Economy

From Start-Up To Scale-Up: New Africa Growth Platform Launched To Transform Prospects Of Africa’s Entrepreneurs

A new World Economic Forum initiative, the Africa Growth Platform, was launched today with the goal of helping Africa’s community of start-up enterprises grow and compete in international markets. The Africa Growth Platform will do this in three ways: firstly, by securing commitments from governments to implement policy reforms aimed at stimulating and accelerating business […]

Orban Encourages Mothers In Hungary To Have 4 Or More Kids

Hungary is greatly increasing financial aid and subsidies for families with several children, the Prime Minister has announced, in a move aimed at reversing the country’s population decline without softening its “zero tolerance” policy on immigration. Viktor Orban made the announcement during his “state of the nation” speech. Key points: Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban […]

Germany: German Economy Stagnates In The Fourth Quarter Of 2018

Europe’s biggest economy narrowly avoided a technical recession in the fourth quarter with flat growth recorded over the previous quarter in price-, seasonally- and calendar-adjusted terms. Although the result contrasts the 0.2% quarter-on-quarter contraction in the third quarter, it still underwhelmed expectations of a small rebound following the release of national accounts for the full […]

Barbados Economy Ends 2018 On A High Note

Barbados made an impressive entry into 2019  owing to the successful steps taken away from the precipice of disaster, even though it is not yet  close to its glorious days of a buoyant economy with massive amounts of foreign exchange and a bubbling GDP. Midway last year government’s foreign reserves stood at, $221.5, barely enough […]

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