Scholz’s Wirecard moment of fracture, Africa Financial Markets Index 2020 launch
Thursday 3 September 2020 – Vol.11 Ed.36.4
Commentary: Scholz’s Wirecard moment of fracture
By David Marsh in Berlin
The announcement of a German parliamentary inquiry into bankrupt payments company Wirecard greatly complicates German Finance Minister’s Olaf Scholz’s bid for chancellorship in the 2021 general elections. For three reasons, the Bundestag probe represents a crucial test – for Scholz, and for Germany. For the Social Democratic Party, the deputy chancellor’s candidature represents one last chance to improve fortunes. Wirecard may further lower the probability of an SPD renaissance.
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Wednesday 14 October, 13:00-15:00 BST
The Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by OMFIF, records the openness to foreign investment in countries across the continent. It is a premier indicator of the attractiveness and flexibility of Africa’s capital markets, for use by policy-makers, investors and asset managers around the world. The virtual launch of the fourth edition focuses on prospects for regional integration and sustainable growth in Africa in the aftermath of the pandemic.
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