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Africa gets a common currency – the 'eco' – to be used by 385 million people

24 July 2019 8:15 PM
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How realistic is the 'eco'? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ronak Gopaldas, Africa Analyst at Signal Risk.

Leaders of 15 West African countries have adopted “eco” as the name of the common currency they hope to launch next year.

Upon its adoption, about 385 million people will use the eco.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Ronak Gopaldas, Director and Africa Analyst at Signal Risk.

Gopaldas spoke about West Africa’s eco and how realistic it is.

He also touched on the following issues making headlines on the Continent:

  • The continental free trade agreement and outcomes from a recent AU meeting.

  • The sacking of the Zambian finance minister and its implications.

  • Nigeria and its failure to adopt a cabinet.

  • A new political party in Botswana.

For more detail, listen to the interview in the audio below.

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24 July 2019 8:15 PM
Tags:
Zambia
Nigeria
Africa
Currency
The Money Show
Africa business
ECOWAS
Botswana
West Africa
Bruce Whitfield
AU
free trade
Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement
Ronak Gopaldas
Signal Risk
africa business report
africa business focus
west african
eco
common currency
Africa Analyst

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