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African businesses should embrace cross-border e-commerce, says DHL

Cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020

Cross border e-commerce continues to provide significant growth opportunities for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. According to a 2017 DHL (www.dpDHL.com) report, cross-border retail volumes are predicted to increase at an annual average rate of 25% between 2015 and 2020 (from USD 300 Billion to USD…

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Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

Intra-African trade can catalyze investment and foster growth on the continent

As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalize on the continent’s growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (http://www.DHL.com), who says that when…

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Africa’s slight economic slowdown will not discourage investment, says DHL

Sub-Saharan Africa real GDP growth of +4% expected in 2016 - up from 2015

Over the past few years, Africa has been top of mind for foreign business investment, often referred to as one of the last frontiers for economic growth and development. However, given the recent economic downturn and headwinds that the continent is experiencing – is the region still offering opportunity to…