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Africa’s Urbanisation

In this featured video, we present an interview between Bruce Whitfield and Dr Lyal White, Director of the Centre for Dynamic Markets. They discuss the rise and complexity of cities in Africa. The foundation for the conversation was an article written in partnership by KPMG and Dr Lyal White: The Role of Cities in Africa’s Rise

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The future for sustainable urbanisation

Recently, parts of the African continent have achieved significant economic growth and sub-Saharan economies are forecast to grow at 5.8% for 2013, according to the IMF’s 2012/2013 World Economic Outlook. Many African economies have also experienced increased trade volumes and higher levels of foreign investment. Yet, in light of this relative economic success, the challenges of poverty, inequality and underdevelopment persist. Much of the recent economic growth has been spurred by improved demand for products in resources and primary sectors of African economies, as well as increases in commodity prices.

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African cities: Key challenges and rising urbanisation

While African cities do bring with them great economic growth prospects and coordinated development, and urbanisation is often associated with rising incomes and better living standards, lack of resources, inadequate infrastructure and poor planning or management pose enormous challenges …

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African Consumer and Retail Sector Report 2016

Africa is home to more than one billion people, presenting a massive potential consumer market. […]

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Report: Wheat-based consumer foods in Nigeria

Increasing urbanisation and population growth have boosted the growth in Nigeria’s fast moving consumer goods […]

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Financial Services: Circumventing conduct risk in a digitised Africa

  Succeeding a period of rapid urbanisation and strong economic growth, Africa is well on […]

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Kenya's Consumer Market

African Consumer and Retail: What are the Key Growth Drivers?

Africa is home to more than one billion people, presenting a massive potential consumer market. […]

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West Africa’s 3 up-and-coming investment cities

Bridging the energy gap in Africa… Resources are high, utilisation is low

Sub-Saharan Africa is seen as a new frontier for investment and expansion and the economic […]

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Consumer demand will drive the next wave of African PE investments

Though Africa has been described as the last frontier market for natural and mineral resources, […]

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Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

The rest of the world is taking note of the fact that African countries are […]

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Nigeria’s Interswitch founder says it should have expanded into Africa sooner

Investing in Healthcare in Africa critical to meet 2030 goals

Many view Africa as the continent of opportunity, but the state of the fragile healthcare […]

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Seven reasons to be optimistic about Africa

What significant non-mining infrastructure projects are underway in Africa?

A well-worn argument postulates that infrastructure spending in Africa is focussed on resources due to […]

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Kenya's Consumer Market

The sweet spots in Nigeria’s growing FMCG sector

Nigeria’s extremely large, youthful and increasingly urbanised population is helping to support a growing national fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Food, beer, soft drinks, personal care and home care are the primary categories of FMCG, and all of them burgeoning in this rapidly emerging, growing consumer nation, presenting attractive investment opportunities for businesses prepared to saddle the risks in light of the attendant rewards.

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2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Power Outlook

It is our pleasure to introduce to you the 2nd edition of the Sub-Saharan Africa Power Outlook, which has been prepared by our Infrastructure & Major Projects Group. The high growth of Sub-Saharan countries and the current developments in the power sector provide a broad range of new topics since the first edition of this report was launched in 2011.

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How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

While urban planners discuss the various possible solutions, they would do well not to overlook the key role being played by universities, which could be enhanced even further.

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USD 33bn investment from the U.S. is just a start, says KPMG

The United States has committed to invest USD 33 billion in Africa -this was the message from the recent U.S. Africa Leaders’ Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of State.

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Growing road networks and Africa’s changing auto market

Growing road networks and Africa’s changing auto market

Rapid urbanisation, better road networks and an expanding middle class are three critical drivers of Africa’s growing and changing auto industry.

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African demographics are a boon for retail industry

African demographics are a boon for retail industry

Africa’s favourable demographics together with its promising outlook in terms of economic growth mean the purchasing power of the continent’s large consumer market is expected to increase significantly over the medium- to long-term.

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Western Union launched Nigeria’s first outbound remittance payment service, which is expected to boost business growth in the country.

What Cross-Border Banking Means for Africa

The appearance of regional banking institutions in new countries forces the host country to up their game when it comes to the banking infrastructure they are offering consumers.

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Africa's Youth

Investing in Africa’s consumer markets

Africa is home to more than one billion people, presenting a massive potential consumer market. Moreover, population growth remains rapid, so much so that the UN forecasts the continent’s population will surpass the 1.5 billion mark by 2030 and the two billion mark 15 years later.

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The Mining Indaba

Decline in global mining development impacts on Africa

Disappointing returns over the previous commodity supercycle have resulted in declining investor confidence in the global mining industry, subsequently reducing capital inflows and negatively impacting on the African mining industry, professional services firm KPMG global head of mining Wayne Jansen tells Mining Weekly.

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Africa Brief

Infrastructure regulation in Africa: Kenya

Kenya, one of the continent’s fastest-emerging markets, is rapidly seeking to improve its infrastructure in keeping with its economic development and growing population and urbanisation.

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Development in East Africa

Africa is said to boast the world’s fastest growing economies. A region particularly experiencing boom times is East Africa – comprising Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia.

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Africa’s natural resource wealth [INFOGRAPHIC]

  The continent of Africa is rich with a variety of natural resources from gold […]

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5 steps for closing the “expectation gap” around Africa’s resources

Ready for the next big wave? KPMG’s Global Construction Survey

  With economic growth stimulating manufacturing, and rising urbanisation rates driving continued demand for infrastructure […]

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Well managed mines promise big rewards

The mining sector has a promising future: demand for mined commodities is being driven up […]

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The Jemaa el-Fnaa Square at sunset, Marrakech, Morocco.

Morocco’s changing demographics and economic prospects

Separated from the rest of the African continent by the Sahara and Atlas Mountains, Morocco is a North West African country with close ties to the Mediterranean. The Moroccan city of Marrakech is a popular tourist destination, along with the country’s pristine beaches and other imperial cities.

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Africa Brief

How To Get Private Equity Exits in Africa Right

Private equity (PE) as an asset class has received reasonable prominence in Africa in recent times. New records are being set both at the levels of fund raising and sector diversity of investments. Africa is becoming increasingly investor-friendly!

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Transacting and investing in Egypt

Egypt is home to more that 82 million people, which is the third largest population in Africa and the largest in the Arab world. Recently, the Northeast African country has been plagued by political instability and waves of protestor violence, impacting a number of sectors, including business and tourism.

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The Future of Our Cities

Ghana: The gateway to West Africa

Ghana continues to experience impressive and sustained growth across a number of sectors, and for this reason the country appears on our list of key economies in Africa. It is important to note that the country registered one of the highest economic growth rates in the world in 2011.

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