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Developing World’s Share of Global Investment to Triple by 2030, Says New World Bank Report

Seventeen years from now, half the global stock of capital, totaling $158 trillion (in 2010 dollars), will reside in the developing world, compared to less than one-third today, with countries in East Asia and Latin America accounting for the largest shares of this stock, says the latest edition of the World Bank’s Global Development Horizons (GDH) report, which explores patterns of investment, saving and capital flows as they are likely to evolve over the next two decades.

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Developing countries to dominate global saving and investment, but the poor will not necessarily share the benefits, says report

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Developing world’s share of global investment to triple by 2030
  • China, India will be developing world’s largest investors
  • Boost to education needed so poor can improve their well-being

In less than a generation, global saving and investment will be dominated by the developing world, says the just-released Global Development Horizons (GDH) report.

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IMF SAYS GAMBIA’S VAT IS KILLING THE ECONOMY, BUSINESSES

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says Gambia’s newly introduced Tax collection system — the Value Added Tax (VAT)- is killing the country’s ailing economy and businesses. “The outlook for the economy is generally favorable for 2013, but there are risks. Real GDP growth is expected to accelerate, if the recovery in crop production is sustained.

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Forest products critical to fight hunger – including insects / New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption

ROME, Italy, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).

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Canada works to improve business environment for African agriculture

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa /African Press Organization (APO)/ The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, attended the World Economic Forum on Africa, Grow Africa Investment Forum, and G-8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition Leadership Council in Cape Town, South Africa, to promote private sector partnerships as a way to achieve innovative solutions to the challenges facing sustainable agricultural development, food security, and nutrition in Africa.

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Standard Bank uses sustainable strategy to mesh commercial reality and social relevance

2012 Sustainability Report proves that Standard Bank’s strategy and sustainability programmes are mutually reinforcing and have served the company well in the past 12 months

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AfDB’s COMPELLING CASE FOR AFRICA’S STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION

For the African Development Bank (AfDB), transforming Africa’s economies entails diversifying and expanding the sources of economic growth and opportunity in a manner that promotes greater productivity for sustained and inclusive economic development.

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The African Development Bank’s Compelling Case for Africa’s Structural Transformation

AfDB Annual Meetings take place from 27-31 May in Marrakech, Morocco

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New Dates & Agenda the Africa Food Security Conference & Agri Exhibition

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US agriculture aims to strengthen SA trade

A US agricultural trade mission met South African food industry delegates in Sandton this week for talks on developing trade relations between South African and US food producers.

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Benin: Accelerate Real Economic Growth and Reduce the Incidence of Poverty

World Bank allocates US$30 million to support economic and structural reforms

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US Food Seminar to Explore Diversifying the Southern African Food Basket

On Thursday, 18 April 2013, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and a consortium of U.S. food and ingredient producers will host a food seminar in Sandton.

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Dubai: Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)

Under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai

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Hughes Expands Managed Network Services for African Development Bank

Services include MPLS cloud circuits to regional banks and broadband connectivity in 32 countries

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La Banque mondiale finance un nouveau soutien à l’agriculture pour le Mali

WASHINGTON, 2 avril 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Le conseil d’administration de la Banque mondiale a approuvé aujourd’hui un prêt IDA* sans intérêt de 20 millions de dollars en faveur du Mali pour aider le pays à développer et à améliorer son agriculture et sa production alimentaire en favorisant des liens plus étroits avec l’industrie agro-alimentaire et le crédit commercial.

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Uganda maps just got better

Over 30,000 places in Uganda mapped including businesses, market centres, shops and churches

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Madagascar needs more than $41 million to end locust plague / Half of the country infested by locusts – food production seriously at risk

ROME, Italy, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country’s next cropping seasons and the food security of more than half the country’s population, FAO said today. The agency underlined, however, that a three-year strategy is needed – requiring an additional $19 million.

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