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African Firms Investing in Asia: Possibilities and Challenges

Trade and investment relations between two of the fastest growing regions currently, namely Asia and Africa, are growing in importance. Asia, in particular, is fast becoming Africa’s largest trading partner.(2) Asian firms are making huge investments in Africa in the telecommunications, mining, oil, exploration, banking, infrastructure and [...]

Private Equity Injects Capital into Africa

Africa is growing, and African companies need cash to expand. Investors want in on the action, especially given low returns in many other parts of the world these days. But with few stocks and bonds, and scant liquidity for those out there, how do investors get a foothold? And how do African firms access much-needed cash? Enter private equity [...]

The Positive Side of Land Grabs in Africa

The Positive Side of Land Grabs in Africa

This year the Oakland Institute published the controversial report, “Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa,” which stated hedge funds are acquiring land in Africa, without benefiting the people in these countries.  While the subject of land grabs may be controversial, we are going to take a look at some of the ways that they can be [...]

Benefits of Africa and India Trade Relations

Benefits of Africa and India Trade Relations

  African nations and India are emerging with a lot of similarities and building strong relationships, which benefits them all. Much of the economic activity between African countries and India is being led by the private sector out of India.  This is unlike China’s relationship with Africa, where the government is leading the [...]

Leveraging the DRC for Agricultural Opportunities in Africa

Leveraging the DRC for Agricultural Opportunities in Africa

  When people think of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) they often picture the horrors of this once troubled country’s past; the 13-year old with an AK-47, conflict minerals, and war.  The eastern DRC, particularly in North Kivu, still is entrenched with these issues, but this is only a small area of a large country. Today, [...]

Replicating Asian Business Models in Africa Requires Stable Forex Rates

Replicating Asian Business Models in Africa Requires Stable Forex Rates

Government officials the world over have marveled at the Asian economic success story over the past decade.  Developing economies seem to have leapfrogged past many of the predictable obstacles to growth to lead the world in GDP increases, even during the recent global recession.  Export strategies have benefited from years of offshoring [...]

The New Normal of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

The New Normal of Foreign Direct Investment in Africa

Foreign direct investments play a major role in Africa’s economic development. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has figured out that sub-Saharan African countries have seen flows increase six fold since 2000. FDI into Africa grew steadily through to 2008. It declined in 2009 and 2010 because of global economic crisis, but remained [...]

Creating Your Own Currency: Small-Scale Gold Mining in Africa

Creating Your Own Currency: Small-Scale Gold Mining in Africa

  Why Has It Come to This and What Can We Do? Yesterday, Standard & Poors announced a negative outlook for the U.S. credit rating over the next two years. Today, gold soared to over $1,500.00 for the first time. With soaring debt, a policy which continues to print “fiat”, or worthless, money, and no tangible plan in place, it [...]

Zimbabwe: Multilateral and Regional Agreements Affecting Multinational Corporations

Multinational corporations (MNCs), both foreign and native, in Zimbabwe may be affected by the following multilateral or regional agreements to which Zimbabwe is a party. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958, which entered into force on 7th June 1959. Convention on the Settlement of Investment [...]

Zimbabwe: Laws Affecting Multinational Corporations

Foreign affiliates of transnational corporations (TNCs) in Zimbabwe are likely subject to the laws listed below, which are not necessarily the entire set of laws to which a TNC is subjected. Base Minerals Export Control Act 4/1949, Cap 21:01 of 30th May 1949; Source: http://faolex.fao.org/docs/texts/zim60550.doc. Companies Act (No. 47 of [...]

Foreign Multinational Corporations in Zimbabwe

Some multinational corporations (MNCs) with affiliates in Zimbabwe are listed below.  For further details on the inflow and outflow of foreign direct investment in Zimbabwe, check the World Investment Directory 2008: Africa by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Company Home Country Sector Allied [...]

Zambia: Multilateral and Regional Agreements Affecting Multinational Corporations

Transnational corporations (TNCs), both foreign and native, in Zambia may be affected by the following multilateral or regional agreements to which Zambia is a party. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 1958, which entered into force on 7th June 1959. Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes [...]

Zambia: Laws Affecting Multinational Corporations

Foreign affiliates of transnational corporations (TNCs) in Zambia are likely subject to the laws listed below, which are not necessarily the entire set of laws to which a TNC is subjected. Companies Act No. 18 of 20 October 1921; Source: Laws of Zambia, chapter 686, vol. )III, 1973 edition. The Registration of Business Names Act, Cap. 687, [...]

Multinational Corporations Originating in Zimbabwe

Transnational corporations (TNC), which originate in Zimbabwe, are listed below.  For further details on the inflow and outflow of foreign direct investment in Zimbabwe, check the World Investment Directory 2008: Africa by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Company Sector Case [...]

Foreign Multinational Corporations in Zambia

Some multinational corporations (MNCs) with affiliates in Zambia are listed below.  For further details on the inflow and outflow of foreign direct investment in Zambia, check the World Investment Directory 2008: Africa by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Company Home Country Sector [...]

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