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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.

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Good Morning Africa is your daily source of Economy and Business news from the continent. It is a product of @TheKFinancial, hosted by Ruth Adong.

    Opportunities that the Middle East market presents for Africa’s organic produce.

    Opportunities that the Middle East market presents for Africa’s organic produce.

    🎙Why do governments need to invest in agro-processing infrastructure and long-term financing, and how are the opportunities in the Middle East market present to Africa?
    🎙The JSE All Share index rose about 0.3% to finish at 73,218.
    🎙Tunisia's economy contracted by 0.2% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2023, following an upwardly revised 0.3% decline.
    🎙Nigeria's annual inflation rate climbed to a 28-year high of 29.9% in January 2024, up from 28.9% in December and above market forecasts of 29.5%.
    🎙The annual inflation rate in Botswana quickened to 3.9% in January 2024 from 3.5% in the prior month.
    🎙The annual inflation rate in Angola accelerated for the 9th straight month to 21.99% in January 2024, up from 20.01% in December.
    🎙Ghana’s annual inflation rate rose to 23.5% in January 2024, from 23.2% in the prior month, staying well above the Central Bank's target band of 6% to 10%.

    • 8 min
    Integration of banks into an uncertain future.

    Integration of banks into an uncertain future.

    🎙What measures need to integrate themselves into an uncertain future while rebuilding trust in the system?
    🎙The JSE All Share index was trading below the 73,000 level on Wednesday.
    🎙Kenya has successfully issued a new Eurobond worth $1.5 billion (Sh238 billion) to buy back the inaugural one due on June 24.
    🎙Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) championing green transition are set to benefit from a deal between FSD Africa and the African Guarantee Fund (AGF).
    🎙The International Energy Agency (IEA) is launching a program to secure the supply of minerals critical to energy security as demand rises fast while manufacturing remains in the hands of a few key producers.

    • 10 min
    Textiles & Apparel industry in Africa.

    Textiles & Apparel industry in Africa.

    🎙 What are the comparative advantages the East African countries have over each other in the apparel industry and what can they learn from Ethiopia?
    🎙Bitcoin rallied to its highest price since December 2021 as the world's top cryptocurrency cleared the $50,000 price level. 
    🎙Mining production in South Africa rose by 0.6% from a year ago in December 2023, following an upwardly revised 6.9% jump in the prior month and compared with market forecasts of a 4.9% advance.
    🎙Industrial production in Senegal dropped 7% year-on-year in December 2023, accelerating from a 0.5% fall in the previous month.
    🎙African Risk Capacity (ARC) has entered into a landmark $11.7-million partnership with the US government to increase access to parametric insurance in Africa.

    • 9 min
    Commercial international bank expands into Kenya.

    Commercial international bank expands into Kenya.

    🎙 What are the key driving forces that will shape the long-term future of cybersecurity?
    🎙The JSE All Share index was slightly down to 73,315. 
    🎙Uganda’s central bank raised 1.3 trillion shillings ($339 million) in a rare private placement Treasury bond auction against a target of 1.5 trillion shillings.
    🎙The annual inflation rate in Senegal accelerated to 2.1% in January 2024 from an over two-year low of 0.8% in the previous month.
    🎙Egypt's largest private lender, Commercial International Bank (CIB), is looking to expand operations in Kenya in a bid to tap into the growing trade between Kenyan enterprises and the North African state.
    🎙The African Development Bank Group has announced a follow-up equity investment of $15 million in the Trade and Development Bank Group (TDB Group) to support clean technology and low-carbon projects in its member states.

    • 9 min
    Understanding the real estate market in Uganda.

    Understanding the real estate market in Uganda.

    🎙 Understanding the real estate market, players and why the property index is invaluable.
    🎙Bitcoin (BTC) crossed $46,000 early Friday, as the CoinDesk 20 Index (CD20) jumped over 2%. Bitcoin is said to rise as much as $48,000 in the coming days, predicting a gain of at least 11%.
    🎙UNCTAD urges urgent reform in global debt architecture as external debt hits $11.4 trillion, draining resources for development and impacting 3.3 billion.
    🎙The annual inflation rate in Rwanda fell to 3.1% in January 2024 from 6.4% in December 2023.
    🎙Kenya cyber threats increased to more than 1.2 billion cases recorded from 123 million threats detected in the previous quarter, representing a 943 per cent jump.

    • 8 min
    Meet the CEO: Jackie Kirabo: Co-Founder of Nate Nutrition Specialists

    Meet the CEO: Jackie Kirabo: Co-Founder of Nate Nutrition Specialists

    🎙  Meet Jackie Kirabo: Co-Founder of Nate Nutrition Specialists
    🎙The JSE All Share index was down on Thursday, trading below 74,100.
    🎙The annual urban inflation rate in Egypt eased for the fourth consecutive month to 29.8% from 33.7% in December, falling below market expectations of 32.5%.
    🎙Tanzania's annual inflation rate stood at a three-year low of 3% in January 2024.

    • 13 min

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