, 2017/Cordros Research Click here to download full PDF Report Earlier today, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for the month of… Read more »

July Inflation Rate Slows to 16.05% on Core Inflation, Monthly Decline in Fuel Prices

August 28, 2017/Cowry Asset July inflation report by the National Bureau of Statistics showed Nigeria’s consumer prices decreased year-on-year by 16.05% (easing from a 16.10% increase in June). The sustained… Read more »