Investing in emerging markets

Monthly archives for July, 2015

The limits of Agoa in South Africa

The limits of Agoa in South Africa

According to South Africa’s trade and industry minister Rob Davies, South Africa is a major beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa). Source: African Business

Talking failure: Africa's new st...

Talking failure: Africa's new startup trend

Africa’s buzzing startup scene has become central to the Africa rising narrative, highlighted by the Global Entrepreneurship Summit held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 25-26 July as part of President Obama’s trip to east Africa. Source: African Business

Health is worth the investment – for ...

Health is worth the investment – for government and business

Without health, there is no wealth. Unless communities can survive and thrive, sustainable development remains a pipe dream. Source: Perspective

Transparent offshore finance can supp...

Transparent offshore finance can support Africa’s development

My recent article on how financial centres such as Jersey can support development in Africa prompted a thoughtful response from Tom Cardamone of Global Financial Integrity, who argued that offshore interests were not aligned with Africa’s development needs. Source: Perspective

Offshore interests not aligned with A...

Offshore interests not aligned with Africa's development agenda

In its recent op-ed, Jersey Finance provides a defence of the offshore financial centre’s legal code and regulatory framework against charges by “pressure groups” of alleged financial improprieties. The author also promotes Jersey’s financial services to current and potential clients that intend to invest in Africa. Source: Perspective

Offshore finance centres are catalyst...

Offshore finance centres are catalysts for capital flow, not flight

Africa has the opportunity to quadruple its economy by 2040, but to do so it will need to find $11.4tn in extra investment over that period, according to a Capital Economics report commissioned by Jersey Finance. Source: Perspective

African textile sector welcomes US tr...

African textile sector welcomes US trade agreement extension

The US government has granted a long-term extension to a major US-Africa trade programme on 29 June, a move welcomed by African textile and apparel manufacturers. Source: African Business

Uganda pushes towards first oil despi...

Uganda pushes towards first oil despite low price environment

Uganda has made further strides towards becoming Africa’s newest oil producer after closing applications for the country’s first round of competitive licensing on 30 June. Source: African Business