Chinese immigrants in Africa
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Despite slowdown, China’s migrants rooted in Africa

Despite China’s slowdown and the end of the commodities super-cycle that powered initial waves of Chinese immigration to Africa, many are choosing to stay on.

Ugandan pipeline decision
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Regional politics hijack Uganda’s oil pipeline decision

What was originally a commercial decision to open energy markets in landlocked Uganda has moved into the political realm, with different parties backing different plans.

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues
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Mozambique’s tuna bond exchange: No panacea

The saga of the ‘tuna bonds’ continues, with Moody’s downgrading not only the issuing company but the creditworthiness of Mozambique as a result.

Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects - Getty

Land disputes threaten Kenya renewables projects

Fierce land disputes between local communities and developers are casting a pall over the futures of two of the region’s biggest wind projects.

Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises - Getty
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Investor appetite for emerging market renewables rises

Compared to developed markets, such as Europe, there are far fewer barriers to commerciality for renewable energy projects in Africa.

Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president - Getty

Import dependence is “ridiculous”: Gabon president

Gabon’s president is keen to talk about diversifying away from oil, yet half a century of oil revenues have translated into few development gains.

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South Africa avoids recession, but loses momentum

Africa’s second-largest economy has rallied just enough to avoid recession following the end of mining strikes, but outlook remains tepid and politically fractious.

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Egypt to swap debt for more debt to keep energy companies on side

Egypt has accrued large debts to international oil and gas companies - and now plans to pay them off by borrowing even more.

Articles from The Banker

Articles from The Banker

Deals of the Year 2016 – Africa

Just as the global markets show signs of a meaningful post-crisis recovery, major global events set things back again. But against a backdrop of tensions in Russia, a slowdown in China, the Syrian refugee crisis in Europe and the oil price hitting a historic low, a number of companies and banks have managed to churn out stellar deals. The Banker recognises them in 2016’s Deals of the Year awards.

South Africa's CBG takes price stability route out of difficulties

The governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago, tells James King about efforts to combat rising inflation and the impact of a devastating drought on the country’s economic outlook.

Kenyan banks' east African expansion raise supervisory concerns

As trade and co-operation has increased across east Africa, so has cross-border banking, with Kenyan lenders leading the way. But although this move is spreading new technologies and services while increasing competition, are there sufficient supervisory structures in place? James King investigates.

EBRD president celebrates 25 years of development

As the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development celebrates its silver anniversary, president Suma Chakrabarti tells Stefanie Linhardt why the bank is looking south to the Mediterranean and beyond in search of new opportunities.

Articles from fDi Intelligence

Articles from fDi Intelligence

Can diversification save Oman?

Oman is responding to falling oil prices with a plan to shift its economic focus to alternative revenue streams, not least its thriving tourism industry, as Natasha Turak discovers at the 2016 Economic Forum.

China's Tencent targets Africa with WeChat mobile wallet in tie up with Standard Bank

Chinese technology giant Tencent has tied up with South African bank Standard Bank to use its infrastructure to create pan-African mobile payment service available through WeChat Wallet.

Iran’s legislative elections bode well for economic reforms

Iran hopes re-election mandate given to moderate leader Hassan Rouhani underpins the faith of foreign investors, but more reforms are needed to persuade international business observers. 

Unwto confident of recovery in Egypt’s tourism sector

Egypt's tourism sector is on track to recover following a series of setbacks in 2015, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation's secretary-general.

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Consolidating Africa's banks

Arnold Ekpe talks to This is Africa about the logic of consolidating banks in many of the region's markets.

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