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ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire /African Press Organization (APO)/ – The African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) on May 10, 2013 concluded a one-week, pan-African training workshop for African regulators of derivatives and commodities exchanges. The training workshop was held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.
“Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor is key to advancing sustainable development in the region.” UNDP Report
CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 10, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released today.
Standard Bank Group has walked away with 11 acccolades at the 2013 EMEA Finance Achievements Awards, including being named best merger and acquisition house, best securitisation house and best syndicated loan house in Africa.
Standard Bank Group produced a sound financial performance for 2012 and demonstrated good momentum in its businesses.
WASHINGTON, March, 2013 – Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa’s farmers and agribusinesses could create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they can expand their access to more capital, electricity, better technology and irrigated land to grow high-value nutritious foods, and if African governments can work more closely with agribusinesses to feed the region’s fast-growing urban population, according to a new World Bank report launched today.
NAIROBI, Kenya, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ – An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by Mr. Domenico Fanizza, visited Nairobi from February 4-14, 2013 to carry out the fifth review under the three-year Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement approved in January 2011. The mission met with Minister for Finance Hon. Robinson N. Githae, Professor Njuguna Ndung’u, Governor of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK), other senior government officials, and representatives of the private sector, civil society and development partners. The team wishes to thank the authorities for their warm hospitality, the close collaboration, and the constructive discussions.
“The Ethical Water Exchange is THE platform to transform wastewater into a clean tradable resource: treated wastewater.”
Report: Reducing Supply Chain Barriers Could Increase Global GDP Up To 6 Times More Than Removing All Import Tariffs
- New report finds that improvements in border administration and transport & telecommunications infrastructure and services could result in an up to 4.7% increase in global GDP, far outweighing potential income gains from complete elimination of import tariffs.
- Governments should take a holistic approach that considers the entire supply chain, focusing on all policies that impact supply chain efficiency to improve national competitiveness.
- SME sector would witness increased trade with solutions to specific constraints that disproportionately affect smaller companies.
Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23 January 2013 – Reducing supply chain barriers could increase global GDP and world trade much more than reducing all import tariffs, according to a new report released today by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Bain & Company and the World Bank.