Monthly Archives: November 2015

INTL FCStone’s Stuart Ponder Addresses Africa Breakfast Club

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. read more

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Seychelles congratulated for Blue Bonds Initiative at Commonwealth Business Forum side event

VICTORIA, Seychelles, November 30, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Speaking at a side event of the Commonwealth Head’s of Government meeting in Malta, the Prince of Wales addressed the Commonwealth Business Forum to propose an initiative which would guarantee credit facilities for ‘green’ projects for member states to implement with readily available finance mechanisms. During his address Prince Charles had congratulated the Government of Seychelles and in particular President James Michel for the farsighted initiative of the creating and implementation of ‘Blue Bonds aimed at boosting the fisheries sector. Prince Charles enforced the idea as vindication of the fact that economic growth and environmental resilience complement each other and should be viewed in the same context.

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. read more

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National Geographic Entitled Ethiopia as Top Destination of 2015

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. read more

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Smart Phones Surpassing Desktop Online Transactions

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. read more

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Africa’s Growing FDI Supporting Employment

Spurred by several megadeals, Africa is becoming a more attractive investment destination creating jobs for its people. FDI investors have introduced services ranging from luxury to manufacture which allow export to developed countries. read more

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Triggerfish named Western Cape Business of the Year

At the recent Premier’s Entrepreneurship Recognition Awards (PERA), Triggerfish Animation Studios was named the Overall Winner and Business of the Year. Triggerfish also took home the prize for the Business With Global Reach. read more

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Guinness committed to fair resolution of issue with NAFDAC

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. read more

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Lagos Places Nigeria on Top of Global Mileage Ranking

Petrol subsidy, Population, Rise in the price of Real estate increases Nigeria’s mileage by 22.8%. read more

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INTERPOL operations target illegal timber trade in Africa and the Americas

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. read more

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$100,000 One Africa Award Prize Goes to Indigenous Forest Advocacy Group in Uganda

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 . read more

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Flow Cytometry Market is Expected to Reach $7.0 Billion, Worldwide, by 2022

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. read more

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Ahead of COP21, Forevermark CEO, De Beers Group and The World’s Leaders in the Diamond Industry Speak at the Omugongo, International Diamond Conference

Broad expertise in the field of diamond met in the Namibian capital, Windhoek. The second International Diamond Conference (also known as Omugongo: A Cut Above The Rest) (DiamondsNamibia.na/omugongo), this year brought together more than 150 worldwide stakeholders, Honourable Ministers, industry experts, academics, business leaders, manufacturers and the media. Their goal: to discuss challenges facing diamond beneficiation in Southern Africa: How to make this industry viable and sustainable. =&0=&

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”. read more

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Retailers should optimize supply chains to ensure customer satisfaction this festive season – DHL

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. read more

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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. read more

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