As waves of easy monetary policy wash over the world’s financial markets, some of euro-denominated high-yield bonds are now trading with a negative yield. But in a sign of increasing bifurcation between riskier and safer credits, some issuers had to offer chunky yields to draw investor interest, while others found heated demand. Bloomberg's Jonathan Ferro sat down with TD’s Priya Misra, JPMorgan’s Oksana Aronov and Robert Tipp of PGIM Fixed Income to discuss the outlook for high yield and investment grade credit.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has set new targets for Nigeria's Microfinance banks in its revised National Financial Inclusion Strategy. With a target of 774 new bank accounts per year in view, the CBN wants each branch of every Microfinance bank to acquire 64 new customers per month. Rogers Nwoke, President of the National Association of Microfinance Banks joins CNBC Africa for more.
The CEO of Renaissance Capital, Temi Popoola says technology presents Africa with a unique opportunity to leapfrog the challenges of the past. He also described the theme of this year’s AfreximBank Annual Meetings as timely. He discussed this and more with CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole.
Chapel Hill Denham says spreads tightened and yields fell across African sovereign Eurobonds following the dovish signalling by key central banks last week which buoyed global risk appetite. Omotola Abimbola, Macro and Fixed Income Analyst at Chapel Hill Denham joins CNBC Africa for a focused discussion on the West African money market.
FSDH Merchant Bank says the Central Bank of Nigeria should continue to restrict access to foreign exchange for the importation of items that can be locally produced produce and should work at unifying the multiple exchange rate regime in the country. Ayodele Akinwunmi, Head of Research at FSDH Merchant Bank joins CNBC Africa to breakdown this report.
Funding is available for projects in Africa but there are not enough ready deals to receive it. This is according to Admassu Tadesse, President and CEO of the Trade and Development Bank joined CNBC Africa’s Godfrey Mutizwa to discuss this and more.
Nigeria’s headline Purchasing Managers Index for the month of May came in at 52.9 points below the previous month's reading of 55.5 although the rate of output price inflation softened in the period. This is according to Stanbic IBTC's PMI report. Gbolahan Taiwo, Regional Economist for West Africa at Stanbic IBTC joins CNBC Africa for this discussion.