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EIC executive embroiled in social media gaffe  

A heated war-of-words on Twitter between an executive of the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) and an activist has resulted in an accusation of a professional misconduct, prompting the head of the commission, Abebe Abebayehu promising to take an immediate action.

Chinese corporate leaders strengthen ties, trade relations

A large delegation of Chinese corporate leaders from the Shandong region has visited Ethiopia this week. Headed by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade of Shandong Sub-Council, the delegates met with their counterparts in Ethiopia and held a Shandong Ethiopia Business Forum in the capital.

MoLSA to push for livable wages in ind. parks

The newly amended Ethiopian labor law, which is initiated by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA) and currently under review by the parliamentary standing committee, is said to have incorporated provisions that would help protect the basic rights of workers in terms of safe working environment and decent and livable wages, at the time when global rights advocates are increasingly publicizing the so called “exploitative” wages paid to works at newly built industrial park structures.           

Ethiopia to host International Conference on Sustainable Industrial Areas

Ethiopia is set to host the eighth edition of the International Conference on Sustainable Industrial Areas in the capital starting on April 8th. To be held at Intercontinental Addis, this is the first time it has been brought to the country, after being held in countries such as India, China, Indonesia, Turkey, Mexico, Morocco and Egypt, previously.

IFCreinitiatesPPP dialogue forum

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) – dubbed as the private sector arm of the World Bank Group –has brought together public and private entities to reinitiate the public private dialogue forum.