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Investment in agriculture will drive African growth

Investment in agriculture will drive African growth Despite macroeconomic constraints agriculture remains central to African economies. Higher fertiliser prices and US dollar liquidity constraints have reduced the yield and margin of produce across the continent. Since agriculture contributes a disproportionately large portion of African GDP, shifts in the continent’s agricultural fortunes impact almost every other …

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African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity

African index lifts the lid on USD70-billion trade opportunity The first-ever biannual African trade index has been launched. The index lifts the lid on the continent’s USD70-billion trade opportunity. Yesterday saw the inaugural publication of Standard Bank’s Africa Trade Barometer. The barometer is expected to become Africa’s leading trade index. According to Philip Myburgh, Head …

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