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    18-Jan-2018 to 19:01

    All eyes on poor performing state firms - S/African VP

    APA-Johannesburg (South Africa) — All eyes are firmly on South Africa’s economically poor performing state-owned enterprises (SOEs), Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 18:18

    S/Africa’s apex bank maintains repo rate

    APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The repurchase rate for local banks will remain unchanged at 6.75 percent per annum, South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago announced on Thursday.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 15:07

    WEF-bound Mnangagwa says Zimbabwe “open for business”

    APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday assured foreign investors that Zimbabwe is working to improve the ease of doing business in the country and promised to respect bilateral investment agreements reached with several countries.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 14:58

    Burkina creates trade facilitation body

    APA-Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) — The government of Burkina Faso has just set up a National Committee for Trade Facilitation (CNFE), to boost the sector’s dynamism, the Trade Ministry told APA Thursday.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 13:56

    Ethiopia registers 10 percent GDP growth - IMF

    APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia has recorded annual average GDP growth of about ten percent in the last decade, driven by public investments in agriculture and infrastructure, an IMF report said on Thursday.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 11:11

    Investments by Japan's Mitsui in Mozambique top $1bn

    APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — Japan's property developer Mitsui has invested a total of US$1 billion in Mozambique since it started operations in the southern African country in 1997, an official said on Wednesday.

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    18-Jan-2018 to 10:44

    Africa urged to invest in infrastructure to accelerate industrialization

    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has urged African countries to invest in infrastructure projects, in order to accelerate the continent's industrialization, create jobs, reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth.

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