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Folorunso Alakija has been dropped from Nigeria’s Forbes list of dollar- billionaires for a second year in a row according to a statement released by Forbes 2021 world billionaires on Tuesday.

The Nigerian Africa Billionaire businesswoman is involved in the fashion, Oil, real estate and printing industries. She is currently the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon  Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited.

Nigeria the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous in the world with an estimation of 206 million inhabitants as of late 2019 with the largest economy in Africa has only three dollar-billionaires now.

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The current world dollar-billionaires in Nigeria according to Forbes are Chairman of Dangote group that spans a range …

Gold futures decrease as global economies try to recover - The Exchange

U.S. dollar is muscling it up against gold, but the precious metal just wont let up, not with the threat of a second Covid-19 outbreak as new cases emerge.

In Africa, the big gold miners, Tanzania is one of the countries that made some good money out of the increased demand for gold during the height of the Covid-19 global pandemic. However, over the past month, World market prices for gold declined slightly due to decrease in global demand as economies begin to stabilize

Actually, the prices for several selected commodities were lower in the year ended March than in the preceding month with the exception of Arabica coffee,” reports the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) monthly economic review.

As economies start opening up, Tanzania gold export is expected to remain strong however gold futures reported a second loss in a row at the end of June. This slight dip by …


The Tanzanian shilling has had an impressive first quarter stifling off the effects of coronavirus threat even amidst travel restrictions and slowed trade.

Up to the close of the quarter, the central bank of Tanzania, the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) said the Tanzanian shilling is strong and has ‘remained resilient against the dollar.’ This means trade, particularly import and export was stable as the value of the shilling muscled up against the dollar.

As matters would have it, by the end of February, the Tanzanian shilling was rather impressive trading at an average rate of Sh2,300.9 for every dollar, a commendable standoff compared to the Sh2,300 that was the trading rate against the dollar just a month before in January of this year.

Further still, despite the slowed trading owing to the coronavirus threat, the indicative foreign exchange market report released by the Bank of Tanzania (BoT) at the end …

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On Monday, the South Africa’s rand firmed back to below the key 15.00 per dollar mark, which is mostly on profit-taking and month-end positioning after a sustaining a steep slide triggered by the Wuhan coronavirus shaking the world, Reuters reveals.

At 0700 GMT the rand was 0.43 per cent firmer at 14.9650 per dollar, having ended at 15.0300 on Friday. The coronavirus dragged the currency to its weakest level in three months—traded at 14.4800 last Monday, which was 0.59 per cent lower than its New York Close on Friday, January 24.

Reuters reported that investors concerned about the spread of the coronavirus wiped more than $400 billion off the value of China’s stocks in the first trading session in two weeks after an extended Lunar New Year break as the death toll from the epidemic rose to 361.

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The rand has tumbled …