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CNBC Africa's recruits Anangwe as business anchor - The New Times

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 22:03

The New Times

CNBC Africa's recruits Anangwe as business anchor
The New Times
After losing two of the top anchors to BBC, CNBC Africa has hired Rwandan television personality Eugene Anangwe as a business anchor. The Pan-African network last month lost Maggie Mutesi and George Ndirangu who both moved to BBC Africa.

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50 influential women in business: further profiles - The Africa Report

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 20:55

50 influential women in business: further profiles
The Africa Report
The Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the Africa CEO Forum assemble an exclusive list of the top African businesswomen who are shaping their sectors, helping a new generation of female leaders and improving their firms' profitability. Here are profiles ...

The Ten Best Business Schools In Africa - The African Exponent

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 18:59

The African Exponent

The Ten Best Business Schools In Africa
The African Exponent
In 2013 the institution became the first business school from North Africa to be featured on the annual Financial Times' list of top institutions in the world as regards open enrolment and executive education. Proving its worth, and cementing its worth ...

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Kenya's trade deficit widens by Sh55.64bn due to food and machinery imports - African Business Chief

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:56

African Business Chief

Kenya's trade deficit widens by Sh55.64bn due to food and machinery imports
African Business Chief
Kenya's trade deficit has increased by Sh55.64bn (US$552.5mn) in the first six months of 2018. The trade deficit, which addresses the difference between the nation's imports and exports, has reached Sh601.94bn ($5.98bn). The Kenya National Bureau of ...

South Africa's central bank nowhere near' intervention on rand - Independent Online

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 16:03

Independent Online

South Africa's central bank nowhere near' intervention on rand
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - The SA Reserve Bank was surprised by the magnitude of the rand weakness early on Monday but the foreign exchange market conditions were “nowhere near” requiring the bank to intervene, the deputy governor Daniel Mminele said.
6 reasons why the rand is getting hammeredBusinessTech

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NSE commends Africa Prudential as it records 48% growth - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:41

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

NSE commends Africa Prudential as it records 48% growth
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
While speaking with delegates during the closing gong ceremony held in honour of Africa Prudential on Friday, representing the CEO of the Exchange, Oscar Onyema, chief risk officer, Tunji Kazeem, lauded the company for ground-breaking initiatives over ...

South Africa's high-speed train workers end two-week strike - Business Insider

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 15:11

South Africa's high-speed train workers end two-week strike
Business Insider
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Workers at South Africa's high-speed train service that mainly caters for business commuters ended a two-week strike over pay on Monday after reaching a 12-month agreement with their employer, and promised to resume work ...

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Sharp South Africa Announces Launch of New Business Solutions ... - Digital Signage Connection

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 14:15

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Sharp South Africa Announces Launch of New Business Solutions ...
Digital Signage Connection
South Africa – Sharp South Africa, a subsidiary of Sharp Middle East & Africa, has officially launched its Business Solutions Website. Sharp is known for being ...
Sharp Corporation (Japan), Has Officially Launched Its Sharp South Africa Business Solutions WebsiteClick Daily Finance

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Jack Ma launches entrepreneurs funding programme during South Africa visit - African Business Chief

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:33

African Business Chief

Jack Ma launches entrepreneurs funding programme during South Africa visit
African Business Chief
Jack Ma has launched a funding programme for entrepreneurs in Africa during a visit to Johannesburg, South Africa. The Chairperson of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce firm, introduced the Netpreneur Prize to support tech businesses and entrepreneurs on ...

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50 influential women in business: further profiles - The Africa Report

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:10

50 influential women in business: further profiles
The Africa Report
The Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the Africa CEO Forum assemble an exclusive list of the top African businesswomen who are shaping their sectors, helping a new generation of female leaders and improving their firms' profitability. Here are profiles ...

Africa-Asia trade finance gap: Time to take stock - African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 11:04

African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)

Africa-Asia trade finance gap: Time to take stock
African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)
In conversations about Africa-Asia trade relations, I always hear the same words: infrastructure, China, investment, gap. Yes, African countries present tremendous infrastructure investment opportunities. Yes, China has been pouring billions of dollars ...

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5 important things happening in South Africa today - BusinessTech

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:55

BusinessTech

5 important things happening in South Africa today
BusinessTech
The South African rand fell more than 10% versus the US dollar on Monday to hit its lowest levels since June 2016, as massive falls in the Turkish lira spread to other emerging market currencies. The currency was trading at R14.63 to the dollar, R18.65 ...
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6 reasons why the rand is getting hammered - BusinessTech

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 06:44

BusinessTech

6 reasons why the rand is getting hammered
BusinessTech
The weekend slide in the rand has caused many to panic, with some analysts attributing it to South African failures, presidential inefficiencies and other local elements. The truth ... But there is more to it than just the restriction on trade,” Botes ...

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Study reveals fake medicines are rife in Africa - Business Day

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:04

Study reveals fake medicines are rife in Africa
Business Day
"This can strengthen the international supply chain against poor-quality medicines‚ improve health outcomes by reducing antimicrobial and anti-parasitic resistance and‚ ultimately‚ help governments‚ businesses and patients save money‚" he said.

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Should investors include Africa in their savings for retirement? - Business Day

Mon, 08/13/2018 - 04:03

Business Day

Should investors include Africa in their savings for retirement?
Business Day
Of course, no one would invest in Africa, or any asset for that matter, based on historic returns, even though African returns have been good. Investors need to believe that the continent has improving economic growth, better business environments and ...

OPINION: Economics from the bush - Africa has zero vision about its future - Independent Online

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 18:29

Independent Online

OPINION: Economics from the bush - Africa has zero vision about its future
Independent Online
We are thus expected to run around begging at Davos, Australia's Down Under Mining Conference and getting shunted around by the likes of US with their African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) trade schemes and told where to get off by the EU.

Everything China does in Africa is great – Xinhua - Zambia Business Times (satire) (press release) (blog)

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:45

Zambia Business Times (satire) (press release) (blog)

Everything China does in Africa is great – Xinhua
Zambia Business Times (satire) (press release) (blog)
It's a media strategy that highlights China's mutual interests with Africa and reflects its broader approach to soft power, even if the whole story isn't told. ​Positive news angles. In Chinese media, “what comes across is the government's interests ...

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Jack Ma's sermon to entrepreneurs captured just why African business looks to China - Quartz

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 12:07

Quartz

Jack Ma's sermon to entrepreneurs captured just why African business looks to China
Quartz
Jack Ma regrets that it took him this long to visit Africa, but he's making up for it by supporting young African entrepreneurs. Ma visited Africa for the first time in 2017, and returned a year later with a plan. The Alibaba founder was in ...

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The best of Business Insider South Africa this week - Business Insider South Africa

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 10:18

Business Insider South Africa

The best of Business Insider South Africa this week
Business Insider South Africa
From not buying cleaning products to limiting their shopping trips, a new survey shows that South African households have adopted new buying habits as they feel the pinch. Sales of canned meat have in particular been strong due to the listeriosis crisis.

Africa Opens its Doors to the World - The Maritime Executive (blog)

Sun, 08/12/2018 - 07:01

The Maritime Executive (blog)

Africa Opens its Doors to the World
The Maritime Executive (blog)
Africa's business and economic landscape. Africa represents an important market for local and international trade. It is home to six of the world's 10 fastest growing economies, and the World Bank forecasts growth of 3.2 percent for 2018, up from 2.4 ...