BACB led a panel discussion at GTR East Africa on ‘Unleashing trade and economic development in East Africa’. Susie Aliker, CEO of BACB, has written a report of the discussion covering diversification, regional integration and international finance.
Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is a major gateway connecting global trade routes to landlocked countries in East Africa including Ethiopia. The country’s International Free Trade Zone (DIFTZ) is already enhancing domestic growth and attracting a growing number of international companies, only one year
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
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
Scott Mackin, Managing Partner, Denham Capital Over 600 million Africans do not have access to electricity. This energy deficit will need to be urgently addressed if the continent is to fully reap the benefits of industrialisation and technological innovation. However, Africa also has huge energy
Franziska Hollmann, Director Corporate Finance, DEG The UN General Assembly has declared 2016-2025 the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa. Yet, Africa’s manufacturing value added accounted for only 1.6% of the global total in 2014. The continent continues to lag behind other regions and adds