Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Ghana: Ministry of Trade to Provide Policy Support for NTEs

The Ministry of Trade and Industry has put in stringent measures to ensure that Non-Traditional Exports (NTE) contributed significantly to sustainable economic growth. The Ministry of Trade and Industry has consistently pursued an export diversification...
Tax Hike

2016 Global Turbulence Lowered Activity in African Capital Markets– PwC Report

African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording a decline in overall ECM activity of 28 per cent from 2015 in the number of transactions and 33...

ECA to Establish African Corridor Management Alliance

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African...

Estée Lauder Partners Jumia to Serve Nigerian Consumers Online

The Estée Lauder Companies has partnered with Jumia the leading online retailer in Nigeria to launch for the first time three of the Company’s brands – Clinique, Estée Lauder and Aramis.  “With this new partnership...

Ghana Businesses call for Reduction of EXIM Levy on Imports

Businesses in the import and export trade are demanding a reduction in the new EXIM levy on imports. They lamented that the levy will increase the cost of operation and overburden the end-users. “Absolutely the...
South Africa

South Africa, EU hold Talks to Kick-off EPA

South Africa's Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries have met with the ambassador of the European Union (EU), Dr Marcus Cornaro, to discuss bilateral trade relations. The meeting took...

IFC and Capital Markets Authority Kenya train Company Directors

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority on Tuesday announced a training program to familiarize directors and issuers with the Code of Corporate Governance Practices for Issuers of...

South Africa and Indonesia strengthen Bilateral Relations

Minister Marsudi is International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on Monday, 06 February 2017, received Ms Retno Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, for bilateral talks in Cape Town. on a...
CBN

Nigeria: CBN sells N400bn Treasury Bills to mop up liquidity

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend sold N400 billion ($1.27 billion) of Treasury bills ,sending the interbank lending rate up to 12 per cent. The apex bank sold N82 billion in 181-day...

CFTA Negotiations to include Private Sector input

Mr Anthony Nyame-Baafi, the Director of Foreign Relations at Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry, says the interest of the private sector will be at the forefront in negotiations of the Continental Free Trade...