China Forex Expo 2016

Date: Octorber 28th-29th, 2016
Location: Shenzhen, China

The third China (Shenzhen) Forex Expo was held successfully from April 16th to 17th. We are thrilled for the extraordinary achievements in the last event, with 5000+©O expo area, 50+ exhibitors and more than 6000 attendees from worldwide. Well-known industrial players and brands from home and abroad networked with Chinese investors, IBs, affiliates and enterpreneurs through the colorful welcoming cocktail party, exciting conference sessions and free talks at booths. The eye-catching award ceremony was also held simultaneously to honor excellent companies and individuals.

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Dangote to nearly double production capacity across Africa in next three years

Dangote Cement, Nigeria's biggest listed company, said it aims to nearly double its production capacity over the next three years and half of its output by the end of 2019 will come from African plants outside its home market.

The company, majority owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote and Africa's biggest cement producer, plans new plants in Nigeria which will add between nine-million and 12-million tonnes to its existing capacity and will also expand production into Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Kenya and Zimbabwe, it said in a presentation on Tuesday.

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Another 40MW solar power plant in Kenya to be constructed

Another 40MW solar power plant in Kenya is set to be constructed in Nandi County, Kenya this is afterKenya Solar Energy Ltd showed interest in constructing a 40MW plant in Lamu County soon.

Kopere Solar Park Limited which is the company behind the project is currently seeking regulatory approval for them to commence on the construction. The solar plant is projected to cost US$ 10m and will be financed by Climate Investment Funds (CIF) and Martifer Solar which is a Portugal based firm will be involved as the technical partners to develop, build and operate the solar plant during its lifetime.

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Airtel Kenya plans 4G launch by year-end

Airtel Kenya, the local unit of Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel, is aiming to launch 4G LTE services by the end of the year, to enable it to better compete in the high speed mobile data market, reports Capital FM. ‘Data is very essential in our industry and we are investing heavily to ensure that our capabilities in data and internet are substantially improved,’ the cellco’s CEO Adil El Youssefi was quoted as saying, adding: ‘We are working closely with the stakeholders, regulators and the government to ensure that we [launch] the 4G network as soon as possible, hopefully this year, to Kenya.’ Youssefi also revealed that the coverage of Airtel’s 3G network, which was launched in February 2012, has been increased to 75% of the population.

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