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Luxury brands turn to Africa - Getty
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Luxury brands turn to Africa

Luxury retailers are looking to tap Africa’s growing pool of wealthy consumers. The sector is growing, but economic headwinds may slow the trajectory.

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The development sector needs an M&A strategy

The third sector need to collaborate, to partner and, where necessary, to merge in order to meet the challenges of the new Global Goals.

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Zimbabwe’s currency quandaries

Zimbabwe’s 12 currency system has stabilised the economy, but increasingly it looks like a double-edged sword.

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Interview: Ali Moshiri, President of Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production

Chevron’s president for upstream in Africa and Latin America reflects on coping with low prices and bringing investment back to Nigeria.

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Challenges ahead for North African solar export

As North Africa’s solar investments begin to pay off, building an export industry connected to Europe faces obstacles from lack of regional integration.

Ethiopia bullish on China industrial development - Getty
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Ethiopia still bullish on China industrial investment

Despite a slowdown in China’s economy, Ethiopia is still betting that manufacturers will make the jump to Africa as wages rise.

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Mozambique resists cronyism in gas licensing

As companies vie to access Mozambique’s vast gas resources, the country has, for now,  dispelled fears that the Nyusi administration will descend into crony capitalism.

Nigeria’s liquidity crunch deepens - Getty
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Hard choices as Nigeria’s liquidity crunch deepens

There may be a silver lining to Nigeria’s fiscal woes. With yield-chasing “hot money” leaving the country, Nigeria should make room for patient investors with long-term commitment.

SAB - InBev merger - Getty
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Africa expansion drives SAB Miller, AB InBev mega-merger

Strong investor confidence in many African markets is fuelling a rise in M&A activity and multinational power plays.

Egypt’s fig leaf elections - Getty
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Egypt’s fig leaf elections keep business elite on side

Egypt’s flawed elections will placate international scrutiny while giving the domestic business elite enough of a say to mollify them as the military consolidates power.

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