March 5 – Eleni Giokos spoke with First Rand CEO Sizwe Nxasana about the bank’s 20% increase in normalized earnings per share and the company’s opportunities for diversification outside South Africa.
March 6 – Rolake Akinkugbe, Head of Energy, Oil and Gas Research at Ecobank, speaks with Bloomberg’s Nejra Cehic about shale oil and gas production increases, new oil and gas listings and the significance of new oil discoveries discovered in Africa.
March 3 – At a time of slowing growth across many developed markets, spend on pharmaceuticals by emerging economies is projected to grow by 10-13% a year until 2017. That’s according to IMS Health. Africa, however, still only accounts for less than 1% of the global market as challenges around regulation and distribution remain. Miranda Atty reports.
March 3 – West African countries are looking to propel economic development through financing the region’s agriculture value chain. Boason Omafaye caught up with Millison Narh the Deputy Governor of the bank of Ghana for his thoughts on the role that central banks can play in this process.