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Africa Investor Group

Africa investor (Ai) Group, is an Investment Banking oriented Advisory Firm, which also supplies a broad range of investment data, research, broadcast and published content to a growing number of international investors with interests in Africa.

Africa investor (Ai) Capital is the principal investment arm of Africa investor and runs the Group’s Search Fund, which provides Origination Services to Fund Managers, Institutional Investors and Development Finance Institutions seeking investable transactions and partners in Africa.

Africa investor (Ai) Business Media, publishes Africa investor magazine, the leading international magazine for Africa's investment decision makers (published in English and Chinese); maintains the prestigious Africa investor (Ai) 100 Index Series (Africa’s Dow Jones), and hosts Ai CEO Investment Roundtables on Infrastructure, Capital Markets, Agribusiness & Tourism investment opportunities.

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Africa investor calls on Central Banks to partner business on cross-border banking reforms

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

Washington DC; 12 April 2014: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today co-hosted a Roundtable on Cross-Border Banking in Africa, at the World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington, DC.

African business and government leaders call on World Bank to engage venture investors to support the creation of large African companies at Spring Meetings

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Washington DC, 11 April 2014: Today, Africa investor (Ai) and the World Bank Group co-hosted the Ai-World Bank Strategic Dialogue with Bankers and Investors as part of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings. Over 200 delegates attended the dialogue, which focused on “Supporting the Creation of Large African Firms.”

Africa investor Ai40 Weekly Commentary – 7 April 2014

Monday, April 7th, 2014

There was some more good news for the Ai40 Investors’ Index. Thanks to some strong movement by Nigerian banks, Guaranty Trust Bank and Zenith Bank, the Index jumped 0.47 points, or 0.38%, to reach a value of 122.43 points, up from last week’s position of 121.96. This was a further gain on the previous increase […]

Africa investor Ai40 Weekly Commentary – 10 March 2014

Monday, March 10th, 2014

It was another positive week for the Ai40 Investor’s Index. Finally swinging up past the120 mark again, the Index gained 1.75 points, which was a healthy leap of 1.46% up from last week’s value of 119.22. Guinness Nigeria unfortunately found itself back on the losers’ list but strong performances from Douja Prom Addoha and Sasol […]

Africa investor Ai40 Weekly Commentary – 3 March 2014

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

After several weeks languishing around the 116 mark, there was finally a week of strong gains for the Ai40 Investors’ Index. Thanks to a great turnaround by Guinness Nigeria, the Index gained 2.73 points to reach a value of 119.22. This leap represented a positive movement of 2.34%, up from last week’s value of 116.49.

Africa investor Ai40 Weekly Commentary – 24 February 2014

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Inching slowly upwards, the Ai40 Index recorded a second-straight week in positive territory, gaining a slight but important 0.31 points, or 0.26%, to close the week at a value of 116.49, up from last week’s value of 116.18. This was despite a very poor week from beleaguered brewery Guinness Nigeria, which saw a second consecutive […]

Africa investor Ai40 Weekly Commentary – 17 February 2014

Monday, February 17th, 2014

After last week’s slight crash, the Ai40 Index made a slight return as it closed the week on 116.18 – a minimal increase but an increase nonetheless. This value takes the Index up 0.15%, or 0.18 points, from last week’s value of 116.00, thanks to impressive displays from South Africa’s mining stocks.

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