backpage – Businessday NG https://businessday.ng Wed, 11 Nov 2020 18:31:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 185697343 How Nigeria can win from bilateral, multilateral trade deals https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/how-nigeria-can-win-from-bilateral-multilateral-trade-deals/ Thu, 12 Nov 2020 02:21:01 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=491668 Africa TradeNigeria has entered into bilateral and multilateral trade deals with several countries, but analysts say the country seems to be getting the shorter end of the stick. The reason is quite obvious: Nigeria is mostly competitive with crude oil and minerals and less competitive with non-oil products. In the second quarter of 2020, for instance, […]]]> Africa Trade

Nigeria has entered into bilateral and multilateral trade deals with several countries, but analysts say the country seems to be getting the shorter end of the stick. The reason is quite obvious: Nigeria is mostly competitive with crude oil and minerals and less competitive with non-oil products. In the second quarter of 2020, for instance,…

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How to fix the market for Treasury bonds https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/how-to-fix-the-market-for-treasury-bonds/ https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/how-to-fix-the-market-for-treasury-bonds/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2020 10:06:55 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=491074 This has been an extraordinary year for American government debt. The Treasury market is usually the world’s most liquid bond market and a haven in stormy times. But in March it seized up as panic about the pandemic led to fire sales and failed trades. The Fed fixed the problem by buying, in two months, […]]]>

This has been an extraordinary year for American government debt. The Treasury market is usually the world’s most liquid bond market and a haven in stormy times. But in March it seized up as panic about the pandemic led to fire sales and failed trades. The Fed fixed the problem by buying, in two months,…

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Enhancing financial inclusion for women in Nigeria: A way forward https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/enhancing-financial-inclusion-for-women-in-nigeria-a-way-forward/ https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/enhancing-financial-inclusion-for-women-in-nigeria-a-way-forward/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2020 01:16:12 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=490071 Gender disparities in access to economic resources directly affect women’s potential for achieving the kind of financial autonomy they need. In rural areas, where services and job opportunities are even fewer than in urban areas, poverty is also more acute. The situation is worse for women, who are less likely to have access to production […]]]>

Gender disparities in access to economic resources directly affect women’s potential for achieving the kind of financial autonomy they need. In rural areas, where services and job opportunities are even fewer than in urban areas, poverty is also more acute. The situation is worse for women, who are less likely to have access to production…

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Making sense of continuous closure of Nigeria-Benin border https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/making-sense-of-continuous-closure-of-nigeria-benin-border/ https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/making-sense-of-continuous-closure-of-nigeria-benin-border/#comments Thu, 05 Nov 2020 01:22:56 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=487913 In August 2019, the Federal Government shut the Nigeria-Benin border in order to check smuggling of fuel, rice and other commodities by local and foreign traders. The move angered several neighbouring countries as many of them saw the action as unilateral. Few months after, several African countries impacted by the closure pleaded with Nigeria’s President […]]]>

In August 2019, the Federal Government shut the Nigeria-Benin border in order to check smuggling of fuel, rice and other commodities by local and foreign traders. The move angered several neighbouring countries as many of them saw the action as unilateral. Few months after, several African countries impacted by the closure pleaded with Nigeria’s President…

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Social media’s struggle with self-censorship https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/social-medias-struggle-with-self-censorship/ https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/social-medias-struggle-with-self-censorship/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2020 10:12:08 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=487484 Within hours of the publication of a New York Post article on October 14th, Twitter users began receiving strange messages. If they tried to share the story—a dubious “exposé” of emails supposedly from the laptop of Hunter Biden, son of the Democratic presidential nominee—they were told that their tweet could not be sent, as the […]]]>

Within hours of the publication of a New York Post article on October 14th, Twitter users began receiving strange messages. If they tried to share the story—a dubious “exposé” of emails supposedly from the laptop of Hunter Biden, son of the Democratic presidential nominee—they were told that their tweet could not be sent, as the…

