Investment for Nigeria & Pakistan | UK & SA Trade | AI in Logistics

Posted on 25/04/2018 by DHL Express

Nigeria and Pakistan receive £140 million investment

UK Trade Minister Greg Hands met with Pakistan’s Minister of Commerce, Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, and Nigeria’s Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, in London at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

New investments were announced as Pakistan and Nigeria joined the 53 nations attending the meeting, with the benefits of intra-Commonwealth trade high on the agenda. The £140 million investment will boost jobs and economic development in the Commonwealth’s growing market.

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UK and South Africa trade relationship

Last week the South Africa Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, met with his UK counterpart Dr Liam Fox in London to discuss the trading relationship between the UK and South Africa.

International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox, said: “We will build further on our £9 billion of annual trade with South Africa, our biggest trading partner in Africa, and champion free trade to help developing countries combat poverty and grow their economies.”

South Africa welcomed the UK’s intention to avoid any disruption to trade and to work together to advance sustainable economic development.

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AI in Logistics

DHL recently collaborated with IBM to produce a report on the implications and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the logistics industry. AI provides a huge opportunity as it leaps from consumer segments to enterprises and onward to the industrial and logistics sectors.

As logistics leaders continue their digital transformation, AI will become a bigger and inherent part of day-to-day business, amplifying the human component of global supply chains.

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