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Susan Erwin, 2:21 pm AFKI Original
“If your business is ignoring opportunities in Africa, it risks falling behind — and ceding that growth to someone else,” said Felix Ndeloa with High Street Partners, a U.S. company that helps CEOs overcome tax and regulatory challenges of doing business in Africa.
Andrew Friedman, 11:20 am AFKI Original
While there are comparatively few state-versus-state wars, civil wars are experiencing new highs. More take place in Sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else in the world. Data-driven quantitative trends in the field of political science make it more useful to international investors than ever.
Lynda Davies, 12:36 pm AFKI Original
The Energy Information Administration forecast that the U.S. will become the world’s top crude producer in 2015. China is overhauling its stockpiling program. China’s cotton imports fell 48.1 percent in October compared to the same month a year ago.
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 8:45 am AFKI Original
North Sudan’s currency has, like its southern neighbor, collapsed in value, straining economic activity and increasingly making Khartoum unable to finance hard-currency imports of foods, machinery and nearly everything else a quasi-modern country like Sudan needs.
Erica Shelley, 12:02 pm AFKI Original
On November 16, hundreds of women gathered in Kampala to celebrate the fifth annual Mentoring Walk, hosted by Century Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA) International. The event was one of the many activities scheduled to mark November as the Month of the Woman Entrepreneur.
Frank Mutulu, 11:33 am AFKI Original
Visa and MasterCard have expanded their footprints in Africa to cushion themselves from dwindling or stagnating sales in their traditional markets.
Frank Mutulu, 9:55 am AFKI Original
Higher incomes are giving more Africans access to banking services and as competition heats up, quality will be a competitive advantage. Banks are beginning to outsource functions such as customer care. Outsourcing firms are creating the IT infrastructure that will allow shoppers to do online transactions.
Andrew Friedman, 12:09 pm AFKI Original
Internationally, there is a 77 percent correlation between average years of education in the population and democracy scores. More than 5.3 years of education is a near guarantee of democracy. Of 24 African states examined, none reached the 5.3-year mark. It also means there is room for companies operating on the continent to do good.
Ryan Hoover, 1:00 pm AFKI Original
Peter Lynch is a legendary stock investor with a unique bias toward small, low price-earning ratio stocks. Here are five South African stocks that I’ve got a hunch he’d really like.
Lynda Davies, 8:45 am AFKI Original
A strategic investor might be attracted to Ethiopia’s potash development, such as Indian and Chinese fertilizer groups or a big mining company that would view the project as a long-term strategic asset, aimed at security of supply, rather an investment based on purely economic factors.
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