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IMF questions Arise IIP tax exemptions
An International Monetary Fund team left Gabon early this week after a long annual consultation mission during which it laid out its conditions for granting the country a new loan programme. They include the scrapping of numerous tax and customs exemption regimes, and in particular one in place for the Nkok special economic zone. [...]
Olam and AFC call on lobbyists to help develop their industrial parks
The Arise IIP fund, which combines Nigeria's Africa Finance Corp and Indo-Singaporean agribusiness giant Olam, has appointed a team of advisors to lobby the governments of the countries where the fund invests and the international bodies that regulate industrial parks. [...]