#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story

What are the key issues and trends related to doing business in Africa in the private equity space?

18 Jan 2019

Saving for the golden years - African style

While Africa's youthful population and growing middle class are generally a big plus when it comes to investment potential, but what happens when this cohort gets old? Will the continent's pension market be able to cope?

10 Jan 2019

Digital platform to investing in Ethiopia launches

Ethiopia's digital platform guiding investors to the country, launched in Addis Ababa...

3 Jan 2019

Elections and economic growth

With East Africa set to grow by 6.3%, Western and Central Africa by 2.5%, Franc Zone at 4.6% and South Africa by 1.2%, most countries on the continent are looking at a positive economic forecast, except for those facing elections...

31 Dec 2018

Angola reforms its oil & gas industry

Angola's economy is set for recovery in 2019, largely due to a series of regulatory reforms in the oil and gas sector opening the country to new investment...

21 Dec 2018

Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?

Between the 1980s and early 2000s, several developing countries (many of them in Africa) accumulated large amounts of debt...

By Njuguna Ndung'u & Witness Simbanegavi 19 Dec 2018

SA may need to batten down its economic hatches in anticipation of a 'hard' Brexit

South Africa may need a contingency plan to protect its economy if a 'hard' Brexit becomes a reality in March 2019.

By Raymond Parsons 14 Dec 2018

#IATF2018: Paving the way to increased intra-African trade

According to Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, the African continent is an "extremely important" market for South African business, especially those that trade in value-added products...

12 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

How Nigeria can attract and keep the right kind of foreign direct investment

Two of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, HSBC and UBS, have recently closed their local representative offices in Nigeria...

By Tolu Olarewaju 5 Dec 2018

SA urged to invest in Mozambican gas sector

Mozambique presents great opportunities for South African businesses to invest in, said Mozambican Provincial Permanent Secretary of Cabo Delgado Province, Antonio Domingos Mapure...

28 Nov 2018

SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Building a new Zimbabwe

'Building a new Zimbabwe' is a flagship report launched by the African Development Bank to spark the country's economic development...

20 Nov 2018

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