Latest articles from Africa

Investors hop on the Africa conveyor belt

July 2, 2007

The great Africa opportunity awaits and it could involve higher growth in output and profits than the world has ever seen before.

China and Africa’s mutual back scratching

June 4, 2007

A 10-fold increase in bilateral trade means China is set to eclipse Europe and the US as the main foreign actor in Africa.

Russians move into Africa

May 7, 2007

In an oversaturated commodities market, Renaissance Capital is branching out into Africa. Ben Aris reports.

Chinese model inspires AfDB

May 7, 2007

China provides an example of growth-driven modernisation that Africans can aspire to, writes Kevin Godier.

Fast train

April 2, 2007

Nigerian banks know that expanding branch networks and introducing new technology requires a skilled workforce. Nick Kochan reports on staff training efforts.

Same song sheet

April 2, 2007

Banking consolidation has given Nigerian banks the headache of integrating a variety of disparate technological systems onto single platforms. Nick Kochan reports.

Fuel injection

April 2, 2007

High prices and new finds mean Nigeria’s dependence on hydrocarbon exports will go on, albeit with a greater emphasis on in-house refining. John McCarthy reports.

Small money

April 2, 2007

The government is taking steps to address the lack of funding available to micro, small and medium-sized businesses. John McCarthy reports.

African blueprint

April 2, 2007

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO of Access Bank, tells The Banker of his plans for a top five Nigerian listing by 2010 and his vision of establishing a pan-African presence.

Retail jump-start

April 2, 2007

Nigeria’s retail environment is developing fast, says Nick Kochan, but further growth is hampered by the absence of a credit checking system and a national ID card.

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