Daily Archives: September 28, 2015

Les services du FMI Concluent une Mission de Revue au Niger

Une mission des services du FMI conduite par M. Cheikh Anta Gueye a séjourné à Niamey du 14 au 28 septembre 2015 pour mener les discussions portant sur les sixième et septième revues du programme appuyé par un accord du FMI au titre de la Facilité Elargie de Crédit (FEC)[1], approuvé par le Conseil d’administration du FMI le 16 mars 2012 (voir le Communiqué de presse no 12/90). La mission a aussi discuté de la requête des autorités pour une augmentation de l’accès aux ressources du Fonds fiduciaire pour la réduction de la pauvreté et pour la croissance ainsi que l’extension du programme pour une période d’un an. read more

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IMF Staff Completes Review Mission to Niger

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission led by Cheikh Anta Gueye visited Niamey from September 14 to 28, 2015 to conduct discussions on the sixth and seventh reviews under a program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF)[1] arrangement, approved by the IMF Board on March 16, 2012 (see Press release 12/90). The mission also discussed the government’s request for an augmentation of access under the PRGT, and the extension of the program for a period of one year.At the end of the mission, Mr. Gueye issued the following statement:

“The Nigerien authorities and the IMF team reached a staff-level agreement for completing the sixth and seventh reviews of the ECF-supported program. Subject to approval by IMF management and the Executive Board, the government’s policies could be supported with a disbursement of SDR 39 million (about CFAF 32 billion). Executive Board consideration is expected in November 2015. read more

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How the Rugby World Cup will affect different markets around the world

Prices and market shares are known for being unpredictable and volatile. However when they are analysed thoroughly,there are opportunities to gain large profits for anyone willing to make an investment. Working out how much risk is involved is imperative, as is weighing that risk against the potentialreturns. It is also vital to rememberthat external events can also cause market shares to fluctuate. read more

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Let’s work together to fix the power. Tiger is investing $33 million to improve the 120kV network and carry out an energy efficiency project – everyone wins with this!

Exclusive interview with Charles Carron Brown, COO of Tiger Resources – The Kipoi Mine. Mr Brown will address the annual Katanga Mining Week in October on “Defining a viable investment plan for future operations in the province”. Tiger Resources is also a gold sponsor at the Lubumbashi event as well as at iPAD DRC in Kinshasa read more

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“ATI has a large program supporting clean energy projects thanks in large part to an initiative that is sponsored by the European Investment Bank”

Exclusive interview with Attaty Kodjo, Underwriter, Francophone Countries at The African Trade Insurance Agency and speaker at the upcoming Katanga Mining Week. read more

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Innovation across the ICT ecosystem

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Outlook bright for African hotels as steady growth gets underway

Growth in the African hotel sector has reached a new level of maturity with less reliance on foreign visitors and increased demand from local businesses, according to a new report from global hotel consultancy HVS. read more

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With the ink from Addis Ababa still fresh, Sustainable Development Goals aren’t paid for

By failing to take concrete action on illicit financial flows and tax dodging in Addis Ababa, questions remain on how domestic resources will be raised read more

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Inspirational Kenyan women show that empowerment boosts economies

Women Make Change is a new series from Al Jazeera showcasing women who have started impactful local projects in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Brazil, Nicaragua, and Papua New Guinea. Focusing on areas as diverse as water, agriculture, family planning and sport, their work shows that investing in women is indeed smart economic sense. Former Nigerian media personality of the year Femi Oke hosts the new series. read more

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Élections en Centrafrique: Entretien du Jour avec Sherazade Gatfaoui

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Kenya Counting on Meeting & Conferencing Incentives to Bolster Tourism

The 5th edition of the annual Magical Kenya Travel Expo (MKTE) scheduled to take place at Leisure Lodge Resort in mid-October is yet another mark of success on the government’s efforts in capitalizing on the MICE industry as a viable and supportive medium to the main tourism sector. Addressing delegates during the unveiling of the venue, KTB Director, Muriithi Ndegwa noted that the Magical Kenya Expo “has attracted interest and attention from the stakeholders as evidenced by the growth of exhibitors to over 40 % in the past four years”. read more

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Industry should heed government’s call for large businesses to nurture SME sector

Corporate South Africa has a major role to play in driving the growth of small businesses – and every reason to help nurture a healthy SME sector. read more

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