BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS AFRICA 2010

Global Finance names the 2010 World's Best Emerging Market Banks in Africa   NEW YORK, March 23, 2010 — Global Finance magazine (www.gfmag.com) has named the "Best Emerging Market Banks in Africa" in an exclusive survey to be published in ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Under threat: Wildlife in Uganda’s Kabwoya reserve African Union (AU) heads of state attending a February summit will review plans to create a $4 billion Libya-based African investment bank. South Africa, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria ...

Features: Regional Report: Southern Africa

In From The Cold   Global businesses and investors are taking more interest in sub-Saharan Africa, home to some of the world’s most neglected emerging markets.   By Antonio Guerrero   Sub-Saharan Africa has long been considered to be on ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Game on: South Africa prepares for the 2010 World Cup This year’s FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa will inject nearly $7.5 billion into the nation’s economy, according to a study by the ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Panning for gold: African mines spark investor interest Rising gold prices have sparked renewed interest by foreign investors in African mines. Banro, a Canadian gold miner, expects to close a debt financing deal for ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   —Antonio Guerrero   China is extending its access to Africa’s raw materials with a new deal in which it will provide some $7.2 billion in financing to the de-facto government in Guinea, the world’s largest bauxite producer and ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Trade between Africa and China is slowing Africa has emerged as one of the key casualties of the global economic slowdown, after newly released figures show its exports to China plummeted this year. Trade ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

  Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Ghana looks to diversify exports beyond cocoa After years of seeing foreign investors flee amid a plummeting economy and political upheaval, Zimbabwe may be about to reverse the outflow with its impending privatization ...

Emerging Markets: Africa

Roundup   By Antonio Guerrero   Botswana, the world's largest diamond producer, received a $1.5 billion loan from the African Development Bank, marking the bank's largest-ever budget support facility. It is also Botswana's first loan from the development bank in ...

Regulars : EM Roundup Africa

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) estimates less than a quarter of Africans have access to electricity, and those who do pay twice the average retail rate of users in other emerging regions.   By Antonio Guerrero   A report from ...

Emerging Markets : EM ROUNDUP Africa

South Africa’s Standard Bank, Africa’s largest lender by assets, has become the first international financial institution to join the IFC’s $5 billion global trade liquidity program. The program aims to extend loans to regional banks for on-lending to importers and ...