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Branding Africa and debunking the myths about its potential

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Africa cannot continue to be marketed as a country, when it is a continent of 54 countries, which, by 2040 will have the largest workforce in the world. The statement was made by the Economic Commission for Africa’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Carlos Lopes at the World Economic Forum on Africa this week during a session aptly titled:Myth Busting; investing in Africa.
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Hope for financing Africa’s Development through private equity

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.
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World Organization of Creditors took part in the United Nations thematic debates

April 15, Robert Abdullin – President of the World Organization of Creditors – took part in the thematic debates at the United Nations headquarters in New York. These debates were devoted to the issue of “Global Economic Governance”. read more

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Africa’s Information Highway a step toward the global knowledge economy

The launch of Africa’s Information Highway is long over-due –  with the African Development Bank embarking on an Ambitious Program to Revolutionize Data Management and Dissemination in Africa. read more

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$1 billion 0.875% US Dollar Global benchmark issue due 15th March 2018

TUNIS, Tunisia, January 17, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On Wednesday 16th January 2013, the African Development Bank, AfDB (http://www.afdb.org), rated Aaa/AAA/AAA, priced a $1 billion fixed rate US Dollar Global benchmark due 15th March 2018. The deal pays a coupon of 0.875% and a spread of 5 basis points over Mid-Swaps, equivalent to 20.45 basis points over the UST 0.75% due 31 December 2017. Joint Lead Managers on the transaction are BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Nomura. read more

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The 10th Forex Conference & Expo Kicks off this Thursday 15 November in Dubai

 

The show will open its doors in Dubai at 10:00 am on Thursday and will cover online trading currencies, commodities, gold, oil, stocks and derivatives, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, and will continue until Friday November 16, 7:00 pm. read more

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Polaris to Implement Intellect Quantum Core Banking Solution in National Bank of Ethiopia

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia and CHENNAI, India, October 8, 2012/PRNewswire-FirstCall via African Press Organization (APO)/ — Ethiopian Central Bank chooses Polaris’ Intellect Quantum CBS specifically designed for Central banks read more

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