Tag Archives: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Aljazeera focuses on Nigeria

Dr Okonjo-Iweala, the returning finance minister and new economy Czar (couldn’t resist that one) starts talking at about 4:30. She talks about agriculture, manufacturing, job creation and even Nollywood. I don’t yet have an opinion on her and her new team  –  it is much too early – but in a few months, one should… Read More »

Friday links

1. Another one strikes black gold (trying desperately to resist using the line from Queen’s popular song) 2. Can stocks be safer than bonds (strange times, right?) 3. Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, formerly of World Bank, then of Nigeria’s finance ministry, then of World Bank, returns to take charge of Nigeria’s economy 4.  Commentary on Islamic finance… Read More »

Intra-African trade and development

Ms Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former minister for finance, and currently a managing director of the World Bank: intra regional trade in Africa remains low and accounts for less than 10% of total trade . Between 1999 and 2006, for example, intra-African trade increased by an average of just 14 per cent per year, while trade… Read More »

Loomnie Friday Link Love 31

1. Is economics as a subject of study still attractive? 2. Is there a role for industrial policy in the developing world? 3. A collection of links to articles on What’s Wrong with Macroeconomics? 4. Financial crisis in Africa? Dr. Okonjo Iweala of the World Bank presents an analysis 5. Joseph Stiglitz on GDP fetishism… Read More »