Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Emirates – the national airline of Africa?

“There is always business to be done in Africa,” says Tim Clark, president of Emirates.

Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman on Dangote and investing in Africa

Blackstone CEO discusses the firm’s recent investment in Africa.

AirAsia’s Tony Fernandes sees opportunities for low-cost air travel in Africa

“Connectivity between Africa and Asia is very poor. That is something I’d love to get into.”

South African CEO sends unusual warning to Pizza Hut and Domino’s Pizza

In a frank statement, Famous Brands CEO warns the two American pizza brands not to expect an easy ride in South Africa.

Retail success in Africa requires patience, hard work and innovation

The growth of retail in sub-Saharan Africa is good news, however, it has a down side for other retailers.

Africa keeps it interesting for Bayer business development boss

Bayer CropScience is ramping up its presence in Africa.

International hotel companies focusing on Ethiopia

Ethiopia currently houses only a handful of international hotel brands.

Dubai sovereign wealth fund sees investment in Dangote as its gateway into Africa

The Investment Corporation of Dubai recently took a minority stake in Nigeria’s Dangote Cement.

Gulf region wants to export its expertise to Africa

“We can see many opportunities of co-operation and partnership happening between this region and Africa.”

Gulf investors increasingly looking to African infrastructure

New report shows Gulf companies are increasing their exposure to African infrastructure, primarily telecommunications, ports and power.

US agriculture giant Dow AgroSciences to grow Africa footprint

“We look at Africa as a place where there are lots of crops for which the yields and quality can be improved.”

Pizza Hut not fazed by sluggish South African economy

Pizza Hut aims to ‘fish where the fish are’ in South Africa.

From Egypt to Zimbabwe: Seeing profits where others see instability

“Investors should focus on positioning themselves on the right side of policy, as opposed to politics.”

Why it’s prime time to invest in Egypt now

Business research company Infomineo explains why it decided to set up its second African office in Egypt.

Facebook in Africa: A mobile story

Facebook has announced that it has reached 100m monthly active users in Africa.