The coronavirus pandemic has been a double whammy for the motor industry: disrupting supplies, but also hitting demand as countries went into lockdown. Can it recover from the crisis? The Chief Executive of French carmaker Citroën, Vincent Cobée, has said the pandemic had a "substantial impact" on their business, and that the market "will not be what it was before" in the short or long-term. He told FRANCE 24 that while demand returned in June, it could be up to a year before sales "stabilise".
Oil prices have climbed up in recent times driven by relaxed coronavirus restrictions and lock-downs in some countries which have allowed some businesses and factories to resume operations. The market was also supported by Saudi Arabia’s decision to further deepen its output cut. Rolake Akinkugbe-Filani, Managing Director of Energyinc Advisors joins CNBC Africa to focus on the global oil market and its implication for Nigeria.
Traders say they expect activity at the bond market to pick up today, on the back of the unmet bids at Wednesday's bond auction as well as the improvement in liquidity. Oluwatosin Ayanfalu, Fixed Income Broker at Zedcrest Capital joins CNBC Africa to review today’s trading at Nigeria’s fixed Income and Forex market.
Guardian TV takes a look at inside one of Nigeria's biggest leather market, Mushin. The market which started with about five people on Wey street today has expanded and grow to become an all commerce market where over 300 shops sell different leather materials.
In the highly concentrated - and very lucrative - market of dating applications, two French companies are trying to make a difference. "Happn" works with geolocation to bring together strangers who have been in a nearby vicinity. "Once" on the other hand opts for "slow dating" by creating "virtual couples" every day at noon.
Rungis, located south of Paris, is the largest fresh produce market in the world, serving 18 million French consumers every day. Some 10,000 tons of food pass through it each night and 40,000 people work across the site. It's a city within a city, with separate neighbourhoods dedicated to each type of food - from fish to meat. FRANCE24 takes you behind the scenes to meet some of the wholesalers.