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NISABA, Agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa

Louis Dreyfus

Agribusiness in Sub-Saharan Africa – Bamboo Finance, a private equity firm specializing in investing in business models that benefit low-income communities in developing economies and Louis Dreyfus Holding, which owns a controlling stake in leading global agribusiness Louis Dreyfus Commodities, announced today a partnership to launch and jointly manage NISABA, a US$50 million impact investment fund project with a focus on small- and medium-sized agribusiness enterprises (SMEs) in Sub-Saharan Africa. As project sponsor, Louis Dreyfus Holding will invest US$10 million to seed NISABA. [Read more…]

Why Global Economic Growth Is Sluggish

Economic Growth

There’s bullish talk about a coming pick-up in global economic growth, but for the moment, the signals are negative. Trends in the global economy look increasingly ominous. [Read more…]

Gloves are off for the global mining industry

Miners

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, June 4, 2015/ — 2014 was expected to be a tough fight for the global mining industry with commodity prices down and short-term volatility increasing. The initial scorecard for the largest 40 miners was mixed and now the gloves are off for the industry with widespread government intervention, internal industry conflicts and rising shareholder activism, according to PwC’s annual Mine report released today [Read more…]

All Africa Business Leaders Awards

all africa business awards

The 2014 winners of the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards Presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label (AABLAs) were announced at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Friday, 14 November. [Read more…]

Bond Yields Fall to a 500-Year Low

Jeffrey Gundlach

Jeffrey Gundlach, the American fund manager who correctly forecast the surge in bond prices this year, contrary to the overwhelming majority of the experts who got it wrong, remains fundamentally pessimistic about economic growth in the US. [Read more…]

Irish Recovery leads to Professional Job Vacancies

Professional Job Vacancies

The recovery in the Irish economy has gained pace as evidenced by the big increase in professional jobs on offer according to the Morgan McKinley Irish Employment Monitor for July 2014. The Monitor recorded a 21% increase in the number of vacancies in July 2014 compared to the same month last year according to Morgan […]

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Euro Finance

European Central Bank

Euro: Its strength relative to other currencies is “crazy,” says Fabrice Brégier, chief executive of Airbus’s passenger jet business. Europe cannot be “the only economic zone of the world that doesn’t consider its currency… as a key asset to promote its economy.” [Read more…]

World Bank lowers projection

World Bank

Washington – The World Bank on Tuesday lowered its projection for the global economic outlook this year, as developing countries are heading for disappointing growth, while high-income countries are gaining momentum. [Read more…]

World share markets up

euro stock exchange

World share markets climbed closer to record levels on Tuesday on expectations the European Central Bank will extend its easy monetary policy, while gold slipped to a one-month low following upbeat U.S. economic data. [Read more…]