Tag Archive: foreign direct investment

What’s happened to FDI in Sub-Saharan Africa? Commerzbank’s Christian Toben explains in Banker Africa magazine

In an op-ed for Banker Africa magazine, Christian Toben, regional head of Africa at Commerzbank, sets out the challenges facing foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to the continent, and looks for ways to bring them back up to scratch. FDI has been vital to the growth of Sub-Saharan Africa’s economies. Inflows were promising over the last …

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Specialist press cover Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s joint Maritime event

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC) and the Ship Owners Association of Nigeria’s (SOAN) joint event “The Future of the Maritime Industry in Nigeria” at Marlborough House on 28th September was featured in All About Shipping, Hellenic Shipping News, Oil, Gas and Shipping Magazine, Marine Link, This Day and Marine Network. Investors, business leaders …

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Commerzbank’s new report on Sub-Saharan Africa makes its mark on the specialist press

Commerzbank has released a major new study on trade and economic prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report, ‘Tackling the Headwinds after the Economic Turnaround’, shows that after a promising decade – marked by strong economic growth of around 5% per year, underpinned by booming trade in raw materials and inflows of foreign capital to infrastructure projects – …

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Lesotho’s investment opportunities highlighted in GTR

On April 5th, the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council hosted a trade and investment delegation from Lesotho, led by Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing. The day’s investment forum – including roundtables, project showcases and keynote addresses – was held at London’s Malborough House, and demonstrated the mountain kingdom’s investment opportunities in the mining, renewable energy, …

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Commerzbank offers a blueprint for Croatia’s economic recovery in specialist trade magazine

Having ushered in a new government, marked a quarter of a century of independence, and posted the first positive economic growth after six years of recession, Croatia’s fortunes seem at last on the mend. Writing in specialist magazine, Trade and Forfaiting Review (TFR), Nicolas Adamovich – Commerzbank’s senior representative in the bank’s Zagreb office, and …

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Moorgate’s Robert Kelsey contributes to Commonwealth Business Forum in Malta

Moorgate CEO Robert Kelsey presented to a packed Commonwealth Business Forum in Malta in a session entitled “Briefing for Investment Promotion Agencies”. Robert spoke about the need to address various audiences when encouraging trade or direct investment, not just corporate investors. He explained the “Moorgate Ladder” (a borrower’s credit journey towards attracting long-term financing) and …

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