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Rail sector in Africa

Infrastructure: the foundation for Africa’s adaption to 4th Industrial Revolution






The 4th industrial revolution ushers in the era of data & analytics (D&A), the Internet […]

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Eyeglasses and books on the laptop

Technology set to drive job creation, innovation and skills into Africa






With a focus on encouraging intra-Africa business and the need to fast-track growth and development, […]

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Financial Services: Circumventing conduct risk in a digitised Africa






  Succeeding a period of rapid urbanisation and strong economic growth, Africa is well on […]

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The African Banks of the Future needs to respond to multiple pressures






The latest edition of KPMG’s Evolving Banking Regulation report looks at the Sub-Saharan African (SSA) […]

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Africa, your engine of growth






What does the 4th Industrial revolution mean for African businesses? Technology is core to the […]

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Africa: Safeguarding her democratic dividend






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

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JV at WEF

WEF Africa Highlights: Understanding the Formal and Informal Sector






How do we incorporate the informal economy into the formal? KPMG’s Global Chairman, John Veihmeyer […]

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JV at WEF

Alleviating youth unemployment by addressing the African informal sector






KPMG Global Chairman joined Head of Oxfam Winnie Byanyima, Vice President of Ghana, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, […]

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West Africa’s 3 up-and-coming investment cities

Bridging the energy gap in Africa… Resources are high, utilisation is low






Sub-Saharan Africa is seen as a new frontier for investment and expansion and the economic […]

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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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Key findings from the 2014 Africa CFO Survey

Accounting for Africa’s ‘unbanked’ population






The rise of Africa’s financial services sector in recent years has been remarkable. From a […]

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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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Global economic instability: Leading students look further than pay and benefits






In a KPMG survey of over 300 business students from leading universities and business schools […]

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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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West Africa’s 3 up-and-coming investment cities

Power [electricity] in Africa: current state of Africa’s Power sector






Africa’s largest economies produce significantly more energy than other African peers. Also, the oil-producing nations […]

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Nigeria’s Interswitch founder says it should have expanded into Africa sooner

Investing in Healthcare in Africa critical to meet 2030 goals






Many view Africa as the continent of opportunity, but the state of the fragile healthcare […]

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Doing business in Africa – A focus on the business and economic impact of Ebola











We are one world; we are affected by the wellbeing of our neighbours and our business partners… The stories of human suffering coming out of West Africa are staggering. The human cost of this strange disease, immense. The fall-out of the epidemic is not just health-related. It is also economic.

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East Africa’s island tourism opportunities

East Africa’s island tourism opportunities











In 2008, GDP fell more than 1 percent due to declining tourism opportunities and the initial effects of liberalisation, but the economy recovered in 2010-11 after the reforms took hold and tourism increased.

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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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WEF Abuja will highlight that sustainable investment is key to Africa’s economic ascendancy

WEF Abuja will highlight that sustainable investment is key to Africa’s economic ascendancy











The unprecedented abundance of investment grade opportunities in Africa, together with maturing investment motives signify great potential for inclusive growth on the continent

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WEF Africa to be chaired by Aliko Dangote, John Rice and other business worthies

WEF Africa to be chaired by Aliko Dangote, John Rice and other business worthies











As the foremost gathering on the continent, it’s unsurprising that the WEF has the power to draw such luminaries to serve as co-chairs. Let’s take a brief look at each of the above to provide you with a little more background on the individuals who will be chairing the Abuja conference…

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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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Incredible growth of Kenya’s beer market

The market place in 2014 – Competition benchmarks











Competitiveness in the context of the global marketplace is an expression of the combined environmental, economic and social qualities of a country for the facilitation of economic development.

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WEF Abuja will highlight that sustainable investment is key to Africa’s economic ascendancy

2014 World Economic Forum on Africa – an overview











Nigeria is set to host the 2014 World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa in Abuja on 7 – 9 May. This will be the 24th such gathering. Described as the foremost gathering on the continent, this gathering of the World Economic Forum on Africa will bring together regional and global leaders to discuss “innovative structural reforms and investments that can sustain the continent’s growth while creating jobs and prosperity for all its citizens”.

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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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Africa's Youth

Africa continues to show promise as a key FDI destination











During the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa, held earlier this year, regional and global leaders from business, government and civil society engaged in discussion around unlocking and delivering on Africa’s promise and potential. We believe that the continent will continue to show prominence as a key destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) in coming years, with Yunus Suleman, Chairman of KPMG Africa, reiterating: “Africa will continue to be one of the largest FDI destinations and will retain its position of having at least six of the fastest growing countries in the world!”

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How can Africa’s universities help urban planners?

Overcoming corruption is key to Kenya’s progress











One of the key challenges facing the country’s development and progress is corruption. According to the Transparency International 2013 Global Corruption Barometer, Kenya is perceived as the 4th most corrupt nation globally.

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Africa is on the road to meaningful economic growth











In May 2013, South Africa played host to the 23rd World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa). The theme of the conference was “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”. The conference saw key players and investors from all over the world convene to discuss a sustainable path of growth and development for the continent. The summit sought to address three key themes, Accelerating Economic Diversification, Boosting Strategic Infrastructure and Unlocking Africa’s Talent.

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Africa Brief: Africa surpasses while SA affirms, Burger King in Africa and more











Burger King’s debut in the sub-Saharan Africa market is part of the group’s strategy to become the best and most profitable quick-service restaurant business globally, accord­ing to Jose Cil, president of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Burger King Worldwide.Mr Cil said in an interview yesterday that the group’s first out­let,

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Africa increasingly dominating investment attention











Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Africa is on a path of continuous growth according to the Africa Emergence: Rise of the Phoenix report. Growth in the region, to date, has been referred to as only the “tip of the proverbial iceberg”. Our own Yunus Suleman added that the continent has much more to offer, and that Africa is set to hold its title as one of the largest FDI destinations and one of the fastest-growing economies.

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