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Nigeria and Kenya Stock Exchanges Discuss Measures to Enhance Liquidity

  • Chairmen of stock exchanges in Nigeria, Pakistan and Kenya joined EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, Ali Khalpey for a panel discussion on the second day of the London Conference
  • The panel noted the importance of regulation in driving liquidity into frontier markets
  • All three markets are expecting active IPO pipelines following a period of political and economic instability

On the second day of the largest investor conference in the UK, the 7th Annual EFG Hermes London Conference, Ali Khalpey, EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, joined by Geoffrey Odundo, CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange; Haroon Askari, Acting Manager Director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, and current President of ASEA, for a panel discussion that looked at measures to enhance liquidity in frontier markets that are looking to grow investment. read more

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Hospitality and tourism’s relevance to African markets

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The agricultural professionals who are helping change the African farming industry

There are many problems facing the agricultural industry in Africa – from weather issues to historically political reasons for its struggles – but there are a number of professionals and businesses trying to make farming in Africa a real success story. read more

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Successful infrastructure project bonds require improved regulatory frameworks, says AfDB study

TUNIS, Tunisia /African Press Organization (APO)/ African countries need to improve their regulatory frameworks in order to ensure the successful launch of African infrastructure project bonds, says a new report launched by the African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org).
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Hope for financing Africa’s Development through private equity

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, May 9, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ A high-level roundtable on Building Private Equity and Private Capital Markets in Africa, met on 8 May, to explore the promise and obstacles facing private capital investments in Africa. The roundtable of investors and policy makers met under the auspices of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the World Economic Forum on Africa to navigate the complex world of private equity, which in recent years has shown increased interest. According to the participants, this could be Africa’s next development financing frontier and could mark an end to an aid dependency.
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“In each market where wind energy is being developed, the state is a big player in the initial stages of industry development and is often the sponsor of pilot projects.”

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African Development Bank Economist to present report on continent’s wind energy market at Clean Power Africa this month

Some 5000 power professionals to gather in Cape Town read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Cape Verde

PRAIA, Cape Verde, April 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ On March 8, 2013, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Cape Verde.1
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DHL Express Triples its Network in Sub-Saharan Africa

DHL Express has expanded its network of DHL Service Points in Sub-Saharan Africa from the initial 300 to over 1000, in just a few short months read more

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Standard Bank Group scoops top honour in annual Project Finance magazine awards

Standard Bank Group has won Project Finance magazine’s 2012 African Mining Deal Of The Year for the USD700m project funding for Konkola Copper Mines Plc. The award recognizes Standard Bank Group’s capabilities and achievements in helping implement KCM’s brownfields expansion project in Zambia’s copper belt to re-establish mining operations, and complete the development of the KonkolaDeep Mining Project. read more

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Standard Bank Group scoops top honour in annual Project Finance magazine awards

Standard Bank Group has won Project Finance magazine’s 2012 African Mining Deal Of The Year for the USD700m project funding for Konkola Copper Mines Plc (“KCM”). The award recognizes Standard Bank’s capabilities and achievements in helping implement KCM’s brownfields expansion project in Zambia’s Copper Belt to re-establish mining operations and complete the development of the Konkola Deep Mining Project. read more

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“Competition from the East is probably the biggest challenge we face.”

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Microsoft Introduces the 4Afrika Initiative to Help Improve the Continent’s Global Competitiveness

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China-Africa ties deepen as China eyes new markets and moves up value chain

Africa matters more to China than ever before, and vice versa, say Standard Bank Group economists Jeremy Stevens and Simon Freemantle. Despite erosion of the cost competitiveness of China’s exports, expectations that China will sell less manufactured goods to Africa have proven misplaced. read more

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