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On the 16th and 17th of October of 2014, NABC organizes the second edition of the Africa Works! conference, together with the African Studies Centre. The objective of Africa Works! 2014 is to explore the challenges and opportunities Africa poses to companies, government bodies, NGO’s and knowledge centers through informing, inspiring, and expanding professional networks.
Nigeria has so far managed to avoid going the same way as the “fragile five”, namely India, Indonesia, Brazil, Turkey, and South Africa, when it comes to being a prosperous emerging market.
Africa retail sector on the verge of sky-rocketing with big international brands landing on our shores. Large international retailers eager to get a footprint on the African continent are using South Africa as their vantage point, while they assess their next expansion point into the growing economies of Africa.
Nigerian banks have been advised to always guard against high cost-to-income ratios. The Partner, Management Consulting, KPMG, United Kingdom, Mr. Adrian Harkin, gave the advice in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of a seminar on cost optimisation that was recently organised by the professional services firm in Lagos,
South African is not the only country in Africa with a tangible National Development Plan. Côte d’Ivoire, ranked 167th by the World Bank, articulated its economic strategy in 2012. The country aims to become a significant player in the emerging markets by 2020. To this end, it has developed a strong-minded foreign policy, which has helped its position as a leading economic power in West Africa region.
Branchless banking allows the customer to have access to banking services without being reliant on a brick-and-mortar bank branch. Technological advancements and the adoption of a collaborative approach between banking service providers and technology companies are going to forge a new way of doing banking in emerging markets, where transport, electrical and other infrastructure is often underdeveloped.
These are exciting times for healthcare. Emerging economies around the world are focussed on innovation and developing new business models for this sector, with governments in Africa working towards a Universal Health Coverage for their populations.
So how has Nigeria’s biggest and most profitable bank transformed into a social media leader? The bank initially became interested in social media in 2009, when it recognized that a fan page had sprung up on Facebook. It knew that surrendering part of its brand to outsiders – some of whom may not even be customers – could be harmful to its reputation.
Continuing from Africa economic prospects: Where to from here, we explore the insights of the IMF’s World Economic Outlook 2013 and the World Bank’s analysis of the issues shaping Africa’s economic prospects …
Representing the world’s fastest-growing emerging markets, the Brazil-Russia-India-China grouping added South Africa to its ranks in 2011. Together the BRICS countries account for 42% of the world’s population …