Namibia comes out top of all African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index

  • The Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index of 85 countries ranks Singapore as the best environment for entrepreneurs
  • Of the African nations, Namibia scores highest and comes 42nd overall – ahead of other prominent African markets, such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa
  • The research, conducted by Mara Foundation and Opinium Research, examines the state of entrepreneurship around the world
  • Inaugural index features special ‘Focus on Africa’ section, with a deeper look at ‘women in the workplace’ and ‘youth unemployment’

Singapore has topped an in-depth study of the world’s nations as offering the best environment for entrepreneurs, according to an Index developed by Mara Foundation (Mara-Foundation.org) and Opinium Research.

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Central Bank of Kenya: Monetary Policy Committee met to review the Outcome of its Previous Policy Decisions and the Recent Economic Developments

Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge

Central Bank of Kenya Governor, Dr Patrick Njoroge

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Kenya (CentralBank.go.ke) met on November 28, 2016, to review the outcome of its previous policy decisions and the recent economic developments. The meeting was held against the backdrop of increased uncertainties in the domestic and global economies.

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Tips On How To Get Approved For A Payday Loan – Kulutusluototlainaa

By Shakshi Talwar

Waking up to a malfunctioning vehicle or sick child is something that everyone faces at some point. When this occurs, your first thought will be that you cannot afford this to happen right now. Most consumers do not have the finances to cover emergency car repairs, a clinician’s fees or miss days from work. This is where a consumer payday loan will come handy, but you are going to need to learn how to get approved first. Below, you will discover more information about Kulutusluotot lainaa and the approval process.

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African Travel Spend expected to rise 24 Percent with Introduction of African Union Passport Introduction in 2018

New research released by global travel technology provider, Sabre Corporation, has revealed that African air travel spend is expected to rise 24% with the introduction of the pan-African passport in 2018. The new passport will enable African travellers to visit other countries on the continent without a visa.

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Hedge Fund Myths Busted

Despite the misconception that hedge funds are risky investments, South African-based funds are in fact relatively conservative. Interestingly, many South African investors still perceive hedge funds as the riskier investment when compared to other more traditional and more familiar investment vehicles/ strategies.

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AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017 officially open to all African-based entrepreneurs

Cash prize and yearlong media promotion to be offered to AFIF 2017 Entrepreneurship Award winner 

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International and local support bodes well for Zambia dispute resolution centre

Zambia is a step closer to seeing a much needed international dispute resolution centre after a funding workshop in Lusaka last week. Overwhelming support for the initiative came from local and international governments, civil society organisations, as well as business representatives.

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High Interest Rates: How do they impact Small Businesses in East Africa?

Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa should be looking at ways to maximise their efficiency and improve debt management to navigate the risks that high interest rates pose for their businesses.

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Danida-sponsored research improves the lives of Ghanaian cocoa farmers

Margaret Owusu grew up in the rural areas around the city of Tema, approx. 25 km from Accra, with hardworking parents and a strong passion for education. Today, her research is improving the lives of the rural population in Ghana.

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Improve transport infrastructure and the competitiveness of West Africa

The Sub-Regional Office for West Africa of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA/SRO-WA), in collaboration with the Senegalese Government, organized an ad-hoc experts’ group meeting on the theme: “Transport infrastructure and trade in West Africa”, in Dakar the 22 and 23 November 2016.

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Development Impact Bonds: An Opportunity For Private Investors In Africa?

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Africa is a land that provides much opportunity for growth and development in poverty elimination, education and empowerment of the masses. The recent ratification of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) brings much focus on investments required for African developmental targets. According to the African Infrastructure Country Diagnostic estimation, Africa is in need of at least $93 billion per year to achieve its developmental goals. So how is Africa to go about obtaining this level of funding?

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Only Trade CFDs Online with Trusted Brokers

Veselina Dzhingarova

When trading in the forex industry, it is recommended only to trade with trusted brokers such as XTrade.

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Industry supports Machine Tools Africa 2017 as sales exceed 70%

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With seven months still to go and the two allocated exhibition halls largely booked, industry has demonstrated its strong support for Machine Tools Africa 2017, taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May 2017. Exhibition space sales have exceeded 70% of overall square metres available and many other stands have been provisionally booked. These will be finalised before the end of the year.  Sales are on track and it is expected that the show will be sold out.

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What Lies Ahead? Security Predictions for 2017

Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies gives their security predictions for the coming year

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Statement by the IMF Mission on Somalia

During the visit, the team met with Finance Minister Mohamed Adan Ibrahim; the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdirahman Yusuf Hussein Aynte, Central Bank Governor Bashir Issa Ali, Director General at the Office of the President Ali Omar, and other officials

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Tesvolt and Africa Green Tec to provide solar power to 250,000 Malians

Mobile solar containers with battery storage systems reduce energy costs by over 75%

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Bowmans moves the Gautrain forward

Leading pan-African law firm advises on largest commercial settlement in South Africa’s construction industry

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