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#BizTrends2019: Payments, engagement, partnership - African retail trends for 2019

With two key retail periods - Black Friday and festive season - now behind us, retailers are looking for new ways to increase revenue, grow market share, and boost profits...

By Mark Schech 22 Jan 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story
#BizTrends2019: Private equity's African story

What are the key issues and trends related to doing business in Africa in the private equity space?

18 Jan 2019

Who dares wins. Africa offers abundant prospects for venture capitalists
Who dares wins. Africa offers abundant prospects for venture capitalists

Africa is regarded as the next investment frontier as it presents massive opportunities for infrastructure, digital and social impact investment, among others...

By Clive Smith 11 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity
#BizTrends2019: Business excellence in Africa relies on customer centricity

Doing business in Africa presents multiple opportunities and challenges. To achieve business excellence on the continent, it is essential that we understand consumers in Africa and their changing needs...

By Sarina de Beer 9 Jan 2019

Elections and economic growth
Elections and economic growth

With East Africa set to grow by 6.3%, Western and Central Africa by 2.5%, Franc Zone at 4.6% and South Africa by 1.2%, most countries on the continent are looking at a positive economic forecast, except for those facing elections...

31 Dec 2018

Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?
Is Africa hurtling towards a fiscal abyss?

Between the 1980s and early 2000s, several developing countries (many of them in Africa) accumulated large amounts of debt...

By Njuguna Ndung'u & Witness Simbanegavi 19 Dec 2018

170 million mobile wallets across Africa
170 million mobile wallets across Africa

Ecobank, the Pan African Bank, appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner...

14 Dec 2018

Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain
Africa farmers need finance that is focused on the entire value chain

Access to finance is needed to unlock Africa's agricultural potential but it cannot be focused on just one aspect of the value chain at the expense of others...

6 Dec 2018

In Zambia businesses in the food processing sector, are in for a tough time. flickr/Simon Hess
Small businesses in Africa will be on the frontline of climate change

Climate change is going to have huge consequences all over the world, especially in Africa...

By Kate Gannon, & Declan Conway 6 Dec 2018

Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments
Visa and Vivo Energy partner to enhance digital payments

Visa and Vivo Energy have announced a pan-African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries, where both companies operate...

28 Nov 2018

Morocco is poised to knock SA off top investmentspot
SA remains top FDI destination on African continent

South Africa retains its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, according to the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey...

27 Nov 2018

Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money
Orange, MTN launch pan-African mobile money

Orange Group and MTN Group have announced a joint venture, Mowali, to facilitate mobile payments across Africa...

27 Nov 2018

Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards
Judges announced for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards

Experienced journalists, industry experts to adjudicate submissions for 2019 Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards...

19 Nov 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa
Africa can learn from EU: Ramaphosa

Africa can draw lessons from the European Union's path to integration, economic and political union, and achieving social progress, says President Cyril Ramaphosa...

15 Nov 2018

Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold
Debt-ridden African countries return to the IMF fold

There are a number of sub-Saharan African countries where the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned debt servicing costs were becoming a burden, especially in oil-producing countries...

By Akani Chauke 14 Nov 2018

Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity
Bitcoin has evolved from a currency to a commodity

When the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto came up with cryptocurrency 10 years ago, he envisaged a global digital monetary system free from regulatory constraints....

2 Nov 2018

New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa
New report highlights 5 agricultural investment opportunities in Africa

Four countries - Tanzania, Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia - offer immediate opportunities with government incentives available for investors...

1 Nov 2018

BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'
BBC News Africa to launch new programme 'Smart Money'

BBC News Africa is launching 'Smart Money', an exclusive half-hour weekly programme available across the continent from next week...

23 Oct 2018

Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?
Should Africa be wary of Chinese investment?

Africa being made up of diverse countries has a mixed relationship with China with each country independently securing agreements and deals dependant on the whim of the incumbent governments...

By Annie Lugube-Kutsawa 23 Oct 2018

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Mobile money transfers have taken off in Somalia. But there are risks

A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries in Africa...

By Victor Odundo Owuor 15 Oct 2018

#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy
#FairnessFirst: How sending girls to school changes the economy

Ever thought the answer to breaking the country's poverty cycle was as simple as improving basic education for females? Economist Dr Dawie Roodt explained the implications at last week's Ads24 Food for thought session...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Oct 2018

Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners
Here are the 2018 Ai Institutional Investment, Capital Market Awards winners

International investment group Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the 2018 winners in the Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards...

1 Oct 2018

AfDB releases inaugural Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report: A First Look
AfDB releases inaugural Africa-to-Africa (A2A) Investment Report: A First Look

According to a new report from the African Development Bank on inter-African trade, opportunities for investment in Africa outweigh the obstacles...

28 Sep 2018

AfDB-Cananda trade mission.
'Africa cannot be ignored'

Risk is important but it should not be an excuse not to invest in Africa, according to African Development Bank president Akinwumi Adesina...

27 Sep 2018

Is Africa the Silicon Valley of banking?
Is Africa the Silicon Valley of banking?

According to the cofounders of TagPay Yves Eonnet and Hervé Manceron in their new analysis of the digital revolution, Fintech: The Banks Counter-attack, "Africa is the Silicon Valley of banking"...

27 Sep 2018

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Digital culture makes or breaks digital transformation initiatives

What too many organisations overlook when embarking on a digital transformation is the cultural and leadership readiness for the change. Both are essential to the success of any initiative...

By Jonathan Houston 26 Sep 2018

AfCFTA will spur industrialisation
AfCFTA will spur industrialisation

The African Continental Free Trade Area will spur Africa's industrialisation and economic development...

24 Sep 2018

John Kamaro, director for Global Gaming Africa
Blockchain as a solution to Africa's challenges

Africa is rising and technology is at the forefront of growth on the continent...

By Katy Micallef 21 Sep 2018

New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession
New pan-African audit body plans to restore confidence in profession

The ambition of the newly formed African Forum of Independent Accounting and Auditing Regulators (Afiaar) is to build a credible institution which will instil the much-needed confidence in the accounting and auditing profession...

17 Sep 2018

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