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Insights into the global coconut oil market

The value of the global coconut oil market showed an unstable dynamic trend from 2007 to 2016. In 2016, however, the value of the global coconut oil market expanded to $4.6m as a result of the rise in the price of coconut oil due to the current trend of reducing its supplies on the market.

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Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks funding
Kenya's Wagon Shopping posts strong growth as it seeks funding

Kenyan e-commerce startup Wagon Shopping processed KES405,000 ($4,000) worth of orders in the first quarter of this year, up 675% from last year, as it positions itself for a funding round.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Mauritius: E-commerce service launched to promote local operators
Mauritius: E-commerce service launched to promote local operators

The e-commerce service of the tax-free shopping digital portal Shopping Mauritius, an online platform to showcase products of tax-free shopping operators and handicrafts operators of the Creative Mauritius on a 24/7-hour basis, was launched on Friday, 11 May 2018 at the seat of the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry's (MCCI) in Port Louis.

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Insights into the global grains market

The global cereal grains market showed an upward trend from 2007 to 2016, expanding by 4% to 2,676 million tonnes in 2016. The cereal grains market grew with a CAGR of +2.6% over the last nine years, according to IndexBox estimates. In value terms, the market kept at the same level of 2015 and stood at $632bn in 2016. From 2007 to 2016, the market value was subject to significant fluctuations against changes in prices, crop yield and global cereal grains reserves.

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Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech
Moroccan e-commerce platform Hmizate expands into fintech

Moroccan company Hmizate, which since 2011 has provided an e-commerce platform offering users access to goods, food, travel services and deals, has expanded into fintech with the launch of HmizatePay, an all-in-one mobile commerce and payment platform.

By Tom Jackson 16 May 2018

Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade
Nations in new push to boost intra-Africa trade

The African Continental Free Trade Area's (AfCFTA) potential as a tool for driving industrialisation, economic diversification and development was highlighted at the start of the UN Economic Commission for Africa's (ECA) Conference of Ministers in Addis Ababa.

By Benjamin Ouma 15 May 2018