Afreximbank announces global facility to bolster intra-African trade

In a bid to build robust domestic and continental supply chains and facilitate seamless flow of goods and services across Africa’s borders, Afrexim is introducing a programe to support companies with proven intra-African trade experience and operations, with value chains spanning across countries, African Business Communities (ABC) reports. According to Benedict Oramah, Afreximbank’s President  the unique group […]

Egypt’s non-oil business activity contracts for 21st month in June- PMI

Egyptian non-oil private-sector business activity contracted for the 21st consecutive month in June as output and new orders continued to decline, a survey showed on Tuesday, according to Reuters. The Emirates NBD Egypt Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for the non-oil private sector dipped to 47.2 points in June from 47.3 points the previous month, the report […]

South Africa unveils action plan to boost economy growth- Finance minister

South Africa’s Treasury will unveil an action plan on Friday detailing structural changes and timelines to boost growth to 6 percent in an economy mired in recession, Malusi Gigaba, Finance Minister  said on Monday. According to Reuters report, the plan will be released after a policy conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) wraps […]

Kenya’s GDP drops to 4.7 percent at Q1 2017 GDP

Kenya’s economy expanded 4.7 percent in the first quarter of this year, down from 5.9 percent in the same period of 2016, the statistics office said on Friday. “The quarter’s growth was negatively impacted on by drought that emanated from failure of the 2016 short rains and delay in the onset of the 2017 long […]

Nigeria ranks 19 in Africa on investment destination – report

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous and largest economy, ranks 19 out of 54 countries on the continent on investment destination, according to a report by Quantum Global Research Lab. The report, based on a research that measured the Africa Investment Index (AII), is a guide to investors on countries that are most attractive for investment in […]