In this edition, with numerous businesses worldwide closing or reducing staff, millions of women are losing their jobs. We report on how the recession brought on by the pandemic could lead to a prolonged dip in women's incomes and labour participation across the globe. Also, what is it like to be fired over Zoom? We talk to noted US journalist and author, Deborah Copaken, who recently underwent the experience and wrote an article about it which has since gone viral.
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.