Edito of Mining and Business Magazine N°29
Are we the witnesses, these past few weeks, of a real-life manifestation of Black Swan theory? For the financial statistician Nassim Taleb, the bird symbolises an event with a low probability of occurring, but which, if it does occur, has far-reaching consequences. As we write these lines, Coronavirus is paralysing China and no one knows whether or not it will be the black swan that will trigger the global economic crisis.

THE BLACK SWAN?

Are we the witnesses, these past few weeks, of a real-life manifestation of Black Swan theory? For the financial statistician Nassim Taleb, the bird symbolises an event with a low probability of occurring, but which, if it does occur, has far-reaching consequences. As we write these lines, Coronavirus is paralysing China and no one knows whether or not it will be the black swan that will trigger the global economic crisis. In any case, we must remain calm, because when we talk about a financial crisis, we’re really talking about those who own capital. And as far as national finances are concerned, the DRC will not be among the big losers in a possible crash. 

This March, as part of our celebration of women, we had the honour of exchanging with the first lady of the DRC. Denise Nyakeru Tshisekedi offers us a sensitive assessment of her year with the President and her hopes for the future. Another exceptional woman, Félicité Singa Bonyenge, the President of the Bankers Club, shares with us her financial analysis of the DRC. A few months before the entry into force of the FTAA, scheduled for July 1st, Henri Plessers, our economic expert, wonders about the choices to be made for the future. A debrief from Indaba Mining Week, of which M&B was a media partner, an analysis of the challenges of sustainable energy by Stéphane Lumueno or an assessment of Brexit from an African perspective are also available in our columns.

Our team wishes an excellent celebration to all women in the DRC and elsewhere. May they be more and more numerous every day in joining business circles and may they feel at their best! M&WWB, for its part, will continue to support them all year round...

Happy reading!

Bruno ZIANA

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