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Energy still a key challenge to African industrialisation

Reliable energy was highlighted as a key challenge during a week-long trade and investment mission to Zambia by South African companies.

13 hours ago

African market wide open for innovative insurers

Escalating urbanisation, a rising middle class and a growing younger population create significant opportunities for insurers to enter this largely untapped African market...

8 Aug 2019

Climate change emerging as a legal liability risk for lenders in SA

Legal liability for climate change is an emerging risk for lenders in South Africa - a risk that is by no means limited to projects in the fossil fuel industry...

7 Aug 2019

Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA

Trade partnerships should be aligned to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said...

6 Aug 2019

Lessons to be learnt from Ghana's excess electricity shambles

Access to energy plays a critical role in economic development. But bad government policies have affected energy security in many developing countries...

By Samuel Asumadu Sarkodie 5 Aug 2019

AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

Green bonds are helping investors take action against climate change

Climate change is one of the most pressing sustainability challenges investors are facing today. It presents a systemic risk that is very difficult for investors to diversify away...

By Carolina Minio-Paluello 29 Jul 2019

The rise and rise of the on demand economy

Today, owning DVDs and CDs seems like a quaint idea - why would you clutter your home with physical media when you can get the music or movies you want over the internet on a pay-per-download or subscription basis?

By Alex Thomson 25 Jul 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

#MauritiusLeaks shows the urgent need to combat profit shifting

According to a recent expose, Mauritius (ranked in the top 15 corporate tax havens, with a statutory corporate tax rate of 3%) is another favourite destination of transnational companies (TNCs)...

23 Jul 2019

Why abandoning the CFA Franc would be a risky operation

The controversy over the CFA Franc gets revived on a regular basis by African politicians and intellectuals. The currency gives rise to both passionate debate and simplistic, sweeping political declarations...

By Cheikh Ahmed Bamba Diagne 22 Jul 2019

#AfricaLeads: Africa is one of the most fertile regions for growth across industries

Paylater rebranded to Carbon to become a digital financial services platform, going "beyond banking", says CEO Chijioke Dozie...

By Louise Marsland 19 Jul 2019

How Ghana is acing its transition to mobile financial services

Ghana has recently become the fastest-growing mobile money market in Africa...

By Selin Ozyurt 19 Jul 2019

How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations...

By Danny Bradlow 15 Jul 2019

What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continent

The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July...

By Virusha Subban & Itumeleng Mukhovha 10 Jul 2019

New $1bn Belt and Road Africa Fund to focus on investments in Africa

Sekunjalo chairperson, Dr Iqbal Survé, is set to head up a $1bn (R14bn) Belt and Road Africa Fund that was announced on the sidelines of the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Summer Davos Meeting, which is underway in Dalian, China...

Issued by Independent Media 5 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

IWG flexible working franchise a first for Africa

Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc this week announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries in Africa...

Issued by GO Content Lab 4 Jul 2019

Why Ghana is likely to go on needing the IMF - however difficult the relationship

The relationship between Ghana and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is, to many Ghanaians, a difficult one. Most Ghanaians are of the view that the country should divorce itself from the international body...

By Priscilla Twumasi-Baffour 1 Jul 2019

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