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  1. Soros Signals Argentina’s Shale is Biggest Place to Be


    One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both supermajors and smaller players makin
  2. Poverty and Unemployment in Nigeria: Recent Realities


    Nigeria's fortune has been majorly roped on the performance of the Oil sector for years, however, in recent times, oil revenues have dwindled and since April 2014, oil revenue has been on a low with volatile short time capital flows.
  3. Ukraine's Next Crisis? Economic Disaster


    Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.
  4. Back to Africa – Chibwe Masabo Henry: The Diaspora as a Driver of Development


    Having medical doctors, specialists, nurses and other healthcare workers readily available to take charge in case of illness may be the norm in many developed countries; it still is much the exception elsewhere on the globe. Countless lives are lost or ru
  5. OECD: Achieving a Resilient Economic Recovery


    The recovery from the Great Recession has been slow and arduous, and has at times threatened to derail altogether. However, the major advanced economies are finally gaining traction and momentum. Private-sector confidence is rebuilding. After years of wea
  6. As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle


    The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia.
  7. Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech


    Much larger than Eagle Ford and once thought to have reached peak production, new technology has brought us full circle back to the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where the recent shift to horizontal well drilling has rendered this play the unconv
  8. How a US decision to allow oil exports could change the world’s energy balance


    The Obama Administration has taken a bold step toward loosening the grip of tense geopolitics on oil prices, reports the Wall Street Journal (paywall), giving the first permission in four decades for the export of unrefined American oil. The decision—not
  9. LNG: The Long, Strategic Play for Europe


    Liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Europe isn't a get-rich-quick scenario for the impatient investor: It's a long, strategic play for the sophisticated investor who can handle no small amount of politics and geopolitics along the way. When it comes to Europe,
  10. Any Paradign Shift in the Communication Strategy of the New CBN Governor?


    The appointment of Mr. Godwin Emefiele makes him the 11th Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, having resumed office on June 3rd 2014. He has indicated clearly that he wants to create a central bank that is professional, apolitical and people-
  11. Exxon, BP Defy White House; Extend Partnership with Russia


    Several of the largest oil companies in the world are doubling down in Russia despite moves by the West to isolate Russia and its economy. ExxonMobil and BP separately signed agreements with Rosneft – Russia's state-owned oil company – to extend and deepe
  12. China's Oil Giant At Center Of Corruption Probe


    Grins were on the faces of China National Petroleum executives this week as they celebrated a blockbuster 30-year deal for Russian gas. It was a good day for CNPC, the state-owned colossus at the center of China's oil and gas webs and one of Eurasia's big
  13. Rivals Russia and China unite to end America’s Unipolarity


    Rivals Russia and China unite to end ‘The American Century’: An altered geopolitical landscape for emerging and frontier markets focused multinational companies and investors.
  14. The US Economy Is A House Of Cards


    The US economy is a house of cards. Every aspect of it is fraudulent, and the illusion of recovery is created with fraudulent statistics.
  15. #WEFAfrica: President Jonathan's Remarks at the WEFA Opening Plenary Session, May 8, 2014


    As this is the first plenary session of this Conference, let me use this opportunity to welcome you all to Abuja for this gathering of the World Economic Forum. Nigeria is proud to host this event, the first time the Forum is coming to West Africa. We wi
  16. The poorest rich country around


    On 7 April, Nigeria’s GDP ballooned by 89 percent to a new estimate of $509.9bn after the country rebased its economy for the first time in 24 years. The new number makes Nigeria largest economy in Africa, and the 26th largest in the world.
  17. Illegal gains, tax evasion, and gross income under the Nigerian tax laws


    Tax administration is essential part of governance and would be a veritable weapon in curbing corruption and promoting transparency in business dealings in Nigeria, particularly when the tax evasion rules are effectively implemented to regulate and discou
  18. Cement market, construction investments growing rapidly in Nigeria


    A favourable macroeconomic outlook – aided by a growing population, infrastructure investments and rising consumption – is driving the expansion of Nigeria’s cement market, with a number of large investments in capacity in the offing.
  19. Risk Management and Insurance Legislations


    The most common medium for undertaking a commercial enterprise is through the registration of a limited liability company,which is also known as acorporation in some jurisdictions.
  20. Lies, damn lies and GDP


    In this Tuesday 20 November 2012 article, Professor Morten Jerven for African Arguments, part of the Guardian Africa Network laid the ground work for further reading on African GDP calculations Or, how Ghana went from being one of the poorest countries in
  21. It's the Policies and Policy Makers that Create Nigeria's Problems


