East Africa: Investments in Energy & Power Projects

12 September 2009
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Throughout most countries of Eastern Africa and the Great Lakes Region, the economical development is feeling the negative impact of electricity shortages and power-cuts. 
In order to significantly improve the overall economical efficiency and provide manufacturing enterprises with a stable and sustainable investment surrounding, it is crucial to be able to supply factories and businesses with [...]

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China: Outbound Investments Totals US$ 183 Billion

9 September 2009
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The current economical situation may be hard to tackle for some, but for others it does present a multitude of new opportunities. According to a report published by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange yesterday, Chinese outbound investments mounted to an impressive US$ 183.97 billion [...]

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Ethiopia: Chinese Hydropower Investments by CGGC

8 September 2009
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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi state that Ethiopia is welcoming Chinese enterprises to actively participate in Ethiopia’s development of hydropower projects and are welcome to help Ethiopia to make better use of its abundant water resources to generate electricity.
Prime Minister Meles, who was co-chairman of the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in [...]

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Zambia: Copper Prices Strengthen GDP Growth 2009

7 September 2009
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Zambia’s GDP growth is predicted to be of 6% or more during 2009, due to doubling in prices for copper and market improvements in other sectors. Zambia Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane had announced a growth of 5% in the 2009 budget.
During the 2Q 2008 prices for copper went down dramatically [...]

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Solar Energy: Chinese Investments in Zimbabwe

3 September 2009
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The Shenzhen based company Trony Solar Corporation Ltd is expanding its business throughout Africa and is currently looking at building up investment volume in Zimbabwe.
Trony Solar Corporation was established in 1993, and has grown to one of the biggest solar manufacturers worldwide. Trony is currently China’s only thin film PV module producer holds 10 international [...]

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Chinese Investments in Africa: World Bank Talks

2 September 2009
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Chinese investments into a commercial private equity vehicle under World Bank steering has been encouraged by the World Bank, who expressed its interest in the participation of Chinese investments through such cooperations. It still remains open to see if China is willing to jump on this wagon.
Robert Zoellick, the President of the World Bank is [...]

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China Development Bank: New Private Equity Fund

1 September 2009
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China Development Bank has set up a new investment fund with a focus on private equity, according to reports. The state-owned bank announced on Tuesday the that it has recently set up a new fund with 35 billion yuan, equaling US$ 5.1 billion, in registered capital.
The fund is constructed to support government-backed mergers and [...]

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Kenya: China Crescent Builds WiMAX Network

28 August 2009
WiMAX Communication Tower

China Crescent Enterprises announced this week to begin construction of their first project in Africa, and are starting the expansion of operations on the continent by setting up a WiMAX (802.16E) network in Kenya.
WiMAX is an acronym that stands for ‘Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access’ and provides wireless transmission of data via various transmission modes, from [...]

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Tanzania: Chinese Investments in Agricultural Sector

25 August 2009
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According to a phone interview with Tanzanian Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives Stephen Masatu Wasira, who in a conversation with Xinhua News Agency praised the good cooperation between Tanzania and China on Monday, the country is much welcoming the increasingly significant Chinese investments in Tanzania’s agricultural sector.
Chinese technology and modern methods for  advanced [...]

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Kenya: Chinese Investments Welcomed by Vice President

24 August 2009
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During the visit of China-Africa Development Funds’s CEO Chi Jianxin to the office of Kenyan Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka yesterday, the Vice President expressed his gratitude for China’s financial and technological support in road construction and hydro-power generation. 
Kenya is positioning to further benefit from the US$ 5 billion that the Chinese Government is currently looking [...]

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