AFRICA 2014 | UNITY
Africa’s dream of greater economic unity is gradually becoming a reality, with plans to establish a free-trade area spanning eastern and southern African countries well under way. Yet it could take time for the associated economic and trading benefits to play out.
AFRICA 2014 | UNITY
AFRICA 2014 | INFRASTRUCTURE
From power plants and mining to tourism and railroads, new infrastructure projects are stimulating the growth of industries across sub-Saharan Africa.
CAPITAL MARKETS | AFRICAN EQUITY
Initial public offerings on the Nairobi Securities Exchange have been few and far between in recent years.
AFRICA 2014 | MINING
Africa’s mining industry is on the verge of breaching limits historically imposed by political risk constraints.
FRONTIER MARKETS REPORT | MOROCCO
Morocco boasts solid outward FDI, geopolitical stability and proximity to key markets, but corruption is commonplace.
COUNTRY REPORT | EGYPT
Pressure is building on Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, to deliver economic gains. Falling investment and a sharp drop in tourist arrivals have weakened growth over the past three years. But a rapid return to pre-2011 expansion levels appears unlikely.
In this first installment of a two-part series, Global Finance identifies the top online corporate and consumer banks by country and then by region, according to product or service category.
The world’s second-largest producer of cocoa, is expected to ask the International Monetary Fund for help.
Ebenezer Essoka, a native of Cameroon, is vice chair for Africa at Standard Chartered. He sat down with Global Finance to discuss African trade and the need for African policymakers to ensure that foreign investment deals are in the best interest of all stakeholders.
COUNTRY REPORT | NIGERIA
Nigeria lacks one key element for stellar growth: a power sector commensurate with its prospects.
A struggling economy and widespread corruption are but a few of the challenges new Malawian president Peter Mutharika will face during his five-year mandate.
FINANCE & CAPITAL | TRENDS: SOVEREIGN DEBT
Nigeria’s first shariah-compliant bond, a $62 million issue by Osun state late last year, could be the start of an Islamic finance boom in Africa.
NEWSMAKERS: SOUTH AFRICA
Zuma fights back despite public dissatisfaction with his presidency.
The transport infrastructure in Africa's largest economy is still treading water.
Insuring Against Extreme Weather: Farmers and their families in five African countries will gain some financial protection against drought this growing season through a catastrophe insurance pool launched in May by African Risk Capacity (ARC).
Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic lions are pulling the continent into an unprecedented era of wealth creation and prosperity. With year-on-year growth of between 7% and 9%, Ghana, Angola, Mozambique, Zambia and Ethiopia have played a pivotal role in helping Africa’s economy triple in size since 2000.
“Bob Diamond exists to make money for Bob Diamond, whatever he says. This isn’t to help develop Africa, it’s to make money for Bob Diamond and his partners.”