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Uganda and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are preparing to sign a double taxation agreement later this month to better facilitate trade between the two countries, Uganda’s ambassador to the UAE, HE Irene Florence Persis We...

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Steven Miller, a US architect and senior VP at Shapoorji Pallonji, a 150-year-old Mideast and Indian construction company straddling Dubai and Mumbai, outlines the company’s African push, the opportunities in construction ...

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In dealings between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Sub-Saharan Africa during the first half of 2014, notable emphasis fell on power projects, communication deals and private equity ventures. Below are the top power plays...

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Dubai developer DAMAC has appointed Taylor Scott International as its broker in Kenya, with an immediate focus on the promotion of its properties at the upcoming Kenya Homes Expo, but with the broader aim of bringing the brand t...

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The UAE textile industry is the country's largest trading sector after oil, generating $17.5bn in revenue and creating numerous jobs, according to one trade expert, who also highlights the trend towards an ever increasing em...

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Kenya and Qatar have signed a major agreement to step up bilateral maritime cooperation, the Kenyan presidency has said – five months after a state visit by President Uhuru Kenyatta to Doha, where he met for discussions wi...

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The stock value of the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has risen by nearly 150% from 9.50 Kenyan shillings (KSH) ($0.107) at the Initial Public Offer (IPO) to KSH 23.50 ($0.265), after the significantly oversubscribed event wi...

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Ahead of the 2nd Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai, Hamad Buamim, president and CEO of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the event’s host organisation, discusses this year’s themes and the role of Dubai...

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Qatar National Bank (QNB), the Gulf’s largest bank, has disclosed its purchase of a 12.5 % stake in pan-African lender Ecobank, and likely also making QNB the second-largest shareholder in Ecobank after South Africa’...

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Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways and Doha’s Qatar Airways have both taken steps to increase the frequency and variety of flights to South Africa, as the transit of business and leisure travellers between the Gulf region an...

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