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World stocks inch up on stimulus, vaccine hopes

Global stock prices inched higher while U.S. bond yields hovered near a 13-month peak on Monday as investors bet U.S. economic growth will accelerate after the $1.9 trillion stimulus bill President Joe Biden signed into law last week. Full story


Reflecting on the economy's 7% contraction

Statistics SA released the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) results for the fourth quarter of 2020. The standout figure was the 7% decline in GDP in 2020, obviously exacerbated by the pandemic. Full story

Rwanda's economy in recession

Rwanda’s economy is in a recession. Restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus is piling pressure on the economy. Thousands face unemployment and there’s risk of more Rwandans falling into poverty. Full story

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