Investing in emerging markets

Monthly archives for August, 2015

South Africa still leads on foreign i...

South Africa still leads on foreign investment

Despite an overall deceleration in growth in recent years, South Africa leads as the top destination in Africa for inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and shows clear economic potential, according to new research from fDi Markets. Source: African Business

Foreign investment shifts away from f...

Foreign investment shifts away from faltering oil economies

Despite an overall deceleration in growth in recent years, South Africa leads as the top destination in Africa for inward foreign direct investment (FDI) and shows clear economic potential, according to new research from fDi Markets. Source: African Business

Ghana’s two speed budget

Ghana’s two speed budget

Less than five years after the surge of optimism that accompanied its first oil, Ghana’s economic situation has rapidly worsened. Source: African Business

Building a future of borderless trade

Building a future of borderless trade

There are only two years left until Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (REC) will hit a deadline for the creating of free trade areas and customs unions within their territories, as stipulated by the 1994 Abuja treaty. Source: African Business

Habre on trial: Justice interrupted?

Habre on trial: Justice interrupted?

In July, the trial of former Chadian leader Hissène Habré on charges of torture, war crimes and crimes against humanity opened in a court in Dakar, Senegal. Source: African Business

Amid fanfare, Egypt inaugurates Suez ...

Amid fanfare, Egypt inaugurates Suez Canal expansion

Following a year of round the clock construction, Egypt unveiled an $8.2bn expansion of the Suez Canal on 6 August. Source: African Business