ECA predicts 3.5% economic growth for AfricaBy Folasade FolarinAfrica is expected to see a recovery in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth from its present 3.0 per cent to 3.5 per cent in 2018. This is according to a statement obtained from the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) website on Wednesday in Abuja. Africa’s GDP will further grow to 3.7 per cent in 2019, according to the 2018 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects report (WESP2018).
Africa will dominated new global work force by 2030 – LagardeBy Folasade FolarinMs Christine Lagarde, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF) says by 2030, over half of new workers entering the global labour force will come from Africa. A statement obtained from the Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) website on Tuesday said Lagarde made the prediction at a special event hosted by the commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
DMO to redeem N198bn Nigerian Treasury BillsBy Folasade FolarinThe Debt Management Office (DMO) says the N198.032 billion Nigerian Treasury Bills (NTBs) which will mature in Dec. 2017 will be repaid in full at maturity. The office said this in a statement, a copy of which was obtained from the DMO website on Tuesday in Abuja. According to it, the N198.032 billion comprises N131.415 billion and N66.617 billion of NTBs which will mature on Dec. 14 and 21, 2017 respectively.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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