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M-commerce, fuelled by mobile banking and payments technology, may be the winning formula for African banks to profit from long-anticipated economic growth on the continent.

Mobile Money: Africa Vs the World






Moving away from cards to the African success story, Mobile Payments and Banking. Banks have […]

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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

Payment Developments in Africa 2015, Vol. 1






Welcome to the 1st edition of our series on “Payment Developments in Africa”. Payments has […]

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Ideal Tax Operation

Introduction to Private Equity






The term ‘private equity’ refers to shareholder capital invested in private companies, as distinguished from […]

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Barclays

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and trade in Africa






What has changed in Africa’s fundamentals over the past decade or more that is driving […]

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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa; Case-Study: Kenyan






The Kenyan banking sector currently consists of 43 commercial banks, one mortgage finance company, nine […]

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Africa and China Relationship

China’s Investments in Africa: Who’s gaining & who’s losing?






Let’s talk about Relationship with Africa Chinese investments in Africa has been contentious right from […]

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Ghana aims to become West Africa’s power transmission hub

Nigeria: Current and Upcoming Opportunities (Pt 2)






A number of Buhari’s promises directly tackle the worst of the points made in the […]

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Celebrating African leadership in healthcare

Nigeria: Recent developments offer opportunities (Pt 1)






“The ambitions of newly elected president Buhari offer a good perspective for the ease of […]

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Seyi Bickersteth

Africa: Safeguarding her democratic dividend






Decolonisation in Africa began in 1957 and gained great momentum during the 1960s, as newly […]

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Africa Brief

Emerging trends that will change the world of Infrastructure – The African Context






A January 2015 special edition of KPMG’s FORESIGHT publication discussed ‘10 Emerging Trends for 2015: […]

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Leveraging of Mobile Networks

KPMG Africa’s Banking in Africa Report (2015)






The banking sectors of a number of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries have exhibited significant growth […]

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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Reassuring (future) penetration in African insurance markets






The insurance market in Africa on the other hand is under-developed as – apart from […]

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Seyi Bickersteth

Nine mega-trends shaping the future of Africa






By Seyi Bickersteth, Chairman, KPMG Africa and National Senior Partner of the Nigerian Practice The reality […]

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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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Facebook and online shopping? But why not internet banking

The Banking Sector as an Enabler of the Economic Growth in Angola






Given the challenges faced by the Angolan economy, it’s important that banks move to adapt […]

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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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Banking

Aggressive strategy required to reduce the unbanked in Nigeria – but possible






Nigerian banking continues to face significant headwinds – in relation to both revenue and costs.  […]

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Ideal Tax Operation

LWOL: A discussion with Joleen Young on financial inclusion and transacting in Africa






Last week our Payment Advisory Expert Joleen Young made herself available to do a live […]

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Ideal Tax Operation

How To Get Private Equity Exits in Africa Right – part II











Deal sourcing in Africa is driven largely by deep understanding of local markets, strong local relationships and networks. If used well, it will not only ensure exclusivity during the acquisition process but can guarantee reasonable entry valuation and lay solid foundation for a smooth relationship with the portfolio companies throughout the investment life cycle. Deals that are done through auctions tend to be competitively priced and in the process, create unnecessary distraction for management.

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

How To Get Private Equity Exits in Africa Right











The attraction of PE to Africa is driven largely by many factors such as: the huge market size – Africa is home to over 1 billion people; relatively young population – about 60% are below 40 years of age; favorable demographics – rising middle class, increasing urbanization, increasing disposable income etc; improved democratic rule and governance, increasing public sector reforms, reducing incidences of civil unrests and wars etc and the mobile technology revolution in Africa driving increased efficiencies, productivity and reducing cost of doing business.

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5 steps for closing the “expectation gap” around Africa’s resources

5 steps for closing the “expectation gap” around Africa’s resources











Resource-based industries are not entirely about resources. They are, in large part, about people, and how effectively people from all sectors work together. In this article I will outline why collaboration is vital to growing our African resource industries. Firstly, we must face the fact that African countries are now competing for a smaller pool of global investment capital, amid investors’ suspicions that Africa has not delivered. The “hidden costs” of doing business in Africa – costs related to weak infrastructure, corruption and political instability – have taken their toll on returns to shareholders.

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#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment

#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment











With International Literacy Day just around the corner, we invited Yunus Suleman to host yesterday’s ‘Lunch with Our Leaders’ discussion on our LinkedIn forum. The topic was ‘Africa’s Education System: the impact on our society and corporate environment.’

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The Factors involved in Setting Family Salaries in a Family Firm

The Factors involved in Setting Family Salaries in a Family Firm











The pay structure within a family-run business can be very different to that of other private or investor-owned companies.

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Africa Brief

Africa needs dynamic Industrial Policies











The 2014 Economic Report on Africa, released by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the African Union (AU) highlighted the fact that Africa needs to radically change its policy towards industrialization.

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#LWOL: A discussion with Yunus Suleman on the impact of Africa’s Education system on our society and corporate environment

Mkoba Private Equity Fund will support African SMEs











Last month saw the launch of the Mkoba Private Equity Fund in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The fund, with its target size of $300 million, seeks to support SMEs in various African nations, believing this to be an under-resourced sector that is crucial to the continued growth of African economies.

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Intellectual Property

WEF: Inclusive growth possible in Africa despite high inequalities, says AfDB











In spite of the high inequalities existing between countries in Africa, inclusive growth was still possible with cooperation and integration of trade, the Chief Economist, African Development Bank, AfDB, Mthuli Ncube, has said. Mr. Ncube, who was speaking during one of the private meetings marking the opening of the 24the World Economic Forum

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Rwanda's Economy in 2014

Rwanda’s Economy in 2014











Rwanda’s economy is expected to perform better this year compared to 2013. According to government, IMF and World Bank projections, the local economy is going to grow by between 7.2% and 7.5%. However, are projections feasible considering that last year the economy grew lower than expected?

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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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WEF Africa 2014 in Nigeria expected to serve as a showcase for Nigerian economic potential

WEF Africa 2014 in Nigeria expected to serve as a showcase for Nigerian economic potential











The 24th World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa is to be held in Abuja, Nigeria, on 7 – 9 May 2014. Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa’s second-largest economy and the continent’s most populous nation, with over 160 million inhabitants, is a fitting host for this year’s conference.

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