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ZTE New Smart Phones Enter Nigerian Mobile Market

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A leading mobile device provider, ZTE, has launched its brand new six smart phones, which will hit the Nigerian market this month in over 400 reputable shops across the country.

The Nigerian-based Chinese company disclosed this recently at a media parley in Lagos to kick off ZTE’s open market operations in Nigeria.

The Managing Director,  ZTE, Mr. Xiang Pingnian, assured Nigerians that their priority is to provide the best quality and good services they are known for worldwide.

“The premium products: Blade v7lite, BladeA910, Axon 7mini, Blade v7 max, BladeA452 and Axon7. These feature phones are affordable because we understand the present economy of the country today, “he said.

Xiang explained that ZTE would never compromise its standard, quality and services.

According to him, “we are a leading brand in Africa, United States (US) and other European countries. Our products meet Nigerian Standard and Nigeria is a country to do mobile business.”

While describing their drive for the best as the beauty of technology, he noted that every year, new technology meets forward thinking.

“We have seen many tech devices that keep pushing the boundaries of our imagination. It is the beauty of technology that allows us to go beyond and innovate, infinitely extending one’s imagination. Imagination inspires technology, and technology turns imagination into reality,” he said.

Xiang pointed out that since ‘Innovation and beyond’ is the ZTE’s global strategy for 2016, affirmed the powerful combination of technology and imagination will unlock endless potential.

“We aim to create technical breakthroughs with the powerful merging of technology and imagination to contribute to the development of human society, ” Xiang said.

Meanwhile, the Vice President, ZTE Corporation, Mr. Hui Shen, said the company is working with global industry chain partners, listening to their consumers, creating innovative products for everyone, and letting them enjoy the smart life. He, however, stressed that having been in the handset industry for 18 years, posited that Nigeria has always been the leading and information window for the West Africa and believe Nigeria is a great choice for ZTE’s brand exposure.

On its corporate social responsibility, Shen hinted that  considering customers preference in each country, they would consider  sports sponsorship or entertainment sponsorship in Japan, Australia, South East Asia and South Africa as part of ZTE’s continuous branding effort.

“For sure, one day we will have our sponsored sports team in Nigeria, and the day is not far from now, ” he said.

CEO/Founder Investors King Ltd, a foreign exchange research analyst, contributing author on New York-based Talk Markets and Investing.com, with over a decade experience in the global financial markets.

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Communities in Delta State Shut OML30 Operates by Heritage Energy Operational Services Ltd

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The OML30 operated by Heritage Energy Operational Services Limited in Delta State has been shut down by the host communities for failing to meet its obligations to the 112 host communities.

The host communities, led by its Management Committee/President Generals, had accused the company of gross indifference and failure in its obligations to the host communities despite several meetings and calls to ensure a peaceful resolution.

The station with a production capacity of 80,000 barrels per day and eight flow stations operates within the Ughelli area of Delta State.

The host communities specifically accused HEOSL of failure to pay the GMOU fund for the last two years despite mediation by the Delta State Government on May 18, 2020.

Also, the host communities accused HEOSL of ‘total stoppage of scholarship award and payment to host communities since 2016’.

The Chairman, Dr Harrison Oboghor and Secretary, Mr Ibuje Joseph that led the OML30 host communities explained to journalists on Monday that the host communities had resolved not to backpedal until all their demands were met.

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Crude Oil Recovers from 4 Percent Decline as Joe Biden Wins

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Oil Prices Recover from 4 Percent Decline as Joe Biden Wins

Crude oil prices rose with other financial markets on Monday following a 4 percent decline on Friday.

This was after Joe Biden, the former Vice-President and now the President-elect won the race to the White House.

Global benchmark oil, Brent crude oil, gained $1.06 or 2.7 percent to $40.51 per barrel on Monday while the U.S West Texas Intermediate crude oil gained $1.07 or 2.9 percent to $38.21 per barrel.

On Friday, Brent crude oil declined by 4 percent as global uncertainty surged amid unclear US election and a series of negative comments from President Trump. However, on Saturday when it became clear that Joe Biden has won, global financial markets rebounded in anticipation of additional stimulus given Biden’s position on economic growth and recovery.

Trading this morning has a risk-on flavor, reflecting increasing confidence that Joe Biden will occupy the White House, but the Republican Party will retain control of the Senate,” Michael McCarthy, chief market strategist at CMC Markets in Sydney.

“The outcome is ideal from a market point of view. Neither party controls the Congress, so both trade wars and higher taxes are largely off the agenda.”

The president-elect and his team are now working on mitigating the risk of COVID-19, grow the world’s largest economy by protecting small businesses and the middle class that is the backbone of the American economy.

There will be some repercussions further down the road,” said OCBC’s economist Howie Lee, raising the possibility of lockdowns in the United States under Biden.

“Either you’re crimping energy demand or consumption behavior.”

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Nigeria, Other OPEC Members Oil Revenue to Hit 18 Year Low in 2020

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Revenue of OPEC Members to Drop to 18 Year Low in 2020

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) has predicted that the oil revenue of members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will decline to 18-year low in 2020.

EIA said their combined oil export revenue will plunge to its lowest level since 2002. It proceeded to put a value to the projection by saying members of the oil cartel would earn around $323 billion in net oil export in 2020.

If realised, this forecast revenue would be the lowest in 18 years. Lower crude oil prices and lower export volumes drive this expected decrease in export revenues,” it said.

The oil expert based its projection on weak global oil demand and low oil prices because of COVID-19.

It said this coupled with production cuts by OPEC members in recent months will impact net revenue of the cartel in 2020.

It said, “OPEC earned an estimated $595bn in net oil export revenues in 2019, less than half of the estimated record high of $1.2tn, which was earned in 2012.

“Continued declines in revenue in 2020 could be detrimental to member countries’ fiscal budgets, which rely heavily on revenues from oil sales to import goods, fund social programmes, and support public services.”

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