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( 3 mins read ) Top Communist Party leaders convened their quarterly Politburo meeting on 30 July, signaling a policy shift towards monetary tightening and containment of financial risks, after strong second quarter GDP data instilled confidence in the country’s
( 2 mins read ) Last week’s mid-year budget review paints a dire picture of Ghana’s fiscal position, but things could get even worse as steeper budget overruns loom in the context of the general elections scheduled for 7 December.
( 8 mins read ) The Covid-19 pandemic has strengthened policymakers’ resolve around the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which is increasingly considered one of the few options available to boost the region’s deeply troubled growth and revenue outlook
( 3 mins read ) On 18 July, G20 finance ministers and central bank governors met to discuss, amid other things, the status of the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) launched in April. Rather than heeding calls to extend the
( 2 mins read ) On 13 July, a presidential spokesperson announced that President Alassane Ouattara had accepted the resignation of Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan on 8 July, the same day that Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly had died.
( 4 mins read ) Our Eurobond Political Risk Monitor, presented in the attached table, provides a quick go-to guide of the main political and policy issues in 17 sub-Saharan African (SSA) sovereigns that have issued Eurobonds as of July
( 4 mins read ) On 8 July, President Alassane Ouattara announced the sudden death of his prime minister and anointed successor Amadou Gon Coulibaly. The prime minister’s demise is a severe blow for Ouattara, who – despite Coulibaly’s known
( 2 mins read ) On 7 July, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the suspension of Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), amidst allegations of gross misconduct. Since accusations of corrupt practices already surrounded
( 5 mins read ) The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s latest regional economic update makes for grim reading, with dramatic downward revisions to the Fund’s April projections. Deteriorating economic performance – and the obvious resultant fiscal and political pressures for
( 3 mins read ) On 25 June, Ghana’s Supreme Court dismissed a case filed by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) against the Electoral Commission of Ghana (EC). The latter can now go ahead and compile an entirely new
( 2 mins read ) On 20 June, Henri-Konan Bedie (86) officially declared his intention to become the presidential candidate of his Democratic Party of Cote d’Ivoire (PDCI) for the 31 October election. Barring any major surprises, he will be
( 4 mins read ) The upcoming Edo State election reveals increasing factionalism within the ruling party vis-à-vis the 2023 presidential nomination. A timely resolution of the all-important question of which regional faction may lay claim to succeed President Muhamadu
Alter eco de hoy: GPT-3: el impacto económico de la tecnología que "se está comiendo el mundo" http://www.lanacion.com.ar/2409609
Para algunos el 13 es yeta. Pero al menos no es martes. Aqui el link para escuchar el 13er episodio de La Economía en 3 minutos. Esta semana "La tasa y el dólar sucundún, sucundún"
Les voy a contar la increible historia de vida de uno de los mejores emprendedores que jamas tuvo la argentina: Wenceslao Casares.
Abro hilo (1/n)👇🏼
I feel like previous occupants of this position have a distinct tendency to go on to bigger and better things.
#JobOpening: News Assistant - Pentagon/Foreign Affairs, Asahi Shimbun #Japan http://shinpaideshou.com/2020/08/01/job-opening-news-assistant-pentagon-foreign-affairs/
Hotels aren't available for quarantine because of GoTo travel... thereby undoing one of the more effective interventions from the first wave.
As of today Okinawa has the highest rate of C19. Already exceeding hospital and hotel capacity. Can’t secure more hotel space because of tourist influx, many using GoTo subsidies
It's really the little things I've been nostalgic for during this increasingly long time away from Tokyo, like getting a スエット and a couple of onogiri at a combini after an early morning run.
Pocari Sweat is the best drink (and hangover cure) in the world, and its backstory is fascinating - I had no idea it was inspired by a doctor who drank from a pouch of IV solution to rehydrate himself after surgery 🤯https://cnn.it/39Lp1IG
Sankei's editorial does not hold back on criticizing Abe for going missing on Covid-19, calls for suspending the Go To travel campaign among other things.
Putin has signed into law an amendment that equates calls for the alienation of Russian territory with extremism. The implication is that anyone in Russia advocating Japan’s position in the territorial dispute over S Kurils is committing an extremist act. https://www.interfax-russia.ru/main/podpisan-zakon-o-priravnivanii-otchuzhdeniya-chasti-territorii-rf-k-ekstremizmu
I confess that I don't really understand why Abe and his government have been so non-chalant about what appears to be a second wave. Some hypotheses in no particular order:
Bill Maher hinted last night that Bari Weiss is going to sue NYT. The cancel culture debate isn’t going away soon.