First-quarter earnings season ramps up this week, with several closely watched technology companies set to report results. This week's economic data reports will be relatively light, and members of the Federal Open Market Committee enter their quiet period before their next meeting and monetary policy decision at the end of the month.
When I first meet Mo Abudu, the most powerful film and TV producer in Africa, she is drinking prosecco with friends at the new production office of her company, EbonyLife, in Lagos. It will air later this year on Netflix under a landmark deal Abudu struck with the streaming giant. EbonyLife does gritty and glamorous, but Abudu is also interested in changing perceptions of the continent from the ones she heard at boarding school in England: do you live in a hut?
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