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SheTrades is a global ITC initiative that aims to connect 1 million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020. It is supported by a website and mobile application where women entrepreneurs can link and trade with buyers globally in order to correct the existing international trade imbalance which favours men. According to a McKinsey report, advancing women's equality could add $28 trillion to the global GDP by 2025 – equivalent to adding a new United States and China. However, according to ITC data, women are only in charge of one in five exporting companies.

Barclays PLC, based in London, announced on 1 March 2016 that it would reduce its ownership of its African business (called Barclays Africa) from 62.3% to a minority shareholding over time.