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Africa needs export diversification

Will headline GDP growth translate into qualitative development across the continent..?

10 hours ago

New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia

18 Apr 2017

Two new African acquisitions give Mara Delta solid footing

Pan-African property income fund Mara Delta has enjoyed a strong nine months to March, completing key acquisitions in Mauritius and Mozambique

By Alistair Anderson 1 day ago

Opening of Decathlon's first store in Accra

French sport equipment and sportswear company, Decathlon, has opened its first shop in Ghana, now the largest store in West Africa

1 day ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time

2 days ago

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA

21 Apr 2017

Pick n Pay delivers sustainable growth in ‘new normal' environment

Pick n Pay announces 18% growth in headline earnings

20 Apr 2017

FNB awarded Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa by Banker Africa Awards

At the recent annual Banker Africa - Southern Africa Awards 2017, FNB was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa

18 Apr 2017

Amarula launches phase two of conservation campaign

Amarula's efforts to save the African elephant has stepped up another gear by releasing 400,000 bespoke Amarula bottles to communicate that there are now only 400,000 elephants left in the wild

13 Apr 2017

The Crazy Store opens 300th store, plans Botswanan expansion

The Crazy Store opens its 300th store today, 13 April 2017, at the Kyalami Corner Shopping Centre in Midrand

13 Apr 2017

Uganda's second Slow Food Earth Market launched in Manafwa

The objectives of the Manafwa Earth Market is preserving traditional and local products and bringing together small-scale food producers and consumers

13 Apr 2017

Nigeria announces tax breaks, export incentives to boost production

Nigeria and more than 100 other nations have signed a key trade facilitation agreement (TFA) with the World Trade Organisation

13 Apr 2017

Why the exhibition industry ISN'T dying - and never will!

Justin Hawes, MD of exhibition, events and retail display company, Scan Display

By Justin Hawes 7 Apr 2017

Exhibitions: misunderstood and undervalued

Exhibitions add R66.5 billion to South Africa's GDP, contributing R3 billion to national taxes and 135,100 sustainable jobs. In 2015 of the five million visitors to exhibitions, tourists accounted for 1 million of these

By Danette Breitenbach 6 Apr 2017

Four key trends of African design in 2017/18

WGSN, a London trend forecasting company for fashion, unveils four key trends of African design in 2017 and 2018

1 day ago

Customers still like personal interaction in a digital world

A new study from Verint and Opinium Research reveals that customer experience (CX) is considerably more nuanced than many businesses realise and they should focus on both traditional and digital interactions

17 Apr 2017

Dangote Flour Mills returns to profitability

Following its reacquisition from Tiger Branded Consumer Goods of South Africa, the Nigerian Dangote Flour Mills has returned to profitability after four years of losses

13 Apr 2017

Africa faces need to improve enterprise infrastructure

At this year's WAN Summit in New York City, Michele McCann, business development manager at Teraco stated that the amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure

12 Apr 2017

Taste to focus on food in future

Taste Holdings has announced a strategic restructuring that will result in the group focusing in future on food, and probably selling its luxury goods division

5 Apr 2017

WTM Africa 2017 numbers are up

With just three weeks until the opening of an even bigger and better WTM Africa, there's been a significant increase in both buyers set to attend the show, as well as pre-registered visitors

Issued by WORLD TRAVEL MARKET AFRICA 5 Apr 2017

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International

Puma ups forecast after sales leap in first quarter

FRANKFURT, Germany - German sportswear maker Puma said Tuesday it set a new quarterly record for sales between January and March, springing over the €1bn-barrier and upping its forecasts for the year.

3 hours ago

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

Amazon, Flipkart battle in India for e-commerce's 'last frontier'

NEW DELHI, India - With 100 million new internet users every year, Amazon is betting big on India, but a major new investment in homegrown rival Flipkart means the battle to dominate the fast-growing e-commerce market is set to heat up.

20 Apr 2017

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