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AWIEF announces keynote speakers for 2019 Conference

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, October 21, 2019 –  AWIEF – The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum has announced the keynote speakers for its prestigious annual conference taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 29-30 October 2019 for the advancement of women in Africa as innovators and entrepreneurs. [Read more…]

Healthy.io raises $60 million

TEL AVIV – Israel’s Healthy.io said on Thursday it raised $60 million in funding and received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its smartphone-based urine albumin test to aid in diagnosing chronic kidney disease. [Read more…]

Grab seeks further financing

Grab

SINGAPORE – Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, its CEO Anthony Tan told Reuters, just weeks after announcing over $4.5 billion of funding in what has become Southeast Asia’s largest round of private financing. [Read more…]

Digitisation key to financing development

digitising finance

MARRAKESH, Morocco, March 2019 –  Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063 according to the 2019 Economic Report on Africa released today at the Conference of Ministers. [Read more…]

Walking wine trail offers new experience in Central Otago

In Central Otago – New Zealand’s pinot noir heartland – you can stroll the vineyards on a new walking wine trail that visits four premium wine tasting rooms. Cromwell’s new walking wine trail offers new wine experience The 4 Barrels Walking Wine Trail is the latest way to navigate around four of Central Otago’s premium […]
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US economy growth revised

us economy growth

WASHINGTON – The US second quarter economy,  grew  faster than expected, showing its fastest pace in over two years, however the momentum will probably slow in the third quarter as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma temporarily curbed activity. [Read more…]

SAP Recommends Dividend

SAP software

WALLDORF, Germany, Feb. 23, 2017 – The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) recommend that shareholders approve a dividend of €1.25 per share for the fiscal year 2016 at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. [Read more…]

G20 leaders pledge boost for economic recovery

G20 leaders economy boost

The Group of 20 (G20) leaders have called for more collective action to achieve strong, sustainable and balanced growth that can be universally beneficial for economic recovery. [Read more…]

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…]