SA economy poised for growth, and a stable repo rate in 2017

Thursday, 26 January 2017

SA’s economy will get a boost from perkier commodity prices, a benign inflation outlook, and better rains for the agriculture sector this year, a Reuters poll found on Thursday. The 27 economists in the poll suggested growth in SA would accelerate to 1.1% this year and 1.6% next year. The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) estimated GDP expanded 0.4% last year.

South African economy on path to faster growth

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Johannesburg - It is expected that the South African economy will improve this year. Evidence already exists that the economy is in a cyclical upturn, since the second quarter of 2016. The baseline scenario for the economy indicates that economic growth will be more than triple the expected growth rate of 0.4 percent for last year.

Rising energy demand in Vietnam calls for investors in hydropower

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Surender Singh, founder and co-chief executive officer of Nexif Energy, a Southeast Asian independent power producer, stated that hydro-electric power is one of the most economical sources of electrical energy in Vietnam after it recently announced a plan to increase stakes in the Coc San Hydropower project, which is Vietnam’s first foreign investment hydropower plant below 30 megawatts (MW).

Subsidy for Frisian companies in the Netherlands

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Recently, the province of Friesland has started to promote international business and has created a subsidy. On the first of november of 2016 the Executive Council of the province has executed their international investment programme via the international business subsidy plan Friesland 2016-2020.

Asian firms keen to expand in Vietnam

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Vietnam is likely to see increasing investment from Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other neighbouring countries in the next five years, according to a survey conducted by United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB).

Indonesia, Vietnam look to blaze trail for solar in Southeast Asia

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets to fire up green energy generation as a landmark global agreement to curb pollution is set to take effect. Countries around the world are coming under increasing pressure to crack down on carbon emissions from sectors such as coal-fired power stations, with the historic Paris climate accord coming into force this Friday after it was signed last year.


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