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February 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Ex-Im Bank Approves $100 Million in Financing for Sale of GE Locomotives to South Africa's Transnet

The jobs of some 600 employees at GE Transportation's facilities in Pennsylvania and its suppliers around the country are being supported by the company's sale of locomotives to South Africa's Transnet, Limited.   The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has approved a loan guarantee in excess of $100 million as part of the sale.

 

The Bank has also approved a preliminary commitment for over $200 million for purchases of additional locomotives by Transnet.…

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Added by Linda Larbie on February 25, 2011 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Standard Bank Says Africa and China Set to Reshape Global Oil Markets

Africa is poised to become a major player in the global oil markets due to the discovery of new reserves and as it ramps up production to meet growing global demand, especially from China.

 

This is according to a special report released by Standard Bank at the International Petroleum Week conference in London.  The report was researched and written by Standard Bank commodities experts James Zhang, Walter de Wet, Marc Ground, Jeremy Stevens and Simon…

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Added by Linda Larbie on February 24, 2011 at 4:09pm — No Comments

M-PESA agents to benefit from KCB loan deal

Leading integrated communications firm Safaricom signed a partnership deal with KCB Group aimed at easing access to business development loans by M-PESA agents.



Under the agreement, M-PESA agents will readily acquire bank overdrafts and loans from KCB for the purposes of business expansion and float availability at favourable rates.



The financial facility dubbed, M-PESA AGENT MKOPO na KCB, will be  available through various products that have been tailored to suit…

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Added by Linda Larbie on February 11, 2011 at 5:49pm — No Comments

Africa Business Panel publishes First Africa Business Confidence Index

Manufacturing index 63.88 and non-manufacturing index 61.33 both indicating expansion

Africa Business Panel has published the first pan African Business Confidence Index  (ABCI). The index measures business confidence in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing private sector throughout Africa. Results are published on a monthly basis.



January’s results…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on February 4, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

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