Sub-Saharan African countries show high-level confidence in business environment

africa business investmentA survey of more than 350 business leaders across five of some of Africa’s fastest-growing economies reveals a high degree of optimism – 81 per cent report that the business situation in their country is good or satisfactory, despite ongoing and well-documented challenges

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African Economic Conference: A clarion call for action to tackle Africa’s youth jobs crisis

AEC job youthThe 2019 African Economic Conference (AEC) opened in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh on Monday with a call on African policymakers to take bold steps to tackle red-tape and high startup costs in order to create decent and well-paying jobs for the continent’s youth

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Coca-Cola CEO defines Africa as company’s future growth driver

coca colaThe Global CEO and chairman of the Coca-Cola James Quincey culminated a tour to Africa last week with an aim to explore the vast opportunity that the continent presents in driving it’s growth strategy over the next decade

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Blue economy can be a site of economic production, says ECA

Blue economyThe blue economy, the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, in Africa has the potential to be a site of economic production, linking small, medium and big production firms to promote poverty alleviation, equality and better living standards for the people, according to the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) director for Southern Africa (SRO SA) Said Adejumobi

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KfW and NamPost to support Namibia’s SMEs and households

nam.JPGNamPost and KfW Development Bank have signed an agreement for a concessional loan of US$22.11mn to provide micro-loans to micro, small and medium-sized companies and households in rural and remote areas via NamPost subsidiary PostFin

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