Investing in emerging markets

Monthly archives for February, 2016

Malls spring up in Algeria

Malls spring up in Algeria

More than 250km east of the Algerian capital in the city of Sétif, private holding company Prombati opened the Maghreb region’s second largest mall in February. Source: African Business

South Africa’s new investment law: Sa...

South Africa’s new investment law: Safe hands?

The year started off on a negative note for the South African economy. Source: African Business

Randgold’s grand plans for DRC

Randgold’s grand plans for DRC

In contrast to the prevailing mood in the mining sector, Randgold Resources founder and CEO Mark Bristow was upbeat at this year’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town. Source: Perspective

Malawi to explore oil, gas despite lo...

Malawi to explore oil, gas despite low price

Malawi is exploring prospects for its domestic oil and gas industry in the hopes of changing the country’s economic landscape, despite low global prices and bearish outlooks for energy markets among international investors. Source: African Business

E-finance in Nigeria: Slow to grow

E-finance in Nigeria: Slow to grow

For nearly a decade, discussions of Africa’s digital payments landscape have centred on M-Pesa, Kenya’s globally recognised mobile finance product operated by leading telecoms company Safaricom. Source: African Business

Smart move: Selling Barclays Africa

Smart move: Selling Barclays Africa

Jess Staley, the new chief executive of Barclays PLC, has a problem. Source: African Business

Despite headwinds, some bright spots ...

Despite headwinds, some bright spots for African miners

There is no denying that 2015 was a rough year for miners across Africa. Source: Perspective

Financing Africa’s infrastructure, th...

Financing Africa’s infrastructure, through good times and bad

Any serious attempt to finance a sustainable development agenda that has the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its heart will require a major shift in thinking. Source: Perspective