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  • BRICS Members Divided On Creating Their Own Credit Rating Agency, Worry About Credibility

    BRICS credit rating agency By Staff, 3:04 pm

    Efforts to set up a BRICS credit rating agency hit a roadblock Sunday. China is concerned and not in favor. Some members worry about lack of credibility and access to dependable data as they take on Wall Street’s Big 3 — S&P, Fitch and Moody’s. Fraud charges against South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan have raised fears the country is moving closer to a junk rating by Wall Street credit ratings services.

  • Data Deserts: 10 African Countries We Know Little About

    By Dana Sanchez, 1:20 pm

    A lack of basic market data on African countries creates barriers to investment. How good a job are African countries doing in collecting, analyzing and disseminating data about their populations and economies? Not all the countries on this list can attribute poor data collection to war. Botswana’s data score started to deteriorate in 2013 when it dipped below the sub-Saharan Africa average, and it’s still going downhill. Check out these data deserts: 10 African countries we know little about.

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