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Junk status not good for Africa's overall growth

The recent credit rating downgrades will negatively affect Africa's two biggest economies - South Africa and Nigeria...

11 Apr 2017

Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups

Applications have opened for the Zunde Africa Fund, which identifies, mentors and invests in student-led startups and projects across Africa...

By Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2017

Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through...

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 22 Mar 2017

#WSF2017: Six key investment areas for Africa to achieve the SDGs - Jeffrey Sachs

Professor Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute, addressed attendees at the sixth World Sustainability Forum, recently held in Cape Town, providing six key investment areas that he believes need to be a priority for Africa in order for the continent to meet the targets of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Sindy Peters 30 Jan 2017

What's worrying businesses most in 2017?

Companies increasingly fear the unpredictable business environment, where markets are volatile and political perils are on the rise...

16 Jan 2017

Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund

Samsung has launched its Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund aimed at supporting early-stage startups globally...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jan 2017

What 2017 holds for African business

As we step into 2017, business across Africa are focused on a range of domestic and external risks to economic stability....

By Michael Armstrong 19 Dec 2016

Africa must do what its good at

Countries can decide their development path, says development economic Ha-Joon Chang.

7 Dec 2016

Cactus Capital invests in African fintech startups

Cape Town-based Cactus Capital, the investment arm of Cactus Advisors, has invested in African fintech startups Flutterwave and e-Factor...

18 Nov 2016

#AfricaCom: Africa's tech startup funding landscape in numbers

Disrupt Africa, an independent news portal with a keen eye on the African tech startup scene, released its first industry funding report...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 16 Nov 2016

Over $600 million worth of agri-projects to be presented at African Agri Investment Indaba

AAII features the "Investment Discovery Matchmaking" sessions which will see project owners get the opportunity to pitch to a robust panel of investors - a unique and key highlight of the Indaba...

9 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Podcast] 188: ClickFX discusses personal Forex transfers

On the latest episode of Biz Takeouts Marketing and Media Radio show host Warren Harding spoke to Richard Beddow...

8 Sep 2016

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 188: ClickFX, SA's first online solution to personal Forex transfers

Tune in to the Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on 8 September 2016, from 9-10am, as show host Warren Harding chats to Richard Beddow...

7 Sep 2016

RMB's Top 10 African investment destinations

Most investors still believe Africa offers a treasure trove of opportunities, some countries have emerged as hidden gems, while some of the perennial favourites have lost their sparkle.

6 Sep 2016

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International

Hammerson, 'a solid bet for future returns'

Hammerson, which is the largest property stock on the JSE, is considered by analysts as one of the most undervalued stocks with significant upside potential.

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McDonald's reports higher earnings on strong US, China

NEW YORK, United States - McDonald's reported higher first-quarter earnings Tuesday on better performance in key regions, including the United States and China.

1 day ago

Thomson Reuters, Oxford Business Group sign distribution agreement

Thomson Reuters and Oxford Business Group (OBG) have signed a distribution agreement, whereby users of Thomson Reuters financial platform, Eikon, can now access Oxford Business Group's full range of research on emerging economies.

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UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

3 days ago

Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

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