    �Grow fast�, �be more comfortable� and �crash spectacularly�: A Case for Innovative Policies to Manage the Downside Risks of Financial Integration in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
  22. Steadying the Ship in Stormy Waters: Leading in a Dynamic World


    I consider it an honour and privilege to have been invited to address this Eleventh Session of your Leadership Qualities and Entrepreneurial Development Programme (LQED). I recall that a few years ago I was invited to speak at your annual congress in Abuj
  23. The Incredible Shrinking Management Fee


    Professional portfolio management has long cost too much. If a new company has its way, it could be free.
  24. Africa’s elite leap up the global billionaire rankings


    Forbes publishes its Billionaire rankings today, tracking the trials and tribulations of the world’s richest – the 1 percent of the 1 percent, if you like.
  25. FX Traders Facing Extinction as Computers Replace Humans


    A widening probe of the foreign-exchange market is roiling an industry already under pressure to reduce costs as computer platforms displace human traders.
  26. President Jonathan's Remarks at the Official Launch of NIRP & NEDEP Today


    It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all to the formal launching of The Nigeria Industrial Revolution Plan (NIRP), our flagship programme to industrialize Nigeria; and The National Enterprise Development Programme (NEDEP), our new strategic platfo
  27. The Golden Age of Gas, Possibly: Interview with the IEA


    The potential for a golden age of gas comes along with a big “if” regarding environmental and social impact. The International Energy Agency (IEA)—the “global energy authority”--believes that this age of gas can be golden, and that unconventional gas can
  28. The MPC’s Effect On The Domestic Balloon


    At its first meeting this year, held Monday last week in Abuja, the Central Bank of Nigeria's rate-setting committee (the Monetary Policy Committee MPC) opted to tighten monetary policy.
  29. Africapitalism: Towards Africa's future economic development


    Africapitalism is socially responsible business, not charity or aid, led by Africans, for the good of the continent. It is a platform which seeks to propel the continent from its position of relative stagnation to a future of sustainable dynamism and prog
  30. Mortgage-Backed Securities – Quick Aide


    Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are debt obligations that represent claims to the cash flows from pools of mortgage loans, most commonly on residential property.
  31. Politics and markets: Less systemic, more specific


    Markets interest in politics in 2014 is, I believe, likely to be rooted principally in country-specific rather than systemic risk, in particular
  32. Violence Threatens to Thwart Iraqi Oil Resurgence


    A wave of violence has swept parts of Iraq at the start of 2014 as the central government fights back against Al-Qaeda aligned militants in Anbar Province. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly took control of Ramadi and Fallujah, bom
  33. Multinationals carving up Africa for food


    A gold rush is happening in Ethiopia, but it's not a hunt for the yellow metal. It's a quest for the green gold of fertile farmland.
  34. Russia to Lend Ukraine $15 Billion and Cut Gas Prices


    MOSCOW—Russia agreed Tuesday to lend Ukraine $15 billion and cut prices for natural gas, striking a deal to bail out its crisis-stricken neighbor to stave off possible economic collapse amid large-scale protests in Kiev over the rejection of a trade deal
  35. Affluenza, not Impunity afflicts Nigerian Elites


    Word for today is 'AFFLUENZA' - a social condition arising from the desire to be more wealthy, successful or to "keep up with the Joneses" (source – Investopedia) In effect, it is the best of the latest excuse for the wealthy to do whatever they want! Yo
  36. Next CBN Gov - Following the Global Trend of Meritocracy or Maintaining Status Quo


    Daniels Adeoye, CBN, Global Trend, Central Bank Governor of Nigeria, Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, financial pinnacle, economy, kitchen cabinet, global financial, International Monetary Fund, IMF, United States, America, Janet Yellen, California
  37. What causes a currency crisis?


    A currency crisis is induced by a decline in the value of a country's currency. This decline in value negatively affects an economy by creating instabilities in exchange rates, meaning that one unit of the currency no longer buys as much as it used to in
  38. Making Sense of the New Automotive Policy


    The recent announcement of a new automotive policy by the Minister of Trade and Investments, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, has been met with a lot of excitement. The stated objectives of the new policy are to encourage local manufacturing of vehicles and to enfo
  39. Combating Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa


    With its high poverty levels and low degree of industrialization, Africa arguably faces the largest development gap of any region. Beyond the usual misery indices and welfare evaluation metrics, we have fundamental challenges that impede meaningful sustai
  40. Washington Is Writing Our Investing Playbook, So Let's Follow It


    Global trade has an enormous influence on the financial markets and worldwide economy.


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