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Africa infrastructure investments hinge on reforms Africa infrastructure investments hinge on reforms(0)

Africa’s massive infrastructure needs present a huge opportunity for the private sector, but governments will need to improve the regulatory environment and strengthen regional markets to lure companies. CONTINUE READING

Iran economy to contract further as nuclear talks continue Iran economy to contract further as nuclear talks continue(0)

Iran is at a crossroad.Uncertainty about the outcome of dialogue between the Islamic regime and Western powers has also left the country’s economy in limbo. CONTINUE READING

GCC accounts for 87% of MENA real estate investments GCC accounts for 87% of MENA real estate investments(0)

More than USD 1 trillion worth of real estate projects are under way in the Middle East and North Africa, as regional authorities move swiftly to address chronic housing shortages across the Arab World. CONTINUE READING

Rebasing helps Nigeria in GDP race Rebasing helps Nigeria in GDP race(0)

GDP is nothing but a number. After a two-year delay, Nigeria has finally rebased its gross domestic product and emerged as Africa’s largest economy ahead of South Africa, which had long held the title. CONTINUE READING

N. Africa shows tentative signs of recovery N. Africa shows tentative signs of recovery(0)

North Africa may be on the cusp of a recovery barring a return to major political upheavals. And a pickup in economic activity in the European Union – North Africa’s biggest trading partner – could further lift sentiment in the region. CONTINUE READING

Morocco’s economy to expand 5% in 2015: IIF Morocco’s economy to expand 5% in 2015: IIF(0)

Morocco is expected to emerge as the fastest growing economy in North Africa, with its GDP rising 3.8% in 2014 and nearly 5% in 2015, as the new consensus government ends a period of uncertainty and paves the way for bolder economic reforms, according to Institute of International Finance. CONTINUE READING

Oil reliance and lack of reform leave Gabon vulnerable Oil reliance and lack of reform leave Gabon vulnerable(0)

Gabon’s financial problems have been vastly exaggerated. An erroneous news report late last month suggested Gabon’s government had suspended salaries of government employees as it did not have adequate funds. CONTINUE READING

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Namibian port poised to be logistics hub Namibian port poised to be logistics hub(0)

Namibia’s Walvis Bay could emerge as southern African states’ gateway to Europe. CONTINUE READING

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Concerns grow over Nigeria’s ‘lost billions’ Concerns grow over Nigeria’s ‘lost billions’(0)

The suspension of Nigeria’s central bank chief has raised uncertainty for the economy as investors worry about its long-term impact. CONTINUE READING

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Rules keep resource-rich Kenya shackled Rules keep resource-rich Kenya shackled(0)

Development of natural resources in Kenya would help lift the country’s economy further, but the regulatory environment remains “hostile” to foreign investment. CONTINUE READING

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