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For Agritech, Digital Health Startups, Enormous Opportunities In Africa and India - Forbes

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Forbes

For Agritech, Digital Health Startups, Enormous Opportunities In Africa and India
Forbes
Ask any Israeli startup founder where they are currently focusing their market efforts and they'll most likely tell you it's the USA. It's always been this way: for business and cultural reasons, the vast majority of Israeli tech entrepreneurs always ...

Remittances to drive economic Africa growth, says report - Guardian (blog)

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Guardian (blog)

Remittances to drive economic Africa growth, says report
Guardian (blog)
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according to the institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW's) latest report. In Economic Insight: Africa Q3 2018 ...

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Trump wants Spain to build a wall across the Sahara desert, which is in Africa, to address the European migration crisis - Business Insider

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Business Day

Trump wants Spain to build a wall across the Sahara desert, which is in Africa, to address the European migration crisis
Business Insider
President Donald Trump recently suggested to the Spanish government it should build a wall in the Sahara desert to address the migration crisis, according to Spain's foreign minister Josep Borrell. When Spanish diplomats told Trump building a wall ...
Trump wants wall across North Africa to keep blacks out of EuropeBusiness Day

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Arkansan Opens Ethically-Sourced Diamond Business in Africa - KARK

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:39

KARK

Arkansan Opens Ethically-Sourced Diamond Business in Africa
KARK
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AY Magazine) -- For a man who has spent the last six years running a diamond mine in Sierra Leone, Woodie Butler wears surprisingly few diamonds. Zero, to be exact. The only diamond of value to this Arkansas native is his daughter, ...

Ease of doing business in SA cities improves – World Bank - Citizen

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 17:38

Citizen

Ease of doing business in SA cities improves – World Bank
Citizen
The Doing Business in South Africa 2018, the second in the sub-national series on South Africa, analyzes business regulations for domestic small and medium enterprises in nine major cities, focusing on construction permits, getting electricity ...

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New digital asset mCoin enters Africa - The Citizen

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:28

New digital asset mCoin enters Africa
The Citizen
Additionally, they will receive a referral code to share with friends and family whilst also receiving more mcoins for every successful referral,” according to the statement. On any mobile anyone can own, store, earn and trade mCoin using a ...

Naspers to list its video entertainment business MultiChoice on JSE - African Business Chief

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:57

African Business Chief

Naspers to list its video entertainment business MultiChoice on JSE
African Business Chief
The South Africa media company, Naspers, has announced plans to unbundle its video entertainment business and list it on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The separate unit, which includes the pay TV system MultiChoice and the streaming ...
Naspers is spinning off its Multichoice video business to focus on the internetQuartz

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Africa50 appoints former CEO of KenGen as an independent director - African Business Chief

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:56

African Business Chief

Africa50 appoints former CEO of KenGen as an independent director
African Business Chief
The African Development Bank's (AfDB) pan-African infrastructure fund, Africa50, has appointed Albert Mugo as an independent director. Mugo is the former Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of the Kenya Electricity Generating Company ...

Tech innovation attracts more interest in Africa - Independent Online

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:33

Independent Online

Tech innovation attracts more interest in Africa
Independent Online
CAPE TOWN – With a population of more than 1.2 billion people, 54 countries, and foreign direct investment (FDI) totalling $59 billion in 2016, Africa presents organisations across industry sectors with ample business opportunities. Annalie Terblanche ...

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Africa: Bad Business Climate and Cheap Imports Killing East Africa Economic Dream - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 11:17

Africa: Bad Business Climate and Cheap Imports Killing East Africa Economic Dream
AllAfrica.com
Plans by East African countries to anchor economic growth in the manufacturing sector are increasingly becoming unfeasible as existing manufacturers grapple with financing challenges and rising competition from cheap imports. Across the region ...

