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African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperity
African sovereign wealth funds double down on governance to power growth and prosperityArticle

A new study covering 11 African countries shows that most have a sovereign wealth fund or are in the process of establishing one...

28 Apr 2021

Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firm
Nigeria's president approves set up of $2.6bn infrastructure firmArticle

Nigeria's president has approved the creation of a new company that will focus on infrastructure development, with a seed capital of $2.63bn...

Felix Onuah 15 Feb 2021

Investment titans continue to get serious about ESG
Investment titans continue to get serious about ESGArticle

The biggest challenge for multinational mining companies over the next decade will be responding to investors' growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues...

4 Jun 2020

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni
#BudgetSpeech2020: Experts deliver their verdictArticle

Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni's 2020 Budget Speech wasn't as dire as some commentators expected. In fact, it depicted a government that is reform-minded and ready to flex its muscles, which sparked an immediate celebration in the rand and bond markets...

27 Feb 2020

Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist released
Ai African Infrastructure Investment Awards shortlist releasedArticle

Africa investor (Ai) has announced the shortlisted candidates for the 2019 Ai Infrastructure Investment Awards. The awards will be presented during the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders' Summit on 3 September in Cape Town...

6 Aug 2019

African Development Bank doubles its commitment to climate finance
African Development Bank doubles its commitment to climate financeArticle

The African Development Bank will double its climate finance commitments for the period 2020-2025, the organisation's president Akinwumi Adesina revealed at the recent One Planet Summit in Nairobi, Kenya...

19 Mar 2019

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

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

1 Oct 2018

Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolution
Korea to help Africa compete in fourth industrial revolutionArticle

Korea is ready to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa, says President Moon Jae-in...

28 May 2018

Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotels
Saudis, Singapore check into AccorHotelsArticle

AccorHotels announced the sale of a 55% stake in the subsidiary that owns its hotels to a group of international investors including the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Singapore...

1 Mar 2018

Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risks
Saudi 'giga projects': tall ambitions, high risksArticle

From a holographic lion to talking robots and flying taxis, Saudi Arabia has dazzled investors with plans for hi-tech "giga projects" - but sceptics question their viability in an era of cheap oil...

30 Oct 2017

NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financing
NEPAD launches 5% Agenda campaign for infrastructure financingArticle

NEPAD gathered international investors and CEO-level business leaders at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Monday, 18 September, for the launch of its 5% Agenda initiative...

19 Sep 2017

Porto do Caio, Angola's new deepwater port
Angola's investment in non-oil sectors starts to pay offArticle

With forecasts of rising commodity prices, investors must now bear in mind that we are moving towards a sellers' market...

Miguel Damião Gago 21 Aug 2017

Sachin Bansal, co-founder & executive chairman, Flipkart speaks during a press conference on ‘Model GST Law (TCS) for the e Commerce Sector’ in New Delhi on February 9, 2017 ()
India's Flipkart raises US$1.4bn from Microsoft, eBay, TencentArticle

MUMBAI, India: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced on Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon...

11 Apr 2017

Global startup vows autonomous car in US by 2020
Global startup vows autonomous car in US by 2020Article

WASHINGTON: A "global startup" which makes electric racing vehicles unveiled plans on Friday to sell a fully autonomous electric car in the US market by 2020...

13 Mar 2017

#BizTrends2017: Private equity trends - a new generation of investors in Africa
#BizTrends2017: Private equity trends - a new generation of investors in AfricaArticle

Africa is increasingly gaining prominence as a target destination for a more diverse group of investors, with a growing trend towards using fund structures to house African investments...

7 Feb 2017

David Stanley via  - the Porto do Lobito is Angola's second largest.
FSDEA commits to $180 million investment in port infrastructureArticle

Angola's sovereign wealth fund, Fundo Soberano de Angola, has committed to invest $180 million in a strategic deep sea port in Angola. This investment will create the first deep sea water port in Angola...

