Ghana aims to become West Africa’s power transmission hub

Nigeria: Current and Upcoming Opportunities (Pt 2)

A number of Buhari’s promises directly tackle the worst of the points made in the part 1 of this article: focus on the energy sector, safety, anti-corruption and on governance measures being the main ones. Predictions have been made that if Buhari is able to tackle the energy supply and the natural gas required for […]

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Celebrating African leadership in healthcare

Nigeria: Recent developments offer opportunities (Pt 1)

“The ambitions of newly elected president Buhari offer a good perspective for the ease of doing business in Nigeria, and possibly also a double-figure economic growth for more than 170 million Nigerians.” In the 7th most populous country in the world, Buhari has been elected as the new president with “Change” as his campaign theme. […]

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The lion roars: Africa opens up to investment

The vastness of Africa’s potential has been evident for centuries. Blessed with ample resources, rapidly growing populations and huge tracts of arable land, Africa has long been the subject of speculation and expectation. Yet, while Africa is still not widely perceived as a welcoming investment climate, we firmly believe that the continent offers some of […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Insurance in Africa: Is the Continent really taking charge?

Insurance facilitates investment by reducing the amount of capital that businesses and individuals need to keep at hand to protect themselves from uncertain events. Despite its importance for economic development, the majority of African countries lack access to insurance products. Access to insurance only starts to increase quickly in the upper middle income brackets, but […]

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2015 Construction Report on Africa: A focus on Angola

Angola currently has the sixth-largest stock of infrastructure on the continent after recording Africa’s fastest growth pace in fixed capital since the year 2000. The construction sector expanded by double-digit figures over the past five years in spite of a high level of concentration in the industry and challenges in obtaining credit. This significant growth […]

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Africa: Safeguarding her democratic dividend

Decolonisation in Africa began in 1957 and gained great momentum during the 1960s, as newly appointed African Governments, reimagining Africa’s future, began moving towards pan-Africanism. In line with this, on 25 May in 1963, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (now the African Union – AU) was formed with the objectives of: Promoting the unity […]

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Emerging trends that will change the world of Infrastructure – The African Context

A January 2015 special edition of KPMG’s FORESIGHT publication discussed ‘10 Emerging Trends for 2015: Trends that will change the world of infrastructure over the next 5 years’. Below are some comments from an African perspective related to these 10 factors: Governments take action to unclog the pipeline National and local governments have become more […]

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Then and Now: Reimagining the Future of Africa

On this special WEF Africa edition of Invest Africa, Dapo Okubadejo, Partner and Head, Deal Advisory, KPMG Africa joins other experts in highlighting the gains Africa has made over the last 25 years and some insights into what the future holds for the continent.

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KPMG Africa’s Banking in Africa Report (2015)

The banking sectors of a number of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries have exhibited significant growth in recent years. The key contributing factors have been increased economic activity and improved regulatory oversight. However, the rapid rise of pan-African banks has also been a contributing factor. The growing presence of major pan-African and global banks on the […]

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WEF Africa Highlights: Understanding the Formal and Informal Sector

How do we incorporate the informal economy into the formal? KPMG’s Global Chairman, John Veihmeyer shares insights during an interview at the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa 2015) in Cape Town, South Africa.

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KPMG and EAVCA Private Equity Survey – 2007 to 2014

The 2015 KPMG Kenya (‘KPMG’) and the East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (‘EAVCA’) Private Equity Industry Survey is the inaugural collaboration between KPMG and EAVCA. Recognised as one of the first of its type in the East Africa region, it gives the financial investing community, more fondly referred to as ‘Private Equity’, […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Reassuring (future) penetration in African insurance markets

The insurance market in Africa on the other hand is under-developed as – apart from South Africa, Namibia, and Mauritius – all countries have very low penetration ratios. According to Swiss Re, the total value of Africa’s insurance premiums was just shy of $70bn in 2013, down 2% from the $71.35bn in 2012. This means […]

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