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Nation Earns Close to 4 Billion USD from Export  

Some 3.8 billion USD was earned from exports this Ethiopian Fiscal Year, according to the Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration. Performance evaluation of the 2016 Ethiopian Fiscal Year and the plan for this year of the ministry is underway in Jigjiga, Somali region. Speaking on the occasion, Trade and Regional Integration Minister Kasahun Gofe …

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New Africa Sustainable Development Report Shows Critical Importance of Scaled-Up Dev’t Financing

A new joint report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), and the African Union Commission (AUC) has found that Africa is off track to meet the majority of its sustainable development targets for 2030. The 2024 Africa Sustainable Development Report (ASDR), …

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“Dine for Ethiopia” Initiative Makes Significant Strides in Developing Tourism Destinations: PMO

Prime Minister Abiy’s “Dine for Ethiopia” initiative has made significant strides in developing the country’s tourism destinations, according to the Office of the Prime Minister (PMO). The office mentioned those tourist destinations built through the “Dine for Ethiopia” initiative such as Halala Kella, Chebera Churchura, Wonchi, and Gorgora, each highlighting the unique natural endowments of …

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Ethiopia Attracts USD 3.82 Billion in FDI, EIC

Ethiopia attracted USD 3.82 billion in foreign direct investment (FDI) during the recently concluded fiscal year, according to the Ethiopian Investment Commission. Ethiopian Investment Commissioner Hanna Arayaselassie highlighted efforts to improve the business climate, promote investment, facilitate activities, provide one-stop services, and work on regulations as key areas of focus during the fiscal year. Priorities …

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Ethiopia: Documents Authentication and Registration Service Achieves Birr 2.5 Billion Revenue in 2023/24 Fiscal Year

The Federal Documents Authentication and Registration Service (DARS) announced that it generated Birr 2.5 billion in revenue from its verification and registration services during the 2023/24 fiscal year. Over the last fiscal year, 919,941 cases were handled across various service sectors, with 726,535 of these cases being processed online. More than 6,000 customers are served …

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UAE and Ethiopia Strengthen Ties with Currency Swap Agreement

The UAE Central Bank has partnered with the National Bank of Ethiopia to establish a bilateral currency swap agreement, aimed at enhancing financial and commercial cooperation between the two countries. This agreement will provide liquidity in local currencies, facilitating the settlement of cross-border transactions between the Emirates and Ethiopia. The pact allows for the exchange …

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ECMA Issues Directive to License Ethiopia’s First Securities Exchange

The Ethiopian Capital Market Authority (ECMA) announced a directive that will establish Ethiopia’s first licensed securities exchange. The ECMA, established in 2021, holds the authority to regulate the capital market through directives. The newly issued “Directive on Licensing, Operation, and Supervision of Securities Exchanges, Derivatives Exchanges, and the Over-The-Counter Market No. 1009/2024” outlines the framework …

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Ethiopia – Italy Business Forum Kicks Off In Milan City

Ethiopia – Italy Business Form kicked off in Milan City in attendance of State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mesganu Arga, and Ambassador Demitu Hambisa. From the Italian side, a member of the Office of the Prime Minister, Lorenzo Ortana, and a Representative of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti CDP), are in attendance. In his remarks on …

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Ethiopia, Djibouti Explore Ways To Boost Export Trade Cooperation

 In a bid to enhance economic cooperation and facilitate trade between the two nations, Ethiopia’s Minister of Trade and Regional Integrations, Kasahun Goffe, met with the Minister of Trade of Djibouti, Mohamed Warsama. During their discussion, the two ministers explored various possibilities for facilitating export trade between Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well as addressing related …

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