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Standard Chartered CEO for Africa, Diana Layfield, outlines four reasons for the bank’s success in Africa.
“The fact that the African middle class has been so far overlooked and underserved means a relatively empty marketplace with a very receptive audience.”
The traditional model of financing farmers is often not possible in Africa.
Many international retailers and other consumer-facing companies have started to grow their African footprints.
Physical infrastructure backlog in most of Africa is widely known and acknowledged.
Often, first-line managers are promoted into management without really knowing where to start.
Architect John Kithaka began his journey in business immediately after high school at age 18.
Mining companies should invest in infrastructure development to win the support of the local population and to mitigate political risk.
Below are characteristics which your product or brand has to have if it is to be profitable.
Top South African businessman Fred Robertson shares his secrets to success.
“I truly do not expect Kenya to have violence that will be anywhere near the scale of the 2007/2008 post election violence.”
A majority of businesses have or are considering using Facebook pages to promote their companies.
As Africa continues to break new commercial ground, it is time that businesses begin to think differently about issues of political exposure.
There are many misconceptions about investing in developing markets, and Africa certainly has its fair share.
Farhana Hassanali–Hashmani, of HassConsult, tells Dinfin Mulupi about Kenya’s minuscule mortgage market, Nairobi’s high prices and whether there is a bubble.