Interview With BDTV About Nigerian Economy

I spoke with Semeyi Zake of BusinessDay TV on Friday afternoon on Africa Business Today about the economy of Nigeria. Topics of discussion include the naira, the rate at which the CBN is burning through FX reserves, a potential devaluation, the Nigeria GDP rebasing, and the (massive) slowdown of NGDP growth in the economy. Video after the link. I come on at around 4 minutes in.

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Interview With SAfm About Food Price Inflation

I spoke to Hilton Tarrant (@hiltontarrant) about food price inflation in South Africa yesterday afternoon on SAfm market update. It was a pretty packed interview – we covered a lot of ground and I got into how low income households are going to be hit by rising maize prices in coming months, the risks this poses to social unrest, and the fact that the falling rand means South Africans on fixed salaries are becoming sharply poorer compared to their international peers, and that the weaker rand also means we’re giving our wealth and assets away to foreigners at a discount. You can listen to the interview at