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1.3bn People Around The Globe Are Multi-Dimensionally Poor – UNDP

According to the report, across the 109 countries studied, a total of 1.3 billion people are multi-dimensionally poor. No fewer than 1.3 billion people are multi-dimensionally poor across 109 countries, while differences in multidimensional poverty among ethnic groups are consistently...

Standard Chartered to launch a digital-only bank in Singapore

Standard Chartered has agreed on a joint venture deal to launch a digital-only bank in Singapore with the country’s National Trades Union Congress (NTUC). Standard Chartered subsidiary SCBSL is contributing S$144 million for 60% of the joint venture, with...

Kenyan horticulture companies target Italian market at fair

Ten Kenyan horticulture companies are looking to gain a foothold in the Italian market through this year’s Macfrut Digital Trade Fair in Rimini, Italy. The three-day event, which will run from September 7 to 9, will see participants showcase...

Vehicle shortages hit Kenya on semiconductor disruption

Local motor vehicle dealers are bracing for shortages as an inadequate supply of semiconductors –used in electronic devices— hurts the production of global automakers. Toyota, Volkswagen and General Motors are among the automakers that are cutting their production amid...

Kremlin says it hopes Guinea coup won’t hurt Russian business interests

(Reuters) – The Kremlin said on Tuesday it was closely following the political situation in Guinea after a military coup there and that it hoped Russian business interests in the African country would not suffer. The comments come a...

UAE introduces new residency guidelines to attract foreigners

The United Arab Emirates announced a new class of visas on Sunday, the latest step in a series of moves aimed at attracting talent and boosting growth. The new ‘Green Visas’ will allow expatriates to apply for work without...

First Arab Forum for Sovereign Sukuk launched in Egypt

The first Arab Forum activities on “Sovereign Sukuk and its Role in the Development of Arab Societies,” has launched today in Egypt’s Cairo by the Arab Organization for Administrative Development Organization with the participation of Saudi Arabia and...

Merger of Emaar Properties, Emaar Malls approved by regulator

A proposed merger move initiated between Emaar Properties and Emaar Malls received the final approval of the Securities & Commodities Authority (SCA). In a joint statement on Monday, both entities said the merger process, as disclosed on March 2,...

VFD Group Welcomes New Directors to its Board

The Board and management of VFD Group Plc, a leading proprietary investment company, has announced the appointment of four new directors, bringing the total number of its directors to 15. According to a statement, the new appointees are, Folajimi...

Nigeria’s Autocheck acquires Cheki Kenya and Uganda from ROAM Africa

Nigerian automotive tech company Autochek today is announcing the acquisition of Cheki Kenya and Uganda from Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) for an undisclosed amount. Per a statement, Autochek will finalize the deal in the coming weeks. With the...
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ASR Africa supports the Edo State Government with N2.5 Billion Grant For Health Development

  The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) – brainchild of Industrialist, philanthropist and founder of BUA Group, Abdul...
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