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Commonwealth Saudi Trade Mission 4th – 7th November 2018 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, is undergoing dramatic changes. A shift towards economic and social reform, alongside the ambitious development programme ‘Vision 2030’, are all indications of a Saudi Arabia that is become a fundamentally more global and open state. Recently, Mohammad Bin Salman... read more


CWEIC Advisory Council Representatives Meet in Lagos

In conjunction with CWEIC Advisory Council member Baroness Chalker’s visit to Nigeria, a host of our Nigerian Strategic Partners, and their representatives, convened in Lagos for an informal lunch and meeting. The meeting was organised both to discuss CWEIC’s Activities in Nigeria, led by Obinna Anyanwu – CWEIC’s Country Head... read more


July Message from CWEIC Chief Executive Richard Burge

Dear Friends and supporters, July has been another busy month for CWEIC! We’ve welcomed delegations from the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Institute of Directors Nigeria, as well as releasing a fantastic report in conjunction with the City of London... read more


CWEIC Hosts Institute of Directors Nigeria

On Tuesday 24th July, CWEIC hosted a twenty-strong delegation of Nigeria business leaders, including CEOs and Directors of a host of prominent Nigerian businesses, at Marlborough House, London. The Institute of DIrectors Nigeria organise an annual trip to London; one of the flagship locations of their overseas visits, to explore... read more


UK-India Trade Set to Enter a New Defining Era

The relationship between the UK is and India is poised to enter a new defining era. Dramatic changes to the UK’s trading outlook has prompted a revision of its international partnerships, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trade reforms, aptly characterised by his ‘Global India’ programme, indicate that the two countries... read more


CWEIC Welcomes Horyal Investments as First Ugandan Strategic Partner

Horyal Investments is a Ugandan business which operates in a diverse variety of sectors, largely focusing on infrastructure in North Uganda. The work that Horyal is conducting there is hugely influential, especially in Amuru District, where Horyal has most recently invested in the region’s first sugar factory, cited as the... read more


Ghana EXIM Bank Join CWEIC as Strategic Partners

Ghana EXIM Bank, the result of a merger between three central Ghanain government agencies, is the principle export finance institution for the Government of Ghana. The bank have joined the CWEIC as Strategic Partners, and Lawrence Agyinsam, Ghana EXIM Bank’s Chief Executive Officer has been appointed as the bank’s representative to... read more


June Message from Chief Executive Richard Burge

Dear Members and Friends, By time of publishing, I will have just returned from Lagos, Nigeria, where CWEIC ran its first ‘Connecting the Commonwealth’ event. The event, running in conjunction with the Lord Mayor of London’s visit, was designed to bring together Commonwealth business leaders with their Nigerian counterparts. It... read more