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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 »

Plentiful Activity in the Power Industry

Culled—Proshare August 21, 2017/FBNQuest Research While the separate elements in the conventional energy chain like to blame each other for the many shortcomings of the power industry, the Transmission Company… Read more »

Latest Outlook for The Americas: Back on Cruise Control, But Stuck in Low Gear

Culled—IMFBlog By Alejandro Werner July 25, 2017 After disappointing growth over the past few years, economic activity in Latin America remains on track to recover gradually in 2017–18 as recessions in… Read more »