Archive for the ‘Foreign investment’ category

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Danone acquires stake in dairy company linked to Kenyan president

French food giant Danone has bought a 40% stake in East African milk processor Brookside Dairy.

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

Nigeria’s GDP: Bigger but slower

Renaissance Capital’s Yvonne Mhango looks at Nigeria’s growth prospects.

Mark Mobius: How big are emerging markets?

Statistical studies of gross domestic product in emerging markets have been in the news recently.

Can Mozambique’s growth story be sustained?

Forecast to grow at 8% per year over the next five years, Mozambique is benefiting from mineral wealth and infrastructure development.

What we can learn from Olam’s success in Africa

Olam’s MD Ramesh shares some of the strategies required to successfully expand a business in Africa.

Thoughts on Africa from the UK

How we made it in Africa publisher Jaco Maritz shares his observations from a recent conference.

How multinationals expanding in Africa find the right person for the job

Finding the right skills to support expansion across Africa can be a challenge.

11 steps for US companies to better engage with African governments

Africa can be a promising market for US companies that can demand high standards while allowing for the continent’s growing pains.

Africa’s economic progress could mirror that of Asia, says Prudential

“We think Africa can be the new Asia, both for us as a company and for the global economy.”

John Deere on the trends driving African farming

Agriculture in Africa has only recently emerged from being a predominantly donor sector, says Jacques Taylor.

Survey reveals Africa’s most expensive cities for expats

Two African cities are included in the top 10 of a recent ranking of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates.

Executives rank South Africa as a top FDI destination, despite weakening economy

South Africa ranked as only African country in A.T. Kearney’s top 25 most attractive FDI markets.