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Venture Capital and Private Equity Industry Performance Survey of South Africa covering the 2014 calendar year

Is issuing debt instruments a viable option for African governments?

Africa’s risks are mainly perceived and not real. Unfortunately for us in Africa we are not […]

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Why Nigeria Delayed GDP Rebasing for Twenty-four Years

The GDP rebasing figures which will be released today is coming after a 24-year wait as the last rebasing exercise was done in 1990. Though it was meant to be done again in 2000 but was shelved due to some “strategic economic considerations”, people familiar with the strategy told THISDAY.

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Africa Brief: Zambia considers $1bn eurobond to plug deficit, Renewable energy adds to CIG’s ‘robust results’ and more…

President Jacob Zuma and his Democratic Republic of Congo counterpart Joseph Kabila have signed a treaty for the construction of the $80bn Grand Inga Project during Mr Zuma’s state visit that is expected to end today.

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Economic Outlook: Global

As of April 2013, the global economic growth outlook seemed to have shown some improvement, however, the current bullishness in global stock markets has not come as a result of confidence in economic fundamentals, but rather the effects of major central banks using their domestic portfolio balance channels to reflate risky assets.

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Africa Brief: Investors choose South Africa, Areva mines, and more

South Africa remains the most targeted country for investment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The value of merger and acquisition investments in Sub-Saharan Africa increased by 18% in 2012, even though globally mergers and acquisitions deals decreased by 7%.

Majority of the M & A were in the materials, energy and power sectors. The Royal Bank of Canada and Golddman Sachs made the two largest investments. South Africa was the most active nation in the equity capital markets in 2012.

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