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Africa Brief: Ethiopian wine raises cheer for economy and more…

Investing in Africa – African agricultural development progress






Agricultural sector development in Africa is vital for achieving food security goals. Development of this sector also plays a significant economic role in maintaining sustainable economic growth across the continent

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Shale Gas is a Risk, Opportunity for Nigeria

Shale Gas is a Risk, Opportunity for Nigeria











The Partner and Global Chairman, Energy and Natural Resources Sector, KPMG, Mr. Michiel Soeting, has said that the discovery of shale gas in the United States, which is a major importer of Nigeria’s crude oil, would pose a threat to Nigeria and at the same time provides an opportunity for the country to diversify its economy.

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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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EastAfrica

Lunch with our Leader talks to Mahesh Punia











In retrospect, looking back at Lunch with our Leader,our guest on 29 August 2013 was Partner and Head of Management Consulting for KPMG in Eastern Africa: Mahesh Punia. Mahesh currently helps global firms with their strategies for establishing in Eastern Africa.

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The importance of SMEs in growing inclusive growth in Africa

Zambia – investment insights











Zambia is an attractive investment destination offering various lucrative investment opportunities in agriculture, manufacturing, energy, tourism and mining, among others.

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Investor Insight with Jason Kazilimani- Senior Partner, KPMG Zambia











This is an exciting time to invest in Zambia. Zambia has a growing economy, young workforce and investments into infrastructure that provide a foundation for sustainable development.

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High Growth Markets magazine – Unleashing Africa’s potential

Raising private equity capital in Africa











Many foreign companies, from multinationals to family businesses, are looking towards Africa and its strong growth curve with a mind to investing, and the Private Equity (PE) route, in its infancy everywhere save for South Africa, is proving very attractive

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The Power of Collaboration- 5 steps for closing the “expectation gap” around Africa’s resources

European SMEs interested in Africa











With Europe’s economy in distress and Africa’s in a growth phase, many of Europe’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are reconnoitring Africa and its business opportunities.

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The Factors involved in Setting Family Salaries in a Family Firm

KPMG commits to Libya with full-service firm











KPMG is upgrading its Libyan presence from a representative office to a full-service member firm, in what will be seen as a welcome vote of confidence in the new Libya.

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US-Africa Leaders Summit promises good things

Africa governance through the Open Government Partnership (OPG)






  In June this year, Kenya hosted the first Open Government Partnership (OGP) forum in […]

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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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Zambia set to surpass DRC in copper production

Zambia: Moving forward with strong economic growth






  With 11.5 million people, one-half of which are concentrated in small urban zones, Zambia […]

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Africa Brief: Ethiopian wine raises cheer for economy and more…

Breaking barriers: unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential






  Home to a vast percentage of the world’s arable land, Africa’s agricultural potential has […]

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The Factors involved in Setting Family Salaries in a Family Firm

Consolidating Growth and Social Justice: Zambia 2013/14 Budget Speech






  While the global economy continues on a slow recovery path, Zambia’s projected GDP remains […]

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Nigeria-Ghana trade connection to increase

It’s Africa’s turn for investment, but where in Africa is best?






  The eyes of the world are on Africa, with many CEOs believing it to […]

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development in east africa

Infrastructure deficit remains a challenge for the African mining sector






In a tough economic environment, mining companies are looking to invest in and develop projects […]

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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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African Potential: 
unleashed or unfulfilled?

Kenya’s good economic growth prospects











Kenya is considered the Gateway to East Africa, and has been included on our Consumer Story list of Africa’s most promising countries for retail development. Key to its position on our list is the rapid population growth and good economic growth prospects.

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Top of Cairo from tv tower, Panorama - Egypt

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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Ethiopia’s continued strong economic growth











Ethiopia is one of the most promising regions in Africa for retail development over the next two decades, in our opinion. Ethiopia’s promise can be attributed to the combination of its large population size and good prospects for economic growth.

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Africa Brief

The Angolan consumer story











The rise of the Angolan economy, over the past 10 years, has been nothing short of spectacular. From an economy plagued by hyperinflation and suffering from the consequences of decades of civil war in the early 2000s; today, the southern African economy is one of the fastest growing in the world and continues to attract billions of dollars in foreign investment.

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Africa Geographic tourism hotspots and trends

Africa Consumer Insight: Macroeconomic drivers and spending patterns











Following on from our Africa Consumer Story: Demographics post, we take a look at macroeconomic drivers and spending patterns. Africa’s economic performance has improved greatly since the turn of the century, leading to large increases in GDP/ capita and lower levels of poverty.

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#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment

Africa’s Consumer Story: Demographics











KPMG Africa has published a report entitled Africa’s Consumer Story. The aim of this study was to analyse the key drivers of the retail market in Africa, including key demographic and macroeconomic factors. In addition, we considered the broad outlook for the sector and highlight the countries we expect will have the biggest growth rates in the sector over the forecast period. In this article, we take a look at the Demographics component of the study.

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Mozambique: Challenges and Opportunities











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.

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Country Focus Seminar: Mozambique











On 20 June 2013, KPMG hosted the Africa Exchange’s Mozambique Country Focus Seminar in Johannesburg, South Africa. His Excellency H.E. Fernando Fazenda of the High Commission of the Republic of Mozambique to South Africa set the scene for the discussions, noting that Mozambique has various investment opportunities and is open for business. In addition to the opportunities that abound in Mozambique, Fazenda noted that there are potential challenges facing those wanting to invest in the country.

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Uganda Budget Brief 2013: Economic and budget commentary











On 13 June 2013, the 2013-14 Budget was presented in the Ugandan Parliament. Uganda Budget Brief is a general guide summarising some of the main features of the proposed Budget, including Economic and Budget commentary, and Tax Highlights.

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Overview of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa











South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana have over the years been the largest recipients of Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) within the African continent as they jointly accounted for about 50% of the FDI inflow into Africa in 2011.

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Ethical Business in Africa: Qualifications and Recommendations











On the question whether ethical business in Africa is possible, and where, two qualifications are needed. The first qualification is this: asking the question should not imply that Africa is uniquely inclined towards bribery and corruption. Bribery and corruption are problems in Africa, they are not African problems.

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Business in Africa – assessing fraud and corruption











In a sense such heat-maps already exist. The best known is probably Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. This index indicates the perceived levels of corruption in different countries by way of a deeper shade of red. According to this index, the morally “safest” places when expanding into Africa are Botswana (ranked the 30th least corrupt country out of 176 countries), Namibia (58th), Ghana (64th) and South Africa (69th).

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