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Kigali to Kuala Lumpur: What will it take for Africa to follow South-East Asia’s development path?

Reflecting on what African countries can take away from the growth experience of South-East Asia.

Giving wings to Africa’s regional integration

Though Africa is home to 15% of the world’s population, it accounts for less than 3% of its total air traffic.

Ecobank identifies five hot spots for investment in Africa

Some countries are still growing fast on the back of increasingly diversified economies, an expanding consumer class and rising capital inflows.

Sketchy infrastructure an impediment to growth

Inadequate infrastructure limits the continent’s economic progress, but funding roads, ports, and power projects is difficult.

Djibouti’s strategic location presents opportunities for investment in logistics

We talk to the Africa Finance Corporation's head of heavy industries to learn more about Djibouti’s opportunities for private sector infrastructural investment.

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Experts view the LAPSSET project as a major contribution to the African Union’s regional integration vision of a peaceful, prosperous and fully integrated continent by 2063.

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    Giving wings to Africa’s regional integration

    21 September, 2016
    Though Africa is home to 15% of the world’s population, it accounts for less than 3% of its total air traffic.
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    Sketchy infrastructure an impediment to growth

    6 September, 2016
    Inadequate infrastructure limits the continent’s economic progress, but funding roads, ports, and power projects is difficult.
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    Djibouti’s strategic location presents opportunities for investment in logistics

    2 September, 2016
    We talk to the Africa Finance Corporation's head of heavy industries to learn more about Djibouti’s opportunities for private sector infrastructural investment.
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    What Africa can learn from Sheffield’s investment deal with China

    23 August, 2016
    Leaders on the continent have not shown enough commitment to ensuring equitable partnerships with China.
  5. Abuja is increasingly attracting real estate investors.

    Which African cities will see the fastest growth in consumer spending?

    17 August, 2016
    Kenya's Kisumu, Mombasa and Nairobi will experience over 200% growth in total consumer expenditure from 2015 to 2030.
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    Currency devaluation: Where are the opportunities?

    12 August, 2016
    While some African countries that are considered great investment opportunities have seen recent currency devaluation, this could create an opportunity for African manufacturers.
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    A megaproject rises in East Africa

    8 August, 2016
    Experts view the LAPSSET project as a major contribution to the African Union’s regional integration vision of a peaceful, prosperous and fully integrated continent by 2063.
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    Despite headwinds, Africa’s economy is still strong – AfDB

    8 August, 2016
    Being the second-fastest growing region in the world, why then are some analysts pointing to an impending economic crisis in Africa?
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    South Africa’s future: Premier League, Second Division, or failed state?

    12 July, 2016
    Renowned scenario planner highlights various red flags that investors in South Africa should keep an eye on.
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    Ecobank identifies five hot spots for investment in Africa

    10 July, 2016
    Some countries are still growing fast on the back of increasingly diversified economies, an expanding consumer class and rising capital inflows.
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    Ranked: Africa’s most costly cities

    22 June, 2016
    Angola's Luanda the most expensive, while Cape Town and Windhoek among the cheapest.
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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.
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    Kigali to Kuala Lumpur: What will it take for Africa to follow South-East Asia’s development path?

    6 June, 2016
    Reflecting on what African countries can take away from the growth experience of South-East Asia.
  14. Photo: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR.

    BRICS needs to mature before it can challenge current world order

    31 May, 2016
    The BRICS bank is positioning itself to play a significant role in those areas in which the international financial institutions are seen to have failed.
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    The next wave of Sino-African opportunities

    27 May, 2016
    There is a misinformed notion that Africa’s rise is being hijacked by China.
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