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Ghana to Receive $80m Aid from Switzerland Government

Credit: Flagstaff House, Ghana.

The Federal Republic of Switzerland has earmarked an amount of $80 million to support the enhanced competitiveness of Ghanaian enterprises in the global market space, as well as help in government’s efforts at diversifying the Ghanaian economy. read more

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Switzerland and Ghana launch 2017–2020 cooperation strategy

Trade between Switzerland and Ghana was worth CHF 2.38 billion in 2016, a significant increase over the previous year read more

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Switzerland promotes broad-based growth in Burkina Faso and Mozambique

BERN, Switzerland /African Press Organization (APO)/ On 8 May 2013 the Federal Council decided to grant Burkina Faso and Mozambique general budgetary assistance of CHF 32 million each for the years 2013 to 2016. This will support both countries in implementation of their poverty reduction strategies, which focus on broad-based and sustainable growth.
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Very Successful bauma 2013 for Doosan Construction Equipment

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PC Training and Business College looks at educational trends in a Digital environment

Edited by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa

“In the digital age every aspect of the Further Education and Training (FET) and Higher Education is impacted on by technology in some way – according to new research by PC Training and Business College. read more

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Google ignores demand

“Put Tibet on Google Maps”: guerilla campaign in Zurich read more

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After Decades of Fighting Health Issues in Africa, Vestergaard Frandsen Family Member Retires

Torben Vestergaard Frandsen will now serve in advisory positions, with a special focus on Sub-Saharan Africa 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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Amendment to the Federal Council’s Ordinance on freezing assets held by persons from Ivory Coast

BERN, Switzerland, January 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Two years after its adoption, Switzerland has decided to amend the Ordinance of 19 January 2011 on measures to freeze the assets of certain persons from Ivory Coast. The amendment has been prompted by developments in Ivory Coast. Switzerland reduces the list of persons falling under the asset freezing measures from 83 to 4 persons. The Ordinance dated 19 January 2005 on sanctions against Ivory Coast has also been amended. read more

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Will Technology Kill Us or Make Us Stronger?

McCann “Truth About Wellness” Global Research Study Reveals Multiple Contradictions & Cultural Surprises Around the World

More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us more sick; Globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs

NEW YORK, Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — McCann Truth Central, the global intelligence unit of McCann Erickson , the world’s largest advertising agency, released a new global research study, “The Truth About Wellness,” an online global study based on a quantitative survey of 7,000 respondents in the U.S., U.K., Brazil, China, Japan, South Africa and Turkey and supplemented qualitatively in the U.S., U.K., Japan, Peru and Brazil. read more

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March Toward Economic Freedom Stalls With Only Two Regions Improving, 19th Index Of Economic Freedom Shows

Hong Kong and Singapore top Index; United States remains 10th read more

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B2C E-Commerce in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria Continuing to Rise

In its latest “Central Europe B2C E-Commerce Report 2012”, Hamburg-based secondary market research company yStats.com analyzes current trends, sales, shares, as well as leading product categories, Internet users, online shoppers, and leading competitors in the B2C E-Commerce markets in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.

 

Hamburg, Germany, December 09, 2012 –(PR.com)– While B2C E-Commerce sales in Germany have grown at an increasing speed in the years up to 2012, the pace of growth in both Austria and Switzerland has slowed. The share of online shoppers on the population was also higher in Germany in 2011, than in its two neighboring countries.

The Share of Online Sales on total Retail Sales in Germany grows read more

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Slow But Steady Growth of B2C E-Commerce in Switzerland

In its recent “Switzerland B2C E-Commerce Report 2012”, Hamburg-based secondary market research company yStats.com highlights trends and developments in the Swiss B2C E-Commerce market. Besides Internet users, online shoppers, market shares and revenue figures, the report also covers successful product categories and leading players.

 

Hamburg, Germany, December 08, 2012 –(PR.com)– In 2011, more than three quarters of the Swiss population aged 14-59 used the Internet on a regular basis, more than half of whom also shopped online. The majority of online retailers were able to increase their revenue in 2011. More and more foreign players are entering the Swiss online market.

B2C E-Commerce and Mobile Shopping Continue to increase in Revenues
Between 2010 and 2011, B2C E-Commerce revenues grew by a low double digit percentage figure. In 2012, B2C E-Commerce is expected to account for 10% of all retail revenue, which is far more than in Italy, but less than in Great Britain. The total number of Internet users in Switzerland is increasing slowly but steadily as is their share on the entire population. However, the growth rate is not very high. The growing popularity of mobile shopping is helping to increase revenues in Switzerland. Mobile Internet websites are becoming increasingly popular compared to apps. In 2012, competition from foreign business increased in the Swiss online market. It is especially attractive to German B2C E-Commerce players, due to the low language barrier. Approximately four fifths of all Swiss online shops were able to increase their revenues in 2011. The most frequently purchased online products were from the categories “travel and hotels”, “books and magazines”, “fashion”, and “digital media”. Customer service has improved: more than two thirds of online retailers offer at least three payment methods. read more

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Dolat Ventures Continues to Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone

*Sierra Leone is One of The Best Destinations for Investment in Africa
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