Facing new challenges: Angola adjusts to cheap oil

Angola adjusts to cheap oil

Angola's sovereign wealth fund expands its horizons

June 1, 2015

Alternative assets are the name of the game for Angola's sovereign wealth fund, as it steps in where local banks fear to tread.

Can Angola weather the oil price storm

Can Angola weather the oil price storm?

June 1, 2015

Angola’s steady story of economic growth has been badly disrupted by the global collapse in oil prices. Can the 'ultimate petrostate' weather the storm?

Angola is struggling to realise its tourism potential

Holidays on hold: why Angola is struggling to realise its tourism potential

June 1, 2015

Angola has big potential as a visitor destination, and as a sector, tourism could be a driver of non-oil growth and jobs. But high costs and red tape are deterring overseas visitors and the country needs to work harder to deliver on its ambitions.

The spark amid a slump

The spark amid a slump: Will Angola's banks emerge from oil price dip stronger?

June 1, 2015

The Angolan banking sector has been hit hard by the oil price slump, adding to concerns about systemic loan book weakness. However, a tough new asset quality review should improve matters, as should the expansion of the country's capital markets.

Angolan economy stalls as dependence on oil continues

Angolan economy stalls as dependence on oil continues

June 1, 2015

Angola's failure to diversify away from oil has led to faltering growth in what has been in recent years one of Africa's best-performing economies. Though the government is managing the crisis better than in previous years, the currency remains unstable and access to foreign currency is in short supply. 

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