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Southern Africa leads trade integration in Africa


The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is the most integrated region on the African continent in terms of trade. This is according to information seen by The Southern Times contained in the preliminary findings of the upcoming 2019 African Regional Integration Index (ARII).

The free movement of Africans


Agenda 2063 is the blueprint and master plan for transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future, and is founded on the African Union (AU) vision of “an integrated, prosperous, and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the international arena”.

Le marché financier de la CEMAC est entré dans une ère de régulation unique


Le processus d’unification des deux marchés financiers d’Afrique centrale, entre dans sa phase terminale. L’avant-dernière étape a été franchie le 31 mars 2019 dernier, avec la signature de la convention d’unification de la Commission de surveillance du marché financier de l’Afrique centrale (COSUMAF) avec la Commission des marchés financiers du Cameroun (CMF).

AfDB donates 2.4 million dollars to Tunisia


The African Development Bank (AfDB) Wednesday released a donation...

Africa free trade agreement gets last ratification from Gambia


Excitement was palpable throughout the region as the dream for a continental free trade area in Africa got the final ratification needed to become a reality on Monday.

African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook: West Africa region to see mixed growth into 2020


Overall economic growth in West Africa is projected to be at 3.6 percent in 2019 and 2020, boosted by the recovery of commodity prices and improved production and service sectors in the region, although challenges and uneven performance would remain, the African Development Bank's regional economic indicator report revealed.

Croissance économique : l’Afrique centrale pas aussi pire que l’Afrique australe en 2018, selon la BAD


La croissance économique en Afrique centrale pas aussi pire qu’en Afrique australe en 2018, selon le rapport sur les perspectives économiques de la Banque africaine de développement (BAD) publié mercredi à Yaoundé au Cameroun.

Namibian foreign reserves rose 2.8 pct last year: central bank


Namibia's international reserves held by the Bank of Namibia rose by 2.8 percent over the year to 2.2 billion U.S. dollars at the end of 2018, according to a report released Tuesday.

The rise in reserves was partly due to inflows of the Southern African Customs Union receipts and the second tranche of the African Development Bank loan to the government, the central bank said in the report.

Nigeria : Benchmark rate cut to have a minimal impact on economy, Moody's


In Nigeria, Moody's expects the benchmark interest rate cut’s impact on the economy to be minimal.

Kenya : la moyenne de revenu net par action des banques cotées a connu une progression moyenne de 13,8% en 2018


Au Kenya, la progression moyenne du revenu net par action des banques cotées aura été de 13,8% en 2018, contre une baisse de 1% en 2017. D’un strict point de vue financier, le secteur semble être redevenu rentable, après la difficile année 2017 qui était celle de l'adoption pleine de la limitation des taux d'intérêts.

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