Wednesday, October 16, 2019
By Tope Alake and Alonso Soto August 6, 2019, 6:00 AM GMT+2 Updated on August 6, 2019, 7:50 AM GMT+2 Nigerian trade consultant Bamidele Ayemibo says it’s easier to sell his bean cake snacks to China than to neighboring Benin. Trading...
DJIBOUTI, Republic of Djibouti Private investors fear investing in infrastructure for the continent, warned a top African economist on Monday. Carlos Lopes, former head of the UN’s Economic Commission for Africa and now a professor at the University of Cape Town,...
Ethiopian officials, who have earmarked some 11.5 million hectares (28.5 million acres) of land for overseas firms to invest in agriculture, say Karuturi failed to make adequate progress on the land. Activists say neither side addresses the more critical issue...
NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kenya has secured a $750 million syndicated loan for seven years from the Trade Development Bank (TDB) to pay off creditors in another two-year syndicated loan that was extended last year, two banking sources...
Foreign investors piled into South African government bonds ahead of a scheduled review of the country’s debt ratings by Moody’s Investors Service on Friday. Non residents were net buyers of 4.3 billion rand ($269 million) of debt on Thursday,...
Chinese investment in Africa could be accelerating debt on the continent and creating economies which are “entirely dependent on China”, according to financial experts. Around $86bn (£64bn) in loans were issued by China between 2000 and 2014 to finance over 3,000 infrastructure projects...
Disillusioned by the economic leadership of Robert Mugabe, the people of Zimbabwe are looking to their new President Emmerson Mnangagwa to bring the country back from the brink of disaster. And for business owners the need for help is critical. Al...
The risk of a reversal in the inflation drop that has characterised many of the biggest African economies in the last year, will likely mean a freeze on borrowing costs. Rate decisions across Africa in the next two weeks are...
Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed on joint construction of a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali, a move which will facilitate movement of goods between the two countries. The agreement was reached following a meeting between...
JOHANNESBURG – Absa Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB) yesterday said that it planned to expand its agriculture loan book to countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia, due to good long-term growth prospects in the rest of...
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