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The complexities of the current regulatory environment undoubtedly pose significant challenges for financial institutions, as […]
With rapid growth in the African population comes amplified health problems, as does the rise of the middle class because greater incomes lead to increased incidences of lifestyle-related diseases such as diabetes.
Following on from our previous post, Country Focus Seminar: Mozambique, we take a look at some of the challenges and opportunities cited by Miguel Alvim, Advisory Managing Partner at KPMG Mozambique.
The World Bank’s Vice President, Makhtar Diop, has called for faster progress in areas such as electricity and food in the vulnerable areas of The Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and says that significantly more energy and agricultural productivity are needed to raise the quality of life …
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 …
The April 2012 World Economic Outlook report published by the International Monetary Fund presented a sturdy but cautiously optimistic future for the various African economies. Sub-Saharan Africa particularly recorded a strong 5 percent growth in 2011 and was one of the regions least affected by the global financial crisis. With the exception of South Africa, limited financial ties to Europe helped shield the region from the financial havoc that tore through Western economies in late 2011.
This week on Invest Africa, we travel to Kenya, dubbed East Africa’s power house, to explore its growth potential and other pressing challenges the country is facing. Kenya is regarded a regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, and many large corporations have their Africa headquarters in Nairobi. Continued economic and political transformations are essential in order for Kenya to maintain this status. Kenya boasts advanced markets and high market adoption rates. Technological advances are significant due to the country’s fast adoption of applications.
This week we travel to to the horn of Africa for a closer look at the investment opportunities and challenges in the East African nation of Ethiopia. With a population of close to 82-million, Ethiopia is the second most populous country in sub-Saharan Africa and the most populous land-locked country in the world.
Its capital, Addis Ababa, serves as the headquarters for both the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. Ethiopia has faced numerous hardships throughout its history.
According to mining in Africa director, Ian Kramer, there will be significant opportunities and projects coming on stream in the African mining industry regardless of the decrease in demand experienced by various markets.
“Massive growth will be experienced in the next six months to a year and beyond – for example, investments in the coalfields in Mozambique, as well as the iron-ore market and existing and new investments in Guinea, but these may take longer than a year to come to fruition.”
In this episode of the Africa Conversation Series, the panel of industry experts discuss the challenges that infrastructure poses of the progression and economic growth of Africa. The constraints to growth posed by inadequate infrastructure – whether it be road, rail, power, or ICT – is all too familiar. There is persistant talk of need to be physically building Africa. In this episode we hear a discussion on the pace of transformation and the strides that have been take in the area of infrastructure in Africa.
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On 8 June 2017, the Ministers of Finance for Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda presented their […]
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The frequency of tax audits and investigations, in recent times, by the Federal Inland Revenue […]
KPMG’s commitment to create agile utilities in the energy sector across Sub-Saharan Africa, has motivated […]
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Wealth managers and private banks are becoming much more strategic about digital. Many are starting […]
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