Companies across the G20 are facing increasingly complex risks arising from technology transformation, geopolitical tensions and the polarisation of the political landscape. As businesses confront cybersecurity threats, fight financial crime and prepare for more changes in legislation and regulation in 2020, our survey reveals that
Two large African economies are forecast tomark a significant improvement in their country risk ratings in 2020, while at least three West African markets will face a severe deterioration in their political risk indicators. EXX Africa identifies key risk trends for the year ahead and
The Ethiopian government’s announcement that it is intending to push ahead with the liberalisation of the country’s telecommunications sector has attracted significant international interest. This includes plans to divest a 49% stake in Ethio Telecom, the state monopoly operator, and to issue two licenses to new multinational
The African Development Bank has estimated that the financing gap for African infrastructure falls between $130 and $170 billion a year. Investment in infrastructure lies at the heart of many of the challenges facing Africa’s development and growth agenda. New road and rail links will
Owner Managed Businesses form an integral part of South Africa’s economic landscape. While some of these have grown to become global conglomerates, there is a plethora of mid-tier Owner Managed Businesses which remain an important part of the growth engine of our economy. Some of
Ethiopia is one of the largest counties in Africa both in terms of size and population. It has also registered growth rates of over 8% for the last 15 years. This sustained growth has driven progress on many key social indicators. Between 2004 and 2018,
Invest Africa and Miranda & Associados are delighted to invite you to a webinar on the challenges of foreign exchange within CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) Countries. CEMAC was founded in 1994; it is composed of six central African states: Cameroon, the
With rising protectionism and escalating trade wars across Western markets, Africa offers a different story to investors. In their fourth edition of the Risk-Reward Index for Africa, Control Risks moves beyond the headlines to draw out the underlying patterns of change and structural risk factors.
In association with Invest Africa, Barnaby Fletcher, Associate Director at Control Risks, and Jacques Nel, Chief Economist: Southern & East Africa at Oxford Economics, present the fourth edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index which captures the evolution of the investment landscape in major African markets.
On a continent where 76% of the workforce is engaged in informal labour, the question of how to inject capital into businesses overlooked by traditional banking services has weighed on the minds of developers and financiers alike for decades. If opportunities are to be created