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Kenya to hold Summit on Economic Innovation in Africa Organized by The Economist

Kenya will hold a summit on the 1st of February organized by The Economist Events on the theme ‘Driving economic and health-care innovation for tomorrow’s Africa’. The summit which will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi, will converge local and international delegates sourced from the private sector, the business community, African governments, media and international bodies to explore how African economies can effectively innovate and navigate through the challenges experienced in health care, infant health, infrastructure, productivity, education and make changes in their already established systems. read more

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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. read more

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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

Global Development Horizons 2013: Capital For the Future from WB_Research

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. read more

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Global Trade Partners in the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Remarks
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African Development Bank Economist to present report on continent’s wind energy market at Clean Power Africa this month

Some 5000 power professionals to gather in Cape Town read more

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Africa Continues to Grow Strongly Despite Global Slowdown, Although Significantly Less Poverty Remains Elusive

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 per cent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide and strong consumer spending on the continent, ensuring that the region remains amongst the fastest growing in the world — according to the World Bank’s latest Africa’s Pulse, a twice-yearly analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects.
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Property players in for a great ride 2013

It looks as if 2013 is set to provide opportunities for commercial investors, that is if experts are to be believed. read more

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New Study Shows Healthy Food Rebates Positively Impact Shopping Behavior

RAND Corporation and Vitality research finds discount leads to increased purchases of healthy foods and decrease in junk foods read more

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Insurance industry faces challenges and constraints as it looks to the future, according to new study by BNY Mellon and the Economist Intelligence Unit

Report examines how insurers can drive positive economic behavior while protecting society from risk read more

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Uganda Can Earn an Extra US$2.5 Billion by Removing Trade Barriers

KAMPALA, Uganda, February 14, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Uganda can earn an additional $2.5 billion from non-traditional trading partners in the region and close the trade deficit in the next five years if it removes trade barriers with neighbors, the World Bank announced today. Doing so could also help the East African country stabilize the economy in the face of a slowdown in overall growth and reduced aid flows, the World Bank says. read more

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Cameroon’s Economy Grew Five Percent in 2012 / Resources Allocated to Social Protection Programs Fall Well Below the Levels Needed to Have a Real Impact on Poverty Reduction in Cameroon

YAOUNDE, Cameroon, January 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Cameroon’seconomicrecovery continues. Afterrising about 4 percent in 2011, economicactivityisexpected to continue to increase and grow to about 5 percent in 2012, the World Bank announcedtoday. The engines of growth continue to be in agriculture, construction, and the services industries together with a significant difference this year in the rise of oil production. However, this economic growth is still not evidence enough to improve the lives of Cameroonians. read more

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New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities

 

New World Bank report offers policymakers roadmap for building resilient sustainable cities read more

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Sluggish Productivity Growth Holding Back World’s Economies

Slowdown in Productivity Felt Across the Globe in 2012, Little Improvement Projected for 2013 read more

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Support for Better Governance and Economic Growth in Senegal

The World Bank will increase its support to Senegal’s efforts to improve governance and economic growth with a US$55 million IDA* credit approved by the Board of Executive Directors on Thursday.  The Governance and Growth Support Credit (GGSC) aims to strengthen governance, particularly in government accountability and public sector performance, and promote economic growth through private sector development. read more

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