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Multitudes of taxes makes Africa expensive

Nigeria as Africa's largest economy is good news for SA

Ghana: Economy grew by 4.9% in fourth quarter 2013

Zim's dangerous optimism

Ombudsman fines top four banks R125m


12 February 2014

Does SA's credit crunch still lie ahead?

SA unemployment dips slightly

CAR faces threat of food crisis

Ghana's economy is not in crisis - Prof. Quartey

Zimbabwe, China discuss aid for shaky economy


21 January 2014

Strike will hurt economy - Gordhan

LeapFrog invests in Ghana pension firm Petra Trust

Zimbabwe economic growth fails to gain momentum

No need for investors to panic

Tiger Brands makes $25m Kenya purchase -report



29 August 2013

Dont panic on weak rand!

Red tape limits African trade 'more than graft'

World Bank committed to strengthening partnership with Ghana

Gold sector gears up for strikes

Libya's oil chaos deepens


10 July 2013

SA lenders warned on bad debt

Kenya: Admissions quota leaves elite schools with fees burden

Ghana's economy robust – Terkper tells NPP

Realism dosed with hope

AfDB urges investments in infrastructure


22 May 2013

Rand under pressure, focus on CPI data

Oil found off Namibian coast

Senate now fights Parliament over control of Budget

Gov't to reconstruct markets across the country

Banks urged to fund Africa development


3 April 2013

Business confidence at 13-year low

AFDB infrastructure bond plan nearly ready

Petrol price hits record high

Ghana: Explore avenues for self-employment - KAMA boss

Rich or not, SARS is coming for you


20 February 2013

Rand finds support as miners return

Kenya: Low inflation leaves pension savers with positive earnings

Dark clouds gather ahead of annual budget

Ghana: Finance minister justifies fuel price Increases

Malawi strike threatens to shut airports



7 November 2012

Zimbabweans ignore high lending rates

Kenya Airways shocks market with Sh4.8bn half year loss

Inflation 'to breach 6%'  as electricity prices soar

Ghana youth and entrepreneurial development agency engages 45779 youth

Shabangu warns mines not to cut jobs


3 October 2012

SA must target 5% growth

Somalia incursion cuts flow of illicit money into Kenya

Analysts wait for signs of SA's direction

DRC economy expected to expand

Ghana: Bank calls on central bank to review monetary policy


19 September 2012

SA still tops for investment in Africa

Employment inches higher but manufacturing jobs fall

Zimbabwe: Treasury growth projections unlikely to be met

Ghana's foreign reserves fall to $4.2b

Skill, not race ensures jobs - SAIRR


8 August 2012

Africa's growth may rise to 7 pc a year by 2015

'Bankrupt SA' warning if business is sidelined

Ghana: Who becomes governor?

SA most business-friendly BRICS nation

Prepare Kenya for oil, gas exploration


25 July 2012

Rand on the back foot against dollar

Kenya: Councils owe SH17.3bn 'and can't pay workers'

World Bank warns on inequality threat to SA

Ghana: Shock greets 'untimely' death of president as VP takes Office

Africa to discuss tax fraud


11 July 2012

Bond inflows support rand

Kisumu council increases rates to plug budget gap

Zuma's push for state to pay fails to save Sanyati

Ghana: Government should watch these risks to the economy

Tanzania to become eighth largest uranium producer


20 June 2012

Petrol price could drop further in July

State urged to replenish dwindiling fuel stocks

SA unemployment rate stabilises, but key sectors shed jobs in first quarter

Ghana: Insurers Target Informal Sector

African agenda 'a long way off'


6 June 2012

Global economic woes likely to drive down oil price

Kenya: New rules put pressure on banks over interest

Nigeria: Economy loses N18bn FDI to foreigners in telecoms

Molewa: Govt seeks partners on green jobs

SA households owe billions


23 May 2012

Resources lead SA stock recovery

Kenya: Treasury to stop financing indebted state corporations

Africa: 'Continent - a place where you will make money, not lose money'

