Category archives for: Investing

East Africa Budgets Face Low Revenues, Growing Debt

June 17, 2018//-East African Community Finance ministers read their budgets speeches for the 2018/2019 fiscal year on Thursday, outlining the measures they intend to take to fund the anticipated spending for the next 12 months.

Anxiety as Kenya’s Public Pebt Load Hits $50b mark

June 16, 2018//-Kenya’s public debt has crossed the Ksh5 trillion ($49.5 billion) mark for the first time, shining the light on Treasury mandarins and renewing the protracted debate on the country’s ability to carry the load in the long term.

Economist: Income Erosion and  Socioeconomic Hardship Deepening in Ghana

Accra, Ghana, June 15, 2018//-A renowned Ghanaian Economist and Professor at the University of Cape Coast, John Gatsi has warned that the recent increase fuel prices is having knock-on effect on the prices of other commodities and services in the West African country.

IFC Report Demonstrates Value of Gender Diversity on Boards to Company Performance

Accra, Ghana, June 14, 2018 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), today released a study that demonstrates that better performing companies in Ghana tend to have more gender-balanced boards.

Experts Call for the Review of Tax and Incentive Regime in Ghana

Accra, Ghana, June 14, 2018//-As government takes measures to shore up Ghana’s domestic revenues, some tax experts are urging a review of the tax and incentives regime in the country’s extractive sector to rake in more into the revenue kitty.

AFC President, Chief Investment Officer Receive Champion of Finance Awards

London, United Kingdom, 13 June, 2018//-Champion of finance awards have been bestowed on Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) and its leadership.

SA: Changemakers in Business to Discuss Social Enterprise Solutions

Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 June 2018//-The inaugural Impact!Africa Social Entrepreneurship Summit, hosted by Ashoka and British Council South Africa is bringing together hundreds of changemakers from the healthcare, women empowerment, education, and digital innovation spheres, among others for discussions.

Commonwealth of Independent States: Recovery Picks Up

June 8, 2018//-Preliminary GDP figures for the economy of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) reveal that the regional recovery bounced back at the start of 2018, regaining some of the momentum lost in the fourth quarter.

Why Global FDI Dropped Sharply in 2017 in Stark Contrast to Other Economic Variables 

Geneva, Switzerland, June 7, 2018 – Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell by 23% in 2017, to $1.43 trillion from $1.87 trillion in 2016, according to UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2018.

Why Leasing Can Play Key Role in Growth of SMEs

June 6, 2018//-Kenya’s economic growth is pegged on its ability to create wealth and employment opportunities, while at the same time expanding access to public services.

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