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Harsh truths and high growth

As Western bankers and traders cheer higher growth rates, Africa’s economists sound alarms about the lack of investment in manufacturing and new jobs

Celebrating Africa’s impressive growth rates over the past decade has become a growth industry of its own. Africa’s economies have been outpacing Eastern Europe, the Middle East an...


The financial ties that bind

While China’s policy banks are lending to governments, India’s commercial banks are on the ground working with businesses and consumers

Chinese state-run policy banks may be leading the way in providing state-to-state finance, but commercial banks from India are capitalising on their historical ties with East Afric...

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Timeline of the ICBC - Standard Bank deals

ICBC's investment in Standard Bank has not delivered all that it promised, but it has nonetheless led to some key financing packages

Key events from November 2008 to August 2012


Asian banks spread across the continent

Some banks have been on the continent for decades but the rise in trade levels over the last decade has driven more competition to Africa

AAC's got it mapped


Bonding over bourses

Stock exchanges in Shanghai and Johannesburg embarked on a new cooperative project in August that will encourage more equity investments

Following the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-Shanghai Stock Exchange memorandum of understanding in September 2012, the inaugural South Africa-China Capital Market Forum was held at t...


Security climbs the agenda

Tokyo plans to increase its security presence in Africa next year and Prime Minister Abe discussed piracy and terrorism when in Djibouti in August

In response to the January 2013 attack on the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to spend a chunk of Tokyo’s 2014 defence budget on launching a m...


The numbers game

The government's White Paper on Africa reported that trade rose to a new record of US$198.5 bn. in 2012, but the report lacks the detail other governments provide

China’s trade and investment in Africa continues to rise rapidly since it became the continent’s largest trading partner in 2009, new Chinese government statistics show...


Trade levels rise and rise

New statistics show continued high rates of growth in Asia-Africa trade, as African economies become more entwined with the BRICs

Africa’s trade with Asia’s major economies has gone from strength to strength, as trade with China and India continues to grow much faster than trade with the United St...


Africa and the great Chinese slowdown

As Nigerian exporters have trouble selling crude in the United States because of the fracking revolution and South African economists study movements of China’s yuan for their impact on the rand, Africa’s economies are ever more strongly linked to Asia’s.

As Nigerian exporters have trouble selling crude in the United States because of the fracking revolution and South African economists study movements of China’s yuan for thei...


Africa's bidding war

Tokyo used its conference to show that Japan's aid and its private sector can compete with China and India in Africa

At the Fifth Tokyo International Conference for African Development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government pledged ¥3.2 trillion (US$32 billion) in public and private fu...


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