January 18, 2018

Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 (Conference + Trade Show).

By Paulo Marques Morgado, CEO, MorGroup. The Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) is a unique high-level conference and exhibition; a biennial business platform designed to promote and facilitate international trade between Americas, Asia, EU, UAE, with Africa, facilitate foreign direct investment in Africa and provide a platform for businesses to expand into new markets. Under the theme: “Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development: the Gateway to African Markets” the event will provide a unique platform to gain strategic knowledge about local investment opportunities and business networking. Deal-making will top the agenda at ATIGS 2018, including 16…

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Rwanda new adress

On the picture H.E. Jean Pierre Karabaranga, Ambassador of Rwanda. The Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda in The Hague will move on 1st February 2018, to their new premises on  Parkstraat 15-25, 2514 JD Den Haag (4th Floor). All landlines, Mobile Phones and Emails shall remain the unchanged.

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Nuno Brito, Portuguese “economic” diplomat of 2017

Nuno Brito – Picture by Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros (Portugal). Lisboa, 3 January 2018: Portuguese Permanent Representative to the EU, Ambassador Nuno Brito, was honoured end of December in Lisbon with the “Francisco de Melo e Torres” award, annually granted by the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIP), and was delivered to him before his peers, members of the government and public administration, business people and representatives of civil society at the yearly diplomatic seminar He was selected for his tireless work in managing Portugal’s exit from the category of countries not balancing out their budgets within the EU, but…

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NABC Trade Mission to Mali

Bamako- The Malian Government presented last 7-8 December the ‘Invest in Mali’ Forum site,  showcasing opportunities in the field of international trade and strategic plans for the reconstruction of the economy. The Netherlands is an strategic long-term partner of Mali. A delegation of eight Dutch companies participated in panel discussions and a Holland Pavilion. Few days earlier, during the EU-AU summit in Ivory Coast, Prime Minister Mark Rutte paid a visit to  Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, participating alos at the “Invest in Mali”. Mali is a strategic country in deterring migration flows to Europe. Since 2014, the Netherlands makes an important contribution to MINUSMA, the UN mission to restore peace and…

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India leaps 30 ranks in World Bank’s Doing Business Report, 2018

H.E. Ambassador Venu Rajamony presented his first issue of India Economic News featuring essential developments in India during the period September to November 2017. In his bulletin, Ambassador Rajamony announced the release of  Doing Business Report, 2018 by the Word Bank were India ranks 100 among 190 countries assessed by the Doing Business Team. India has leapt 30 ranks over its rank of 130 in the Doing Business Report 2017. The Doing Business Report is an assessment of 190 economies and covers ten indicators which span the lifecycle of a business. India has improved its rank in 6 out of…

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Brexit in Focus: Future Hong Kong – UK Cooperation

Not only is the UK Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner in Europe, it is also a principal source of and destination for the city’s foreign direct investment. How well the UK can weather the impending Brexit economic storm and how Brexit would redefine UK’s future relationship with the EU and the rest of the world, will not just determine the country’s future growth and prosperity. It will also be crucial for the prospects of Hong Kong -UK trade and investment. Many British companies are beginning to look towards non-EU markets for export opportunities and investment to replace those they…

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The New Bet of Chilean Wines

Viñas de los Valles del Maule, Itata and Biobío, located in southern Chile, producers of some of the so-called heritage varieties, is part of the plan to promote Chilean wine in Europe in 2018. Hidden in the old vineyards of Maule, Ñuble and Biobío, red and white grape varieties such as Cinsault, Carignan, País, Moscatel and Semillón, among others, have gained great international recognition worldwide. had recently a valued take-off by critics and consumers, and this year they are main part of the promotion of Chilean wine in the world. In Amsterdam, a marketing activity was carried out ferw weeks…

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EU recommends Procedure for Greece

On the picture H.E. Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of Greece. Photography by  Henry Arvidson. Commission recommends closing Excessive Deficit Procedure for Greece The European Commission recommended to the Council to close the Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP) for Greece. This follows the substantial efforts in recent years made by the country to consolidate its public finances coupled with the progress made in the implementation of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) support programme for Greece. If the Council follows the Commission’s recommendation, only three Member States would remain under the corrective arm of the Stability and Growth Pact (France, Spain and the United…

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Berlin Mayor in Luxembourg

Michael Müller & HRH Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg – © Cour grand-ducale, tous droits réservés.   Berlin Mayor in Luxembourg  11-13 December 2017, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg : Governing Mayor of Berlin, Michael Müller, was guest in Luxembourg in his capacity as 72nd President of the German Bundesrat (Assembly of Federal States). In Luxembourg he brought along an economic delegation, and partook together with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, as a key-note speaker at the XVI German-Luxembourgian Economic Conference. Under the motto “Who is not creative and innovative, remains still” („Wer nicht kreativ und innovativ ist, bleibt stehen“) from Premier Bettel, the…

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First woman in Commerbank’s board

Bettina Orlopp – Picture by Commerzbank AG. For the very first time in its 147 years old tradition, Germany’s second largest bank, Commerzbank, shall appoint a lady to its Board of Directors, namely Bettina Orlopp (45). She shall be in charge for Compliance, Staff and Law, that is, in charge for main salespeople and securities traders whilst implementing staff downsizing. Hitherto she serves as Executive Vice-President for Group Development and Strategy. Commerzbank was founded in 1870 in Hamburg, then German Empire. For further information:  https://www.commerzbank.com

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