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The case for investing in Africa

The continent is now growing much more rapidly than the OECD nations. It may well be on the cusp of a reversal of fortunes.<p><b>Most international</b> …

Coal India eyes mining blocks in South Africa

(Photo for representational purpose only. Source: AP)<p>India is exploring coal deposits in South Africa and seeking out new, safer technology for …

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Lenovo to Expand in Africa as Smartphones Debut in Nigeria

Lenovo Group Ltd., the world’s largest maker of personal computers, plans to expand its smartphone business in three west African countries this year …

IBM deepens technology penetration with new innovation centre - BusinessDay : News you can trust

IBM (International Business Machine) is further expanding its operations across Africa with the opening of an Innovation Centre in Lagos, Nigeria. …

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Assessing Africa’s business future: An interview with the CEO of Absa

The CEO of one of South Africa’s largest financial-services companies discusses the state of business in Africa.<p><b>Maria Ramos could not have chosen</b> a …

The risk of ignoring Africa when investing

For Charles Field-Marsham, it's been a new dawn in Africa for a while. He thinks more Canadian investors should feel the same way.<p>"I've owned a stockbroker business in Kenya for 20 years now," says the Canadian entrepreneur and founder of Kestrel Capital Management Corp., an investment bank …

33 Global Investors Explore Opportunities In Zambia - Ventures Africa

American multinational financial services corporation, Morgan Stanley was among thirty-three companies that flew into Zambia last Thursday to assess …

Taiwan seeking more business in Africa, Central America | Economics | FOCUS TAIWAN - CNA ENGLISH NEWS

Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) Taiwan will send business delegations to Africa and Central America later this month in an effort to seek more business …

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McDonald’s CEO Says Chain Wants to Do Business With Africa

The Golden Arches are ubiquitous, and now <b>McDonald’s</b> (NYSE:MCD) wants to expand its presence into Africa. According to <i>Bloomberg,</i> Chief Executive …

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War Torn Ivory Coast Reopens For Business

REUTERS/Luc Gnago<p>ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is re-emerging as the prime investment destination in French-speaking West Africa after a decade of …

Investing opportunities in Africa

Charles Field-Marsham, founder of Kestrel Capital Management Corp., an investment bank specializing in sub-Saharan Africa, says misconceptions about the continent may mean investors miss out on opportunities

Nigeria offers promise for investors looking for the next growth story

If you want an idea of what Nigeria can offer the world's more fearless investors, raise a glass to South African supermarket chain Shoprite. Last year, its seven Nigerian branches sold more Moët & Chandon champagne than its 600 South African stores combined.<p>Nigeria may be best known for Islamist …

Africapitalism: a philosophy for sustainable business in Africa?

As with most developing economies and emerging markets, sustainable business is a hard sell in Africa – especially in sub-Saharan Africa. As an academic and practitioner in this space, I often blame the weak institutions and poor governance characteristics of these regions. In addition, the slow …

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