Tag Archive for 'growth'

Friday picture – Africa consumer spending growth

Africa’s economic opportunity and fast growth to 2020 compared to other economic regions – shows where African securities exchanges could be heading

IMF cuts African growth forecast

Africa’s growth is slowing dramatically, says the International Monetary Fund, and is likely to be 3.75% this year and 4.25% next year. It could get worse if the global economy does not grow.

Nigerian and African economies.. after the rebasing

Charts circulated by Reuters show the rebased Nigerian economy as biggest in Africa, followed by sluggish South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Angola and Morocco. They also show growth rates: oil-fuelled Ghana led the pack with historic growth of 10.2% a year over 2010-13.

How to win big returns in African private equity

Africa’s private equity firms have been finding great ways to realize value, fuelling and profiting from the continent’s soaring growth, but also helping Africa’s markets become more pan-regional and scoring successes by working closely with management teams to create value at investee companies.

$183bn of M&A in Africa in last 10 years, Britain leads

The total value of mergers and acquisitions deals in Africa by foreign investors was $183 billion over the ten years 2003-2012, up threefold on the previous decade. Britain was the lead investor with with 437 deals worth $30.5bn.

JSE gives South African firms competitive advantage through corporate bonds

“South Africa’s established and efficient debt capital market is a key competitive advantage for South African firms” writes Barry Martin, joint head of debt capital markets at Rand Merchant Bank. Corporate debt issued in the first quarter of 2013 was R6.1 billion ($612 million).

“There is a very fine line between Africa rising and Africa uprising”

Sunil Benimadhu, CEO of the Stock Exchange of Mauritius and re-elected President of the African Stock Exchanges Association (ASEA) told the opening session of the African stock exchanges this morning that the world is changing, by 2050 African economies such as Nigeria and Egypt will be among the world’s biggest economies. Africa’s capital markets should play a key role in investment flows to drive this growth.

World Bank says 4.8% growth for sub-Saharan Africa in 2012, cuts earlier forecast

The World Bank has cut its growth forecast for sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier in the year it forecast 5.2% growth overall for SSA economies in 2012, but yesterday (4 Oct) it cut this to 4.8%.

Africa could repeat China’s long growth story– Renaissance CIO

“Africa reminds me of China back in 1999. If you missed China then, don’t do that (miss Africa) now,” is how Plamen Monovski, chief investment officer at Russia’s Renaissance Asset Managers, describes prospects for Africa. “It’s the last place in the world that is due for that rapid change and advancement.”

Sierra Leone to be world’s fastest growing economy in 2012? (50% GDP growth forecast)

Sierra Leone could be the fastest-growing economy in the world in 2012, according to a story on Bloomberg’s Businessweek, which says Finance Minister Samura Kamara forecasts growth at 50%, because of new iron ore mines coming on stream, and 10% in 2013 and in 2014.