25 Jan 2017

Commercial property debt to steer away from major banks in 2017
Commercial property debt to steer away from major banks in 2017Article

According to Stuart Chait, executive chairman of Land Equity Group, commercial real estate debt has been forecast to move away from major commercial banks, with 2017 expected to see a boom of new ‘alternative' senior debt, mezzanine and debt equity funds...

25 Jan 2017

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Dos Santos daughter cleared to head Angola oil giantArticle

Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos's daughter has been cleared to head the national oil company Sonangol, after a court rejected a legal challenge...

30 Dec 2016

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Dubai, Saudi to launch $1bn e-commerce siteArticle

DUBAI - Dubai business magnate Mohamed Alabbar announced on Sunday the launch of a $1-billion regional e-commerce site in a joint venture with the Saudi sovereign wealth fund and other Gulf investors...

14 Nov 2016

- From left: Chief Investment Officer, Old Mutual Investment Group, Hywei George; Chief Executive Officer of the Group, Diane Radley; Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun; and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, at the agreement-signing ceremony.
Nigeria partners with South African firm in real estate and agriculture dealArticle

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority established a partnership with Old Mutual Investment Group of South Africa to co-invest $700m in real estate and agriculture development projects...

20 Sep 2016

Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photo
Facebook accused of censoring iconic Vietnam War photoArticle

Facebook was confronted on Friday with fierce indignation in Norway as the nation's top newspaper, the prime minister and users voiced outrage over the network's decision to censor a historic Vietnam War photo.

12 Sep 2016

Australian regulator approves logistics giant takeover
Australian regulator approves logistics giant takeoverArticle

SYDNEY - The break-up of Australian logistics giant Asciano between local and international suitors cleared a key hurdle after the nation's corporate regulator approved their Aus$9.05bn (US$6.78bn) bid...

21 Jul 2016

Norway sovereign wealth fund to sue Volkswagen: report
Norway sovereign wealth fund to sue Volkswagen: reportArticle

LONDON, UK: Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, is to sue German carmaker Volkswagen over an emissions-cheating scandal that caused it huge losses, the Financial Times reported Sunday...

17 May 2016

Zimbabwe Mining and Tax Law Market Briefing 2015
Zimbabwe Mining and Tax Law Market Briefing 2015Article

A handful of industry experts will provide some much-needed insight into the current state of play of certain legal frameworks and policies in Zimbabwe...

Issued by African Influence Exchange 20 Oct 2015

UN report charts pathway to a sustainable investment chain
UN report charts pathway to a sustainable investment chainArticle

A new United Nations study calls on regulators to implement proactive policies that build institutional investment frameworks, institutions and culture with sustainability at their core...

21 Sep 2015

Can Africa fund its own growth?
Can Africa fund its own growth?Article

Despite witnessing exceptional growth in development finance in recent years, Africa is still faced with the arduous task of mobilising adequate resources to fund its growth and future transformation agenda...

Tonderayi Mukeredzi 22 Jun 2015

Rand's depreciation consistent with two economic theories
Rand's depreciation consistent with two economic theoriesArticle

The rand is the second most volatile emerging market currency, but over time it has been depreciating in a consistent fashion...

21 May 2015

Hedge funds and corporate raiders in Africa: Space invaders of the third kind
Hedge funds and corporate raiders in Africa: Space invaders of the third kindArticle

Recently the Journal Club had occasion to read and critically analyse an excerpt from William Dalrymple's new book, The Anarchy: How a Corporation Replaced the Mughal Empire, 1756-1803...

Issued by Regent Business School 10 Mar 2015

Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach USD180bn a year by 2025
Infrastructure spend in sub-Saharan Africa set to reach USD180bn a year by 2025Article

Spending on infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to reach $180bn a year by 2025‚ according to PwC's 2014 report...

Mark Allix 4 Dec 2014

Conference to discuss financing for power projects in Africa
Conference to discuss financing for power projects in AfricaArticle

The 8th Annual Powering Africa: Finance Options Meeting will return to Cape Town on 30 and 31 October.

