As the first half of the year winds down, the COVID-19 pandemic has shaped global oil dynamics with the OPEC+ supply cuts helping to keep oil prices afloat. Alex Nachi Tarka, President of the Nigerian Association of Petroleum Explorationists joins CNBC Africa for more.
Oil producer club, OPEC, says global oil demand is anticipated to decline by 6.4 million barrels per day in the second half of the year compared with a decline of 11.9 million barrels per day in the first half of the year. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFx Nigeria joins CNBC Africa to discuss the trends in the global oil market and what they mean for emerging markets like Nigeria.
The World Bank says the global economy is facing its deepest recession since World War II as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Advanced economies are set to shrink 5 percent, while emerging economies are facing their first contraction in decades. Franziska Ohnsorge, lead author of the 2020 Global Economic Prospects report, tells FRANCE 24 that millions of people working in an informal capacity could slip into poverty despite government support. Also in the show: BP announces plans to slash 10,000 jobs as OPEC extends its oil production cuts.
Global central banks unveil bigger spending measures to counter the effects of the coronavirus outbreak – this comes as OPEC and the International Energy Agency warn that developing countries could lose up to 85 per cent of oil and gas income this year. Gbite Oduneye, Co-Founder of Eagle Global Markets joins CNBC Africa to breakdown the impact of the global pandemic on markets.