Monthly Archives: January 2015

Public debt in Africa: Not contagious

UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  Go ahead, Angela, make my day Fly Title:  Public debt in Africa Rubric:  The Gambia’s financial woes do not portend an African public-debt crisis TIMES are tough in Africa. Ebola, in addition to claiming … Continue reading

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Oil prices and Nigeria: The north-south divide

LOW OIL prices are not good for the Nigerian economy. In its latest forecasts, the IMF’s predictions for the Nigerian economy in 2015 have been cut—from over 7% growth to about 5%. The naira, Nigeria’s currency, is doing badly. But what are … Continue reading

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North Sea oil and gas: Crude realities

UK Only Article:  UK article only Issue:  America’s new aristocracy Fly Title:  North Sea oil and gas Rubric:  The tumbling oil price piles more pressure on a sinking industry Location:  ABERDEEN Main image:  ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah I’m the … Continue reading

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Canada’s interest rate cut: Risky business

UK Only Article:  standard article Fly Title:  Canada's interest rate cut Rubric:  Lower oil prices prompts the Bank of Canada to loosen monetary policy Byline:  M.D. Location:  OTTAWA Main image:  20150124_wbp502.jpg THE Bank of Canada does not like to surprise … Continue reading

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