African Development Bank delivers on a decade of transformative commitments to reduce poverty

The Bank’s investments have benefited millions of Africans through its 10-year strategy which it began implementing from 2013 ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, June 3, 2020/ — For the past five decades, the African Development Bank Group ( has been at the forefront of driving Africa’s economic transformation, leveraging its diverse resources and unique know-how as an […]

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Time for a Great Reset

– Klaus Schwab Klaus Schwab is Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. GENEVA – COVID-19 lockdowns may be gradually easing, but anxiety about the world’s social and economic prospects is only intensifying. There is good reason to worry: a sharp economic downturn has already begun, and we could be facing the worst […]

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Standard Chartered appoints new Head of Corporate Finance for Africa and the Middle East

Along with his new responsibilities as Head of Corporate Finance, AME, Abbas’ will also expand his role as Head of Project & Export Finance DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 2, 2020/ — Standard Chartered ( has announced that Abbas Husain has been appointed Regional Head of Corporate Finance, Africa and the Middle East (AME). Bringing […]

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Climate Targets and Industry Participation in the Recovery

By Henrik Poulsen, Mads Nipper, and Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen  COPENHAGEN – The COVID-19 pandemic must not lead governments to lower their climate ambitions. Accelerating the transition to a low-carbon sustainable economy can both drive the recovery and build resilience for the future. Other countries could look to Denmark for inspiration on climate initiatives that will […]



 The nationwide project driven by a company independent of the freight forwarding industry to enable non-conflictive inclusivity and ethical trade has attracted support from businesses such as Bidvest International Logistics, CFR, BidAir and Savino Del Bene, and organisations including the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), B4SA and BUSA. It is facilitated through an […]