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2 2 2 2 2. the global remittance market is growing in its latest novel admittance report for 2018 the world bank finds that while the sub-saharan africa trails of the developing nations it's still saw an impressive growth of 10 percent we go live to washington to talk to economists at the well back. also coming up soon bob was fall from a once a prosperous economy has yet to hit rock bottom but how much worse can it get.
and when in rome recycle as the romans do the city is testing new ecology values for trains conscious. welcome to this is africa i want to get jones and berlin good to have you with us wherever you are right now because we all know of course that the age old saying sounds like home is where the hottest but it appears that home is also where the money goes and money sent by foreign workers to their home countries as one of the largest contributors to economic growth in the developing world now that according to the world bank's global remittance report for 2018 part of the most recent migration and development brief. global remittance store increases across all 3 of the regions between 20172018 south asia which was led by india claiming the lion's share of those gains followed by china mexico the
philippines and egypt sub-saharan africa received $46000000000.00 that is the lowest amount for all surveyed regions during that same period but that amount represents an almost 10 percent rise compared to the previous year very interesting stuff and i'm very glad that for more i'm joined now by dilip that lead economist migration remittance unit at the world bank very good to have you with us here on the program obviously the world bank responsible for that report that we just quoted from how important remittances to countries in the developing world. well remittances this year in 2019 are likely to reach $550000000000.00 and at their create they are likely to exceed the total amount of foreign direct investment going to low and middle income countries to
developing countries in other words they meet and says are now larger than foreign direct investment and they were known to be much larger than official development assistance already so they are a lifeline to developing countries now all right so they really account for a lot of those economies but what triggered that increase that you just mentioned. the most important reason for the increase in remittances was the stabilizing employment levels or improving employment level since richer countries particularly the us and also in europe as well as income levels of migrants in those places but also oil price increases lead to higher amount of remittances going out of the g.c.c. the gulf countries and also from russia from where they make us to school decentralization in a significant way and the final $1.00 factor was the exchange of movements when exchange rates get aligned between the parallel market rate and the official exchange rate
there me to assess sort of show up in the official data so all 3 factors accounted for the increase in remittances to africa as well as to the rest of the world and we've also of course saying that this it's it's not an equal increase of religion says that there is a huge gap when it comes to the increase to south asia and to sub-saharan africa is that simply down to the the number the sheer number of ex-pats sending money back home or other other factors that play to. i think there are other factors in place although it is true that the skill mix of migrant smack of south asians particularly indians have a lot of high skilled migrants and they send a lot more money back home but. also the. the cost of remittances the level of financial death look maint of. their supporters remittances that also matters in the case of sub-saharan africa the financial
development financial intermediaries are not present and because of the cost of sending money to sub-saharan africa can be often more than 10 percent so compare that with the cost which is about half of that for sending money to south asia that also has a major effect on the cost of on the floor of money going to sub-saharan africa and the final $1.00 is the exchange rate that i mentioned when the rates are not properly aligned and there is a black market rate let's say in the parallel market that money tends to go underground so all these 3 factors are the reasons why remittance flows to sub-saharan africa seem to be on average per day basis a bit lower then. amounts going to solve south asia why deliberately their lead economist at the welspun talking to us in washington thank you so much. thank you. simba was once known as the breadbasket of africa but that's a long time ago
a time before robert mugabe squeeze the country dry and was eventually ousted but those who cheered his downfall 2 years ago are now aghast to find the country's economy is even was then before this is the most serious crisis in a decade when the once prosperous nation and its currency largely collapsed into ruin. homework by candlelight electricity only comes on for the odd hour and that is usually deep in the night yeah i'm helping him with his homework because he is preparing for his examination for tomorrow things that i haven't seen in everyday life in zimbabwe this woman in the capital harare is happy when her mobile phone has enough battery left to shed a little light. on me. last night my children went to bed without eating because there was no power to cook and i had no money to buy food. and life is just bad here zimbabwe was once southern africa's breadbasket now many there are suffering
from malnutrition rampant inflation is making food on affordable petrol is also scarce many zimbabweans who only a couple of years ago welcome to the end of robert mugabe's decades long rule are now deflated. or just risk of the government scream out these corps in our efforts may be accomplishing is losing productive time. spending so many hours throughout. the government is trying to reassure people but things will soon improve. and we do do those fears for fall for. it because we we have diverted through. the security of the city but there's also a key to see don't see this piece into some pretty bleak video in the country hardly anyone in zimbabwe thinks there's much of
a chance of peace and tranquility suddenly taking hold. it's been file works on wall street this week with many takes companies are performing each other but online retailer amazon is bucking the trend the company reported a profit of 2.6 percent for the last quarter that's ops likely from last year but well below its record of $3600000000.00 which we saw in the 1st 3 months of this year but somewhat disappointing figures come as a miss then invest heavily in speedy delivery april amazon announced it will spend $800000000.00 to transition to one day shipping for prime amazon's signature membership program. one question is was that investment in prime really worth it for amazon a financial market correspondent chelsea delaney had this to say these investments that amazon is making they're really long term investments investments into things like warehouses and new workers into training into sort of the infrastructure that
underpins this whole prime system we did see the c.f.o. of amazon say yesterday that they are seeing some early benefits of this. they saw a slight acceleration in north american sales a little bit stronger and our national sales they always point. to this prime day where it's always a record but basically it's another record survey they are saying that they're seeing the benefits but he also said you know this is sort of a shock to the system the size of this investment is it's really it's going to take a while it's going to take us a few quarters to really see how it plays out now financial market correspondent see delay any talking to us and now to some other global business stories making the news. the u.s. economy failed to live up to donald trump's promises of 3 percent growth last year the commerce department says the world's biggest economy grew more slowly in $28000.00 than previously estimated revised official figures put growth down to 2 and a half percent he was trying to trade wars we're seeing on some. u.s.
microblogging and social networking service twitter added 5000000 new uses in the 2nd quarter of the year its biggest jump in 2 years that's helped its book a stronger than expected revenue of 841000000 dollars social network has now turned a profit for 7 straight quarters. economists will tell you it's all about incentives that is especially true when it comes to recycling the city of rome is now trying to trying a new system to get romans to recycle more and the incentive is quite simple you get a free right click at conan explains. step one get your phones and step 2 feature plastic bottle into the automatic recycling bin step 3 get $0.05 credited toward your ticket fair these machines are still in the test phase but consumers like them already if you do go see a beloved last it's great for the plastic that we're not going to throw away if you
really it's also good for the cash back for the ticket transport may be yet another 2 positive things that once. you get there if you get a kid it's an amazing initiative. it's going to encourage plastic recycling and you can also earn something for the subway ticket. a quarter of madrid where you are. single ticket cost $1.00 euro and $0.15 meaning a free ride is 30 recycled plastic bottles away. roams mayor virginia raji says her city is the 1st major european capital to try such a scheme but it's still starting small. only 3 machines have been placed in different train stations and the trial run will take a year only then will it be clear whether the eco bonus has made a difference in the city's plastic pollution an unholy problem india turning city.
dinah's in turkey can now go for that authentic in-flight eating experience and abas a 300 has been converted into a restaurant staff there is dressed slight attendance serving drinks and airline food it's a big draw with tourists in the coastal province of instead of at crafts eat steiner's relax in spacious booths with tables passengers can also eat alfresco on tables set out on the way. that's the business africa here on the w. for me and the team umbrella and thanks for keeping us company.
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