Friday, December 3, 2021


    The Big Read

    An end to super-cheap money? Central banks begin tightening cycle

    Having made billions available to households, companies and governments to borrow during the pandemic, the brakes are now being applied

    More Of China, Less Of America’: How The Superpower Fight Is Squeezing The Gulf

    As the first senior United Arab Emirates official to visit the Biden administration touched down in Washington, the message the Gulf state sought to...

    The case for, and against, COVID-19 vaccine boosters

    NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. government aims to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots widely next week to Americans age 16...

    Explosion in electronic payments powers start-up boom in Nigeria

    Down an alley off Kukawa Street in Lagos Island, throughout from a constructing deserted mid-construction, Paulo Communications does a brisk commerce. On a median...

    U.S. Arrest Warrant Exposes Financial Scandalous Deals in Nigeria’s Policing Infrastructure

    by John Campbell The charismatic head of the Intelligence Response team of the Nigeria Police Service, Abba Kyari, has been suspended pending the investigation of...

    Why are fully vaccinated people testing positive for Covid?

    Despite rising ‘breakthrough infections’ most cases remain mild and are in line with expectations

    Digital rivals? Central bank e-cash plans prompt lenders to wade in

    Banks working on wholesale CBDCs; see cost, efficiency gains Lenders worried about increased competition in retail space Industry is stepping up lobbying, research, pilot projects LONDON, July...

    The political awakening of Melinda French Gates

    by Joshua Chaffin and Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in New York It was April 2019 and Melinda French Gates was touring to promote her book, The Moment...

    HUSHPUPPI: The Rise & Fall Of The Billionaire Gucci Master

    Authorities say Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, perfected a simple internet scam and laundered millions of dollars. His past says a lot about digital swagger, and the kinds of stories that get told online.

    Analysts see Nigeria’s Access Bank find success in niche markets amidst tough South African competition

    Nigeria's Access Bank PLC faces tough competition from incumbents as it ramps up operations in South Africa, but it could find success in niche...

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