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Airtel reiterates commitment to customers in Uganda

Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”), a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today reiterated its commitment to Uganda and said it will “continue to make investments and offer world-class and affordable services to customers in the country”. read more

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“Water utilities have come to realise there is an urgent need to conserve energy if they want to break even.”

Interview with Sarah M. Tibatemwa, Africa Director at the International Water Association and speaker in the water track at African Utility Week 2013. read more

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Wema Bank Becomes First Nigerian Bank on MoneyGram’s Latest Innovative Payment Platform, AgentWorks … Rolls Out in All Branches

Wema Bank, Nigeria’s most resilient and longest surviving has rolled out MoneyGram’s latest money transfer platform, AgentWorks across its business locations making it the 1st Nigerian Bank and second in West Africa to do so.

 

Lagos, Nigeria, March, 2013 –(PR.com)– Wema Bank, Nigeria’s most resilient bank has once again, demonstrated its commitment to providing faster, efficient, innovative IT-backed services to clients with its recent implementation of MoneyGram’s latest platform, AgentWorks®. Through this development, Wema Bank becomes the first organization in Nigeria and the 2nd in West Africa to fully implement MoneyGram’s latest solution across all its service locations. This was made known during a visit by MoneyGram International representatives to the Bank.

AgentWorks® is the latest upgrade to the MoneyGram money transfer platform that provides for better security of funds and transactions, quicker authentication and a more efficient service delivery on the MoneyGram network. read more

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Westcon Group Achieves Microsoft Gold Communications Competency in EMEA

First Distributor Globally to Achieve Designation for Microsoft® Lync® Based on Rigorous Standards for Unified Communications Competency read more

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The Southern African – German Chamber of Commerce is back on board with the Africa Energy Indaba 2013

The Southern African-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry is pleased to announce its endorsement of The Africa Energy Indaba 2013. The Africa Energy Indaba which is in its 5th year has provided The German Chamber with compelling reasons to continue their association with the event; particularly after the success of The Africa Energy Indaba 2012. read more

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New study shows internationalized African SMEs rule the ‘Global Village’

Small & Medium African Companies engaged in International Markets are prospering in the ‘Global Village’, according to a new study. read more

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Small & Medium African Companies Engaged in International Markets Prosper in ‘Global Village’ – Study

DHL – The Logistics company for the world
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Paste technology offers an environmental friendly way to dispose of tailings from mining industry

Paste technology offers an environmental friendly way to dispose of tailings from mining industry read more

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DHL Global Connectedness Index shows signs of progress for Africa and others

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

The latest reports on African Connectedness are showing great things for the future. read more

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The Orange Brand Arrives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Orange has announced today the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the Democratic Republic of the Congo read more

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World Bank Report Assesses UK as One of Best Locations for Business Lending

The World Bank 2013 Doing Business report cites the UK as one of the world’s three best jurisdictions for obtaining credit. But the report does not give the full picture, argues Russell Bedford International chairman Geoff Goodyear.

 

London, United Kingdom, November, 2012 –(PR.com)– Now in its 10th year, the World Bank Doing Business report series assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies, ranking each on the basis of various criteria including ease of starting a business, insolvency resolution and cross-border trade.

The latest report, Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, shows the UK again at the top of the rankings (with Malaysia and South Africa) on the ease of obtaining credit – a position Russell Bedford International chairman Geoff Goodyear feels might be misinterpreted. “Russell Bedford firms have contributed to the World Bank Doing Business survey since 2009, and we’re proud to do so. But the report does not give the full picture regarding access to credit and its real cost. It may be the case, as the report suggests, that the regulatory environment for obtaining credit in the UK is better than anywhere else in the world. However, other research suggests German companies find it far easier to secure credit, while American businesses pay considerably less for it than their UK competitors.” read more

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World Bank Doing Business Report Cites Russia as the Most Improved Tax Regime Worldwide

Igor Fedorov, Managing Director of Russell Bedford Moscow firm Mikhailov & Partners Consulting Group, comments on World Bank Paying Taxes survey.

 

London, United Kingdom, November, 2012 –(PR.com)– Now in its 10th year, the 2013 edition of the World Bank Doing Business report, Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies, ranking each on the basis of various criteria including ease of starting a business, insolvency resolution, and cross-border trade. Since 2009, Russell Bedford member firms have contributed to the report’s Paying Taxes survey, which examines the regulatory and financial burden of tax compliance on companies worldwide. 

While Russia moves up six places in terms of its overall business environment (it is now ranked in 114th place of 185 economies worldwide), it is in terms of tax regulation that the country shows its most staggering improvement – moving up 30 places from 94th to 64th, an achievement unmatched by any other country. The report attributes this success to simpler VAT filing procedures and greater use of accounting software and electronic services. read more

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Transition Networks Showcases Full Product Portfolio for Mobile Backhaul Migration at AfricaCom

Transition Networks Simplifies Service Provider Mobile Backhaul Migration to IP Every Step of the Way read more

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Hong Kong Holds on to Second Place in World Bank Rankings of Best Business Environments

James Ngai of Russell Bedford Hong Kong comments on World Bank Paying Taxes survey.

 

London, United Kingdom, November 07, 2012 –(PR.com)– The annual World Bank Doing Business report shows Hong Kong holding on to second place as the world’s most business-friendly economy.

With the Doing Business series now in its 10th year, the new report, Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises, assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 185 economies, ranking each on the basis of various criteria including ease of starting a business, insolvency resolution, and cross-border trade. Since 2009, Russell Bedford member firms have contributed to the report’s Paying Taxes survey, which examines the regulatory and financial burden of tax compliance on companies worldwide. read more

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