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Nigerian FDI is falling, but investors are loving its debt

Nigeria’s latest Eurobond issuance had no trouble attracting investment. Here is why.

Want to own three properties by 30? Here is how this South African did it

Be prepared to make sacrifices, says Mochele Noge.

How this founder sold his ATM business to a global player – and what you can learn from it

We speak to Marc Sternberg about the recent sale of his Cape Town-based business, Spark ATM Systems.

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The truth about Africa’s rising middle class

The news on Africa’s middle class has been mixed.

How Trump’s policies could hurt African mining

While a strong dollar should benefit African commodity exporters, it comes at a time when protectionist trade policies could reduce African export revenues.

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South African mining sector – the need to stage a comeback

"South Africa desperately needs to see a return to job-creating growth."

How two brothers started Lagos’ first coffee shop chain

Café Neo was started by Nigerian brothers Ngozi and Chijioke Dozie in Lagos. Today it hopes to expand across west Africa.

Nigerian FDI is falling, but investors are loving its debt

Nigeria’s latest Eurobond issuance had no trouble attracting investment. Here is why.

Business Focus

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    Egypt: Investors are flipping new property developments within 30 days

    20 February, 2017
    Since the Egyptian pound was unpegged from the dollar, investor demand for new developments has boomed.
  2. Why Sony is pursuing music streaming in Nigeria

    20 February, 2017
    'We do believe Nigeria could return to a top spot with regards to a music consumption market in the world.'
  3. The new era in Kenyan banking – innovate or die

    17 February, 2017
    The banking industry in Kenya is under pressure.
  4. Somalia says it will resume printing currency soon

    14 February, 2017
    Somalia intends to resume printing banknotes this year for the first time since the government collapsed in 1991.

Foreign investment

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    Nigerian FDI is falling, but investors are loving its debt

    16 February, 2017
    Nigeria’s latest Eurobond issuance had no trouble attracting investment. Here is why.
  2. Singapore is embracing the East African Community

    15 February, 2017
    Singapore has long noticed the potential the EAC holds as an unexplored emerging market.
  3. Tough times for African equities

    7 February, 2017
    Falling African equity prices and valuations over the past 30 months have laid the groundwork for better returns ahead.
  4. In defence of Germany’s Marshall Plan with Africa

    7 February, 2017
    Despite the challenges of investing in Africa, the continent holds many opportunities for German companies.

Entrepreneur watch

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    Entrepreneur on how she built a successful online fashion and beauty store

    13 February, 2017
    We talk entrepreneurship with the founder of South African e-commerce platform SassyChic.
  2. How two brothers started Lagos’ first coffee shop chain

    10 February, 2017
    Café Neo was started by Nigerian brothers Ngozi and Chijioke Dozie in Lagos. Today it hopes to expand across west Africa.
  3. Rwandan solar-powered kiosk company wants to create Africa’s biggest wifi network

    10 February, 2017
    Making people that earn less than US$5 a day part of the digital revolution.
  4. Gold medallist Ryk Neethling on applying Olympic training skills to property

    27 January, 2017
    'What makes you successful in sport, I think translates very well into business.'

Business Advice

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    Want to own three properties by 30? Here is how this South African did it

    17 February, 2017
    Be prepared to make sacrifices, says Mochele Noge.
  2. How this founder sold his ATM business to a global player – and what you can learn from it

    14 February, 2017
    We speak to Marc Sternberg about the recent sale of his Cape Town-based business, Spark ATM Systems.
  3. Buy your dream entrepreneurial business

    14 February, 2017
    Opting to purchase an existing business instead of starting a business from scratch is a safer and more effective way to becoming a business owner.
  4. Changing your life begins with how you choose to think

    20 January, 2017
    'If you don’t feel happy and passionate about the work you are doing, make that change.'

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Farid Masood, CEO, Kansai Plascon Africa Limited

    15 February, 2017
    How many pizzas are sold in Africa? We find out why this is Farid Masood's favourite interview question.
  2. Meet the Boss: Henri Nyakarundi, managing director, ARED (Rwanda)

    8 February, 2017
    'Just start a business – it will teach you more about yourself and your abilities than any other institution.'
  3. Meet the Boss: Tameron Haralambous, founder and owner, Eco Furniture Design

    1 February, 2017
    Founder of eco-friendly furniture company reveals what keeps her up at night.
  4. Meet the Boss: Chris Folayan, CEO, MallforAfrica

    27 January, 2017
    'People always like to discuss their successes while I’m more interested in their failures.'

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    How German firms can tap into Africa’s diversification drive

    3 February, 2017
    'Where I do see significant opportunities is in the midstream and downstream petroleum industry.'
  2. Understanding Cameroon’s untapped business opportunities

    16 January, 2017
    NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group, shares where he sees opportunities in Cameroon.
  3. On-the-ground realities in central Africa different to investors’ perceptions

    13 December, 2016
    Doing business in French-speaking central Africa is often different to what prospective investors assume, according to private equity boss.
  4. Start-up snapshot: The Cameroonian company using fish to farm crops – and vice versa

    30 November, 2016
    Save Our Agriculture is a start-up that focuses on producing aquaponics kits.

Private Equity

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    Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016

    16 February, 2017
    2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe.
  2. South African private equity continues to outperform listed market

    9 February, 2017
    South African private equity continued to yield favourable returns relative to listed equity.
  3. M&A action shifts from west to east Africa

    8 February, 2017
    Despite some high profile bank failures in the region, businesses active in the insurance and broader financial services sector continue to attract new capital.
  4. Profit-making idea: Pick up African companies while valuations remain low

    18 January, 2017
    'I think now is the right time for people to start looking and put money in,' says Thabo Ncalo of Savvy Capital Partners.

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