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Family business in Tanzania – a history of opportunities

Family business in Tanzania – a history of opportunities

Family businesses present a range of benefits in terms of the potential for a close-knit team, and readily available, if sometimes limited, financial support. While family businesses tend to imply a smaller business, family-run companies can turn into significant economic powerhouses, and launch dynasties.

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Kigali climbing the ranks of Africa’s most liveable cities

Africa Brief : African risks ‘no different to emerging world’, Chinese bank to fund Kariba and more…

Operating in Africa is not without its challenges whether it is local infrastructure, fragmented regulations or unreliable systems, but this is just normal in the course of doing business according to Procter & Gamble MD. The global consumer goods has grown tremendously in the past decade.

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Africa Brief : Indian Bank promotes African Investments, AngloGold to cut Ghana mine jobs in mechanizing efforts and more …

SA is among 15 African economies identified by the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) as an alluring investment and export destination, says the bank’s executive director David Rasquinha. The bank’s role includes promoting infrastructure development in African countries while facilitating private sector development.

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Leveraging resources for infrastructure development in Africa

There is no question that poor infrastructure development is one of the greatest inhibiting factors for economic and social development across Africa, or that the continent’s rich natural resources are its best leverage for turning this situation around …

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Africa: reducing trade barriers and growing the economy

One challenge is the lack of a coherent regional approach to managing and harnessing partnership agreements and reducing inter-Africa trade barriers, which could improve the competitiveness of the countries within Africa and drive foreign direct investment …

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Africa as an investment destination

The attractiveness of Africa as an investment destination has been positively impacted by a number of developments in the regulatory environment in African countries …

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The Future of LTE in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mobile banking series: An overview of why mobile banking remains important for financial inclusion in Africa

Mobile banking in Africa refers to the provision of banking services to customers through mobile devices. Mobile payments, meanwhile, refer to the transfer of funds or any other form of value through mobile devices in return for goods and services…

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Growing Entrepreneurship in Africa

Africa boasts alpha returns for private equity investments

Africa’s private equity (PE) landscape is uncharted and at an early stage of development, however, it is growing steadily and giving good returns. In fact, according to a KPMG survey, a record amount of 25.7 billion rand ($3.03 billion) in PE money from Africa was returned to investors in 2011, up from R18.1 billion in 2010.

According to Dapo Okubadejo, the partner in charge of Corporate Finance & Financial Advisory Services at KPMG Nigeria:

“Africa is now viewed by PE houses and fund managers as a priority investment destination. As growth in other economies have slowed in recent years due to the 2008/9 recession and current crisis in the Eurozone, investors have been looking to emerging markets and economies that will provide higher return rates and Africa is continuously proving its business case for investment.”

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