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326 billion reasons Africa is on the move

By Thomas Page for CNN

AFRICA, August 21, 2015 (CNN/Africa View)When the new, expanded Suez Canal was inaugurated on August 6, the world marveled at the endeavor and single-mindedness that had born -- and bored -- 72 kilometers of new waterways through the Egyptian earth.

Read more... Friday, 21 August 2015 09:11
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Africa: What African Countries Must Do to Boost Trade Among Themselves

africa_pbs5u_3868By Bamidele Adekunle

AFRICA, July 11, 2015 (The Conversation) -- The expansion of trade among sub-Saharan African nations holds the key to faster growth and development to the benefit of all its citizens. To unlock this potential, countries will have to focus more on trade facilitation, including the simplification and modernisation of trade procedures.

Read more... Saturday, 11 July 2015 14:09
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Inflows into Africa in 2014 stood at US$54 billion

ACCRA, Ghana, June 26, 2015 (UNCTAD) -- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows to Africa remained stable at $54 billion in 2014, with decreases in North Africa being offset by rises in Sub-Saharan Africa, UNCTAD’s World Investment Report 2015 has revealed.

Read more... Friday, 26 June 2015 09:01
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Ethiopia Plans Export Hubs With $10 Billion Factory Parks

Arkebe1By William Davison

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 21, 2015 (Bloomberg) -- Ethiopia is targeting $1 billion of annual investment in industrial parks over the next decade to boost exports and make it Africa’s top manufacturer, a special adviser to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said.

Read more... Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:47
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Plan Senegal Emergent Profiled for Investors & Policymakers

Senegal1Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, April 30, 2015 (APIX) — A briefing for investors and policymakers focusing on Senegal, hosted by AllAfrica on April 17, drew capacity attendance from private equity funds, companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

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Private investors pile into Africa

EquityBy Lawrence Delevingne for CNBC

LAGOS, Nigeria, March 18, 2015 (CNBC) — Africa, once off the radar of many investors, continues to rise as a destination for private equity firms. PE funds invested $8.1 billion in African companies over 2014, the second highest total ever after the $8.3 billion in 2007, according to new data from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

"The record levels of 2014 show that PE continues to attract local and foreign institutional investors looking to diversify their portfolios," AVCA head of research Dorothy Kelso said in an email.

Read more... Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:47

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