Ninety-two percent of the $30 million Cosmos Yopougon project has already been leased.
South-African jewelry retailer AmericanSwiss has opened six units to test the market, with plans to open up to 100.
Often thought of as being under-the-radar retailwise, the Philippines in fact is an attractive proposition for many international brands.
An all-star concert on Dec. 2 will be headlined by Beyoncé, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Wizkid and Usher honoring Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth.
The pilot program, called GemFair, is aimed at small-scale miners in Sierra Leone.
Fifteen nations have launched a pilot electronic certificate of origin program to speed and simplify cross-border trade.