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African Countries Should Align AGOA and Their Developmental Integration Agenda – Minister Davies

He was speaking in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he was moderating the Africa Trade Week Panel Discussion on Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has emphasised the importance of export diversification and industrialisation in …

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The International Investment Conference to be held in Baku – Azerbaijan on 8th December 2016

The conference aims to present and showcase the recent opportunities and key challenges to do business in Azerbaijan The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-PS.org) and Azerbaijan Investment Company (AIC) in cooperation with the Islamic Development Bank Group Business Forum (THIQAH) and Azerbaijan Export & …

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South Africa Commended for Being a Leader in Investment Reform

South Africa was one of the first countries to initiate investment policy reforms that led to a decision to not renew the first generation/old style bilateral investment treaties that were unbalanced since it provided absolute protection to investors while placing no obligations on them The Secretary General of United Nations …

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Barclays, Techstars open global applications to fintech entrepreneurs

Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal by working with exceptional fintech entrepreneurs innovating Africa’s financial services industry. This collaboration between Barclays Africa and Techstars offers a game-changing opportunity to 10 qualifying fintech startups, which will …

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Infrastructure, Taxes and Charges, Consumer Protection and Security – Top IATA Agenda at AACO

Passenger demand in MENA is set to expand by 4.8% each year on average over the next 20 years, to become a market of 400 million passengers in 2035 The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted four priorities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which must be addressed …

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First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa

One of the issues that participants will discuss is the relationship between Africa and the United States following the recent election of business magnate Donald Trump as President-elect of the US, the changing architecture of global trade, AGOA implementation, trade partnerships, the CFTA, trade facilitation and related issues The Africa …

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Central Bank of Kenya: Monetary Policy Committee met to review the Outcome of its Previous Policy Decisions and the Recent Economic Developments

The meeting was held against the backdrop of increased uncertainties in the domestic and global economies The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Kenya (CentralBank.go.ke) met on November 28, 2016, to review the outcome of its previous policy decisions and the recent economic developments. The meeting was …

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