Category archives for: Manufacturing

India: Maruti Suzuki Set to Drive in Biggest Ever Capacity Expansion

New Delhi, India, May 18, 2018//- Japanese carmaker Suzuki Motor Corp. plans to expand production capacity by as many as 2.5 million cars a year in the decade to 2030 as it lays the groundwork to maintain its dominance in India, where it sells one in two cars.

India’s Biggest Steelmakers Plan Record Output on Strong Demand

JSW and Tata Steel are ramping up to meet an anticipated surge in domestic consumption with the govt set to spend trillions of dollars on expanding infrastructure May 17, 2018//-India’s biggest steelmakers are set to expand production to a record after reporting solid quarterly earnings amid strong steel prices.

Africa’s Business Schools Need to be Locally Relevant and Globally Wise

May 15, 2018//-If 99.6% of businesses in a country like Nigeria employ fewer than 10 workers, does it make sense to teach Nigerian business students how to manage Fortune 500 companies in the US using Harvard Business School case studies?

We are all Winners with AfCFTA, Ethiopian PM tells African Ministers

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 15, 2018//- The transformational opportunities offered by the African Continental Free Trade Area ( AfCFTA) together with the measures needed to unlock them has been the focus for a High-level Ministerial Dialogue convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

IMF: Senegal Continues to Manage its Debt Carefully

May 14, 2018//-The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has praised the managers of the Senegalese economy for keeping their eyes on the country’s debt.

Architect of CFTA: No Way Nigeria Will Abandon Trade Pact

May 12, 2018//-The African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) summit held in Kigali, Rwanda in March 2018 was supposed to be the culmination of former Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah’s dream of a truly united Africa.

ECA Conference of Ministers Calls for Bold Action to Drive AfCFTA

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 12, 2018//-The potential for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) to become a powerful tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development has been highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Asia and the Pacific: Good Times, Uncertain Times—A Time to Prepare

May 10, 2018//-Asia continues to be the main engine of the world’s economy, accounting for more than 60 percent of global growth—three-quarters of which comes from China and India alone.

Ghana’s Building Materials Industry Leading The Way

Accra, May 6, 2018//-The combination of rapid population growth, urbanization and economic development are putting Ghana at risk with regards to meeting the increasing demands for housing and urban planning.

Economists: NAFTA to Survive Renegotiation Process with Only Minor Changes

  Barcelona, Spain, May 3, 2018 – The economists surveyed for a new special report by FocusEconomics released Monday unanimously expect the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to survive the renegotiation process underway since August 2017 between trade representatives from Mexico, Canada and the United States.

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