Thursday, October 17, 2019
Nigeria has enjoyed strong economic growth rates in the last two decades, benefiting from rising oil prices and expansion of non-oil sectors. The plunge in oil prices in 2014 induced fiscal pressures and foreign currency shortages, and spilled over...
China’s largest state-owned aluminum producer is pushing further into Africa to secure supplies of raw materials used to make the metal. Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd.’s Hong Kong unit plans to invest as much as $164 million in the Boffa...
Investec Asset Management Private Equity (Investec) has divested its equity holding in Ashwah Holdings (Ashwah), parent company of Daraju Industries (Daraju), by selling its significant minority stake back to the company. Daraju is a leading Nigerian manufacturer of high-quality and...
2017 was a slow year for M&A deals across Africa. Instability, lack of regulatory clarity and weak economic fundamentals in the continent’s biggest markets in particular worked to limit investor confidence. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over ethical and compliance considerations...
AFRICA OIL CORPORATION (OTCMKTS:AOIFF) had a decrease of 3.12% in short interest. AOIFF’s SI was 511,800 shares in December as released by FINRA. Its down 3.12% from 528,300 shares previously. With 58,600 avg volume, 9 days are for AFRICA...
South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced that its planned interruption of bulk supply to Khai Ma Local Municipality has been suspended after a sustainable payment agreement has been reached.    “Interruptions due to non-payment of Khai Ma Local Municipality’s...
58 years of Nigeria’s independence, Ebere Nwoji writes that the pension sector has recorded significant growth. The pension sector no doubt, is one of the fast growing sectors of the economy since the introduction of the funded Contributory Pension Scheme...
By David Haglund Emerging markets offer a broad opportunity set for investors. However, many investors focus on the high-profile stories in Asia and Latin America, overlooking potential opportunities in other regions, as Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity’s David Haglund explains. He...
For bond investors, Africa’s been a happy hunting ground this year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust...
The rating of all stock markets across the globe by S&P Dow Jones Indices has put Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) as one of the 5 best capital markets in the world. According to the rating body, the Lagos bourse grew...
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