Olanrewaju Rufai

Olanrewaju Rufai

Finance and Strategy Analyst

Bio

'Lanre holds a first class degree in Management and Masters degrees in Management and Finance. A Finance and Strategy Analyst by profession, he is passionate about finance and governance.

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Once poor, always poor?

ECONOMY - 23 AUG 2018

Once poor, always poor?

This article examines why impoverished families in Nigeria tend to continue to remain poor over generations

From Venezuela, to Nigeria, with Love

ECONOMY - 16 MAY 2018

From Venezuela, to Nigeria, with Love

What can Nigeria learn from the economic failure of Venezuela, another petrostate?

Is it now easy to do business in Nigeria?

ECONOMY - 19 MAR 2018

Is it now easy to do business in Nigeria?

Nigeria shot up the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business Ranking. Does this mark a change in the environment?

Nigeria and the failure of Foreign Investment

FINANCE - 25 JAN 2018

Nigeria and the failure of Foreign Investment

We explain why Nigeria remains an unattractive destination for foreign investment.

The dangers of high interest rates in Nigeria

FINANCE - 21 NOV 2017

The dangers of high interest rates in Nigeria

Many groups bemoan Nigeria's high interest rates, but what are its precise effects on the economy?

Living Tax Free in Nigeria

FINANCE - 28 SEP 2017

Living Tax Free in Nigeria

What are the costs and benefits of granting coporate tax holidays in Nigeria?

Nigeria's Big Short

FINANCE - 15 AUG 2017

Nigeria's Big Short

We take you through a brief guide on short selling on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The Economy Under President Buhari

ECONOMY - 31 MAY 2017

The Economy Under President Buhari

How has the nation's economy fared after two years of President Buhari in power?

The Luxury of Saving

FINANCE - 19 APR 2017

The Luxury of Saving

We examine the mismatch between Nigeria's propensity to save and to consume.

Should MTN list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange?

FINANCE - 22 MAR 2017

Should MTN list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange?

Why has MTN refused to list on the NSE and stayed private for so long?

Nigeria’s Impossible Trinity

FINANCE - 03 MAR 2017

Nigeria’s Impossible Trinity

Has the CBN broken the cardinal rule in monetary economics?

The Future of Jobs: Nigerians Need Not Apply

FINANCE - 10 FEB 2017

The Future of Jobs: Nigerians Need Not Apply

Technology, abetted by the state of public education, is set to deepen Nigeria's unemployment conundrum.

Funding AMCON 2: Have To Earn It To Get It

FINANCE - 27 JAN 2017

Funding AMCON 2: Have To Earn It To Get It

The proposal to attract private investors to a new AMCON raises some pertinent questions.

Public Debt: How Much Is Too Much?

FINANCE - 17 JAN 2017

Public Debt: How Much Is Too Much?

Nigeria's high debt to revenue ratio offers a cautionary note to proposed borrowing plans.

Fixed-Float: A Battle for Convergence

FINANCE - 06 JAN 2017

Fixed-Float: A Battle for Convergence

The CBN's restriction of MTOs is a misdirected attempt at solving Nigeria's forex problems.

Banking On Failure

FINANCE - 06 JAN 2017

Banking On Failure

Nigeria's banking industry teeters on the brink as a result of poor asset quality.