Wall Street: Tidjane Thiam’s bluff

The former boss of Credit Suisse succeeded in his bluff by raising money through a SPAC, a kind of blank check company introduced on...

George Soros got even richer

The supposed prophet of subversive strategies made a lot of money in 2020 despite the backdrop of Covid-19. George Soros is more than ever...

Nigerian financier Sonnie Ayere reflects on the performance and outlook of African financial markets

After years of experience in corporate and structured finance, corporate banking and asset management at prestigious institutions such as HSBC Bank, NatWest Bank, Sumitomo...

BRVM: disruption of hierarchies in the classification of SGIs in 2020 and main lessons

In fiscal year 2020, the Regional Securities Exchange (BRVM) recorded a volume of transactions of 246 billion FCFA against 136 billion in 2019, an...

Ungrateful, Wall Street has already sold Donald Trump to buy Joe Biden

Long paralyzed by the Joe Biden program to cancel the tax incentives put in place by his predecessor, Wall Street has turned tack, welcoming...

Jack Ma resurfaces and makes Ali Baba action jump

Jack Ma appeared in public at a rally held Wednesday, January 20 with teachers in his hometown of Hangzhou. With less teeth than usual,...

Benin completes Africa’s first international bond transaction of the year

Benin completes Africa's first international bond transaction of the year, with the issuance of one billion euros in two tranches with final maturities of...

On Wall Street, Airbnb’s IPO soars to 144%

Airbnb's IPO has kept its promises on Wall Street. The hosting services giant's share that went public on Thursday (Dec. 10) ended the session...

Covid-19 and Donald Trump vaccines: the fear index falls on the stock market

Wall Street's Volatility Index (VIX) has returned to its February level, before the coronavirus disease was declared a global pandemic by the World Trade...

China surprises the West by launching its own cryptocurrency

The Central Bank of the People's Republic of China will be one of the very first in the world to issue its own Central...

By betting on the coronavirus, Universa Investments posts a return of 4,000%

The speculative fund “Black Swan” Universa Investments is, as its name suggests, specialized in the improbable shocks of the black swan type, these inexplicable...

The 6 largest IPOs in history are Asian

The 6 largest IPOs in the history of global finance are all Asian, as this infographic from Statista shows. Four of them are Chinese. Foremost...

The Tunis Stock Exchange reaches out to public companies

Speaking on October 23 at a conference on the theme “Tunisia at the bottom of the wave… the overhaul of financial policy for an...

The Dakar Autonomous Port loan closed early

The bond loan by public call for savings (APE) of the Autonomous Port of Dakar, called “PAD 6.60% 2020-2027”, was closed early. The bets were...
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