Business

Intra-Africa trade, value addition key to sustainable growth on the continent

The debate about economic growth and economic development in third world countries has been going on for decades and is not about to stop. For instance, policies that work in some countries, but failing in other nations, is one of the issues that arouse debate. In addition, though growth has...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:01pm

Privatisation strategy: Did it enhance Africa’s economic competitiveness?

Recently, the World Bank raised concern about the high fiscal deficit and huge debt burden weighing down many African countries. High fiscal deficit is becoming more prominent due to reduced export earnings and currency depreciation among African nations. Many countries on the continent are trying...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

Why govt, stakeholders should prioritise research and innovation

Though African countries have all necessary conditions for high economic growth, it still lags behind other continents in terms of development. This, therefore, calls for an appropriate model to help explore the conditions of growth in the most appropriate way. Endogenous growth theories consider...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:59pm

Labour market reforms needed as Africa seeks to attain decent workenvironment

Currently, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are guiding the long-term development strategy of developed and developing countries. Goal 8 of SDGs aims at promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Decent employment is...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:59pm

Strengthen credit monitoring to reduce bad loans among MFIs

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are a major driver of financial inclusion in Rwanda. Generally, MFIs aim to provide financial services to the poor, low-income unbankable clients mostly in the rural and hard to reach areas of the country, as well as those that lack collateral to access some banking...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:58pm

How growing competition is driving innovation in the banking industry

A strong banking sector is key to stable economic growth of any country. A competitive banking sector enhances liquidity of an economy, which promotes capital accumulation and economic growth through production and employment. Commercial banks facilitate investment through loans. The banking...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:57pm

Why foreign aid should be used to diversify local exports sector

Aid for Trade (AfT) is one of programmes guiding foreign aid for developing countries. AfT programme has helped in the establishment of supply-side and trade-related infrastructure in developing countries to enhance their trade performance. Since 2010, this funding has helped in developing export...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:55pm

Quality of employment essential to achieving Rwanda's devt targets

employment structure of any economy reflects its character and level of economic development. Currently one of challenges faced by labour market in developing countries like Rwanda is quality of jobs created. Job quality determines the level of employee welfare, which the reason why policymakers...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:55pm

Why LDCs must be wary of consumption-based growth

Rwanda’s consumption expenditure has been growing since 2000, indicating an increase in the contribution of consumption expenditure to the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The country’s value for household final consumption expenditure per capita (constant 2005 US dollars)...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:54pm

Manufacturing vs service sector: Which way for Rwanda?

The service sector has become one of most thriving and promising sectors in most of countries of the world since the advent of globalisation. The share of tertiary sector is expanding in terms of contribution to the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Though there is a decline in importance...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:53pm

Informal sector devt: Challenge for inclusive growth strategy in Rwanda

inclusive growth is one of the strategies of government of Rwanda to reduce poverty and inequality. Vision 2020 Umurenge is a pro-poor social protection programme under the country’s growth blueprint, Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy. The strategy that is currently in the...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:52pm

More efforts needed to improve financial literacy among women

One of challenges Rwanda is facing as a developing country is increasing savings and investment to promote economic growth. These two drivers of economic growth are dependent on the level of financial awareness and financial literacy among citizens. Financial illiteracy is also a big barrier to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:51pm

Embrace priority sector lending to enhance financing of the agric sector

Lack of funding is one of the main challenges faced by Rwanda’s agriculture sector. Though the sector employs over 72 per cent of the local population, banks have shunned it arguing that it is risky, a situation that has affected its growth and left its huge potential largely unexploited...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:50pm

Understanding Basel norms in Rwandan banking sector

Dr Jaya Shukla Strong Financial sector provides base for strong economy. Rwanda’s financial sector is dominated by Commercial Banks accounting for 66.6% of the total assets of the sector. The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) supervises banking sector through the risk based supervision...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:49pm

Green Investment should be prioritised

Dr Jaya Shukula Rwanda has the objective of infrastructure development as one of pillars of vision 2020. Agriculture infrastructure in Rwanda is underdeveloped and needs financing through investment. Green Investment could be used as alternative for such financing. Green investment is...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:48pm

Zimbabwe bans banks from processing payments for cryptocurrencies

Zimbabwe’s central bank has stopped local banks from trading or processing payments linked to cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, its governor said on this week, but stopped short of banning local cryptocurrency trading exchanges. In the southern African nation, those who trade in bitcoin say it...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:48am

RwandAir opens second route in South Africa

The national carrier, RwandAir on Wednesday officially launched its second destination in South Africa. On Wednesday morning, the airline dispatched its Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen to Cape Town International Airport, making its maiden flight to South Africa’s coastal city. This means the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:02am

Rwanda’s flower exports double as more investment comes in

Between July 2017 and March 2018, flowers worth $2.8 million were exported,  officials from National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) said on Monday. The officials said the volume of flower exports have increased from the previous exports worth $ 1.2million in the 2016-2017 fiscal...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 - 6:01pm

[JOBS]: Manager- Southern New Hampshire University

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:54pm

[JOBS]: Director- Southern New Hampshire University

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 4:53pm