Investing in emerging markets

Monthly archives for January, 2016

Kenya’s tourism sector set to recover

Kenya’s tourism sector set to recover

After declines following attacks by Somalia-based militants and piracy, Kenya’s $1bn a year tourism sector looks set to for a robust recovery in 2016. Source: African Business

Nigeria will devalue in 2016, say S&a...

Nigeria will devalue in 2016, say S&P

As Nigeria continues to defend its embattled currency, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) predicts the country will be forced to devalue the naira, its national currency, in 2016. Source: African Business

Nigeria will downgrade in 2016, say S...

Nigeria will downgrade in 2016, say S&P

As Nigeria continues to defend its embattled currency, ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) predicts the country will be forced to devalue the naira, its national currency, in 2016. Source: African Business

Corruption threatens to derail Africa...

Corruption threatens to derail Africa’s defences

Africa’s security landscape has changed significantly over the past decade. Source: African Business

Sharing economy takes off in Africa

Sharing economy takes off in Africa

 The sharing economy is growing worldwide, and Africa is no exception. Source: African Business

Netflix in Africa: Not dominant yet

Netflix in Africa: Not dominant yet

In a surprise expansion announcement on January 6, US-based internet TV service Netflix is now available across Africa. Source: African Business

African debt crisis to hit ease of do...

African debt crisis to hit ease of doing business in 2016

The shadow of a sovereign debt crisis looms over African economies in 2016. Source: African Business

Angola’s dollar shortage deepens

Angola’s dollar shortage deepens

Angola’s foreign exchange liquidity crisis has worsened following a devaluation of the currency and two major banks’ decision to cut supply of dollars to the country at the end of November. Source: African Business

Risks ahead for DRC’s booming real es...

Risks ahead for DRC’s booming real estate market

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), real estate is booming. Source: African Business