Investing in emerging markets

Monthly archives for May, 2015

Looking back to move forward: An inte...

Looking back to move forward: An interview with Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

In 1992, one year after the end of the apartheid era in South Africa, the two leaders that would broker the country’s future trajectory appeared together at a forum in Switzerland.  Source: Perspective

Business can help build Africa’s know...

Business can help build Africa’s knowledge economy

In the 1960s, the term ‘knowledge economy’ was created to account for a move from traditional labour-based economies to environments that prioritise production and services based on knowledge-intensive activities. Source: Perspective

Cargo drones in Africa: Going the las...

Cargo drones in Africa: Going the last mile?

Drones are a controversial topic when it comes to national security. However cargo drones, with their potential applications for last mile delivery in remote areas and humanitarian emergency situations, are tipped to be an exciting area of innovation for Africa. Source: African Business

Transaction banking is dead: Econet W...

Transaction banking is dead: Econet Wireless founder

As the evolution of mobile banking continues to disrupt the financial services sector, the founder and executive chairman of privately held telecoms conglomerate Econet Wireless Group sounded the death knell for traditional transaction banking. Source: African Business

London eyes dual listings on west Afr...

London eyes dual listings on west African capital markets

Following on from partnerships and dual listings with a number of African capital markets, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is looking to foster dual listings with the West African regional exchange. Source: African Business