IMF calls for greater efforts to shield Africa

Pretoria - International Monetary Fund (IMF) head Christine Lagarde has called for greater efforts to guard African countries from the crises affecting developed economies. "These...

African Union Welcome The New Permanent Observer of The Kingdom of Spain

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), Dr. Jean Ping, received in his office at the AU Headquarters, on Saturday, 17 December 2011,...

South Africa: Reserve Bank gets new deputy governor

Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has appointed Francois Groepe as Deputy Governor of the South African Reserve Bank. Francois Groepe - New Deputy Governor of...

BADEA’s Director General in Niger

H.E. Mr. Abdelaziz KHELEF, Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), will arrive Monday, the 19th of December 2011,...

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde to Visit South Africa

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit South Africa from January 5¬-7, 2012. Ms. Lagarde will meet with...

Africa: Govts Urged to Focus On Research, Development

African governments should introduce a small levy on exports of minerals to be channelled towards funding research and development of the resources. Analysts contend that...

South Africa: PPI at 10.1% in November

Pretoria - The Producer Price Index (PPI) slowed to 10.1% in November, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday. Analysts had expected it to...

Ecobank wins 9 African country awards in The Banker’s 2011 Awards

The Banker magazine named Ecobank affiliates as “the Bank of the Year 2011” in nine African countries: Burundi, Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic,...

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Lesotho

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Jiro Honda visited Maseru during the December 2–14 to carry out the second and third...

South Africa: Trade conditions move into positive territory

Pretoria - Trade conditions in November moved into positive territory, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) said on Wednesday. "The SACCI Trade...

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