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ECONOMY

A Beginner’s Guide to CBN’s Ways and Means to the Federal Government of Nigeria
CBN’s financing of the FGN deficits seems to be a structural one and not a one-off event. This is because...
Why Restricting FX For Food Import is a Misplaced Priority
When you look at the size of Nigeria's neighbours, you wonder what all the fuss is about. You worry about...
Policy Trilemma and Interest Rate Behaviour in Nigeria
Policy makers face trade-off in dealing with exchange rate management, monetary independence and concerns...
The Economics of Big Brother Naija (BBN)
A huge part of the revenue from SMS goes to the telecoms operators. Specifically, MTN rakes in 70% of...
Implication of the Forex Ban on Food Items
With 84% of Nigeria’s export (as at Q2’2020) as oil products, we reiterate that Nigeria does not really...
[Archive] From Recession to Growth: The Story Of Nigeria’s Recovery from the 2016 Economic Recession
Being a Paper presented by Godwin I. Emefiele, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria at the Special Convocation...
2021-2023 MTEF: Key Implications and Market Impact
We recently received the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper...
Analysis of Nigeria’s Fiscal Revenue from January to April 2020
₦1.25 trillion was expected to be generated in January and February, however, ₦952.5 billion and ₦845.1...
Nigeria’s Double Whammy of Inflation and Unemployment Increases
Persistent rise in the general price of goods within an economy is acclaimed inflation. Increasing prices...

BUSINESS & FINANCE

Financial Highlights of SEPLAT in the first 9 months of 2020
Although revenue declined, we note that the cost of sales surged during the period. Specifically, cost...
Financial Highlights of Bua Cement Plc in 9M-2020
Gross profit grew by 13.6% compared to the corresponding period of 2019. The gross profit growth is...
Financial Highlights of AIICO Insurance Plc in the First 9 Months of 2020
With profit after tax increasing by 16.7% and earnings per share declining by 30.8%, then we suspect...
Financial Performance of Dangote Cement Plc in the First 9 Months of 2020
In the first 9 months of 2020, Dangote Cement (DANGCEM) plc was able to grow its revenue by 12% on the...
NNPC 2019 Financial Performance in Four Visuals
A simple analysis of the 2019 NNPC Group and NNPC Corporation Financial Performance
How Profitable is the Lagos Property Market?
This report examines the property market in Nigeria based on the data obtained from the NIESV.
Analysis of the Financial Performance of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc in Half Year 2020
MTN Nigeria increased its subscribers base by adding 6.8m to its network totaling 71.1m mobile subscribers...
Is a Wave of Bankruptcies Heading for the Offshore Oil Industry?
Offshore drilling major Valaris became the latest victim of the crisis this week as it filed for bankruptcy...
H1’20 Review of Activities in Nigeria Equities Market
Although Stock bourses are forward looking in nature, they generally portray the momentum of the economy....

ANALYTICS

[INFOGRAPHICS] Banks' Proportion Of Low-Cost Deposit(% CASA Mix, H1:2020)
High CASA mix enables banks to record lower Interest expenses, hence, a higher net interest margin.
[INFOGRAPHICS] Regional Unemployment Rate (August 2020)
The regional paradox - The Richer the oil, the higher the unemployment.
[INFOGRAPHICS] E-Business % Of Revenue of Nigerian Banks (H1'2020)
Nigerian Banks Electronic Transaction Revenue a question on efficiency of cashless policy.
[INFOGRAPHICS] Cash As A % Of Total Payments(Selected Countries)
Cashless policy a myriad in Nigeria payment transactions amongst other countries.
[INFOGRAPHICS] South African Vs Nigeria Banks (H1'2020)
South African banks are bigger than Nigerian banks in terms of Total Assets. However, Nigerian banks are...
[INFOGRAPHICS] Poverty Rate By Sectors In Nigeria
Nigeria's Poverty Rate by Sectors Will able-bodied young people be better off or worse off with...
[INFOGRAPHICS] Loan Book and Non-Performing Loan of Nigerian Banks as at H1'2020
Loan Book and Non-Performing Loan of Nigerian Banks as at H1'2020
[INFOGRAPHICS] FDI Inflows Into Selected African Countries In 2019
FDI Inflows into selected African countries in 2019

AFRICA & WORLD ECONOMY

What the Continued Global Uncertainty Means for You,
Global uncertainty reached unprecedented levels at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak and remains...
Why Nations Fail, America Edition
As we approach inauguration day, exactly two weeks after the Capitol insurrection, Americans are on edge....
Legally Speaking, is Digital Money Really Money?
Countries are moving fast toward creating digital currencies. Or, so we hear from various surveys showing...
When Inequality is High, Pandemics Can Fuel Social Unrest
In the months and years following previous pandemics, the countries most affected saw a rise in social...
Navigating Capital Flows - An Integrated Approach
International capital flows provide significant benefits for economic development but can also generate...
Bank lending rates and spreads in EMDEs: Evolution, drivers, and policies
Banks dominate credit intermediation and savings mobilization in most emerging markets and developing...
Biden vs. Biden on China
If Biden talked about China in 2020 like he did back in 2000, he might have lost the election. Three-quarters...
A Long, Uneven and Uncertain Ascent
This crisis is far from over. Employment remains well below pre-pandemic levels and the labor market...
China and the Burgeoning African Debt Crisis
Contrary to the swirling rumors on African social media and in the local press about the supposed imminent...

AGENCIES

What the Continued Global Uncertainty Means for You,
Global uncertainty reached unprecedented levels at the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak and remains...
What 1919 Teaches Us About Pent-Up Demand
1918 should have been a great year for baseball. A young left-handed pitcher named Babe Ruth began the...
Global Policy Responses to Capital Flow Volatility
The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has once again focused attention on the fickleness of capital...
How To Make A New Year's Resolution
2020 has been a disaster for meeting new people, which is why Per Carlbring's New Year's resolution is...
What to do When Low-for-Long Interest Rates are Lower and for Longer
Central banks have played a pivotal role in easing financial conditions in response to the COVID-19 shock,...
A Greener Future Begins with a Shift to Coal Alternatives
Demand for coal remains strong and helps to fuel economic development in emerging markets. Yet many countries,...
When Inequality is High, Pandemics Can Fuel Social Unrest
In the months and years following previous pandemics, the countries most affected saw a rise in social...
How the Rich Get Richer
A paper co-authored this year by economists from the IMF and other institutions confirms that wealthier...
Time is Ripe for Innovation in the World of Sovereign Debt Restructuring
When corporations have too much debt and need to restructure it, creditors often end up exchanging bonds...
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