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Despite slowing growth, China in Africa for the long haul

China lowered its 2015 growth projections to “around 7 percent” on 5 March - the slowest rate in 24 years - amid fears that a slowdown in the Asian powerhouse could dampen economic ties with Africa.

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Egypt’s new waterway: People power or pipe dream?

Egypt’s iconic Suez Canal is getting an upgrade - and the Egyptian people are footing the bill. The canal, which cuts from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea and is one of the great axes of global trade, and is a point of national pride for Egyptians. Egypt’s cash strapped government is capitalising on this sense of national ownership in order to fund the first stage of the project through the sale of investment certificates. 

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A 3D revolution in Africa?

As the 3D printing industry gains traction across the world, entrepreneurs all over Africa are coming up with 3D printers and 3D printed innovations of their own.

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SAB Miller aims for the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ in Africa

SAB Miller, the world’s second largest brewing company, will adopt a new strategy targeting low income consumers in Africa.

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PwC predicts real estate boom

In its 'Real estate 2020: building the future' report, global consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts huge growth in the real estate sector over the next few years.

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Employee engagement top HR issue for multinationals: Deloitte

A recent survey by global consultancy Deloitte shows that employee engagement, leadership, and learning and development are all areas of concern for human resource departments in large, global organisations. 

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India's new budget keeps old tax rules

In its first budget announcement since being elected, India’s National Democratic Alliance party alluded to revising the country's retrospective taxation rules, but failed to put these words into action.

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2015 a 'complicated' year for elections across Africa

For a continent with 54 countries, it is not unusual for Africa to see multiple elections in the average year. However, 2015 is set be “remarkably stacked”, according to analysis from South Africa’s Standard Bank, with nearly one in three countries across the region headed for major parliamentary or presidential polls.

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South Korea pledges improvements business environment

South Korea’s trade minister has pledged to ease investment regulations and promote FDI in the country.

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China plans FDI regulation reforms

In a bid to improve its investment environment, the Chinese government has released a draft proposal of a new foreign investment law. 

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