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East Africa Fundflow Vs Funding SMEs: The Great Mismatch
There is a new wave of capital flocking into the market that includes [Read More]
The Right Time to Buy Property
Speculating - buying with the hope to sell again quickly at a significant profit - is not property investment," explains Dr du Toit. [Read More]
Africa Investment Potential: Need for Sound Public Policy
In Africa, the term “investor” which was once attributed to foreigners from the West and Asia has gained a new meaning. [Read More]
Gospelneurship: How Legitimate is It?
Does Gospelneurship violate the very basic principle of legitimate expectation if it offers amorphous utility that cannot be challenged in any court of law? [Read More]
FDI in Whatever Form
There are basically 3 categories of immigrants: the skilled, the unskilled and the refugee. Clearly, we should target only the first category. [Read More]
Nigerian Stock Exchange Upgrades Trading Platform
The new platform will enable The Nigerian Stock Exchange have the fastest trading engine in Africa [Read More]
Investing in Africa: Opportunities and Prospects
In many ways Africa holds the same potential that China did 20 years ago. A large rural population is moving to the cities, landing jobs with higher incomes, and starting to enjoy discretionary spending. Demand is growing, and foreign direct investment has soared. [Read More]
Africa: A Continent of Opportunities
It is shameful that despite our vast riches as a continent, our leaders under the auspices of the AU recently met at a new headquarters built for them by foreigners as a “donation.” [Read More]
Southern Sudan : Hub of Investment Opportunities
There is need to deliver services to the people by building schools, universities, hospitals, health centers including building infrastructure for the 10 states. [Read More]
South Sudan: Opportunities and Challenges
There are only about 100 km of paved roads in South Sudan – Only one percent of people in South Sudan have access to electricity, and its cost is among the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. [Read More]
South Sudan: Ripe for Investment
We are building on our history, and are only at the beginning of the long, winding and challenging road of development. [Read More]
Africa: An Investment Hub
There are still opportunities in the region in terms of fast moving consumer goods as long as we find reliable on the ground partners. [Read More]
Indigenisation Empowers Ordinary Zimbabwean
An ordinary Zimbabwean can benefit directly include as an investor, employee or a member of a community in which a company operates. [Read More]
Mauritius: Key Growth Risks and Opportunities
Africa is home to 60% of the world’s arable land, and Sub Saharan Africa shall be the only region in the world that shall accelerate in terms of growth over the next three years. [Read More]
Africa: A Continent of Opportunities
To understand Africa, you must have your boots on the ground and you must believe in the story. What I can tell you is that this is a continent of opportunity. [Read More]
Africa: Where Should One Invest?
Active participants will be the first to understand which countries, sectors and businesses provide the best opportunities. [Read More]
Africa: The Current Investment Frontier
Hardly a week goes by without another global CEO extolling the virtues of the African investment opportunity. [Read More]
Frontier Markets: Fanning the Flames
Structural adjustments have enabled countries position themselves in the global map. [Read More]
Is Asia Overtaking America ?
The future of the world lies in Asia but the Americans will not go down without a fight. [Read More]
Junior Achievement Tranforms Young Minds
Entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills should be availed to young people at an early age [Read More]
AU Summit: Why Africa must Harness Partnerships
Africa's Private Sector gurus and Heads of State should marshal the necessary will and seize the opportunity to put the continent on a transformational path. [Read More]
Making Mauritius a Duty Free Island
Mauritius will have to be promoted both as a seaside resort brand and as a shopping brand – a major strategic change that would take at least five years to take hold. [Read More]
Historic EAC Common Market is Finally Here!
No other Regional Economic Community in Africa has achieved such a milestone. [Read More]
Challenges for One East Africa Common Market
The quest for one market may run into hurdles if some provisions in the common market protocol are not brought at par with national goals [Read More]
South Korea Deal: Is Ghana Short of Architects?
The government has no business telling Ghanaians to patronize local produce and industries whilst shortchanging indigenous companies [Read More]
The Importance of Staying Invested
Using time to ride through the volatility and using the average long term returns of the market to get compounded returns is the best way to reach our goals. [Read More]
Zimbabwe's Look East Policy: Healthy?
