Africa / Opinion

ING: Back to the 80s? What soaring inflation, US rate hikes and a stronger dollar mean for EM sovereign debt

James Wilson sovereign EM strategist at ING September 11, 2022

Soaring inflation, rate hikes and a stronger dollar are reminiscent of the early 1980s – a decade that brought a wave of EM sovereign debt crises. This year has already seen Sri Lanka default, hit by an external liquidity crisis.

IMF: War-fueled surge in food prices to hit poorer nations hardest

Andrea Pescatori and Ervin Prifti March 16, 2022

Global food prices are poised to keep climbing even after jumping to a record in February, placing the heaviest burden on vulnerable populations while adding to headwinds for the global economic recovery.

INTERVIEW: Implications of war in Ukraine for Africa

Jennifer DeLay March 10, 2022

Experts from Rystad Energy and Welligence Energy Analytics speak to NewsBase about what the Russia-Ukraine conflict might mean for oil and gas producers in sub-Saharan Africa.

Uranium: what the explosion in prices means for the nuclear industry

Edward Thomas Jones & Danial Hemmings, & Simon Middleburgh September 28, 2021

The primary fuel for nuclear plants was sliding for much of the 2010s, with no signs of a major turnaround. Yet since mid-August, prices have surged by around 60% as investors and speculators scramble to snap up the commodity.

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