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Companies who are not currently doing business in Africa perceive it as the least attractive investment destination in the world.
Eric Guichard’s company Homestrings gives foreign investors access to investment opportunities in Africa.
“While FDI inflows into African countries might be gaining momentum, they are still behind markets such as Asia.”
A commercial cassava farming business in Nigeria requires crop financing as well as a five-year loan to purchase additional equipment and to upgrade infrastructure.
A key driver of foreign investment in land, food security is a challenge mankind has been confronted with in various times and places.
In a recent report by Standard Bank, analysts Simon Freemantle and Jeremy Stevens outlined five trends powering Nigeria’s appeal to investors.
“You will probably go through a phase of regretting the investor along the way, but that is okay, if you have chosen the right investor.”
Euromonitor recently identified some African countries that are likely to see strong growth in tourism.
East Africa’s profile as an investment destination has improved significantly in recent years with foreign investors and multinational companies setting up base in the region.
It would require a major upturn in Sub-Saharan Africa to reverse the downward trend of FDI inflows to the continent.
“Applying sound business judgement principles to the myriad of opportunities on offer in the Angolan marketplace can certainly make the market work for those with an appetite for Angola.”
South Sudan, which on Saturday celebrated its independence, should prepare itself for an influx of Turkish business people.
“Direct foreign investment in the continent is forecast to reach US$150 billion by 2015.”
South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are Africa’s best investment destinations for 2011, according to the Dutch-based organisation Africa Business Panel.
The emerging economic powers of Brazil, India and China are contending for Mozambique’s natural resources, while the government is following a sophisticated balancing act to keep everyone happy.