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Untapped Intra-Regional Trade Opportunities Key to boosting African Economies

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016

Despite an average annual growth in exports of 8.5% since 2010, trade between African regions remains low when compared to other parts of the world, according to The Africa Economic Outlook Report 2016 (1). Intra-regional trade accounted for 16% of Africa’s total trade in 2014 - mainly stimulated by manufactured…

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Advancements in Mobile Technology Further Connects Africa with Global Markets

Currently, more than 60% of individuals in sub-Saharan Africa have access to a mobile phone

The growth of mobile phones and services across the African continent has instantly brought many Africans into the digital age and connected them to worldwide knowledge and services. Home to one of the world’s fastest growing middle classes, Africa has seen multiple opportunities emerge for both local and global retailers…

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DHL Enters Strategic Partnership with Ambatovyin Madagascar

This agreement encompasses two contracts where DHL will provide onshore and off-shore services

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group  (www.DHL.com) , has entered into an initial three-year Global Freight Forwarding agreement with Ambatovy, a joint venture between Sherritt International Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and Korea Resources Corporation. This agreement was secured and will be managed by the…

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DHL Delivers Black Rhino Eliska to Africa

DHL provides dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time

Female Eastern black rhino Eliska transported from Czech Republic to Tanzanian sanctuary as part of conservation project DHL provides dedicated Boeing 757-200 freighter to ensure maximum comfort and minimal travel time DHL (www.dpDHL.com), the world’s leading international express delivery provider, has completed another landmark transportation project with the delivery of…

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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…

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Using customer service as a differentiator in today’s challenging environment

DHL Express’ focus on customer service pays off: Total of 22 awards won in the 10th Annual Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service across Sub Saharan Africa

As consumers and businesses are urged to tighten their belts in light of slowed economic growth(1), customer service experience is set to become an increasingly important differentiator for local businesses, and one of the main factors that will influence decisions regarding which supplier to purchase products and services from. This…

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Deutsche Post DHL Group and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) support Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius to strengthen natural disaster preparedness and response capabilities

This important workshop will be the first of its kind to be held in Africa

Deutsche Post DHL Group (http://www.dpDHL.com), the leading mail and logistics company, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Mauritius will conduct the disaster preparedness program Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) from February 15 to 18 at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in Mauritius. The workshop, developed…

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Retailers should optimize supply chains to ensure customer satisfaction this festive season - DHL

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season

The e-commerce shopping experience is increasingly becoming a popular option for consumers during the festive season. Retailers therefore need to pay careful attention to their supply chains during this period, as operations and delivery are key to client satisfaction, maximizing brand exposure and increasing revenue. Oliver Facey, Vice President of…

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Consumers to take note of potential customs charges when sending or receiving gifts internationally

Vital tips for consumers when purchasing gifts online

In the lead up to the festive season, consumers are increasingly turning to online shopping portals instead of visiting physical stores due the convenience that these platforms offer. According to Oliver Facey, VP Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa, while local consumers are embracing the shift towards e-commerce, many…