Monthly Archives: November 2015
INTL FCStone Inc. (NASDAQ:INTL) (INTLFCStone.com), a leader in the development of specialized financial services in commodities, securities, global payments, foreign exchange and other markets, today announced that Stuart Ponder, Senior Vice President, EMEA of its subsidiary INTL FCStone Ltd., addressed the Africa Breakfast Club on Thursday, November 26, 2015 on the topic of “Evolution of Structured Markets: Challenges and Opportunities in Africa’s Agricultural Development.” The event was hosted by the Planet Earth Institute.
As part of the Blue Economy concept spearheaded by President James Michel, ‘blue bonds effectively raise capital for the sustainable management of both ocean resources and fisheries using market mechanisms with the support of development institutions. Such a project can ensure greater financial flows to benefit the fisheries sector of Small island Developing States such as Seychelles which rely heavily on this source of income.
Africa’s second most populous country, Ethiopia has been recognized in the category of “Top Travel Destinations of 2015” by the popular National Geographic Traveler magazine of Russian branch. The event commemorating the 5th National Geographic Traveler Awards was held in Moscow. Readers and subscribers voted online for a specific destination of their choice in 12 different categories.
In this competitive technology era, new mobile devices are released that are more efficient than the ones which precede it. The time has come for smartphones and tablets to handle almost all buying and selling activities.
A dividend of N4.8bn has been approved by shareholders of Guinness Nigeria Plc, a subsidiary of Diageo Plc, for the period ended June 30, 2015 with a pledge by the board and management to maintain sustainable growthfor the business through good business strategies and quality products.
Petrol subsidy, Population, Rise in the price of Real estate increases Nigeria’s mileage by 22.8%.
INTERPOL-coordinated illegal logging operations in West Africa and Central and South America have identified key trade routes used by criminal networks to traffic illicitly harvested timber and led to major seizures of protected and valuable timber species worth more than USD 262 million.
The Kampala based forest advocacy group, Support for Women in Environment and Agriculture – SWAGEN has walked away with the 8th ONE Annual ONE Africa Award (ONE.org/africaaward). The Award is bestowed upon civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and other groups based in Africa that have demonstrated a commitment and success in advocacy to promote the attainment of one or more of the Millennium Development Goals .
According to a new report published by Allied Market Research titled, “World Flow Cytometry-Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2014-2022”, the world flow cytometry market would generate a revenue of $7.0 billion by 2022, registering a CAGR of 16.0% during 2015-2022. The instruments segment held a dominant share in the world flow cytometry market in 2014, and is expected to maintain its lead during the forecast period. Within flow cytometry instruments market, replacement components segment is projected to grow at a highest CAGR of 16.3% during the forecast period.
Ahead of COP21, Forevermark CEO, De Beers Group and The World’s Leaders in the Diamond Industry Speak at the Omugongo, International Diamond Conference
The two-day successful conference was hosted at the Safari Hotel in the capital Windhoek on November 23rd – 24th. During the conference, the National Earth Science Museum at the Ministry of Mines and Energy showcased some prestigious pieces of the Shining Lights Diamond Design Collection, some crafted by award-winning Namibian designers. At the exhibition, Simeon Niilenge Negumbo, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Energy, launched the Diamond Book of Namibia “A Beautiful Journey”.
The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to pay careful attention to their supply chains during this period, as operations and delivery are key to client satisfaction, maximizing brand exposure and increasing revenue.
Orange and ENGIE sign deal to expand rural electricity grid and optimise power supply to telecoms infrastructure in Africa
Stéphane Richard, CEO of Orange (Orange.com), and Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer of ENGIE (ENGIE.com), today signed a partnership covering two projects – the expansion of the rural electricity grid and ENGIE’s optimisation of energy supplied to Orange’s telecoms infrastructure in Africa.