Category: Business

Quantitative Easing Necessary but Not Sufficient, Say Leading Economists

Quantitative Easing Necessary but Not Sufficient, Say Leading Economists

Europe making progress, but needs structural reforms and fiscal stimulus US economy strengthening, but room for rate hikes is limited Spain is a model for structural reforms Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 22 January 2015 – Business leaders and policy-makers gathered for the 45th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters told participants that Europe needs quantitative easing but that monetary policy alone […]

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Drought Triggers Insurance Payout in Sahel Ahead of Humanitarian Aid

Johannesburg, South Africa – ARC Insurance Company Limited (ARC Ltd) will pay US $25 million in drought insurance claims to three countries in the Sahel this month. Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, which paid a combined premium of US $8 million, will use the payout to mobilize early interventions in response to drought based on pre-approved contingency plans. The catastrophe insurance […]

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Mengi Launces 3N Business Idea Competition

Mengi Launces 3N Business Idea Competition

Dar es salaam, 8 January, 2014 Building on his longstanding initiatives of encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit amongst ordinary Tanzanians, the Executive Chairman of IPP Limited, Dr Reginald Mengi, has once again, launched a business idea competition, where about 6 winners will collectively take home 60 million Tanzanian shillings as capital grant to start a business of their choice. The contest, […]

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Mengi azindua shindano la 3N – ‘Nitabuni wazo la biashara, Nitatekeleza, na Nitafanikiwa’

Dar es Salaam: Katika kuendeleza jitihada zake za miaka mingi za kuwashawishi na kuwahamasisha Watanzania kujiamini kuwa kwa kutumia nguvu na maarifa wanaweza kujikwamua na umaskini kwa kubuni na kuendesha wenyewe miradi ya ujasiriamali, Mwenyekiti Mtendaji wa IPP, Dk Reginald Mengi, kwa mara nyingine amezindua Shindano la kubuni Wazo la Biashara ambapo jumla ya shilingi milioni 60 zitashindaniwa . Shindano […]

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Five  Industries on the Brink of Disruption

Five Industries on the Brink of Disruption

By Vivek Wadhwa Changes in technology are happening at a scale which was unimaginable before and will cause disruption in industry after industry. This has really begun to worry me, because we are not ready for this change and most of our leading companies won’t exist 15–20 years from now. Here are five sectors to keep an eye on: 1. […]

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Research reveals GCC trade with Africa on the rise

Research reveals GCC trade with Africa on the rise

Investors are seeking opportunities in new sectors and geographic locations with Dubai and the UAE a well-placed hub to drive and facilitate growth DUBAI- Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries are placing more attention on new markets in east, west and southern Africa as their trade flows with the continent expand, according to a report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit […]

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AGRA Takes Simple Storage Technologies Knowledge  to the villages

AGRA Takes Simple Storage Technologies Knowledge to the villages

By Anthony Muchoki It’s a hot sunny afternoon deep in Ibumila, a village nestled deep in the Njombe Region. Mrs Huruma Aron Mhapa lights a candle, and igniting a smile across her face. The candle isn’t to celebrate her birthday, but it does mark the birth of a new beginning. She says she has learnt something that will change her […]

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Property Portal Looks at the Factors to Consider when Venturing into Commercial Properties

Property Portal Looks at the Factors to Consider when Venturing into Commercial Properties

LAMUDI KENYA LOOKS AT THE COMMERCIAL PROPERTY MARKET NAIROBI: The commercial space in the capital of East Africa’s economic hub Nairobi, has been flooded as many developers are looking into tapping into market. Whether it is for renting or buying, the commercial space has experienced a boom in the capital. With Kenya attaining a middle income status the push for […]

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Equity Bank secures key Tanzania Revenue Authority tax collection appointment

05/11… Regional banking solutions provider, Equity Bank Group’s Tanzania subsidiary, has sealed a partnership with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) allowing tax payers in Tanzania to pay all their taxes through its network. The new tax settlement avenue will be available for all TRA clients including non- Equity Bank account holders. By fostering such a partnership, local taxpayers will now […]

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Three Technologies Launched to Reduce Post-Harvest Losses in Tanzania

Three Technologies Launched to Reduce Post-Harvest Losses in Tanzania

Over 4200 farmers set to take part in a project testing innovative storage technologies to reduce post-harvest losses in Tanzania. The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Rockefeller Foundation on Tuesday 2nd December 2014 launched a project to test three innovative storage technologies to help the country’s smallholder farmers reduce post-harvest losses. The three technologies – […]

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