Crisis wont affect aid to Ghana: EU

Eskom worried about immediate supply


9 May 2012

Rand extends losses, nears R8

Unemployment jumps as unskilled workers enter market

Liberia: Government to boost agriculture, projects U.S. $80 million

Ghana's economy on the verge of growth

Malawi devalues kwacha by 48%


25 April 2012

Gordhan: Worst over for SA economy

PIC shifts emphasis to 'developmental' portfolio

Cost of living still high despite gains in exchange rate

Africa: Investors still wary of continent's political risk

South Africa seeking oil supplies from Ghana


4 April 2012

Business confidence sinks to three-year low

Kenya should avoid oil curse

Ghana: Load shedding will collapse businesses - PEF

Govt to review fuel price hike

Malawi: High fertility rate fuelling poverty


14 March 2012

JSE boasts earnings rise

Companies bear the brunt of high exchange rate volatility

Tanzania: Economy to Register Modest Growth

IMF Commends Ghana's Economic Progress

Pay rises for parastatal execs suspended


29 February 2012

Economy grows 3.2%

IMF team in Nairobi to review lending programme

Uganda: Nation Attracts U.S.$3 Billion in Oil Investments

Japan gives $6.8 million grant to Ghana

Credit growth demand quickens


15 February 2012

SAA needs extra R6bn from state as costs bite

Infrastructure plan will aid jobs

Kenya: farmers turn to aloe vera to combat drought and poverty

BoG's recapitalisation policy provides economic boost

Most Nigerians live in poverty


1 February 2012

Zambia: Investor confidence key economic driver

Zimbabwe: New Pay Structure for Civil Servants

Ghana: Tradeline Consult to create 1000 jobs

Petrol shortages to persist - report

Jail terms to punish BEE 'fronting' in planned law


17 January 2012

Platinum forecast blow to SA jobs hopes

Technology hides crisis in farming sector, says expert

World Bank upbeat on Kenyan Economy

Nigeria to miss 2012 GDP Target - Experts

Zimbabwe inflation rises to 4.9%



16 November 2011

JSE All-share index hits record high

Ministry seeks to boost investments by Kenyans abroad

Ghana faces shortage of funds

Marcus: SARB to keep focus on inflation

CEO Pay: Do they merit the Multi-Millions?


2 November 2011

First spike in new jobs since 2009 recession

Cost of money rises steeply as Kenya bows to IMF demands

The Oil is not flowing....

Rand off lows but still vulnerable

Nigeria: Senate summons Govs over utilisation of subsidy funds


18 October 2011

Rand loses momentum

Bill to boost small businesses awaits debate in House

Temporary work spurs rise in employment numbers

Investors ask for higher pay

Tsvangirai: BEE rule too stringent


28 September 2011

Retailers eye Africa for growth

Zambia: Govt should Re-new Relationship with China for Investment and Development

StanChart offers Sh6m sponsorship to Top 100 SMEs

Lenders urged to be circumspect

SA shed 395 000 jobs in 2010


30 August 2011

SA stocks go into orbit

Nigeria: Mining Sector to Generate Two Million Direct Jobs

Oil search gets boost with new drilling in Northern Kenya

Ghana: PURC announces increases in electricity, water tariffs

Credit growth stronger than expected


16 August 2011

Africa: Near Record High Food Prices Keep Poorest People on the Edge

Gov Ahmed Confirms Discovery of Crude Oil in Kwara State

Every Ghanaian Owes GH¢837.50

Patchy Municipal Strike 'to inensify'

Tender email scam hits firms


2 August 2011

Economist warns consumers

Cote d'Ivoire: Help for Small Businesses Key to Relaunching Economy

One South Africa Bank bigger than nine top Nigeria banks - Banker

High food and fuel prices intensify pace of inflation

Shabangu: Nationalisation talk bad for SA


19 July 2011

Boom in African Millionaires

Strikes to slow recovery

Nigeria: NLC's Warning Strike

Ghana Signs New Loan Agreement With France

Gordhan: Recession cost R60bn in tax


28 June 2011

SA homes slip down global index

Jobs go downhill - Cosatu

Rwanda: Today's struggle is about development - Kagame

Largest oil deposit yet to be discovered

Liquidations plummet to levels seen before 2007


14 June 2011

SA banks on boost from trade deal

Huge bill for transport

African mega-treaty 'to funnel free-trade fortunes into SA'

Developing countries must shift emphasis from crisis-fighting to sustainable growth - World Bank

Brics to welcome new African trade area


24 May 2011

'SA may lose out in Africa'

