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With ambitious reform agendas, unfilled demand for goods and services, infrastructure gaps and one of the world’s fastest growing populations, Africa presents an abundance of opportunity and possibility for business. Download the fourth Africa Risk-Reward Index for a comparative snapshot of some of the continent’s largest and emerging markets.
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Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane on September 1st. Dorian remained stationary for 40 hours, causing widespread damage in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Our analyst for the Caribbean shares his perspective on the situation.
The centre-right New Democracy (ND) party came to power in July. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ran on a platform of restoring law and order and singled out anarchist groups as a key target.
Despite China’s Ministry of Commerce emphasising China’s willingness to continue negotiations with the US to avoid further escalation of the bilateral trade war, China is still preparing multiple retaliation options.
On 8 October President Muhammadu Buhari presented a record NGN 10.33 trillion budget at a joint session of the National Assembly (legislature). The 2020 budget marks an increase on the NGN 8.83 trillion budget for 2019 and assumes that crude oil production will be maintained at 2.18m barrels per day at a price of USD 57 per barrel.