Daily Archives: October 1, 2015

Revealed – The Top Ten Hotel Investment Opportunities in Africa

In the African Hotel Report 2015, released today at the African Hotel Investment Forum in Addis Ababa, Hotel Partners Africa today identified the top ten opportunities for investors keen to development hotels in Africa. read more

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Enzymes Market is Expected to Reach $5.4 Billion, Worldwide, by 2020

According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “World Enzymes Market -Opportunity and Forecast, 2014-2020″, world enzymes market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.8% during 2015-2020. The household care segment holds about 1/3rd of the overall market share in 2014, due to large consumption of varied enzymes in detergents industry. read more

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Construction management methodology due for overhaul

The African property development industry is rich in new developments, pressured successes and epic challenges. Lessons can be learnt by examining these projects, their strengths and weaknesses, their management strategies, and the reasons for their success or failure. read more

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4th International Conference on Blood Malignancies and Treatment

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Falling Oil Prices Govern Economic Outlook of Emerging Middle Eastern and African Countries, Finds Frost & Sullivan

While the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt can ride the drop in oil prices, growth prospects of Algeria and Nigeria will be severely compromised read more

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DHL Express facilite la croissance des PME en Afrique subsaharienne et leur donne les moyens d’être connectées au niveau mondial

DHL Express, le premier fournisseur mondial de services logistiques lancera son programme de formation entrepreneurial Growing Beyond Borders en Afrique Subsaharienne (SSA) dans les semaines à venir – un programme innovant conçu pour aider les PME à comprendre le potentiel économique du commerce international, et les avantages pouvant en découler dans le cadre de leurs activités.Le programme sera tout d’abord lancé au Botswana, au Zimbabwe, en Éthiopie et à l’Île Maurice au mois d’octobre 2015, suivi de près par l’Afrique du Sud, le Nigeria, le Kenya, la Côte d’Ivoire, le Ghana et l’Ouganda. Il sera étendu aux 16 marchés de SSA avant la fin du premier trimestre de l’année 2016. 

Hennie Heymans, Directeur général de DHL Express SSA a déclaré que, l’Afrique Subsaharienne continue d’être un marché en croissance, qui permettra d’accroître les activités des entreprises sur le continent. Il ajoute que les prévisions du PIB concernant la région de l’Afrique Subsaharienne étant stables (4,6 % en 2016 et 5% en 2017(1), associées à un essor du secteur du commerce en ligne, créeront des opportunités importantes pour les PME qui proposeront des services innovants aux clients férus de commerce en ligne. read more

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DHL Express to facilitate growth of SMEs in Sub Saharan Africa and empower them to connect globally

DHL Express, the world’s leading express logistics provider, will launch its Growing Beyond Borders entrepreneurial training program in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in the coming weeks – an innovative programme specifically designed to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) understand the economic potential of international trade and the subsequent benefits to their businesses.The company will be launching the program in Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Mauritius in October 2015, followed shortly by South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Uganda. The program will be expanded to a further 16 markets across SSA before the end of the first quarter of 2016.

Hennie Heymans, Managing Director for DHL Express SSA, says that as Sub Saharan Africa continues to emerge as a growth market, so will the continent’s attractiveness for business expansion. He adds that the stable GDP forecasts for the Sub Saharan Africa region (4.6% in 2016 and 5% 2017(1), coupled with a booming e-commerce sector will create significant opportunities for innovative SMEs to service online-savvy customers. read more

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IMF Staff Holds Review Mission to Tanzania

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Hervé Joly, visited Tanzania from September 17–30, 2015. The mission initiated the third review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014. [1] It overlapped with a team from the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department that was conducting a fiscal transparency evaluation. The mission met with Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum, Minister of Finance, Professor Benno Ndulu, Governor of the Bank of Tanzania, and other senior government officials. read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia

On September 21, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation[1] with Ethiopia. read more

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IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review under Stand-By Arrangement for Tunisia

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the sixth review of Tunisia’s economic performance under a 24-month program supported by a Stand-By Arrangement (SBA). The completion of the sixth review enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 214.875 million (about US$301.6 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 1 billion (about US$ 1.41 billion).The two-year SBA in the amount of SDR 1.146 billion (about US$1.61 billion, 400 percent of Tunisia’s quota) was approved by the Executive Board on June 7, 2013 (See Press Release No. 13/202). 

On May 11, 2015, the Executive Board approved a 7-month extension of the SBA to December 31, 2015 to provide time for the Tunisian authorities to implement the policy measures needed to deliver forward-looking commitments – notably on the banking and fiscal reforms- which will help reduce vulnerabilities and spur higher and inclusive growth.
In completing the sixth review, the Executive Board approved the authorities’ requests to re-phase purchases under the arrangement. read more

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1. Contexte de l’Appel à Projets read more

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EU issues ‘green card’ to Ghana on fisheries management

European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said:“Today’s decisions demonstrate the extraordinary po tential of the EU market to bring important players on board in the fight against IUU. Both Ghana and Papua New Guinea have taken ownership of their fisheries reforms and now have robust legal and policy frameworks in place to fight IUU fishing activities”. read more

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Beyonic, a Global Mobile Money Aggregator, Announces Partnership with Mobile Accord to Expand Further into Africa

Partnership will bring mobile payment services to 25 additional countries read more

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