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Articles from African Business (June 1, 2017)

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250 Recovery proves elusive for Africa's major stocks: low commodity prices and devaluations have "contributed to a 4% fall in the overall value of Africa's Top 250 companies in our annual survey, but the changes have been far from uniform across the continent. Ford, Neil 2617
AFC summit--squaring the infrastructure circle: the Africa Finance Corporation's major conference on infrastructure, AFCLive 2017, held in Abuja, Nigeria in mid-May attracted over 500 participants including the Acting President of Nigeria. Conference news 1261
Afreximbank embarks on a bold new strategy. 1171
Africa's startup funding ecosystem: a snapshot. Brief article 244
Africa's tech revolution: Beyond the hype: funding for the African tech sector is soaring and tech hubs are springing up rapidly, but the headline figures tell only part of the story. Dzimwasha, Taku Cover story 1911
Atlanta Africa's global gateway. 834
Banking on innovation to create digital economies. Bwakira, Chris 897
Bringing transparency and accountability to the running of Nigeria's ports: the managing director of the Nigerian ports authority talks to African business about her career and the challenges facing her organisation. Interview 1054
Can Dlamini-Zuma win South Africa's leadership race?: as Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma launches her candidacy for the presidency, her former husband could prove more of a liability than an asset. Thomas, David 1129
Catalysing growth by building infrastructure: Geoffrey White, Agility CEO Africa, explains the strategy behind the logistics giant's plan for a pan-African network of international standard commercial warehouses. Interview 929
Companies suffer surprise falls. Statistical table 685
Construction of ports will have ripple effects on trade: from Ghana to the Horn of Africa, massive investment is going into the expansion of container ports. Ford, Neil 846
Could Nigeria's digital-only banks conquer the market? In an increasingly cashless society, Nigeria's traditional banking sector is coming under challenge. Raji, Rafiq 907
East Africa's new railways lead logistics investment: Kenya's new standard gauge railway is the biggest improvement to its logistics since independence, and more is to follow in the region. Ford, Neil 827
Ethiopia keeps the door open for Eritrean refugees: despite bitter disputes with its neighbour, the government of Ethiopia is accepting large numbers of refugees from Eritrea. Jeffrey, James 1019
Fresh opportunities for Africa in a multipolar world: far from holding Africa back, the drive towards insularity in the developed world could actually help to accelerate economic growth on the continent. Fokuo, Isaac 986
Hard hit by devaluation. Survey 736
How technology can help combat payroll fraud In Africa: payroll fraud is a costly problem across the continent, but there are ways to prevent it. van Wyk, Bruce 750
Indian healthcare taps the African market: Indian healthcare groups are not only attracting African patients as medical tourists but also eyeing expansion in Africa itself. Mitchell, Charlie 1018
Interview: Roman Troedthand: managing director canon central and North Africa. Interview 1013
Is Somali piracy set to become a threat again? The hijacking of a dhow off the coast of Somalia in April raises an unwelcome prospect for shipping in the Indian Ocean. Thomas, David 1138
Mixed fortunes for African aviation: accidents are decreasing and airlines are expanding, but finances are shaky and the realisation of a single aviation market is still a distant goal. Ford, Neil 898
Numbers. 202
Outperforming the rest of the continent. Statistical data 714
Political and economic instability take their toll. Company rankings 706
Resolving global inequality: a problem for us all: millions of the world's poor are preparing to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean. Until wealth is shared more equitably, their numbers will only swell. 478
Top 250 African companies. Statistical data 3649
Will OPEC deal boost African oil prices?: even if a deal brokered by Russia and Saudi Arabia to slash global oil output succeeds, there is little prospect of a return to 2014 prices. Thomas, David 1135

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