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Exclusive Interview: Marcus Evans 2nd Annual Chief Series

In preparation for the 2nd Annual Chief Series Africa:Going Beyond!, the Marcus Evans crew spoke to Dr. Fred Olayele, President, Global Economic Institute for Africa who will be speaking at the event on The Race to Breakthrough: Building a Pathway for African C-Suites to Grow in Today’s Global Economy. What is the C-suite advancing towards for…

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Globalization, Urbanization and Living Well Together in the Future

By: Dr. Fred Olayele: February 6, 2017 Introduction Cities remain drivers of growth, demographic changes, and consumption. As the urban world continues to shift, orthodox economic thinkers increasingly find it hard to explain decades of economic growth in some regions, while others remain stuck in extreme poverty– despite similarities in resource endowments and initial conditions. To…

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Why US President Elect Trump’s Protectionism is a Bad Idea

Dr. Leif Rosenberger December 2016. During his campaign for the US presidency, Donald Trump liked to wear a baseball cap that said “Make America Great Again.” He would tour the rust belt and promise laid-off blue collar workers that he would bring back their lost jobs. These workers not only believed him, they voted Donald…

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Time for Israel to Rethink Economic Coercion in Gaza

Dr. Leif Rosenberger, Head, Global Division, GEIA Introduction                     Donald Trump’s victory in the recent US Presidential election is already shaking things up in Israel. Naftali Bennett, Israel’s most powerful political right wing politician, says the rise of Donald Trump, the turbulence in the Middle East and political changes in Europe now allow Israel to “reset…

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Egypt’s New IMF Agreement in Historical Perspective

By: Dr. Leif Rosenberger, Head, Global Division, GEIA   Introduction As the autumn of 2016 begins, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el Sisi can finally breathe a sigh of relief. A dangerous balance of payments crisis was averted at the 11th hour. In August 2016, Sisi reached a three-year agreement – which provides Egypt with a…

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Nigeria’s New Forex Policy: Implications for International Investment Attraction

By: Dr. Fred Olayele June 24, 2016 . Introduction In 2014, UK Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and former Goldman Sachs economist, Jim O'Neill – the first economist to spot the huge potential of the BRIC countries – identified Nigeria as one of the world’s emerging economic giants; the MINT economies! In January 2015, while…
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The Key to Unlocking Africa’s True Economic Potential is Intra-Africa Trade

By: Jubril Enakele December 20, 2015 Africa is the second largest continent in the world –30 million km2 approximately.  But its economy does not reflect its size; Africa’s GDP is only a tenth of the GDP of North America. These dismal figures set the stage for a conversation about the pressing need for Africa to…

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G20 Insights from Mr Rainmaker

By: Clark Grue November 15, 2015 A cloud of sadness and dismay hung over this gathering of global business leaders having all been floored by the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday the 13th.  A gathering which was intended to emphasis bringing the world economies together was shaken by the tragic events in France just…

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Will Technology Support Global Growth?

By: Dr. Dambisa Moyo May 25, 2015 At a time of rapid technological advancements and innovation, what impact might these trends have for global growth? In particular, can technology help boost economic growth across the developing world – home to 90 percent of the world’s population – as a period of unprecedented economic expansion begins…

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Africa and the Geopolitics of Tumbling Oil Prices

By: Dr. Fred Olayele January 9, 2015 The current slide in oil prices underscores the importance of the complex interplay of economics, geopolitics and technology in the global energy architecture. This continues to impact policy choices across the world. Where does Africa stand? According to the International Monetary Fund, 22 countries are expected to grow…
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