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Naira unpegged: Local and foreign businesspeople weigh in

Many economists applaud the decision to de-peg the naira from the dollar, but local businesspeople brace themselves for inflationary struggles.

How Uber is localising its business in sub-Saharan Africa

One of the lessons Uber has learned is the importance of adapting to local conditions.

Nigeria and Ghana: Marketing real estate in times of slower economic growth

Upper-end of the market saturated, but still opportunities in affordable housing.

Online retail in Equatorial Guinea: Entrepreneur shares her experiences

Consuelo Dougan Chaffer, co-founder of e-commerce platform EG Galleria, discusses her business.

Economic development: Kola Karim says African countries should be more ‘selfish’

Businessman believes countries should concentrate on developing their own economies before worrying about greater regional integration.

East Africa Consumer Industries Quarterly: Q3 2016

In this inaugural edition of the East Africa Consumer Industries Quarterly™ we discuss business trends, ideas and opportunities in the fast-moving consumer goods, semi-durable goods, durable goods and retail industries.

Business Focus

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    How South Africa’s Naspers is making money from Chinese gamers

    24 June, 2016
    Undoubtedly, the single largest driver of the Naspers share price over the last few years is its 34% holding in Tencent.
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    Naira unpegged: Local and foreign businesspeople weigh in

    23 June, 2016
    Many economists applaud the decision to de-peg the naira from the dollar, but local businesspeople brace themselves for inflationary struggles.
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    Public debt in Mozambique: Consequences and perspectives

    22 June, 2016
    Undisclosed loans put Mozambique at odds with the IMF and other donors.
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    HENRYs (High Earners, Not Rich Yet) driving growth in luxury market

    22 June, 2016
    'Young people are ready to save up and sacrifice to buy a luxury product,' says Michael Mwai, CEO of The Luxury Network in Kenya.

Foreign Investment

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    Singapore-style urban development in Tanzania

    24 June, 2016
    Singaporean company Hyflux is involved in the development of a new integrated city in Tanzania.
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    Policy uncertainty holding back investment in agriculture

    23 June, 2016
    'Any economist will tell you that capital detests uncertainty,' says William Asiko, executive director of Grow Africa.
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    How Uber is localising its business in sub-Saharan Africa

    21 June, 2016
    One of the lessons Uber has learned is the importance of adapting to local conditions.
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    Singaporean companies eyeing niche opportunities in Africa

    18 June, 2016
    Singapore’s minister of state for trade and industry discusses opportunities in Africa, and shares how the continent can boost industrialisation.

Entrepreneur watch

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    The Nigerian entrepreneur with the swimwear brand for African women

    24 June, 2016
    'The inspiration for Kamokini came out of a self-conscious need to feel beautiful and comfortable, and look confident while I’m so exposed.'
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    Nigerian gives up stable salary to launch online learning marketplace

    21 June, 2016
    Tuteria recently caught the attention of the Innovation Prize for Africa and it is one of this year’s finalists.
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    My big break: Starting a business with my friends

    21 June, 2016
    Entrepreneur Virji Kerai on how a shared vision led to the creation of one of Kenya’s leading construction companies.
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    American entrepreneur shares lessons learned from running a business in Kenya

    13 June, 2016
    Audrey Cheng discusses her company and shares some observations about Kenya's business environment.

Business Advice

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    Approaching your first client as an entrepreneur

    15 June, 2016
    Gugu Mjadu provides her five top tips for young entrepreneurs/businesses looking to land their first client.
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    Accenture: Five digital leadership lessons from the Game of Thrones

    27 May, 2016
    Fail to play the digital game and your company will find itself facing a nasty fate indeed.
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    Different types of workplace culture – which one is right for your business?

    19 May, 2016
    Workplace culture is a unique sociological construct.
  4. South African supermarket chain Shoprite has a strong presence in Zambia.

    Focus on what you do best, and other strategies for entering Africa

    9 May, 2016
    A recent study revealed 66% of business expansions into Africa resulted in negative shareholder returns. PwC suggest how to avoid becoming part of this statistic.

Meet the Boss

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    Meet the Boss: Mark Elliott, division president, MasterCard South Africa

    22 June, 2016
    'If you don’t question everything, if you're not competitively paranoid, you will not have the sense of self-introspection that you so sorely need to be a real leader.'
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    Meet the Boss: Akua Nyame-Mensah, MD for Ghana and Nigeria, Lamudi

    20 June, 2016
    I don’t like ‘yes’ people, says Akua Nyame-Mensah.
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    Meet the Boss: Alon Lits, GM, sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

    16 June, 2016
    'You should measure things based on the return on effort.'
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    Meet the Boss: Hassan Bashir, CEO, Takaful Africa Group

    10 June, 2016
    Hassan Bashir had to overcome numerous challenges to get where he is today.

FOCUS ON CENTRAL AFRICA

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    Online retail in Equatorial Guinea: Entrepreneur shares her experiences

    22 June, 2016
    Consuelo Dougan Chaffer, co-founder of e-commerce platform EG Galleria, discusses her business.
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    Talking business with ambitious entrepreneur Juan Bocung Cawan

    12 June, 2016
    Entrepreneur Juan Bocung Cawan is always on the look-out for new opportunities.
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    Meet the Boss: Estela Nse Mansogo, Director, Equatorial Guinea, Centurion LLP

    26 May, 2016
    'As an African woman, I refuse to accept that we can’t be the best.'
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    How Alfredo Jones built a top engineering services company in Equatorial Guinea

    18 May, 2016
    Jones had to overcome various obstacles to build the company into what it is today.

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    The Nigerian entrepreneur with the swimwear brand for African women

    24 June, 2016
    'The inspiration for Kamokini came out of a self-conscious need to feel beautiful and comfortable, and look confident while I’m so exposed.'
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    The two factors set to transform Africa’s energy challenge

    24 June, 2016
    Rapid economic growth and rising population numbers are behind the drive to increase electricity generation.
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    Singapore-style urban development in Tanzania

    24 June, 2016
    Singaporean company Hyflux is involved in the development of a new integrated city in Tanzania.
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    24 June, 2016
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    23 June, 2016
    Many economists applaud the decision to de-peg the naira from the dollar, but local businesspeople brace themselves for inflationary struggles.
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