Ethiopian Business Review

“We don’t advise banks to wave rules and regulations” - Ahmed Abetew, Minister, Ministry of Industry

Responding to questions from local journalists about the government’s failure to support the Dire Dawa Textile Factory which was privatized in 2007, to access a loan from the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE).

Saturday, 15 March 2014 06:00
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“The figures speak for themselves”
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

PM Hailemariam DesalegnRegarding the low investment and trade relationship between Finland and Ethiopia.  In a round table discussion held between the two countries’ officials and business communities on January 28 at the Sheraton Addis, Prime Minister Hailemariam stated that the two countries’ economic ties are not at  the level they should be. He urged Finland’s delegates to participate in investment and trade in Ethiopia. He also suggested that the Finnish importers could be interested in Ethiopian flowers, coffee, leather and leather products. Whereas, untapped investment opportunities in mining, energy, manufacturing, agro processing, tourism and ICT sectors will give an ample opportunities to  Companies in Finland. The critical importance of facilitating technology transfer in areas of excellence that Finland is known for is yet another area that could be explored he told delegates. Prime Minister Jyrkia Katainen and the Minister of International Development Pecka Haavisto, along with the business communities of Finland were on official visits to Ethiopia from January 27-28, 2014.


2nd Year . February 2014 . No.12


Saturday, 15 February 2014 09:00
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H.E Kebede ChaneWhile explaining problems of trade license registration and other trade related issues at the third Public Private Partnership forum held at the Hilton Addis, on December 23, 2013. In the discussion forum co-chaired by the minister and Mulu Solomon, President of the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Association, a study funded by the World Bank, on the legal loopholes regarding the formation and administration of Share Companies was presented.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 09:00
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