Delivering on Africa’s Dreams

February 26, 2020/IMFBlog By David Lipton Across sub-Saharan Africa, a visit to a school offers both a vision of hope for the future, and a reminder of the difficulties in attaining that vision. My recent visit to Sierra Leone and Niger brought this duality into sharp focus. In Sierra Leone, […]

WTI Breaks $50 As Demand Fears Escalate

February 26, 2020/OilPrice.com –    The EIA forecasts that the U.S. will end the 2019-2020 winter heating season with 1,935 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas in storage, or 12 percent higher than the five-year average.  –    The EIA attributes the inventory build to a mild winter season and strong […]

The Policy Wave in the Nigerian Banking sector: A Poison or a Pill?

Culled—Proshare February 25, 2020/United Capital Research The current era of policymaking, by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), can largely be characterized as unorthodox. Outlining the recent policy pronouncements by the apex bank, the highlights include; increase in the minimum required Loan-to-Deposit ratio to 65.0%, the exclusion of local non-bank […]