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McKinsey re-writing Africa in time for the World Cup 2010

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, In : Current commentary 

Interesting to see with nine days to go McKinsey puts out a writing package on Africa including an interview with SA deputy president. Africa’s growth story in McKinsey Quarterly covers a raft of articles:
•South Africa in the spotlight: An interview with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
•A seismic shift in South Africa’s consumer landscape
•Picking products for Africa’s growing consumer markets

McKinsey's articles describe that Africa’s economies experienced a marked accelerat...
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Africa investor’s Analysts’ and Fund Managers Forum 2010

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Saturday, May 29, 2010, In : Events 
Similar to our AfricaSIF roadshow we are conducting in 2010 raising the profile and awareness around sustainable investment in Africa, the Ai events offered high-level networking to analysts, fund managers, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, investor relations officers and the financial media to meet CEOs from Africa’s leading listed companies and stock exchanges. The theme was “capital introduction” and the organizers put together one-on-one meetings for institutions currently rais...
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US Corporate Boardroom Thinking on Investment in Africa

Posted by AfricaSIF Project on Monday, May 17, 2010, In : Investment insights 
A short 30min video with some perspectives on how USA company boards are thinking about investment in Africa, including putting people on the ground and the sustainability of the operations.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPH1d3wk6q4


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African investment realities

Posted by Graham Sinclair on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, In : Investment insights 
These insights from 2005 remain as important today in 2010 as they did five years ago.

"As in any market, Africa's potential rewards don't come without risks. Besides the much-discussed political challenges, African firms have to contend with scanty infrastructure, both physical and financial. Capital markets in Africa are still in their infancy. That makes it tough for c...


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2010 - Commentary from Wharton on African prospects: African Renaissance Depends on Internal Growth, Stable Governments -- and Patience

Posted by Graham Sinclair on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, In : Current commentary 
Commentary from Wharton on prospects for Africa, with comments from both investment and business perspectives.

African Renaissance Depends on Internal Growth, Stable Governments -- and Patience Published : January 06, 2010 in Knowledge@Wharton
  http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2404

African Renaissance Depends on Internal Growth, Stable Governments -- and PatienceWhile the rest of the world was rocked by the financial crisis and recession, Sub-Saharan Africa, with less to...

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2009 - Case study of Chinese tech company in Africa > Huawei Technologies: A Chinese Trail Blazer in Africa

Posted by Graham Sinclair on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, In : Case studies 
Notes on case study of Chinese tech company in Africa from Wharton.
As always, a mixed blessing.

Huawei Technologies: A Chinese Trail Blazer in Africa
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2211
Walk into a bookstore in Beijing and you will find shelves filled with books about Huawei Technologies. As one of China's fledging multinational companies and a major force in the international telecommunications equipment industry, Huawei is rewriting the rules of competition in a glob...
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