Africa: Bharti Airtel Picks Banks for London Flotation of Africa Business - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:10

Africa: Bharti Airtel Picks Banks for London Flotation of Africa Business
AllAfrica.com
In February Bharti Airtel Ltd said the holding company for its Africa operations was looking at a potential Initial Public Offering. According to ET, India, the appointment of banks for a London listing is a sign the process is progressing. India's ...

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Telling your story and positioning your brand in Africa - Independent Online

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 07:32

Independent Online

Telling your story and positioning your brand in Africa
Independent Online
Since Africa is not one big homogenous society, it is wise for companies to invest in understanding the continent's markets. This will be the history, the unique cultural, religious, and leadership dynamics that form the social fabric of different ...

Bharti Airtel picks banks for London flotation of Africa business - Guardian (blog)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:34

Guardian (blog)

Bharti Airtel picks banks for London flotation of Africa business
Guardian (blog)
India's biggest mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd has chosen UBS, JP Morgan and Citi to coordinate the London initial public offering of its Africa business, two sources familiar with the matter told ET India. Bharti Airtel and the banks declined to ...

Bharti Airtel picks banks for London flotation of Africa business - Guardian (blog)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:34

Guardian (blog)

Bharti Airtel picks banks for London flotation of Africa business
Guardian (blog)
India's biggest mobile carrier Bharti Airtel Ltd has chosen UBS, JP Morgan and Citi to coordinate the London initial public offering of its Africa business, two sources familiar with the matter told ET India. Bharti Airtel and the banks declined to ...

China-Africa relationship: Opportunities for value-chain integration - Guardian (blog)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:33

Guardian (blog)

China-Africa relationship: Opportunities for value-chain integration
Guardian (blog)
Instead, Africa should seek an increase in trade level comparable to China's trade partners in Asia, whose trade volume is five times higher than trade with Africa. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between China and its Association of Southeast ...

China-Africa relationship: Opportunities for value-chain integration - Guardian (blog)

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 05:33

Guardian (blog)

China-Africa relationship: Opportunities for value-chain integration
Guardian (blog)
Instead, Africa should seek an increase in trade level comparable to China's trade partners in Asia, whose trade volume is five times higher than trade with Africa. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed between China and its Association of Southeast ...

Business – Europe & Africa - Deutsche Welle

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 19:16

Deutsche Welle

Business – Europe & Africa
Deutsche Welle
Trump slaps more tariffs on Chinese goods - Brexit raises fears for Irish horse breeders - Bangkok calls time on world famous street buffet. Watch video 11:18. Now live. 11:18 mins. Share. Business – Europe & Africa. Send Facebook Twitter google+ ...

Kenya's Treasury increases 2018 economic growth forecast - African Business Chief

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 17:08

African Business Chief

Kenya's Treasury increases 2018 economic growth forecast
African Business Chief
The National Treasury in Kenya has increased its forecast for the year's economic growth – from 5.8% in June to 6%. It is anticipated that tax revenue will hit Sh1.69trn (US$16.8bn) by the end of June 2019. The Treasury expects that a recently renewed ...
Treasury sees growth hitting seven-year highBusiness Daily (press release) (blog)

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AECOM appoints new Water Business Line Lead for Africa - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 14:45

AECOM appoints new Water Business Line Lead for Africa
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM has appointed Werner Comrie as the Lead for its Water Business Line in Africa as of 1 July 2018. Comrie graduated in civil engineering from the University of Pretoria, and has 29 years' experience in the ...

Gartner hosts annual Symposium in Cape Town - African Business Chief

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:25

African Business Chief

Gartner hosts annual Symposium in Cape Town
African Business Chief
The US-based research company, Gartner, is hosting its annual Symposium in Cape Town, South Africa, between 17-19 September. The Symposium/ITxpo has addressed technology trends in the research industry and the role of the Chief Information Officer ...
African CIOs key in defining new business models for organisationshtxt.africa
How CIOs in Africa can catch up with their global peers on digital businessBusinessTech
Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOsITWeb Africa

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