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Africa: China Tightens Grip On Africa

Africa: China Tightens Grip On Africa

Media Coverage - 28 May 2014

David Owiro, project officer at local think tank, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), tells IPS that "[Chinese] prices are competitive and their products also meet African's tastes and preferences compared to products from the West." However, experts warn that significant trade imbalances exist...

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Queries arise as Kenya-China seal economic pacts

Queries arise as Kenya-China seal economic pacts

Media Coverage - 12 May 2014

China has successfully wooed the last of the stubborn damsels in her sights in her quest for world domination and on her journey to another stab at becoming the world’s largest economy. Although the aid is a welcome move for economies entangled in budget deficits across the continent, recurrent ques...

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Asian 'Tigers' outpace African 'Lions'

Asian 'Tigers' outpace African 'Lions'

Media Coverage - 12 May 2014

The term "African lions" has long taken hold. It is similar to the term "Asian tiger economies," which refers to countries such as Taiwan, South Korea and Singapore. These economies transformed themselves from "developing" to “industrialized" in just a few decades. But according to David Owiro,...

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State asked to review operations of its departments

State asked to review operations of its departments

Media Coverage - 23 April 2014

The Government has been urged to review its departments and agencies to identify areas of duplication and non-core functions to be outsourced as part of efforts to contain escalating public sector wage bill. Economists at the Institute of Economic Affairs said the public sector payroll central ...

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Kenya: Property Rights Regime Hurts Small Businesses

Kenya: Property Rights Regime Hurts Small Businesses

Media Coverage - 28 March 2014

Small businesses in Nairobi are faced with high costs of accessing commercial tenancy owing to widespread use of informal estate agents, a survey by the Institute of Economic Affairs finds. Micro and small enterprises are forced to part with additional costs such as goodwill - an arbitrary and ...

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