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UK boosts African tax collection

“For every £1 spent on operating costs an additional £100 is returned in tax revenues” is the claim for results achieved on a programme to boost tax collecting in developing nations. The UK Government’ s Department for International Development (DFID) on 19 Feb announced plans to give £47 million ($61m) to boosting tax collection “aimed […]

Africans inspiring London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange Group launched the 2nd edition of its Companies to Inspire Africa Report, on Wed 16 Jan, identifying dynamic growth businesses in Africa to build an information database and showcase them to a global audience. Many speakers expressed sympathies after a terror attack in Nairobi on 15 Jan. International Development Secretary, Penny […]

Companies to Inspire Africa 2019 report in numbers:

The report identifies 360 companies from 32 countries representing 7 major sectors. It highlights the entrepreneurial and dynamic landscape of the African private sector. Companies featured include small entrepreneurial businesses through to well-established corporations. A searchable database of the report and a downloadable PDF of the publication are available at www.lseg.com/inspireafrica. The first edition of […]

UK and Africa in 2019 – Penny Mordaunt speech

International Development Secretary launches London Stock Exchange report – Hon Penny Mordaunt MP speech highlights Nearly a quarter of the companies led by women, almost double that of the 2017 report. Globally companies with greater gender equality also do better in income, growth and competitiveness. Africa is alive with opportunity – 5 of the world’s […]

$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.