Most analysts agree that China will break away from the US and have the world's largest and most influential economy by 2025. [Read More]
Business Success Depends on Great Partnerships- Coca-Cola
Successful entrepreneurship is a requisite ingredient in the African and indeed the global economy-generating employment, growth and international competitiveness. [Read More]
Japan Should Rethink Aid-Preneurship
Japan should engage Africa in a business oriented way as China does [Read More]
ATI Receives $1 M Grant from Japan
With the much awaited ratification of the EAC common market, ATI anticipates an increase in demand for both political and credit risk insurance [Read More]
Government and Business Should Turn EAC Dream to Reality
All stakeholders in this process ought to move beyond theory and begin to work swiftly and consultatively to establish a clear 3-5 year action plan [Read More]
Djibouti Business Awards: Celebrating Somali's Business Acumen
This so-called foreign Aid is nothing but an attempt to create an utter dependency, corrupt our people and destabilize our family institution. [Read More]
Sierra Leone: Ready for Investment?
President Koroma still echoes the typical African leadership approach: We have this mineral, that mineral and we will give tax benefits, and so forth. [Read More]
We Have no Business Being Poor!- President Koroma
We Sierra Leoneans know in our hearts that “we have no business being poor.” [Read More]
AGOA: Africa's Best Friend
How many other development initiatives have produced a return of over $5 billion with an investment of $18 million? AGOA is working for Africa and America. [Read More]
CSR: Friend or Foe of Business?
Our corporate sector must depart from the age-old anti-market mentality of the socialisation of losses coupled with the privatisation of gains [Read More]
Recession Hits Scammers
Victims are holding on tighter to the little money in their wallets [Read More]
Investing in Churches: The Battle Rages
If blacks divert their resources into the spiritual foundation, what’s wrong with it? Who are we to judge? [Read More]
A Re-evaluated AGOA: Better for Africa
A re-evaluated AGOA initiative will respect rules of free trade as opposed to the current setting where a bigger market dictates to weaker markets [Read More]
Should Africa Invest in Churches?
Black people would rather build a church but cannot agree on having a community bank, scholarship fund, renovate schools, improve the village market or create jobs for local high school graduates [Read More]
2nd EA Investment Conference
With close cooperation in promoting investment, we would always take our region to greater heights of achievement, becoming more dynamic and more competitive as we step into our future. [Read More]
Investment in Education:Key to Fighting Poverty
The real poverty, long term, for an African child born today is to be isolated from the world, due to lack of knowledge, access to the internet and hence access to network, to opportunities. [Read More]
Towards Harmonization of Industrial Investment Policies in Africa
African countries have received very little industrial investments due to distorted and incoherent national industrial investment policies. [Read More]
Charade Bailout Tanzania Style!
Bailout African style will ruin our ICU-based economies. [Read More]
The Africa Competitiveness Report 2009
Underdeveloped infrastructure, limited healthcare and educational services, and poor institutional frameworks make African countries less competitive in the global marketplace [Read More]
Market: What is the Role of State?
Our prosperity is linked inextricably to the maintenance of a strong World Economy, an open international trading system, and stable Global Financial Markets. [Read More]
COMESA Customs Union Good for Africa But...
Will the current crop of leaders deliver the dream COMESA that will serve the interests of 400 million Africans? COMESA should help implement a new economic model that avoids reliance on the World Bank and IMF prescriptions. [Read More]
Businesses Fete Maseno University SIFE Team
SIFE Kenya has nurtured over 2000 young leaders since inception and implemented an estimated 300 projects. It is a very competent pool from which corporates can draw their workers from [Read More]
The Analyst and the Oracle
As physical systems accelerate, oscillations become more frequent while its magnitude falls. Eventually prices break out of the exponential trend and a new system is born as another dies. [Read More]
Fighter Brands: Knee-Jerk Reactions?
The management team must learn to act instead of react. That is the divergence between flanking successfully and unsuccessful fighter brands. [Read More]
Economic Stimulus: Whose Responsibility?
Economic recovery and a stable and growing economy require that governments refrain from redistributing the income of successful and responsible businesses and desist from manipulating the monetary system. [Read More]
Investment: Why are Kenyans Shortchanged?
We are giving a concession of forty thousand acres to the Qatar government to grow corn for their market. Why not give four thousand Kenyan farmers ten acres each to grow this corn? [Read More]
"We Can Re-Develop Our Estates," Residents Tell Museveni
The Uganda Government cannot respect and care for its people and allows those in authority to manipulate issues and satisfy their own selfish interests without any care for the interest of the masses. [Read More]
Sudan: When Fear Informs Investment
Why should we fear the future? There is a song whose lyrics affirm that the future is ours to make. As such it is upon us to map out our destiny in a manner that we should have no reason to fear the future. It is when we let others shape our future that we fear the future. [Read More]
Weathering the Financial Crisis Storm
Financial and non-financial institutions are falling like dominoes in a pack. There is much fear in the environment and hoarding of monies. Just like the jungle situation, we now have to deliberate to make a decision. [Read More]
GTV's Going Under: Consumers Need Protection
Due to absence of strong consumer protection laws, goods and service providers are operating in ways that put the least care to consumers [Read More]
Borrowing and Saving: Which Way?
