United States Federal Reserve System (US Fed) News

US Federal Reserve Board building

How will US monetary tightening impact African markets?

The US Federal Reserve is set to tighten its monetary policy for the first time after the 2008 global financial crisis.

Nigeria Strategy - H1 2015 - ARM (Report)

Nigeria Strategy - H1 2015: ARM (Report)

Global growth softened over H2 2014 as a tepid economic macro-picture across Europe and Japan combined with EM deceleration to offset robust growth in the US. Reflecting the uneven economic pattern across countries, IMF thrice downgraded global growth forecasts over H2 14.

Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, Director-General, Pension Commission of Nigeria (PenCom)

Africa countries woo domestic savers to fund infrastructure

Like many African workers Olalere Ojedokun’s only pension plan was sending his kids to school so they could take care of him in old age, but that changed when Nigeria introduced a contributory pension scheme that it hopes will cover everyone.

Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

African IPO fund-raising in first half of 2014 surpasses all of 2013

Capital raised through IPO activity on African stock exchanges in 2014 has now surpassed the total raised during the whole of 2013.

African Cell Phone Users

Is Africa Finally the Next Global Growth Story?

African countries now account for 10 of the top 11 forecasts for expected GDP growth by 2020.

Joyce Banda, President of Malawi

According to Forbes, the 2 most powerful women in Africa are Joyce Banda and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

4 African women made Forbes’ The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List.