Source: KenTrade |

InfoTrade in Kenya Web Portal Officially Launched to Ensure International Trade Efficiency

It will take a trader a maximum of 5 minutes to access summarised information on international trade procedures in Kenya

Traders in Kenya stand to benefit from increased efficiency following launch of the Information for Trade in Kenya web portal (www.InfoTradeKenya.go.ke), which has consolidated more than 120 documents and procedures required for import and export business in Kenya on one online platform. The portal is estimated to serve at least…

Source: Access Power |

Access Power and FMO launch second edition of Solar ‘Shark Tank’ Competition for Innovative Solar Projects

Submission window opens as Solar Projects Compete for US$ 100,000 Grant to Develop their Projects

FMO (www.FMO.nl), the Dutch development bank, and Access Power (www.Access-Power.com), a leading developer, owner and operator of power projects in emerging markets, today announced the launch of the 2018 FMO Access Power Solar 'Shark Tank' Competition following the competition’s successful first installment in 2016 at the ‘Making Solar Bankable’ conference.…

Source: Mercer LLC |

Mercer Launches Francophone Africa Hub in Morocco

New regional hub increases Health and Benefits footprint to enhance client service and enable the expansion of Mercer’s Wealth and Career offerings in Francophone Africa

Mercer (www.Mercer.com), a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. (NYSE: MMC) (www.MMC.com), has announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa. Through its new Casablanca Financial City hub…

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Free Broadcast Quality Video - Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as first-ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer, and Ismail Ahmed, CEO of WorldRemit discussing their new partnership and the shared values of both organisations. The video features Arsenal’s work in the community and leading figures from the club including Arsenal CEO, Ivan Gazidis and Arsenal player legends, Sol Campbell and Ray…

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Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as first-ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) becomes the first Official Online Money Transfer Partner of the Premier League club, Arsenal (www.Arsenal.com). The leading digital money transfer business, formed by a UK-based entrepreneur from Somaliland, has joined forces with Arsenal to accelerate the company’s growth and help more people save money on international transfers. The…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Team Completes Staff Visit to Angola

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Luanda during November 6-15, 2017, to prepare the groundwork for the Article IV consultation mission expected in early 2018

The Angolan economy is enjoying a mild recovery this year but significant macroeconomic imbalances remain. The new Government is fully aware of the imbalances and has approved a plan to begin addressing these challenges. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Luanda during November 6-15, 2017,…

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Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa with the launch of RLSF - an innovative liquidity facility managed by ATI

The facility is designed to provide a viable solution to one of the biggest challenges facing independent power producers (IPPs) operating in Africa

KfW (www.KfW-entwicklungsbank.de), the German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up to 50 MW) green…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies

Rebounding economy after a trying year Gas is West Africa’s new oil Africa’s evolving role in FinTech leadership The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, was launched today at AfricaFICC. Indicating…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh and Eighth ECF Reviews for Liberia and Approves US$20.7 Million Disbursement

Recourse to external borrowing should remain restrained as the risk of debt distress is already elevated

Completion of the reviews enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 14.764 million (about US$20.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 111.664 million (about US$156.3 million). Good progress has been made on structural reforms, and it would be important that this momentum is maintained beyond the expiration of…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) |

Tax base protection workshop ends with call for more support to strengthen Africa’s capacity

ECA’s Special Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, thanked Italy saying it was one of the very few developmental partners willing to support programmes that can give capacity to African governments to broaden and protect their tax bases

A four-day workshop on protecting the tax base of developing countries ended in Addis Ababa on Friday with participants being urged to use the new skills and knowledge they gained through the Italian government-sponsored program in implementing more effective and efficient tax systems that will ensure more resources are harvested…