Today at the African CEO Forum of 2015 in Geneva, PwC (http://www.pwc.com) launches the first edition of its ‘Into Africa – the continent’s cities of opportunity’ report, which details the potential of 20 African cities that we believe to be among the most dynamic and future focused on the continent. The report is part of PwC’s global Cities of Opportunity series and its analysis is structured around the critical issues of the business community as […]
The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) is affirming its growing African ambitions through its participation as one of the four Diamond Sponsors of the forthcoming Africa CEO Forum. This event, one of major rendezvous of the financial and corporate African scene, will welcome some 800 participants from 38 countries in Geneva on the 16th and 17th of March 2015 with discussions to be held in relation to the strategic priorities of the African private sector. […]
Before the internet, telecommunications was synonymous with phones run over copper lines. Today, “telecommunications” encompasses not only traditional one-on-one calls, but also conference calls, video conferencing, email, live chat, and more. In fact, the entire concept of telecommunications is now closely intertwined with internet technology. So today, it is likely your house is connected to the internet via an optic fibre which is very fast. The expected minimum lifetime of this fibre is 60 […]
The volume of non-performing loans in the Nigerian banking sector is set to rise further on the back of the devaluation of the naira amid weak global crude oil prices. The nation’s weak currency is currently taking a huge toll on companies involved in manufacturing and fast-moving consumer goods, driving down their revenue and bottom line. Analysts say some of them may not be able to meet their loan obligations to banks as […]
As of today, customers of Orange Money in Côte d’Ivoire can use their mobile phones to send money to customers of Airtel Money in Burkina Faso, and vice versa. This partnership between Orange and Airtel enables Orange customers, for the first time, to send and receive money to or from people based in a country outside the Group’s footprint. In addition, thanks to the interconnection between the two operators’ mobile money platforms, it is also the […]
Richard Attias & Associates is organizing the Egypt Economic Development Conference (EEDC) (http://www.egyptthefuture.com), opening today for 3 days of exchanges in Sharm El Sheikh, under the patronage of H.E. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt. The meeting will bring together heads of state from over 20 countries and top global business leaders. The primary objective of the EEDC is to tell Egypt’s new story and that the country is on a new track, […]
Africa’s recent economic growth rates and rising youth population have meant more and more entrepreneurs are looking there for potential business opportunities. The typical strategy is to introduce new companies by recreating foreign business models on the continent. But for e-commerce start-ups, it’s not that easy. To continue reading, click here.