May 2011

Monday 30 May 2011

 

African Central Bankers Seek Development PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 May 2011 20:58 News

African Central Bankers Seek Development

By William Katete***

KIGALI, Rwanda, May 29, 2011 (NBR) - The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) will, from May 30 to June 1, 2011, host more than 100 delegates from central banks in Africa and other development partners.


 

Entrepreneurship Key to $100 Billion Economy PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 May 2011 20:56 News

Entrepreneurship Key to $100 Billion Economy

By Anthony Jongwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 30, 2011 (Financial Gazette) - Prior to the 2011 edition of the CEO Roun-dtable organised by his company, KM Financial Solutions, chief executive, Kenias Mafukidze, said that Zimbabwe had the potential for double-digit growth, which can be sustained over the next two decades for a $100 billion economy by 2030.

 

Ecowas Undergoes Transition PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 May 2011 20:55 News

Ecowas Undergoes Transition

By Mohammed Suleman

ACCRA, Ghana, May 30, 2011 (Public Agenda) - The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional grouping of 15 West African countries. Founded on 28 May 1975, with the signing of the Treaty of Lagos, ECOWAS has as one of its objectives to promote cooperation and integration--leading to the establishment of an economic union in order to raise the living standard of the people of West Africa.


 

Global Investors: African Telecoms Face Stiff Competition PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 May 2011 17:55 SciTech

Global Investors: African Telecoms Face Stiff Competition

SOUTH AFRICA, May 30, 2011 (PC Advisor) — Telecom Namibia's move to withdraw investments in Angola and South Africa to concentrate on its local market is the latest sign of a wave of frustration that is sweeping through the Southern Africa telecom market.


 

India Pledges $5bn to African States Meet the MDGs PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 May 2011 14:25 Diplomacy

India Pledges $5bn to African States Meet the MDGs

By Staff Correspondent

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 30, 2011 (APA)India says its interest in Africa is about more than trade – so, its $5bn in aid, almost equal to India's healthcare budget, will help states meet the MDGs, APA reports quoting "The Guardian".


 

Africa: Businesswomen Draw Up Plan of Action PDF Print Email
Monday, 30 May 2011 14:23 Women

Africa: Businesswomen Draw Up Plan of Action

MAPUTO, Mozambique, May 30, 2011 (Buziness Africa) - African business women drew up a plan of action in Maputo intended to overcome the barriers they face in the world of business.



Sunday 29 May 2011

 

South Sudan Yet To Create Good Business Climate PDF Print Email
Sunday, 29 May 2011 20:49 News

South Sudan Yet To Create Good Business Climate

By Jeremiah Kiplang'at

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 29, 2011 (East African) - As it prepares itself for sovereignty in two months, South Sudan still has a huge task ahead in establishing a business friendly territory currently soiled by regulatory hurdles.


 

Policy Reforms Boost Regional Trade and Investment PDF Print Email
Sunday, 29 May 2011 00:00 Investment

Policy Reforms Boost Regional Trade and Investment

press release

PRETORIA, South Africa, May 28, 2011 (SAIIA/Buziness Africa) — New World Bank research shows that a combination of policy  barriers are hampering regional trade in both goods and services among Southern African countries, and calls for a new generation of policy reforms to realize "Factory Southern Africa" for securing economic growth, creating jobs, reducing skills gaps and promoting keener competitiveness.



Saturday 28 May 2011

 

IMF Backs Support For Middle East, North Africa PDF Print Email
Saturday, 28 May 2011 21:04 Diplomacy

IMF Backs Support For Middle East, North Africa

By Omoh Gabriel

DEAUVILLE, France, May 28, 2011 (AllAfrica) - The International Monetary Fund has thrown its weight behind the Group of eight (G-8) industrialised nations to provide financial support to the Middle East and North African economies. The multilateral institution said it was ready to make a commitment of $35 billion to the region as part of a broader international effort to help the region.


 

Zimbabwe: Government Dreams BRICS PDF Print Email
Saturday, 28 May 2011 20:54 News

Zimbabwe: Government Dreams BRICS

By Munyaradzi Mugowo

HARARE, Zimbabwe, May 28, 2011 (Financial Gazatte) - Zimbabwe believes its four-year Medium-Term Plan (MTP) approved by Cabinet on Tuesday can be a dream ticket to the BRICS, a club of the world's leading and fastest emerging markets comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.


 

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