Tag Archives: Investments

The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing: A special edition of the OECD financing SMEs and enterpreneurs scoreboard (OECD)

The OECD has just published the report “The impact of COVID-19 on SME financing: A special edition of the OECD Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs Scoreboard.” The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on SME access to finance. In particular, the sudden drop in revenues created acute liquidity shortages, threatening the survival of many viable businesses. The […]
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Business insights for emerging markets 2020 (OECD)

This edition of the Business Insights on Emerging Markets comes at a critical time and is a welcome contribution to the discussion on the policy levers that can bring about this recovery. It provides private sector perspectives on existing barriers and potential enablers for business in areas that can contribute to long-term investment and sustainable growth across emerging […]
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Where to invest in Africa -2020 (RMB)

Where to Invest in Africa, analyzes  54 African economies according to their investment attractiveness.The latest publication returns to where it all began — focusing on the traditional and alternative sectors driving African countries to reach ever-higher levels of economic growth.   Download article here..

African Economic Outlook 2020 (AFDB)

African economic outlook 2020 (AFDB) Africa’s economic growth has stabilized at 3.4 percent in 2019 and is expected to pick up to 3.9 percent in 2020 and 4.1 percent in 2021 but to remain below historical highs. Growth’s fundamentals are also improving, with a gradual shift from private consumption toward investment and exports. For the […]
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The investment champion: South Africa beats continent in FDI (Bloomberg)

By: Michael Cohen September 13, 2016 Source: http://www.bloomberg.com

13 game-changing African infrastructure projects (Weforum)

By: M&G Africa Reporter  May 04, 2016 Source: https://www.weforum.org

Africa Foreign Investment Expected to Hit $80 Billion

See on Scoop.it – Centre for Dynamic Markets South Africa and Nigeria are the top receivers of foreign investment in Africa where foreign contributions are expected to reach $80 billion this year GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Investments Africa –  The U.S., the U.K. and France still lead the foray. The three countries combined […]
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Phenomenal Growth Expected In Nairobi’s Commercial Real Estate Market

AFRICANGLOBE – Kenya’s capital Nairobi will continue to experience “phenomenal” growth in the commercial real estate market as the entry of multinationals, growth of local enterprises and an expanded government push demand for office space. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: Nairobi–  “One such investor is London-based private equity firm Actis which expanded its Nairobi Business Park […]
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GE, Bombardier Among Winners of $4.7 Billion Africa Deal

Transnet SOC Ltd., South Africa’s state-owned ports and rail operator, picked four companies to supply new locomotives as part of a $4.7 billion investment to renew its aging fleet and boost capacity. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: rail infrastructure – ” More than two-thirds of Transnet’s capital expenditure will be used to renew and expand […]
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After BRICs, Jim O’Neill says invest in the MINTs

British economist Jim O’Neill is now looking to Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria and Turkey, collectively MINTs, as emerging markets with great potential. GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight: BRICs, MINTs – investment: “All have young labour forces, which gives them the demographics to power growth over the next 20 years,” See on http://www.cbc.ca