Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

FINANCIAL RISK INTERVIEW: “The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom it is an example where development and private interests are fully compatible.”

Exclusive interview with Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), The Netherlands. Harald is organising a TCX Risk Mitigation workshop during the F&I Forum at African Utility Week and will address attendees on “Understanding of risks and their pricing – how can the supply of long-term local currency financing and hedging be improved?“ read more

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WORLD BANK INTERVIEW: Mini and off-grid electricity, especially from sources like solar, offers increasing potential to electrify homes in many rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa”

Exclusive interview with Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank. He will address the CEO Forum at the upcoming African Utility Week on a World Bank study on the “Financial Viability of Electricity Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa”. read more

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Connecting Africa & the International Trade Centre: Championing the Internationalisation of Tech SMEs in East Africa

Spearheading ‘trade impact for good’. read more

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INTERSOLAR MIDDLE EAST 2017: TOP-CLASS SPECIALIST CONFERENCE

In many of the sun-blessed countries in the Middle East, solar energy generation is at the top of the energy agenda. The Intersolar Middle East conference 2017 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates) pays tribute to this fact. Information on current market trends and framework conditions of the industry, and opportunities and risks of market entry awaits participants, as well as the chance to make contact with key players which are crucial for expanding business relationships in the region. In a comprehensive program held on September 26 and 27 at the Conrad Dubai Hotel, the specialist conference is set to build on the success story of the Intersolar Middle East exhibition 2016. read more

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UNWTO Commission for Africa analyses the potential of Chinese tourism in the continent

The capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, has recently hosted the 59th Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for Africa. Held between 18-21 April, the Commission included a High-level Meeting on Chinese Outbound Tourism to Africa, where regional representatives debated the potential that the sector brings to the continent. read more

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South Africa and Zimbabwe hold a trade and investment seminar at the (ZITF)

A close relationship between South Africa and Zimbabwe has laid a solid foundation towards advancing industrialisation and regional integration between the two countries and in the region. This was said by the Director of Export Marketing and Promotions at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Seema Sardha during the Trade and Investment Seminar that was held on the margins of the 58th Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) read more

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How to use a loan to expand your business

Running a business is rewarding and liberating. You decide what hours you work, you decide what you charge and you are your own boss. It also gives you the opportunity to be creative and build up your business through the development of new products and services that appeal to more customers or clients.  However, sometimes you just don’t have the funds to bankroll your ideas or outsource aspects of your work. This is when you might need a loan, but how can you use a loan to expand your business? And how do you get one? read more

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