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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.

Italian textile maker unveils export of synthetic products

Joining the Ethiopian investment landscape with a capital outlay of USD 100 million, Cavico Group, an Italy-based textile giant, which has set up shop at the newly inaugurated Kombolcha Industrial Park, has launched the export of specialized synthetic textile products to the European markets, The Reporter has learnt.

Nordic businesses eye opportunities in Ethiopia

Nordic businesses are zeroing in on opportunities in Ethiopia despite what they are expressing as daunting challenges in the Ethiopia business environment. This was reflected in a seminar organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Embassy of Sweden on October 24, 2018 at the Sheraton Addis Hotel, Addis Ababa.

Investment Commission commissioner resigns

At the helm for a mere six month after replacing the long-time commissioner, Fitsum Arega; the recently promoted commissioner of an institution that has become an important government agency in charge of luring foreign investment and changing the narrative of the nation, Belachew Mekuria (PhD) has cited family obligations as a reason for his resignation.