Ethiopian Business Review

Opportunity, Threat for Insurance?

No country in the world, however well protected, can consider itself immune from political violence. Terrorism is evolving fast as networks and cells continue to look at new methods to inflict damage and cause panic. Under the current circumstances, politically motivated attacks and civil unrest in Ethiopia keep threatening business organizations. As a result, companies look to insurance protection—primarily political risk and terrorism coverage—to manage the exposure. The current eruption of political violence in parts of Ethiopia and the adverse human and financial cost, coupled with the swelling tendency of threats, is pushing the risk into uncharted territory. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:00
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Since the early days of modern trade there has been anxiety about the future of local businesses.  It’s safe to assume that many Ethiopian companies haven’t experienced such a state of flux and uncertainty. Yet, as the economy positions itself to further integrate with the global economy and open its doors to more foreign investors, we must question the sustainability of continuing with the entrenched “business as usual” approach as a long-term option.  

Friday, 01 December 2017 06:00
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Industrialisation is a process of building up a country’s capacity to convert raw materials into new products. The process involves a growing complexity of production systems, reliance on others’ primary or secondary economic activities and an increase in output. 

Friday, 01 December 2017 00:00
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