Category Archives: Investment Trends

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Guide to Doing Business in Africa 2013 – LEX AFRICA

BY SEAN LARKAN ON APRIL 25, 2013 The Chairman of LEX AFRICA, Werksmans partner Pieter Steyn, recently announced the publication of the comprehensive and sought after LEX AFRICA Guide to Doing Business in Africa(PDF). The 2013 LEX AFRICA…

Africa Continues to Grow Strongly Despite Global Slowdown, Although Significantly Less Poverty Remains Elusive – World Bank

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2013 (World Bank) – Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is likely to reach more than 5 percent on average in 2013-2015 as a result of high commodity prices worldwide…

Sending money back home beats foreign aid

  Good Governance Africa. Diaspora-driven development is the way to go, says Adams Bodomo The African diaspora is a major source of foreign income—so large that it now outstrips foreign…

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Beijing, a Boon for Africa

  Dambisa Moyo. New York Times. June 27, 2012 In June 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gave a speech in Zambia warning of a “new colonialism” threatening the…

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Why Cities, Not Countries, Should Drive Investment Decisions In Africa

African Leadership Network. August 13, 2012. Africa is urbanising at a rapid pace. It is estimated that around 40% of Africans currently live in urban areas, making Africa more urbanised than…

Building Bridges: Africa’s Attractiveness Survey 2012

The second edition of Africa Attractiveness builds on the theme of the African growth story, while emphasising the need to bridge a perception gap that continues to exist among many…

Sub-Saharan Africa: Sustaining Growth Amid Global Uncertainty

International Monetary Fund (IMF). May 2012 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department, commented on the report’s main findings: “Despite difficult external…

Africa Progress Report 2012 – Africa Progress Panel

MAY 2012 – AFRICA PROGRESS REPORT 2012 Jobs, Justice and Equity: Seizing opportunities in times of global change The 2012 Africa Progress Report, launched today by the Africa Progress Panel,…

African Leadership Network: The Rise Of The African Consumer – A Report From McKinsey’s Africa Consumer Insights Center

Africa’s consumer-facing industries are expected to grow by more than $400 billion by 2020.1 That would account for more than half the total revenue increase that all businesses are expected…

African Leadership Network: Unparalleled Regional Trade Expansion

By ALN | Published: AUGUST 21, 2012 Ethiopia’s trade with its neighbors is likely to present a major business and economic opportunity in the coming few years. This is made possible due to bilateral…