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Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination
Africa's heightened appeal as a trade and export destination

Africa is open for business. With average annual growth for sub-Saharan Africa forecast at 8% until 2023, the continent is looking increasingly attractive as a trade and export destination...

15 Mar 2019

Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen
Mindset matters more than income when it comes to consumer prosperity - Nielsen

When it comes to feeling prosperous, mindset matters more than income, according to the results of Nielsen's new 2019 Changing Consumer Prosperity Report...

11 Mar 2019

Nigerians celebrate the announcement of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. But can he deliver jobs this time round? EPA/Stringer
What Buhari has to do to take Nigeria's economy to the next level

One of the main reasons newly-elected Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari had been widely expected to lose his bid for a second term was the poor state of the country's economy...

By Stephen Onyeiwu 7 Mar 2019

Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi
Annual Africa Shared Value Summit to be held in Nairobi

This year's Africa Shared Value Summit will be held in Nairobi, Kenya, 23-24 May 2019, at the Radisson Blu Hotel...

25 Feb 2019

Africa's business revolution
Africa's business revolution

Africa offers exciting possibilities for companies looking to access new growth markets in a constrained global economic climate...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Feb 2019

Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?
Are you ready for the sustainability revolution?

While it is one of five megatrends that are set to have an undeniable effect on the world we live in, sustainability extends far beyond the single, albeit very important, issue of climate change...

By Patrick Odier 11 Feb 2019

Former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is eminently qualified to lead the World Bank.
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The World Bank needs deep reforms to reflect a changing world order

The sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the mission of the international financial institution...

By Mzukisi Qobo and Mills Soko 8 Feb 2019

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Listen up! Why Mastercard is becoming a sonic brand

Get ready to recognise the Mastercard brand not only with your eyes but also your ears. That's right, the latest phase of its brand evolution involves sonic melody that's set to form part of your Mastercard brand experience in the future...

By Leigh Andrews 8 Feb 2019

Africa's economic outlook 2019
Africa's economic outlook 2019

African Development Bank to present 2019 African Economic Outlook at 32nd AU Summit...

4 Feb 2019

Adesh Kisten, head of sales i-Pay.
Is the African retail market ready for the digital boom?

More and more African consumers are coming online and their commercial habits are evolving faster than any other demographic in the world...

25 Jan 2019

Mark Schech, Innervation.
#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story
#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story

What are the key issues and trends related to doing business in Africa in the private equity space?

18 Jan 2019

Who dares wins. Africa offers abundant prospects for venture capitalists
Who dares wins. Africa offers abundant prospects for venture capitalists

Africa is regarded as the next investment frontier as it presents massive opportunities for infrastructure, digital and social impact investment, among others...

By Clive Smith 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity
#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity

Doing business in Africa presents multiple opportunities and challenges. To achieve business excellence on the continent, it is essential that we understand consumers in Africa and their changing needs...

By Sarina de Beer 9 Jan 2019

Elections and economic growth
Elections and economic growth

With East Africa set to grow by 6.3%, Western and Central Africa by 2.5%, Franc Zone at 4.6% and South Africa by 1.2%, most countries on the continent are looking at a positive economic forecast, except for those facing elections...

31 Dec 2018

Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?
Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?

Between the 1980s and early 2000s, several developing countries (many of them in Africa) accumulated large amounts of debt...

By Njuguna Ndung'u & Witness Simbanegavi 19 Dec 2018

Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home
Zimbabweans stock up in SA to beat inflation at home

As Christmas approaches, Zimbabweans in South Africa are preparing to send groceries to families battling inflation at home...

By Bernard Chiguvare 18 Dec 2018

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

14 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain
Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

Morocco is poised to knock SA off top investmentspot
SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

Unveiling the Zimbabwe Economic Report: (L-R) Malcolm Pautz, G:ENESIS Analytics; Damoni Kitabire country manager COZW; Zvinechimure R. Churu, principal director Ministry of Finance and Economic Development; Walter Odero, principal country economist COZW; Ferdinand Bakoup, Ag. director ECCE; and George A. Kararach, lead economist RDGS.
Building a new Zimbabwe

'Building a new Zimbabwe' is a flagship report launched by the African Development Bank to spark the country's economic development...

20 Nov 2018

Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards
Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards

Experienced journalists, industry experts to adjudicate submissions for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards...

19 Nov 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Africa can learn from EU: Ramaphosa

Africa can draw lessons from the European Union's path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

15 Nov 2018

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 14 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa
New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

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