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Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI
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Africa needs strong policies, continental integration to attract global FDI

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa AFRICA needs more investments that ensure effective competitive policies, said Anthony Mothae Maruping, Commissioner for Economic Affairs at the African Union (AU) in Dakar,…

Zim leads in investment policy reforms
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Zim leads in investment policy reforms

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Tichaona Kurewa HARARE -  Zimbabwe is one of the leading countries globally in implementing investment policy reforms to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) as part of…

‘GIPF the best fund in Southern Africa’
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‘GIPF the best fund in Southern Africa’

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – Namibia’s Government Institutions Pension Fund (GIPF) is still the most solvent and best managed fund in southern Africa, with R97 billion in…

President Geingob courting French businesses
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President Geingob courting French businesses

Staff Reporter - Dec 02, 2016

By Andreas Thomas WINDHOEK – THE bilateral cooperation between Namibia and France will be greatly enhanced, as the business community takes a leading role in boosting relations through…

Namibia to end NamPower monopoly
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Namibia to end NamPower monopoly

Staff Reporter - Nov 14, 2016

By Lahja Nashuuta WINDHOEK–NAMIBIA is endowed with ample energy resources, with one of the highest solar radiation levels in the world which presents endless investment opportunities. But…

‘Let everything burn’ – Scorched earth politics in Zimbabwe
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‘Let everything burn’ – Scorched earth politics in Zimbabwe

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Ranga Mberi WHEN Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, announced plans for a US$400m investment into Zimbabwe, the reactions in the country were instructive. Great news, one would…

EU boosts African economies to counter migration
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EU boosts African economies to counter migration

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK–THE European Commission has tabled an ambitious plan to stimulate African economies as a means of countering rapid migration to Europe. EU Ambassador to Namibia,…

NicozDiamond sells off Uganda operation
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NicozDiamond sells off Uganda operation

Staff Reporter - Sep 23, 2016

ZIMBABWE’S largest short-term insurer, NicozDiamond, says it has found a prospective buyer for its Ugandan operation, First Insurance Company (FICO). The Group is looking at disposing of…

FDI: the emerging trends in SADC
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FDI: the emerging trends in SADC

Staff Reporter - Sep 16, 2016

By Chelsea Markowitz & Azwimpheleli Langalanga THE international investment landscape has been shifting over the past two decades. Governments are increasingly realising the potential for foreign direct investment…

Time to plan for rainy days
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Time to plan for rainy days

Staff Reporter - Sep 09, 2016

Last Friday, Namibia became the third SADC country to receive a not so positive economic outlook from New York-based rating agency, Fitch, which downgraded the country’s economic…

African energy ministers to meet for an investment indaba in London
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African energy ministers to meet for an investment indaba in London

Staff Reporter - Apr 08, 2016

By Southern Times Writer Windhoek - African energy ministers are scheduled to meet in London to discuss investment opportunities for the continent’ power sector. The meeting would…

Nam mining rakes in N$25 billion
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Nam mining rakes in N$25 billion

Staff Reporter - Apr 07, 2016

BY Timo Shihepo Windhoek – The Namibian mining industry has manged to raked in more than N$25 billion from export earnings during the 2015/2016 financial year, despite price…

Africa’s Housing Finance Markets in 2015
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Africa’s Housing Finance Markets in 2015

Staff Reporter - Mar 03, 2016

> Kecia Rust Innovation in housing finance –in terms of products, players, and approaches, not to mention target markets – is a key feature across the continent,…

Regional industrial development: linking investment and the people
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Regional industrial development: linking investment and the people

Staff Reporter - Feb 19, 2016

Industrial development is at the forefront of the regional economic agenda for SADC; it is a priority for the organisation because of the far reaching effects it…