KPMG Nigeria Tax Risk Management Survey 2015

As a result of changing regulatory and fiscal landscape, “getting tax right” is significantly important for all companies operating in Nigeria. Global regulations and wider awareness of corporate governance issues have also made it an imperative for companies to address all aspects of risks in their business. Organizations therefore need to understand and manage tax […]

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Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS): Explanatory Note and Implications for Nigeria

On 5 October 2015, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released the final reports of the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project. The final package was negotiated by OECD members, the G20 and non-OECD members (including Nigeria) on an equal-footing basis. The project seeks to fix a global tax system which is […]

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What are the Key Drivers of Industrialisation/ Manufacturing in Africa?

The manufacturing sector is widely considered to be the ideal industry to drive Africa’s development due to the labour-intensive, export-focused nature of the business. Indeed, as pointed out by The Economist during 2014, few countries have been able to escape poverty without employing a significant amount of their people in manufacturing activity. Factory activity accounted for […]

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Kenya's Consumer Market

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods in Africa 2015 Report

The fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector represents one of the largest industries worldwide. Also labelled the consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector, it is mainly characterised by companies that supply low-cost products that are in constant high demand. Products that are classified under the FMCG banner include food, beverages, personal hygiene and household cleaning utensils. The […]

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

Spotlight: Insurers Leverage Africa’s Telecom Networks

Forget Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv; if you are looking for mobile insurance innovation, take a look at Africa. Playing ‘Leapfrog’ in Africa Technology organizations call it ‘leapfrogging’ – when a country or region skips an entire generation of technology to become a world-leader. And so it has been with Africa and telecommunications. Landlines are […]

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African Telecom

Africa’s One Billion+ Population will Mobilise Transformation of Telecoms Sector

And we expect that digital solutions will begin to have a notable impact on mobile health too, as innovations in mobile health are transforming health care delivery to both urban and rural communities in Africa.” Africa is the last great, untapped telecommunications market. As straightforward subscriber growth slows in the rest of the world, Africa […]

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The primacy of manufacturing in unlocking Africa's potential

Procurement: Less fire-fighting, more planning and greater value

Ask a mining procurement professional about a typical working day, and she or he is quite likely to say much of it has involved a race against time to get a hold of urgently-needed parts for different areas of the site. This response sums up the dilemma of a function that wants to bring more […]

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Top 10 Considerations for Private Equity Firms

Historically, private equity has been less regulated than other parts of the investment world. However, during the last few years, sweeping financial regulation in the U.S. and reform in Europe have brought a new level of regulatory supervision of the industry. After years of operating “under the radar,” the industry is undergoing a transition to […]

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Managing anti-bribery and corruption compliance in energy and natural resources

The Growing global challenge of managing anti-bribery and corruption compliance Companies in the energy and natural resources (ENR) sector face an increasingly complex operating environment around the world, not least in the field of compliance – and especially in the area of anti-bribery and corruption (ABC). As ENR companies push further into lesser known geological […]

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Activism Investment: Four strategic levers of value

Background An activist investor is an individual or group that purchases a significant portion of a company’s shares and tries to obtain seats on the company’s board with the goal of effecting or enabling a major transformation in the company. A company can become a target for activist investors if it is mismanaged, has excessive […]

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Africa’s oil and gas potential despite fall in crude prices

Oil and gas is of critical importance to the African economy. In fact, it is estimated that 57% of Africa’s export earnings are derived from hydrocarbons. Within the continent, North and West Africa are host to the most renowned producers; some of the countries in those regions are also among the most dependent on oil […]

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Luxury Goods Market in Africa: Changing Landscape of the African Wealth Picture

Background The global luxury market loosely consists of the following segments: personal luxury goods such as accessories, apparel, jewellery, and cosmetics, high-end vehicles, luxury hospitality, cruises, custom furniture, fine food, wines, champagne & spirits, yachts and private aviation. At a simplistic level, luxury/ wealth goods can be defined as products and services not essential to […]

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