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Articles from African Business (October 1, 2018)

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'The numbers are looking very good in oil': Peak oil is a myth and local production in Nigeria has a bright future, says Kola Karim, CEO of Shoreline Energy International, as he discusses the state of the oil industry with African Business. Interview 1010
'Tunisia's prospects are better than at any time since the revolution'. 1626
A financial sector ahead of the rest. Minney, Tom Company rankings 866
A Ghanaian success story: Interview with Mr. Tang Hong. Interview 1346
A pivotal, pan-African investment platform. 1224
Action, not words, will determine Zimbabwe future. 492
AfDB appoints new director/CFO. Brief article 106
Africa pioneers floating liquefied natural gas: FNLG might not help to create jobs or boost infrastructure, but the export revenues it brings in makes it an attractive source of revenue for African governments. Lewis, Ian 925
Africa's offshore oil giants fight for investment: Interest in exploiting African offshore oil and gas reserves is rising with the oil price, but are Angola and Nigeria in a position to cash in? Lewis, Ian 1457
Africa's oil and gas industry bounces back: It's seen tough times in recent years, but Africa's offshore oil and gas industry is becoming more dynamic again, as African Businesses 12-page special report reveals. Brief article 179
Africa's top banks continue to grow: As McKinsey reports that Africa's banks are nearly twice as profitable as the global average, African Business's 2018 guide to Africa's top 100 banks reveals their growth in terms of capital, assets and profit. Minney, Tont Company rankings 5967
African capital markets are growing stronger: Africa is steadily increasing its bench strength as a destination for investment, says Charl Bruyns, Head of Investor Services and Financial Institutions at Standard Bank Group. Bruyns, Charl 519
Algeria: Kaddour's reform agenda: CEO Abdelmounen Ould Kaddour has brought a more ambitious mindset to Algeria's state-owned energy company, Sonatrach, but boosting the country's oil and gas output poses many challenges. Gavin, James 579
BDM steps up its international presence: Brehima Amadou Haidara, CEO of the Banque de Developpement du Mali (BDM), describes his bank's priority objectives, the ways in which it is strengthening its brand and how it is seizing the opportunities of the digital revolution. Interview 1253
Botswana mulls hunting ban repeal. Berti, Giorgio 958
Britain must invest in Africa's industrialization: If the United Kingdom invests wisely in Africa the benefits will be mutual, says Ivor Ichikowitz, Founder and Executive Chairman of Paramount Group. Ichikowitz, Ivor 1063
Bucking the trend. Williams, Stephen Interview 1096
Building for a brighter future. 1340
Building Ghana's backbone. 2441
Business friendly politics and dynamic capital markets. Minney, Tom 925
Chinese influence grows as US flounders in Africa. Collins, Tom 998
Closing Africa's MSME finance gap: Africa's micro, small and medium enterprises have traditionally found it hard to acquire bank credit, but the fintech revolution is now helping to make lending to MSMEs a viable business. Collins, Tom 1025
Creating an innovation platform for Africa. Webster, Tracey 543
Demand for healthy food can only grow: Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, GAIN. Collins, Tom Interview 1026
Diversifying mineral resources for wealth. 671
Driving inclusive development. 2389
Ecobank continues to top the regional table. Minney, Tom Company rankings 894
Egypt recovers its former brio: After experiencing a sharp fall in production in the wake of the 2011 revolution, Egypt is now poised to regain its status as a regional oil and gas hotspot. Gavin, James 636
Emerging markets funds: How to bridge the credibility gap. Abdeljaouad, Hakim 1113
Excellent Craftsmanship by Nest: Values-led and legacy-focused. Company overview 248
Exploiting potential for growth. 722
GCNet: Key partner to government in providing e-solutions for Ghana. 1035
Ghana in a nutshell. Country overview 539
Glencore in lead to take over Chevron SA. Brief article 124
Gold Fields in Ghana--25 years of providing leadership in sustainable gold mining. 485
Gordhan aims to help SAA out of terminal decline: As passenger numbers plunge and losses mount, minister of public enterprises Pravin Gordhan must oversee a make-or-break strategy to turn round the fortunes of South Africa's national carrier. Thomas, David 1072
Harnessing oil and gas for development. 1260
Harnessing technology for growth. 487
Helios Towers to invest $10m in DRC. Brief article 113
Improving the efficiency of Africa's taxation systems. Collins, Tom Interview 1060
Interview with Mr. Yofi Grant, CEO of Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). Interview 1809
Involving youth in agriculture in Africa. Burger, Johan; Ramesh, M.D. 926
Is Angola really open for business?: President Joao Lourenco has opened up Angola to foreign direct investment in line with an IMF restructuring plan, but implementing reform is not proving easy. Berti, Giorgio 1036
Is China's tech industry ready to take on Silicon Valley? China's rapid rise as a tech superpower has been astonishing, but do predictions that its firms could challenge the global leaders stand up to scrutiny and what are the implications for Africa? Dzimwasha, Taku 1060
Kenyan banks dominate region. Minney, Tom Company rankings 922
Leader in electrical installation services. Company overview 348
Medlab Ghana Ltd: Setting the standard for healthcare: Interview with Dr. Rosemary Keatley, M.D. of Medlab Ghana Ltd. Interview 1193
President Nana Akufo-Addo welcomes investors to Ghana. 598
Private sector investments will drive integration: With the success of regional communities such as COMESA and the potential that could be unleashed by the AfCFTA, great opportunities for trade and investment are emerging in Africa. Salama, Heba 589
Renewable power in Nigeria: Progress report. Raji, Rafiq 916
Roundtable: How can Mozambique develop its agricultural sector? In July, as part of a series of events on agriculture, African Business held a roundtable in Mozambique bringing government, the private sector and other actors in the agriculture space to discuss ways to derive more value from the sector in Mozambique. Discussion 4944
SBM, a financial institution of choice in the Asia-Africa Corridor. Interview 929
Senegal's Sail seeks to avoid the oil curse: Since Senegal's first sizeable oil find in 2014, the government has been working to create a framework that will help to avoid the problems that have beset many of Africa's resource-rich countries. Lewis, Ian 909
Setting up a business in Ghana: The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) provides the following easy-to-follow procedure for setting up a business in Ghana. 1119
South Africa looks for exit from 'Ramacession': With the economy in recession and elections looming next year, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa urgently needs to create jobs and boost growth. Thomas, David 1060
Tapping the potential of agriculture to drive growth. 1087
Telecoms: Towards a level playing field in Kenya? A recent decision by Kenya's Competition Authority is good news for dominant player Safaricom, but what does it mean for the company's smaller competitors? Thomas, David 1096
The eagle has re-branded: As Barclays Bank withdraws from Africa, a highly revealing new book examines its transformation from gentlemanly institution to would-be global player. Williams, Stephen 1021
The lifeblood of development. 2127
UBA adds four new board members. Brief article 110
Useful Contact Information. Directory 390
Vital for growth. 427
We are reaching the limit of what we can do with the old core banking: Banks are no longer a safe where people put their money but rather centre of an ecosystem, and bankers will have to adapt to a whole new culture, says Yves Eonnet, CEO of TagPay. Interview 1256
What makes Dominica's citizenship so valuable? The Commonwealth island of Dominica in the Caribbean stands out for many reasons among countries offering Citizenship by Investment (CBI). 1025
Where are African currencies heading? Interview 547

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