by admin × on May 18, 2015 at 10:27 am
Sub-Saharan Africa is starved for electricity. The region’s power sector is significantly underdeveloped, whether we look at energy access, installed capacity, or overall consumption. The fact that sub-Saharan Africa’s residential and industrial [...]
Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Business & Finance / Politics and Government

by McKinsey Global Institute × on February 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm
Nigeria’s financeminister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, explains why addressing the technology, agriculture, and infrastructure needs in parts of Africa, and in other emerging markets, is crucial to sustaining global growth.   The Growth Opportunity i [...]

Business & Finance / Commentary

by admin × on October 09, 2014 at 07:52 am
As global investors and business leaders look to Africa as the next region of transformative economic growth, they are paying increasing attention to Nigeria. With about 170 million inhabitants, the country has long been the most populous in Africa, [...]
Lions go digital

Business & Finance / Commentary

by admin × on October 09, 2014 at 07:37 am
Africa is the world’s second-fastest growing economic region, yet US engagement with the continent is lagging. There’s an opportunity to change that. The White House has invited some 50 African heads of state to Washington, DC, this week, present [...]
digital payments_14

Business & Finance / Commentary / Technology

by admin × on October 09, 2014 at 07:17 am
Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity. Mobile financial services—often called mobi [...]
investment opportunities in africa

Business & Finance / Commentary

by admin × on October 09, 2014 at 07:03 am
Private equity is set to grow rapidly across Africa. Continent-wide demand for capital should increase by 8 percent a year between now and 2018. Annual growth could reach 20 percent in resource-rich Angola and nine other countries, and $50 billion in [...]

by McKinsey Global Institute × on November 26, 2013 at 09:51 pm
Following a decade of rapid urbanization and strong economic growth, Africa is going digital. While just 16 percent of the continent’s one billion people are online, that picture is changing rapidly. Evidence of what is to come can already be seen [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:54 am
In the aftermath of the global crisis, Africa no longer seems uniquely risky. The opportunities are huge. Africa was among the fastest-growing parts of the world between 2001 and 2008, with average growth of 5.6 percent a year. While the commodity bo [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:51 am
The CEO of one of South Africa’s largest financial-services companies discusses the state of business in Africa. Maria Ramos could not have chosen a more difficult moment to become CEO of Absa, a Barclays subsidiary that is one of South Africa’s [...]

by Editorial Staff × on October 04, 2013 at 09:49 am
Jacko Maree describes his experiences working with a Chinese investor—the giant Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Before 2007, Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest financial institution by assets, had done its fair share of international [...]
Lions on the move
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