Strike season starts

India entices Africa with generosity to boost trade

Zambia: Economist Identifies Reasons for Growth of the Economy

Fewer firms closing down


10 May 2011

Municipal workers' strike off

Labour squeezes SMEs

IDC plans to use sub-sectors to grow tourism

Kenya: Price Controls and the Threat of High Food Prices

Ivory Coast asks Swiss to return money


26 April 2011

Beware of the big bad hike

Tourism boosts Zimbabwe's weak economy

We Want Jobs Now – UGAG

Rand retreats against dollar

New steps to curb corrupt civil servants


12 April 2011

Eskom: Winter won't be easy

Taxpayers foot R70bn bill

Oil falls on Libya, Goldman Sachs demand warning

Saipem wins $101-million Shell Nigeria petrol contract

IMF upbeat on Africa growth


29 March 2011

April won't be joke for consumers

Libya's African presence

Zimbabwe grab deadline hits platinum shares

Duffour Recieves Best African Finance Minister Award In London

More SA firms hit the skids


9 March 2011

Gordhan upbeat on revenue growth

Business mood positive

US funding for African training

BoI-Dangote Fund to create one million jobs - Aganga

Zimbabwe PM Tsvangirai in foreign investment warning


22 February 2011

Oil soars on Libya unrest

Kenya: Fading hopes of jobless youths

Reduce lending rates for economic growth-Banks advised

Zuma's son slams rail deal reports

Rand weaker on global risk aversion


8 February 2011

Diamonds help Botswana reduce deficit

SA set for Shell showdown

JSE up in morning trade, eyes record

EDIF and British firm reach mango marketing partnership deal

OPINION: Ghana, we're our own enemies


1 February 2011

Oil rockets to $101 on Egypt unrest

Zimbabwe says China eyes $10bn investment

Wrangles threaten filling of key public finance jobs

Oil firms boost naira with $546 supply, as cost of funds stabilises

Mills calls for speedy development of Africa


25 January 2011

Hefty petrol price hike may hit SA

Industries opt for Kenya as new hub for regional trade

Minister meets aviation chiefs over sector's woes

Minister weighs in on decent jobs debate

NDC's fortunes for 2012 are bright in Upper East Region - Martin Amidu


18 January 2011

'Link climate to economy'

SA snubbed in investment rush

Western trade chicanery affects Africa

Mills’ Boy In Consultancy Fraud

ANC thinks again on its 'decent work' drive



6 September 2010

ANC: Freeze pay hikes

SA rates among world's highest

Nigeria aims for 10% growth

Inflation in Mauritius rises to 1.9%

Africa: Online technology to transform businesses


2 August 2010

Hope for SA Economy

President Mills to tour District Assemblies

Kumba to gain R1,1bn windfall on Mittal deal

Mugabe castigates 'greedy' politicians

Firms fail black youth


29 June 2010

SWC income 'shortfall R27bn'

Kenyan workers face wage erosion in common market

Eskom tackles strike talk

World Bank provides additional US$44.7 million for eGhana project

SA should 'take heed of Europe's ills'


8 June 2010

Business Confidence takes a dive

'Close early on Friday'

Sudan: Bashir Demands Apology Over Museveni's Statement

Investec: Rate cut more likely

Productivity to dip during SWC


13 April 2010

Malema tests ANC leaders’ patience

Staff shake-up leaves five Equity executives jobless

Major banks, firms close down in Bawku

Rate cut possible, say analysts

History is made as Jonathan meets Obama


1 February 2010

International exposure key for SA

Economic turbulence blurs Kenya’s vision

Gordhan to address inflation target in budget

Ghana dissatisfied with dictatorial leadership in Africa

Ethiopia: Zuma meets Museveni



12 October 2009

2010: New concerns about power

Kenya faces electronic waste time bomb

Retail data likely to show bigger drop

Ghana becoming attractive destination for investments

House prices on the up


28 September 2009

World Cup's cash cow

Rivalry among banks eases access to housing loans

Global crisis elevates China to SA’s top trading partner

South Korea keen to invest in Zimbabwe

Trinidad and Tobago delegation in Ghana for oil exploration


29 June 2009

Zimbabwe: PM, Mugabe Clash

Bad loans burden puts pressure on Kenyan banks

Anglo in talks over China deal

Power hikes may scare investors

SA shipping buoyant amid recession


14 May 2009

Ripple effects of global crisis set to hit East Africa

Africa: Global Lenders Pledge Billions for Continent

Govt Gets Seven-day Ultimatum

Cargo firms: Africa to boom

India gives Mozambique $30m


23 April 2009

Uhuru’s new budget signals slow growth

South Africa: Zuma Confident of 'Decisive Mandate' Ahead of Polls

Oil threatens Tanzania unity

The More Things Change: What Zuma's Presidency Means
for the Rest of Africa

Mbeki Expected as GNU Crisis Deepens


25 March 2009

Inflation quickens to 8,6%

IMF: no immediate aid for Zim

Will Kenya survive spillover effects of global recession?

Nigeria: Non-Profit Syringe Factory to Fight Aids, Create Jobs

Petrol shortage hits Accra




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