Daily Archives: February 18, 2016

Innovative Finance Solutions could provide affordable rural development opportunities for future East African Infrastructure projects

African governments, including Kenya, may soon be able to award critical infrastructure contracts to the best technical bidder, making them less reliant on tied, aid-funded contracts and better able to incorporate a higher proportion of local content in the project, delegates attending a major infrastructure conference in Nairobi this week will be told. The positive message will be delivered by Darren Keep, Mabey Bridge’s Regional Sales Manager, Africa. read more

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Cement and clinker FOB and CFR prices continue to drop in Persian Gulf – Arabian Sea and East Africa

On a monthly basis, cement and clinker FOB and CFR prices continue to drop, according to the CW Research’s February update to Persian Gulf – Arabian Sea and East Africa Cement and Clinker price assessment. read more

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South African investment innovation rewarded in Europe

Brian Mcmillan, Investec Structured Products' head of retail sales receiving the award in London last night (Thursday 11 February). read more

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Zambian copper mining industry to receive boost from Copperbelt Trade Expo in 2016

The current challenges facing Zambia’s copper mining industry brought about by a global downturn and declining commodity prices are further fuelled with general increases in operating costs.  Escalating input costs, labour and various taxation measures, together with the rising energy deficit have taken their toll. The Zambian mining industry is collaborating to find a long-term strategic solution to promote the growth of not just the mining industry, but the economy generally. Although the outlook remains positive for copper demand to increase and for underlying market conditions to support higher prices from 2017/18, which will bring in a new cycle of production and operations ramp-up, solutions need to be found for the short term. read more

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Zambia in a good position to take full advantage of its agricultural assets in the future

Agritech Expo expected to gather 15000+ in Chisamba this year read more

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How mobility is transforming Nigeria’s business landscape

With sub-US$50 smartphones on the way, rapid improvements to telecom infrastructure, and the availability of affordable cloud applications, the mobile Internet is rapidly transforming the way that Nigeria does business. read more

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