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Seplat Petroleum cuts debt leverage by $100m as low oil prices hit profit https://businessday.ng/companies/article/seplat-petroleum-cuts-debt-leverage-by-100m-as-low-oil-prices-hit-profit/ https://businessday.ng/companies/article/seplat-petroleum-cuts-debt-leverage-by-100m-as-low-oil-prices-hit-profit/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2020 01:21:21 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=485581 Nigeria’s largest listed Oil & Gas firm by market value, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, is expecting the reduction of its debt leverage and other cost-cutting strategies to help it cope with low oil prices. The slump in oil price cost Seplat a loss after tax of $130.1 million in the first nine months of […]]]>

Nigeria’s largest listed Oil & Gas firm by market value, Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, is expecting the reduction of its debt leverage and other cost-cutting strategies to help it cope with low oil prices. The slump in oil price cost Seplat a loss after tax of $130.1 million in the first nine months of…

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Investors rush back to Egypt, buy over $20bn in debt while Nigeria struggles https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/investors-rush-back-to-egypt-buy-over-20bn-in-debt-while-nigeria-struggles/ Wed, 28 Oct 2020 01:30:41 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=482445 While peer Nigeria is struggling, foreign debt investors have flocked back to Egypt, reversing billions of dollars of outflows in the spring sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Finance minister, Mohamed Maait told the Financial Times that foreign investors now held more than $20bn in Egyptian debt. It is an astonishing reflection of confidence in the […]]]>

While peer Nigeria is struggling, foreign debt investors have flocked back to Egypt, reversing billions of dollars of outflows in the spring sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Finance minister, Mohamed Maait told the Financial Times that foreign investors now held more than $20bn in Egyptian debt. It is an astonishing reflection of confidence in the…

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Private equity-owned companies in “intensive care” due to pandemic https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/private-equity-owned-companies-in-intensive-care-due-to-pandemic/ https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/private-equity-owned-companies-in-intensive-care-due-to-pandemic/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:45:33 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=478419 One in 10 companies owned by private equity managers is in “intensive care” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, sparking concerns that alternative funds could suffer performance hits and reputational damage. Private equity managers reported that half of the companies they owned were moderately or very affected by the economic disruption caused by the […]]]>

One in 10 companies owned by private equity managers is in “intensive care” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, sparking concerns that alternative funds could suffer performance hits and reputational damage. Private equity managers reported that half of the companies they owned were moderately or very affected by the economic disruption caused by the…

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5 things FG must do to build resilient, industrial economy https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/5-things-fg-must-do-to-build-resilient-industrial-economy/ https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/5-things-fg-must-do-to-build-resilient-industrial-economy/#comments Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:54:27 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=478301 It is indisputable that some of the issues affecting Nigeria’s industrial success in 1980s and 1990s are still the same today. It is still about critical issues such as poor power supply, multiple taxation, lack of efficient infrastructure and poor funding. These existed in the 1980s and are still the same many years later. Between […]]]>

It is indisputable that some of the issues affecting Nigeria’s industrial success in 1980s and 1990s are still the same today. It is still about critical issues such as poor power supply, multiple taxation, lack of efficient infrastructure and poor funding. These existed in the 1980s and are still the same many years later. Between…

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A house divided: Covid-19 and an atmosphere of distrust pose grave risks to America’s election https://businessday.ng/backpage/article/a-house-divided-covid-19-and-an-atmosphere-of-distrust-pose-grave-risks-to-americas-election/ Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:31:47 +0000 https://businessday.ng/?p=477666 IN HIS FINAL debate with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Donald Trump refused to commit himself to accepting the results of the coming election. The following day he made his position clearer. “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election,” he said in mock solemnity—before adding, with finger-wagging emphasis: “If I […]]]>

IN HIS FINAL debate with Hillary Clinton in 2016, Donald Trump refused to commit himself to accepting the results of the coming election. The following day he made his position clearer. “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election,” he said in mock solemnity—before adding, with finger-wagging emphasis: “If I…

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