As West Africa has become an increasingly attractive investment destination, the importance of a capable infrastructure financial modelling service cannot be understated, Pramodh Debipersad, Project Finance Director for Mazars, has said.
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Investments in green energy infrastructure can bolster Africa's economic development and bring it closer to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs), according to Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, Director and Regional Representative of the Africa Office for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).
Namibia Mortgage Acceptance Corporation (Namibia MAC), a subsidiary of Africa Growth Corporation seeks to raise $250m to accelerate the privately funded affordable housing mortgage market in sub-Saharan Africa.
The South African property market saw a 55,2% increase in investments in 2016, according to a new report by a real estate consulting firm, JLL SSA.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has expanded its African Bond Index by adding two more countries - Zambia and Ghana.
Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is rebounding in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in 2016, according to Africa’s Pulse.
Growthpoint Investec African Properties, a property investment holding company led by Investec Asset Management and Growthpoint Properties, is looking to deploy capital in the near future, according to Thomas Reilly, Managing Director.
Shortages of hard currency in Africa’s rapidly growing real estate sector remain a real and persistent operational challenge, according to Gerhard Zeelie, Head, Real Estate Finance, Africa regions for Standard Bank.
The Sanlam Group, through its subsidiary Sanlam Emerging Markets, has finalised a deal to acquire PineBridge’s majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Ltd in Kenya (PIEAL).
Africa Capital Group favors education stocks and is investing heavily in this fast-growing sector through three key holdings, according to Ryan Hoover, Portfolio Manager.
Foresight Solar Fund is planing to raise in excess of £50m ($61.48m) by way of an inward secondary listing on the main board of the JSE and private placement in South Africa of new ordinary shares.
Nigerian banks appear to be navigating current challenges better than anticipated, according to Tolu Alamutu, Analyst at Exotix Partners.
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) of Kenya has granted approval for the listing of the first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to be issued by NewGold Issuer (RF) Ltd.
Falling African equity prices and valuations over the past 30 months have laid the groundwork for better returns ahead, according to Andrew Lapping, Fund Manager at Allan Gray.