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Access Bank H1 profit quickens as cost remains flat

Access Bank H1 profit quickens as cost remains flat

Access Bank plc, Nigeria’s sixth largest lender by market value, first half profit quickens as…

Distell to boost Africa production on slow domestic growth

Distell to boost Africa production on slow domestic growth

Distell Group Limited, a South African wine maker, says it will focus on adding production…

Cashless policy: Medical Lab Council migrates to e-payment platform

Cashless policy: Medical Lab Council migrates to e-payment platform

As part of efforts to ease payment processes and offer convenience to myriad of corporate…

Nigerian-British chamber targets £20bn bilateral trade in 2020

Nigerian-British chamber targets £20bn bilateral trade in 2020

The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) has said that the current trade between Nigeria and…

South Africa dodges recession as Q2 GDP grows 0.6%

South Africa dodges recession as Q2 GDP grows 0.6%

South Africa’s economy avoided slipping into a recession in the second quarter, as solid growth…

WTI crude trades near seven-month low

WTI crude trades near seven-month low

West Texas Intermediate traded near the lowest closing price in seven months after speculators cut…

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  • HIV Infections among children
  • Oil Benchmark vs OPEC Adverage Price
  • Nigeria non-oil imports on the rise
  • BD speaks with Oyeneyin, CEO AutoGenius
  • BD speaks with Ahmed, DG CIIN
  • Nigeria Gas Flared and Cost Implication
  • BD interviews Obi, MD eTranzact Intl’ Plc
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BD Cartoons

“Gentlemen, In a short while the whistle will go off” “Somebody stop him”…

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OPEC oil output rises in July on fragile Libyan rebound

OPEC’s oil production rose in July from June, a Reuters survey found on Wednesday, as a fragile recovery in Libyan supply outweighed fighting in Iraq and reduced output from Angola. Despite the increase, unrest in Africa and the Middle East is still weighing on supply. That could hinder OPEC’s ability to boost output later in…

OPEC oil output rises in July on fragile Libyan rebound

Transformation unfolds for oil futures trader

In a business environment that is ever changing and in which many chief executive officers pick up their choice books on the much sought after topic, “Managing in a changing world”, Akin Akinfemiwa, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Forte Oil Plc, is a man who knows that he has his work cut out. This…

Transformation unfolds for oil futures trader

Kwara to float N23bn bond as states push for infrastructure

The Kwara State government is set to float a N23 billion bond as it pushes for further infrastructure development. Governor Ahmed Abdulfatah said information from the Nigerian capital market indicates that the market is excited and reinvigorated in their interest to subscribe to the Kwara State proposed bond. He expressed confidence that the new facility…

Kwara to float N23bn bond as states push for infrastructure

Outsourcing model to improve service quality for Nigerian telcos

As the Telecoms industry matures, competition has enforced the need for differentiation amongst Nigerian Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and this, will ultimately lead to an improved value proposition and as a result; a dynamic shift from cost reduction efforts to efficiency enhancements. There is an increasing trend in the adoption of several forms of outsourcing…

Outsourcing model to improve service quality for Nigerian telcos

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NSE tasks Flour Mills on corporate governance, accountability

NSE tasks Flour Mills on corporate governance, accountability

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has urged the management of Flour Mills of Nigeria plc to strive towards improving its existing high standards of corporate governance, accountability and disclosure. Oscar Onyema, chief executive officer, Nigerian Stock Exchange who said this…

Nigerian equities market loses additional N38bn

Nigerian equities market loses additional N38bn

As bargain appetite for equities remained low, no fewer than N38bn was further eroded from…

Prestige Assurance reports 41% decline in H1 PBT

Prestige Assurance reports 41% decline in H1 PBT

Prestige Assurance Company plc yesterday released its half-year (H1) 2014 results at the Nigerian Stock…

As banks install anti-skimming device on ATMs…

As banks install anti-skimming device on ATMs…

With over 90 percent of deposit money banks (DMBs) have complied with installation of anti-skimming…

Intelligence

‘The economy is growing, but the people don’t feel it’

‘The economy is growing, but the people don’t feel it’

Pascal Odibo, group country director, Jeff & O’Brien, in this interview with KELECHI EWUZIE gives…

Effective negotiation skills

Effective negotiation skills

Do you feel that someone is continually taking advantage of you? Do you seem to…

‘Nigeria needs leaders with global perspective’

‘Nigeria needs leaders with global perspective’

SUNIL SAWHNEY, Managing Director, Seven-Up Bottling Company Plc in this insightful interview with KELECHI EWUZIE,…

Reviving student loans in Nigeria

Reviving student loans in Nigeria

The Nigerian Students Loans Board was established in 1972 and by 1991 it had given out student loans valued at N46 million (3.8 million US dollars). In 1992, the Board had outstanding loans of 40 million Naira (3.34 million US…