8 Sep 2014

India's Flipkart takes on Amazon with a $1bn warchest
India's Flipkart takes on Amazon with a $1bn warchestArticle

MUMBAI, INDIA: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart said it had raised $1bn (60bn rupees) in funds as it battles US company Amazon for supremacy in the hyper-competitive local online buying market.

30 Jul 2014

Dr Andrew Golding
Über wealthy on the increase ... and on the moveArticle

A number of recent press reports have commented on the rising property market in South Africa and in particular the manner in which the very top end of that market is performing.

Andrew Golding 29 Jul 2014

Singapore blogger offers PM compensation for defamatory post
Singapore blogger offers PM compensation for defamatory postArticle

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean blogger accused by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of defamation on Tuesday offered compensation after initially refusing to do so, as the premier's lawyer accused him of lacking contrition.

27 May 2014

Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf war
Bouygues boosts mobile bid for SFR, in French turf warArticle

PARIS, FRANCE: French telecommunications group Bouygues stepped up its bid to buy mobile phone operator SFR from Vivendi, launching a new phase in a huge fight over positions in France.

7 Apr 2014

Versace in search of minority shareholder
Versace in search of minority shareholderArticle

MILAN, ITALY: Versace is seeking a minority investor and a spokesman at the Italian fashion house says about €250m could be pumped into the luxury brand if the right investor is found.

19 Sep 2013

Special economic zones: Can SA follow in the Dragon's footsteps?
Special economic zones: Can SA follow in the Dragon's footsteps?Article

Special economic zones (SEZs) have become the new buzzword for African governments, who see in them the long-awaited salvation from the poverty scourge that has gripped the continent despite decades of structural reform programmes.(2) SEZs are generally defined as specially demarcated areas that offer unique incentives for a diverse range of economic activities.(3)

Charmaine Pretorius 6 Sep 2013

Ai Investment and Business Leader Awards 2013 shortlist announced
Ai Investment and Business Leader Awards 2013 shortlist announcedArticle

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, recently announced the shortlist for its Africa investor (Ai) International Investment and Business Leader Awards, established in 2005, to shed light on Africa's many investment and business leader success stories.

28 Aug 2013

WWF launches international campaign: Seize Your Power
WWF launches international campaign: Seize Your PowerArticle

With a global call to action urging governments and financial institutions worldwide to increase investment in renewable energy, WWF has launched its new international campaign under the slogan Seize Your Power.

12 Jun 2013

Top 50 investible banking brands in Africa - Africa investor
Top 50 investible banking brands in Africa - Africa investorArticle

Africa investor (Ai) magazine, a member of the Africa investor Group, in partnership with Brand Finance, have published the top 50 investible banking brands in Africa report in its May/June edition.

14 May 2013

Corruption is main threat to foreign investment, survey findsArticle

South Africans overwhelmingly see corruption as the greatest obstacle to foreign direct investment, according to the latest research from FTI Consulting, the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organisations protect and enhance their enterprise value.

6 Feb 2013

Johannesburg property returns outperform global standardsArticle

Johannesburg has avoided being struck by the global property crash as its offices, shops and warehouses outperformed those in every other global city outside of South Africa over the last decade.

5 Jul 2012

Al Fayed sells top London storeArticle

LONDON, UK: Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed has sold luxury London department store Harrods to the investment arm of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, his financial advisors Lazard said Saturday, 8 May 2010.

10 May 2010

China's wealth fund invests in top alcohol groupArticle

BEIJING: China's $200-billion sovereign wealth fund has bought 1.1% of prominent British alcoholic drinks maker Diageo in a move to diversify its investments, the UK's Financial Times said on Tuesday, 21 July 2009.

21 Jul 2009

Plan to meet Africa's urgent development needsArticle

World Bank President's proposals target key areas: food, minerals and innovative financing.

4 Apr 2008

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