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Improving the incomes of the urban and rural poor, and expanding access to jobs and basic service delivery is crucial for Cote d’Ivoire to stage a successful post-conflict economic rebound, according to World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick.
Anglo American has announced a new enterprise development venture that will help to generate more jobs, support entrepreneurship and strengthen local economies in South Africa.
Nigeria’s more than 140mn people will be better-off if the six per cent average growth of the economy is matched with more productive and stable jobs and a more equitable distribution of income.
International mergers and acquisitions are forecast to decline by 56 per cent in 2009 compared with 2008, the largest year-on-year decline since 1995.
South Africa has developed an established, diversified manufacturing base that has shown its resilience and potential to compete in the global economy - providing a locus for stimulating the growth of other activities, such as services, and achieving specific outcomes, such as employment creation and economic empowerment.