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Strengthening Access to Finance for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria

Corruption — the world’s third largest ‘industry’

The biggest issue facing business today is how to grow in a low growth economy. This is the challenge facing the G20 leaders when they meet in Brisbane later this week. Against that backdrop, corruption has a staggering impact on economic growth. At $3 trillion or around 5 percent of global GDP, if corruption were an industry, it would be the world’s third largest.

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Kigali climbing the ranks of Africa’s most liveable cities

Africa’s top 10 infrastructure projects

Improved infrastructure is absolutely vital to Africa’s economic and social development. National leaders appear to be aware of this – at the African summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) held in Cape Town in May 2013, the general sentiment was one of unprecedented collaboration.

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Leveraging resources for infrastructure development in Africa

There is no question that poor infrastructure development is one of the greatest inhibiting factors for economic and social development across Africa, or that the continent’s rich natural resources are its best leverage for turning this situation around …

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Investing in Africa: Part Two

Investment in Africa, and developing the perception of Africa as a promising investment destination, is key to the continued growth, development and success of the region …

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