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Oil wealth moves Angolan economy to a new stage

Oil wealth moves Angolan economy to a new stage

April 27, 2012

Angola’s vast oil reserves have helped it rebuild its shattered infrastructure and become one of the world’s fastest growing countries. But the country needs to develop the rest of its economy quickly to reduce its vulnerability to a fall in oil prices and tackle its high levels of poverty.

Angolas oil industry eyes deep water riches

Angola’s oil industry eyes deep water riches

April 27, 2012

The discovery of vast oil reserves off the shore of Angola has significantly improved the country's economic outlook, with the government licensing the exploration and structuring the taxation of production in such a way that profits from the oil will filter down to benefit the entire population.

Game changers loom for Angolan banks

Game changers loom for Angolan banks

April 27, 2012

Angola’s banks are likely to grow faster than any others in Africa over the next decade, and they are also among the continent’s most profitable. But they will have to start innovating as increased competition and new regulations look set to make their presence felt.

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Angola profits from a decade of peace

April 27, 2012

Angola’s government has presided over 10 years of peace and booming economic growth, and neither looks likely to be disturbed in the foreseeable future. Nonetheless, managing the expectations of Angolans over the next decade as the memory of civil war fades will become harder. 

Latam banks lead the liquidity league

January 25, 2012
Top 10 central bank depositors, end-2010

Latin American banks dominate the rankings for deposits with the central bank, providing large liquidity cushions in their countries if needed.

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Angola vows to make good use of its oil revenues

June 1, 2011

High oil prices have put Angola in an economic position that is the envy of most developing countries. However, Angola has been in this situation before. This time its government is vowing not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

State-owned oil company Sonangol to tap capital markets

Private sector key to protecting Angola from shifts in commodity prices

June 1, 2011

A fall in oil prices brought Angola to its knees two years ago. A deal with the IMF has helped the economy to stabilise and signs of growth can be seen in Luanda, but to avoid a repeat of such economic hardship, more structural reforms are needed to make the country attractive for business.

InterContinental Hotels is building a 400 room hotel with casino in Luanda

Investors overcome Angola's bureaucracy

June 1, 2011

Angola is increasingly attracting foreign investment, as companies start to look beyond the nation's onerous bureaucracy to its strong investment potential, political stability and increasing transparency.

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Exploitation of ultra-deep water blocks set to multiply Angola's oil wealth

June 1, 2011

New measures have been put in place to ensure Angola's local economy benefits from moves allowing international oil companies to develop the country's newly licensed deep-water reserves.

Bonds in Angola have been issued in the local currency, Kwanza

Angola's booming economy bodes well for Eurobond

June 1, 2011

It has been a long time coming, but bankers are hoping Angola will be finally be able to issue sovereign bonds and raise at least $500m on the Eurobond market, thanks to the country's recent strong economic performance. 

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