Category archives for: Investing

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.

World Bank:  Robust Economic Growth Could Help Lift Millions Out of Poverty

Washington, USA, June 6, 2018—Despite recent softening, global economic growth will remain robust at 3.1 percent in 2018 before slowing gradually over the next two years, as advanced-economy growth decelerates and the recovery in major commodity-exporting emerging market and developing economies levels off, the World Bank said . 

Marriott International Expands to Mali, Opens Sheraton Bamako Hotel

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, June 5 , 2018/ — Marriott International today announced the opening of Sheraton Bamako Hotel marking its entry into Mali, in West Africa.

Tax Rises Pose Greater Economic Crisis

June 5, 2018//-In the words of Abraham Lincoln, a crisis is looming, and given the truth, the Kenyan people can be depended upon to resolve it.

Paris to Host Africa CEO Forum’s Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting

Paris, France, June 4, 2018- /African Media Agency (AMA)/-In Africa today, only 5% of CEOs running large companies are women.

Is Africa’s Free Trade Area a Pipe Dream?

June 4, 2018//-Six long years after the African Union’s decision to establish an African free trade area, policymakers met in Kigali this March to put their signatures to the most ambitious pact in the continent’s history.

Tariffs Worsen US-South Africa Rift

June 2, 2018//-Four years into a presidency rich in bilateral visits, US President Barack Obama and his entourage finally landed in South Africa in June 2013. While the President’s lack of haste in visiting Africa’s then-largest economy surprised observers – he had visited Ghana as far back as 2009 – the content of his visit […]

Ghana: Economist Worried About Waste of National Investments

Accra, Ghana, June 2, 2018//-A renowned economist and Professor at the University of Cape Coast, Prof John Gatsi has expressed worry at the wanton dissipation of national investments in Ghana.

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