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Impact Investing in Africa: Insights from KPMG IDAS Africa






Impact investor interest in Africa is currently growing faster than the industry’s ability to effectively […]

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Is Chinese Investment in Africa Mutually beneficial or lopsided?






In 2009, China surpassed the United States as Africa’s largest trading partner; with an investment […]

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Africa Geographic tourism hotspots and trends

Rwanda Fiscal Guide (2014/2015)






Basic Taxation Income tax is levied on both companies and individuals. Under the income tax […]

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Africa Brief: Business News from around the continent






Botswana’s Choppies to list on JSE THE JSE will get another African boost when Botswana […]

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Private Equity disposals on the rise in Africa which means more opportunity for growth and investment






During 2014, the Private Equity firms played a vital role in the development of African […]

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Mergers and Acquisition: What are the key trends to watch for in the Kenyan market?






What are mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and what are the key trends that we should […]

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The role of stock exchanges in growing the African financial markets






Robbie Cheadle, Associate Director, Deal Advisory “STOCK EXCHANGES PLAY A VITAL AND VARIED ROLE IN […]

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Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more...

Kenyan Fiscal Guide, Trade and bilateral agreements






Income tax Business income Income tax is charged on all the income of resident and […]

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Working with Private Equity Portfolio Companies






Globally, private equity remains an attractive asset class, outperforming public markets over medium to long-term […]

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Focusing on Africa-China Trade and Investment






For a number of years, China has been influencing the economic development in Africa. The […]

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Being the best: Inside the intelligent finance function






Insights from our African CFO survey As the leaders of today’s finance functions continue to […]

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Economic Growth in Africa: The Past, Present and Future






Africa’s economic growth and performance has improved greatly since the turn of the century, leading […]

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Famous Brands, the owner of brands such as Debonairs and Steers, has ambitious expansion plans for oil-rich African countries such as Nigeria, Ghana and Angola.

Africa Brief: Business News from around Africa






Joint move on Adcock underlines shift at PIC THE Public Investment Corpo­ration (PIC) and Bidvest […]

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KPMG Global Africa Practice launches App to streamline business in Africa






The KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App – a first […]

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Incredible growth of Kenya’s beer market

Incredible growth of Kenya’s beer market











Driven by strong population growth, a growing middle class, and a dynamic private sector, the beer industry in Kenya has taken off in impressive ways, and is promising of even further developments in the coming decade. The potential risks however to be factored in by stakeholders is inflation and tax increases.

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Nairobi to test drive Kenya Power’s smart meters project

Nairobi to test drive Kenya Power’s smart meters project











Kenya Power is embracing innovative technologies and rolling out a new scheme: the installation of 5,000 smart meters in select parts of Nairobi. The move is part of a two-year, Sh150-million pilot scheme to evaluate the efficacy of the meters, which enable customers to track their own electricity consumption in real time while also allowing Kenya Power employees to remotely obtain meter readings.

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

Africa Brief: Stanlib keeps an eye on Africa after deal in Ghana and more…











Standard Bank-owned asset manager Stanlib has set up oper­ations in Ghana through the acqui­sition of the Stanbic Investment Management Services division. It is also pursuing an asset management acquisition in Nigeria, which it hopes to close in the first half of 2015.

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Africa Brief: Local banks join power plant deal in Ghana and more…











South African banks and con­struction companies have been expanding activities in the rest of Africa, where energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors. The $900m of debt and equity project finance for the Kpone Independent Power Plant and associated infrastruc­ture in Ghana was closed by financiers and industrialists, including several South African banks.

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Addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases in Africa

KPMG and PharmAccess to speak at Africa Works! 2014 conference in Leiden











We at KPMG and our partners at PharmAccess have combined forces in an innovative approach that facilitates investment capital for the private healthcare sector. By combining a critical evaluation and benchmarking system that assesses the quality and safety of the care provided, with rigorous business planning and a full health market scan, risk is reduced and trust is increased.

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Africa’s new oil producers

Africa’s new oil producers











Nigeria continues as the key player, ranking as the world’s 13th biggest oil producer, and the continent as a whole produces significantly more oil than it consumes.

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Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more...

Africa Brief: Tourism in Zimbabwe battles on as arrivals stagnate and more…











Zimbabwe’s efforts to revive the economy using proceeds from the tourism industry has failed as tourist arrivals stagnated in the first half of the year, with arrivals only increasing by 1 percent compared with the prior year. This growth was supported by the increase in arrivals from Europe, Germany and the UK.

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South Africa, Morocco & Mauritius top PE countries in Africa

South Africa, Morocco & Mauritius top PE countries in Africa











South Africa was the most active market for PE investment on the continent in H1 2012 with South African targets attracting $547m over the period.

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How can financial services best support inclusive growth in Africa?

Insurance in Africa: who is buying it?











Insurance in Africa is under-developed, largely because most Africans simply cannot yet afford it.

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The Emergence of the Africa 8











Ecobank recently coined a new emerging market investment grouping – The Africa 8. Unlike other emerging market groupings, this one focuses entirely on investment potential going forward within Africa itself.

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What’s new in Africa’s telecoms industry?

Africa Brief: Kenya transfers mobile technology to Europe and more…











Mobile technology which allows clients to send cash with their telephones, has transformed business In East Africa and is now spreading to Europe.

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U.S. Summit Heralds New Relationship with African Leaders











In the recently held summit in Washington with African leaders, U.S. President Barack Obama emphasised how the relationship between America and Africa is evolving.

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Kenya’s Mobile Money Game Changer











Kenya’s Equity Bank is set to roll out its new mobile money services to customers, thanks to its new innovative slim line SIM technology.

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Zambia has its eye on being a role player in Africa’s transformation

Who is going to farm Africa’s land?











Unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential is key to allowing the continent’s growing population to benefit from the available resources.

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

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











French beverage giant Castel, which bottled its first batch of Ethiopian wine this year, is helping change the way outsiders view the country.

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African Tobacco Farmers Want Their Voices Heard

African Tobacco Farmers Want Their Voices Heard











The International Tobacco Growers’ Association has banded with tobacco farmers in Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and South Africa against governmental interventions to their growing and trading practices.

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