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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mobile technology which allows clients to send cash with their telephones, has transformed business In East Africa and is now spreading to Europe.
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.
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.
Unlocking Africa’s agricultural potential is key to allowing the continent’s growing population to benefit from the available resources.
French beverage giant Castel, which bottled its first batch of Ethiopian wine this year, is helping change the way outsiders view the country.
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.