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John Rwangombwa: Delivering Rwanda's digital-driven economy, where everyone is a winner

January 2, 2019

Rwandan central bank governor John Rwangombwa explains how the government's drive to achieve a cashless society will benefit all levels of society by expanding financial inclusivity, increasing tax revenues and boosting grassroots businesses.

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Lorenzo Codogno: Why Italy’s budget brings major sustainability risks

January 2, 2019

The Italian coalition government's strategy is unlikely to improve the economy in the long run, says London School of Economics visiting professor Lorenzo Codogno.

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Matthew Blake: Financial services must take the lead in defining customer data principles

January 2, 2019

Customer data has been identified as a major risk facing the financial system, which is why the World Economic Forum (WEF) has been working on the formulation of principles surrounding its use, dissemination and possible leaks. WEF committee member Matthew Blake explains.

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Herman van Rompuy: Keeping it together for the sake of the EU

January 2, 2019

The EU is riven by internal discord, driven by nationalism and social discontent in member states, and squeezed by external pressures such as the US' actions and associated trade wars. Former European Council president Herman van Rompuy makes a plea for unity. 

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Nikhil Rathi: Capital markets development is key to Africa’s growth

January 2, 2019

Only by developing its local capital markets can Africa gain access to global investment, which would enable the continent's countries to combat climate change, build infrastructure and support its wide range of companies, says London Stock Exchange CEO Nikhil Rathi.

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Luis Videgaray Caso: a Mexican take on Nafta

January 2, 2018

The North American Free Trade Agreement is ripe for an update that benefits all parties. But if the US decides to pull out, Mexico is confident that its network of agreements and many enacted reforms will enable it to thrive, says the country’s secretary of foreign affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso.

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Akinwumi A Adesina: Africa's nutrition challenge

January 2, 2018

Africa's most urgent problem is that of poor nutrition, which is responsible for stunting children's growth – and, ultimately, their future economic prospects. But the continent has the right tools to end malnutrition if its leaders exercise their combined will, writes the president of the African Development Bank.

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Archer Mangueira: getting Angola's import-export balance right

January 2, 2018

The Angolan finance minister talks to James King about his reform plans to bolster foreign exchange reserves while making the country more self-sufficient in key goods.

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The great global energy 'trilemma'

January 1, 2017

How to find cheap, sustainable and non-polluting forms of energy is an ongoing challenge for global leaders, who have also to contend with climate change, decarbonisation and political insularity. James King looks at what the future holds within the market.

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Indonesian FM enjoys a promising present and an exciting future

January 4, 2016

Indonesia's minister of finance discusses the country's efforts to achieve a sustainable growth path. Budget reforms and fiscal stimulus have already been pushed through. But to tackle the question of poor infrastructure, the government needs more than increased investment.

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