October 27, 2016The Expansion of Regional Supermarkets Chains, Changing Models of Retailing and the Implications for Local Supplier Capabilities Validation Workshop – 27/10/2016 at 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Financial inclusion gains global prominence
Financial inclusion is now being considered as one of the main pillars of the global development agenda. The drive to promote financial inclusion has been influenced by the realisation that financial exclusion of certain segments of the population contributes to slower economic growth; widening income inequalities and underdevelopment. Broader access to financial services, without price or non-price barriers to their use and offered in a responsible manner, have been shown to benefit poor people and other disadvantaged groups. read more
Composite Leading Indicator (CLI) Index
The ZEPARU CLI index shows that economic conditions ahead in 2016 would continue to deteriorate amid continued liquidity shortages, declining commodity prices, low investors’ confidence and declining growth in production. It is therefore imperative to create an environment that is conducive for business and foreign direct investment.