Investing in emerging markets

Monthly archives for December, 2015

Nigeria’s currency defence cripples S...

Nigeria’s currency defence cripples SMEs

Faced with a lack of access to dollars, a ban on dozens of imports, and a deepening liquidity crunch, Nigeria’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are among the hardest hit by policies intended to prop up the local currency, the naira. Source: African Business

Africa outperforms global economy des...

Africa outperforms global economy despite downward revisions

Africa continues to outperform other world regions despite falling commodity prices and rising conflict in 2015, according to revised GDP figures forecasted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) accessed via Analyse Africa. Source: Perspective

DRC: Investor uncertainty around pres...

DRC: Investor uncertainty around president’s power play

With elections for a new president due in less than a year, the attempts of president Joseph Kabila to extend his term limit are aggravating perceptions of political risks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Source: African Business

Intellectual property: More to be don...

Intellectual property: More to be done

Despite Africa’s growing status as a competitive place to do business, the continent has had a lacklustre history of creating and protecting intellectual property (IP). Source: African Business

Uganda, Kenya lead on better ease of ...

Uganda, Kenya lead on better ease of doing business

Uganda has the most improved business environment in Africa, according to the Doing Business 2016 report released in October by the World Bank. Source: African Business