Borrowing and saving to invest should not be looked at as mutually exclusive.One can save, borrow and invest at the same time. [Read More]
Savings: The Better Option
History and experience have taught us that if we want to shun want, we must plan, source for capital and invest wisely. Financial liberty, just like any other kind, is won solely by risking or more precisely calculated risking. [Read More]
Mauritius can Leverage its Limited Property Market
Mauritians have always been scared of foreigners. We want their money but we are worried that they might take over. Look at Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and see how many foreigners live, work, play and retire in these countries. They must be doing something right! [Read More]
The Market will Always Fall and Rise
If you have to listen to a professional, make sure you choose one that takes care of your long term goal rather than fulfill their own short term ambitions. [Read More]
Kenya Railways Can Tap into Greater Lakes Market
The regional transport sector must be revamped if East African countries have to take advantage of expanding markets in the Greater Lakes region [Read More]
The Global Entrepreneurship Week
SIFE projects are designed to teach financial literacy, business ethics, success skills, environmental sustainability, entrepreneurship and market economics. [Read More]
Uganda Wary of IMF Bid on Investors
The call to harmonize tax incentives also comes on the back of growing pressure by Uganda’s private sector on government to create Export Processing Zones (EPZs). Kenya and Tanzania have EPZs, areas where exporters enjoy tax breaks and other incentives. [Read More]
American Millennium Challenge Account Raises Eyebrows
The youth in particular the SWAPO Party Youth League (SPYL) are up in arms with their elders on the hefty donation of the US Millennium Challenge Account granted to the Land of the Brave. [Read More]
Global Financial Crisis Hits Mauritius' Stock and Property Market
No society can durably force economic development by inflating investment through credit expansion unbacked by a parallel increase in voluntary saving. [Read More]
Nairobi Stock Exchange Bear Run: Are we there Yet?
Investors are much better off holding their funds in cash and fixed assets that appreciate in value than investing in the stock exchange. [Read More]
African Securities Markets Feel the Pinch of Global Linkages
Could African markets be facing their own crisis? Are the effects of the US crisis more direct than anticipated? [Read More]
Diaspora Seek to Spur Africa’s Development
Debt can be cancelled with the stroke of the pen, but poverty cannot be cancelled with the stroke of the pen. [Read More]
Africa: A Frontier for Investment
Recent data shows that Africa receives more official development assistance than foreign direct investment. [Read More]
Understanding Real Estate Investment
The real estate industry is deeper than what most tertiary level brokers and agents hold out to the public. [Read More]
Death: A Fund raising Strategy?
It has become questionable whether the wakes are actually for the benefit of the dead or an activity structured and emotionally pursued for the unsuspecting respondent to benefit the living. [Read More]
Sir John Templeton (1912-2008): A Tribute
Search worldwide: To avoid having all your eggs in the wrong basket at the wrong time, you should diversify. When you search worldwide, you find better bargains than when you monitor only one nation. You also benefit from more safety thanks to diversification. [Read More]
Understanding Asset Allocation
One of the most important steps to building a successful portfolio is properly dividing assets among different types of investments. The most important asset classes are stocks, bonds, and cash. [Read More]
Investment Opportunities in Africa
However, let's remember that great civilizations such as; Roman Empire, Greeks, Egyptians, and Incas grew by infrastructure. [Read More]
Great Lessons from Great Company Leaders
Universities teach us to get jobs. However, what makes us outstanding is our determination and desire to settle for more than the ordinary. [Read More]
Research and Development : Key to Productivity
Knowing the nature and composition of the clientele is one thing. Locating them by geographical or spatial distribution is another. [Read More]
Angel Investors Missing Out on Ethiopia
I blame Ethiopians in diaspora for the lack of communication with the Western world in showcasing the various types of investment opportunities Ethiopia has to provide to outside investors. [Read More]
Safaricom IPO: Kenya’s Commercial Success Story
The Mobitelea 'mystery' is a case of a thief investigating a thief [Read More]
Safaricom IPO: A Watershed IPO
Trust me, some of the politicians making noise already have their checks ready, or at least, a good fortune to subscribe on the last few days before closure. [Read More]
Africa: The Next Frontier for Investment!
