Friday, 10 January 2014

 

Reflecting on Sino-African Trade PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 January 2014 22:07 China Africa Watch

Reflecting on Sino-African Trade

ChiMallSino-African economic and trade relations in 2013 and the outlook in 2014

By Jiang Feifei

CHINA, January 10, 2014 (FOCAC) -- The year 2013 witnessed an increasingly volatile global economy, but an overall robust growth in Africa supported by strong investment demand, increased productive capacity as well as enhanced domestic consumption. The International Monetary Fund predicts that growth in Africa will reach to 5 percent in 2013 and 6 percent in 2014. Against this backdrop, both China and African countries focused on transforming their economic development modes and achieved impressive progress in bilateral trade and economic cooperation, involving more African countries and industrial sectors, which laid a solid foundation for the deepening of future cooperation.


 

Education for $1 billion PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 January 2014 17:01 Education

Education for $1 billion

By Dmitriy Romendik, RBTH

MOSCOW, January 10, 2014 (RBTH) -- An influx of foreign students will help boost the level of Russian universities.

Despite Russian universities’ low international rankings, many foreigners continue to enroll in the country’s institutes. This year, the government has allocated more than $1 billion to raise the prestige of getting a Russian education.


 

Abe Heads to Africa to Boost Japan's Profile PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 January 2014 11:58 Buziness Japan

Abe Heads to Africa to Boost Japan's Profile

By Ken Moritsugu

TOKYO, Japan, January 10, 2014 (AP) -- Japan's leader departed for a weeklong African tour Thursday, keeping up a busy travel schedule designed to restore Japan's global influence in the face of China's rise, as well as help Japanese companies win business overseas.


 

Africa: A New Horizon for African-European Research Links PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 January 2014 11:56 Education

Africa: A New Horizon for African-European Research Links

BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 10, 2014 (SciDev.Net) — For scientists across Europe, last month marked the official start of a fresh wave of funding opportunities from the European Union (EU).

On 11 December, the European Commission finally released the detailed topics and budgets available for the first two years of Horizon 2020, the EU's eighth research and innovation funding package, worth nearly €80 billion (around US$110 billion) in total from 2014 to 2020.


 

 

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