Economy

‘AfCFTA to spur Africa’s industrialisation and economic development’

Africa industria 20Countries can use the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) tool to create opportunities for African businesses and through them drive the continent’s industrialisation, economic diversification and development, said David Luke, coordinator of the Africa Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)

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ECA: Blue economy can be engine of Africa’s economic growth

ICE.1 1The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member States to ensure that the potentials of the continent’s blue economy are fully realised, according to ECA’s Southern Africa director Said Adejumobi

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AfDB and MCB launch African Domestic Bond Fund

bond 18The African Development Bank (AfDB) and Mauritius Commercial Bank Group (MCB) have launched the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF) ahead of its listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius Ltd on 18 September 2018

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ITFC signs two financing agreements to support Egypt’s main sectors

itfc 12The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) has signed two new agreements with the Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC) and the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) initiating the utilisation of the fifth framework agreement

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‘Africa needs to develop a policy response to the digital economy’

Digital trade 11Dr Nimrod Zalk, industrial development advisor in the office of the director-general of the Department of Trade and Industry, has delivered the keynote address at a Workshop on ‘Digital Transformation in Africa: Leveraging the Promise and Addressing New Challenges’

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