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Twin rate cuts set Mozambique apart as African currency rally

    By Seth Onyango, bird story agency   Mozambique’s central bank has decisively cut its benchmark lending rate to 15.75% from 16.5%, setting a precedent as the first African country to slash rates twice in 2024. The move highlights Maputo’s aggressive push for economic growth amid a wider trend of cooling inflation and currency stability against the US dollar across Africa. Rate cuts in the southeastern African nation, prompted […]

todayApril 8, 2024 2

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Inflation in Nigeria is still climbing while it has slowed globally: here’s why

  By Stephen Onyeiwu, Allegheny College   Just as Nigerians were gradually digging out from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were hit by high inflation. The Nigerian economy contracted by 6.1% at the peak of COVID in the second quarter of 2020. Unemployment rate rose from 27% in the second quarter of 2020 to 33% in the fourth quarter of the same year. The World Bank estimated […]

todayMarch 14, 2024 6

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