Archive for the ‘Gabon’ Category

GSEZ: Cornerstone of Emerging Gabon

The Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ) – started in 2010 as a joint venture between Olam International Ltd., the Republic of Gabon, and Africa Finance Corporation with a mandate to develop infrastructure, enhance industrial competitiveness and build a business-friendly ecosystem in Gabon – is rapidly emerging as West Central Africa’s manufacturing hub: GSEZ has enabled the […]

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Gabon: Potential Raw Material Export Ban To Activate Value Chain Development

Courtesy of The Africa Report, an exclusive report on Gabon’s potential consideration of a raw material export ban as a means to activate their value chain development: Bans on the export of raw materials are a possible tool for Gabon as it seeks progress towards higher value-added trade, minister for investment promotion and public-private partnerships […]

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Gabon Targets a Huge Payday With Carbon Credits

Via WSJ, an article on Gabon’s plans to offer the largest-ever issuance of offsets, seeking a windfall for preserving its vast forests: The African nation of Gabon, one of the most densely forested on earth, is launching the world’s biggest sale of carbon-offset credits. The plan could net the country billions of dollars and upend the fast-growing […]

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Gabon: Africa’s Next Big Oil Frontier?

Via Oil, a report on Gabon’s Africa seems to be emerging as the prime drilling spot for the early 2020s – it is still relatively under-evaluated, would be cheaper than any other domestic project for Western or Russian majors (i.e. Arctic oil or deepwater) and seemingly would not be subject to the socially sensitive […]

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