For the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, Syria and Iraq were a good place to start their campaign, but in order to survive and prosper it knew from the outset that it had no choice but to set its sights on the ultimate prize: the oil fields of
The debate over the impact of peak oil has been raging for decades. Although few deny that the end of mass oil consumption is drawing nearer, educated estimates now range between 2020 and 2030. But more important than the timeframe of peak oil are its con
It was a little surreal to learn of a new automotive policy that had just been proposed for Nigeria. A close mimic of the import substitution industrialisation strategy made famous by Latin American economist, Raul Prebisch, from his time as the Executive
The Eastern Partnership signifies the western industrialized Europe’s use of economic empowerment as a tool to infiltrate the splinter ex-communist states of the east. Presently, the European Union (“EU”) is targeting Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, and Georgi
During the weeks up to the coup, General El-Sisi had much to consider. With his access to the presidential palace and the trust of the Muslim Brotherhood, the general would have known the well-kept secret that Egypt was facing in a few short months a curr
The fixed-income market is one of the largest and fast growing segments of the global financial marketplace. This training seeks to address the primary elements of managing fixed-income portfolios and discuss the various types of portfolio management stra
As major economies all over the world continue flooding the global economy with easy money in a bid to strengthen the financial system with liquidity necessary to sustain economic recovery, it is meet to note that this exercise should be done with caution
Minority shareholders and fund managers in Nigeria are up in arms over the attempt by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Plc, Britain's largest pharmaceutical company, to increase its stake in its Nigerian unit GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc, a company listed on
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, took up the challenge with a passion, blazing the trail of diaspora consciousness, creating astounding awareness on the seriousness and urgency of the interests and peculiarities of Nigerians in Diaspora. On several occasions, she
If you have considered investing in Africa, you have no doubt been influenced by frequent recent reports on the continent's apparently large, burgeoning middle class. These rising Africans are said to be increasingly armed with the hard currency, and the
Millions of investors are soon going to learn about the financial markets the hard way through giant losses.
Why? Because they're confusing normal times with abnormal times. Let me explain. In normal times, rapidly rising interest rates and Fed credit
With expenses scandals still fresh in the mind, cash for questions dominating headlines, and first-class perks all paid for by the taxpayer, it is perhaps not surprising that MPs are not held in the highest regard by voters.
Actually, the title of this article is a bit misleading, because the role of research hasn't changed since the first trade occurred under the buttonwood tree on Manhattan Island. What has changed is the environments (i.e. bull and bear markets) that influ