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Eurozone: Euro Lingers Around Two-Year Lows Amid Political Noise And Divergent Momentum

The euro continued to languish near two-year lows in recent weeks, ending 24 May at USD 1.12 per EUR, barely unchanged from the same day in April. May’s result represented a 2.0% depreciation from the start of the year and a 4.4% decline from the same day in May 2018. The uncertain external environment has […]

Ghana Signs MOU With Slovenia On Economic Cooperation

By George Egeh, Correspondent (Ghana) Ghana and Slovenia have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) towards developing and strengthening economic cooperation to exploit  the wide range of investments and business opportunities between them for the wellbeing of their citizens. Dr Mohammed Awal, the Minister for Business Development, signed for Ghana, while Slovenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Dobran […]

High Expectations Trail The Peoples Republic Of China’s Second Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

By Menkiti Onyebuchi Bernie, Features Editor The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has become a veritable tool for socio-political and economic international cooperation among member states within the belt and the road corridor. And this has in turn boosted interest in the initiative across many countries around the globe. The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) […]

The United States Consulate Changes Its ‘Dropbox’ Visa Process For Renewals In Nigeria

By Menkiti Onyebuchi Benie, Features Editor The United States Consulate changes its ‘Dropbox’ visa process for renewal The United States Government through its Consulate in Nigeria had announced a wave of change on its visa process. The announcement came through the press office, public affairs section of the United States Embassy in Nigeria and to […]

Israel Is Under Attack

By Nadav Goren, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Israel in Nigeria. Between the 4th and 5th of May 2019, Israelis living in the south of the country woke up to yet another bombardment of rockets from Gaza; the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hamas terrorist groups propelled over 600 rockets and mortars at Israelis from […]

Turkey: April Reforms Welcomed But Unlikely To Resolve Structural Issues

Finance Minister Berat Albayrak outlined much anticipated new policy measures on 10 April in the face of a prolonged downturn in the Turkish economy, characterized by sky-high inflation, high unemployment, an elevated corporate debt burden and a rising stock of non-performing loans. The announcement followed a new wave of volatility in the lead up to […]

Canada Plans To End ‘Asylum Shopping’

Canada plans to end ‘asylum Canada plans to stop migrants from seeking asylum if they have already done so in another country – a move decried by refugee advocates but defended on Wednesday (Apr 10) by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The measure against so-called “asylum shopping” was slipped into a 392-page budget omnibus bill presented […]

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