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Africa gearing up – future prospects in Africa for the transportation & logistics industry, according to PwC report

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

While South Africa tops the list for having the most developed transport and logistics sector in Sub-Saharan Africa placing it on a par with some of the world’s industrialised countries, logistics companies are looking to the rest of Africa for investment opportunities.

Africa investor Weekly Commentary – 28 October 2013

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The Ai40 continued on its upward trajectory this week as the Index broke through the 120 mark. Boosted by a stellar performance from the Moroccan arm of cement giant Lafarge, the Index gained 2.18 points, or 1.84%, up from last week’s position of 118.23 points, to close Friday on 120.41 points.

Focus on Emerging Market Corporate Debt

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Well-funded emerging markets (EM) benefited dramatically from the West’s financial crisis. Today EM corporate bonds have developed from a niche asset class to a globally acknowledged financing instrument. However, recent signs of slowing growth in EM geographies have called into question this asset class’ sustainability- are these concerns valid?

“Diversified growth and multi-asset funds bridge the gap between the opportunities and the limits of investor governance”

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

“Diversified growth and multi-asset funds bridge the gap between the opportunities and the limits of investor governance”, says Martin Dietz PhD, Fund Manager, Legal & General Investment Management

Africa investor Weekly Commentary – 21 October 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The Ai40 Index closed up past the 118 level this week; a milestone not reached since February this year. Lifted by the good performances of several South African stocks, the Index climbed 0.98 points, or 0.8%, up from last week’s value of 117.25 to this week’s 118.23.

Africa investor Weekly Commentary – 14 October 2013

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Last week’s loss for the Ai40 Index was merely a hiccup: the Index has now soared to a value of 117.25. After hitting a months-long high of 116.5 points two weeks ago, the Index dropped 1.3% to close at 114.97. This week, however, the Index jumped 2.28 points, or 1.98%, to reach a value of […]

African leaders call for African private sector development focus at World Bank Annual Meetings-Africa investor CEO Investment Summit

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Johannesburg, Washington, 11 October 2013: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, yesterday announced that the Africa investor-World Bank Group Africa CEO Investment Climate Summit has successfully brought together over 150 of the continent’s most influential business and government leaders to assess the factors influencing and improving Africa’s investment climate at the […]

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