Many good things have happened in Africa in the last decade – but they are not, yet, noticed. Those who have noticed them are doing well [Read More]
Home-Away-From-Home: The Untapped Market?
These ‘exiles’ only make technical appearances in their rural homes during funerals of close relatives then ‘flee’ back to the city immediately after burial. [Read More]
Why are Foreign Investors Shunning Education?
African governments must ask investors to invest in sectors that will improve the living standards of Africans, empower Africans economically and generally lead to the growth of the continent. [Read More]
Roadmap to Microenterprise Success
The debate on whether entrepreneurs are born or made has never ended. Emphasis is however placed on the ‘made’ factor [Read More]
Sidestepping Conmen in Real Estate
It advisable that one consults to ensure that he understands his property’s true worth before transacting. The valuer will appraise the property objectively and independently. [Read More]
Due Diligence in Real Estate
Clients who want to analyze commercial property need experienced professionals to perform due diligence as an integral part of an investment decision matrix. [Read More]
Real Estate Managers: Investor's Foes or Friends?
Landlords who opt to manage their own properties will in one way or the other incur costs similar to those incurred paying the agent. This is without counting the time that one will spend doing these duties. [Read More]
Is Keiretsu Catching Up with Kenyan Business?
Why should Safaricom and Celtel be at each others neck when the untapped market for the cell phone is over 7 million subscribers? [Read More]
Why Investors Need Real Estate Managers
A Nairobi survey reveals that 60 percent of commercial property investors do not use professional property managers.Over 95 percent of Kenyan residential landlords opt to manage their own property. [Read More]
Real Estates: Residential or Commercial Property?
The choice to invest in residential or commercial property poses a dilemma to many investors. It is therefore important that a first time real estate investor studies the market. [Read More]
Liberating Dormant Potential
There are many people whose potential is unexploited because nobody has shown them how to exploit it. People need to be motivated. People need to be helped to bring out the best in them. People need an ideal link to the right direction. [Read More]
Women: Cause of Africa’s Poverty?
The African offspring has let their mama down by failing to integrate her daily chores into the modern economy. We have failed to adopt what we learn in modern schooling systems to our situation with a view of surfacing the hidden talents in our villages. [Read More]
Why Invest in Real Estate?
Real estate today continues to attract fairly great interest in all democratic republics where citizens are allowed to own land. This coupled with inflationary trends forces land values to raise as it is "a diminishing resource." In this regard, it becomes very difficult for any real estate inves [Read More]
Entrepreneurship: A Catalyst to Eritrean Economy
No pre-conceived limitations should be embrsced in regard to the use of power and technology. Rural industrialization will convert Eritrea's agricultural communities into balanced agro-industrial communities. [Read More]
Africans: Think Outside the Box!
If we continue carrying out business as usual, we will reap the same meager results we have always had. [Read More]
Tapping Youth Energy for Productivity
In a world where only governments and corporations are expected to “donate” jobs, it becomes understandable when villagers scoff at unemployed university graduates that hit the tarmac. [Read More]
Tax Harmonization to Address East Africans Fears
East Africans will enjoy the benefits of a united market if the community facilitates a harmonized taxation policy that will lead to competitive prices. [Read More]
Brewing the Economy
The competition between high technology brewers that currently pay huge amounts of tax and those that operate from backyards using pots, tins, drums and market by word of mouth will be interesting to observe. [Read More]
Urbanizing Africans to Fight Poverty
Huge populations in urban areas tend to promote a competitive approach to life thereby facilitating “business thinking.” [Read More]
Africa: The Reluctant Global Goldmine?
The scramble for Africa’s oil has done little to promote development for the majority of Africans in the regions where oil is produced. Nowhere is the gap between oil wealth and development more evident than in Equatorial Guinea, where, this new wealth has generally not been used for the larger wel [Read More]
Lesson from a Village Banker Who Won a Nobel Peace Prize
Send all those international NGOs packing for brainwashing Africans against the profit motive. How else will the so called poor fight poverty if somebody spends millions of dollars teaching them to hate profits? [Read More]
Seize the Opportunity!
Discover your strength and sniff opportunities. Stop wallowing in a morass of self pity. East Africa is gradually opening up national boundaries. Africa is slowly moving to a one market Africa. Shun the village mentality and embrace a whole world of opportunities at your disposal. [Read More]