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Foreign Players Realizing the Potential of Africa’s Economies

David-Picture_Shanghai_2016_WASHINGTON, October 18, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- The African Development Bank estimates show that 21 African countries are expected to grow above 5% in 2016. And an additional 19 countries are projected to grow at between 3% and 5%. Africa is not falling apart. African economies are resilient! Africa is still the second fastest growing destination in terms of foreign direct investments, second only to the Asia-Pacific region.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 00:00
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Africa: A Continent of Great Hope and Opportunities

AdesinaBy Akinwumi Adesina*

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 10, 2016 (AfDB) -- African economies have shown impressive economic growth rates over the past ten years, averaging over 5 percent. This growth is largely attributed to macroeconomic stability, improved business and investment environment, better economic governance and political stability. The growth has, however, been driven by export of primary commodities. The strength of the economic growth in Africa - the commodity price boom - also happens to be the weakness of African economies.

Monday, 10 October 2016 00:00

Africa: The US-Africa Business Forum: Assessing Progress and Considering the Stakes

Obama-In-AfricaBy Amy Copley and Amadou Sy

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 16, 2016 (Brookings Institution) — Two years after the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and Business Forum brought together U.S. and African CEOs in addition to heads of state and government, the U.S. will convene a second U.S.-Africa Business Forum on September 21, 2016 in New York City.

Friday, 16 September 2016 14:04

Scoreboard: China 5.0, Russia 0.5

CstoryRBy Kester Kenn Klomegah*

MOSCOW, Sept. 05, 2016 (Buziness Africa) -- Lack of credit support and investment guarantees from the Russian government and financial institutions have been cited as the major impediments for Russian companies willing to invest in the African continent. These setbacks have culminated in the world’s biggest country by size lagging behind such economic powerhouses as the United States and China in expanding a footprint in Africa.

Monday, 05 September 2016 10:34

Singapore-Africa trade relations set to deepen with new agreements

Singapore1By Calvin Hui

SINGAPORE, August 30, 2016 (Channel NewsAsia) -- Trade relations between Singapore and Africa are set to deepen, with several agreements signed on Wednesday (Aug 24) at the fourth edition of the Africa Singapore Business Forum.

These include the signing of the Avoidance of Double Taxation (DTA) with Ethiopia, a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with Mozambique and an Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Nigeria.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 00:00
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Japan-Africa Summit Gives Continent New Leverage

KenJap1By Elizabeth Sidiropoulos and Neuma Grobbelaar*

SOUTH AFRICA, August 28, 2016 (SAIIA) -- When the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) was launched in 1993 by Japan in co-operation with the World Bank, the United Nations and the UN Development Programme, it was the first such initiative of one country seeking to deepen its partnership with Africa.

Sunday, 28 August 2016 00:00
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