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Key strategies to developing Zanzibar into a world-class destination

Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen recently paid a visit to Zanzibar to offer insight into strategies that led Mauritius becoming one of Africa's leading economies

12 Jun 2017

Social media and its role in investor relations

Few companies realise the impact social media has on shaping investors' views

By Noah Greenhill 12 Jun 2017

AfDB explores investment strategies to tilt markets in favour of African farmers

AfDB has proposed new investment strategies in Africa's agriculture sector, which, if properly implemented, would effectively alter the market structures around the world in favour of the African farmers

9 Jun 2017

Looking for African solutions to the SME financing gap

Unrealised growth potential and positive demographics continue to make Africa an attractive long-term investment destination, despite the SME funding gap

By St John Bungey 7 Jun 2017

Powering up Africa with technology

Technology and the impact it will inevitably have on the sector is at the forefront of all the conversations in the African utilities space

5 Jun 2017

Sustainable forestry: Striking the right balance for investors and the man on the street

For us to know that we are doing the right thing by investing in timber plantations, we needed to have an assurance that the initiative is sustainable and, most importantly, commercially viable - without long-term state support

By Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais 2 Jun 2017

#AfricaMonth: Internal trade barriers show signs of falling

While the road ahead may still present significant challenges, some of Africa's most long-standing internal trade barriers are beginning to show signs of falling. We interview David Williams, Maersk Line Africa chief executive and global head of Safmarine to find out more

By Ilse van den Berg 30 May 2017

Doing business in Africa

Trade between African countries needs to happen faster and be more cost-effective, as opportunities grow and businesses mature

29 May 2017

Universal healthcare is more than just funding

Questions remain about how UHC should be funded in countries with limited resources

26 May 2017

LNG's potential as an African power source

With six of the top 10 global oil and gas discoveries in 2013 made in Africa, it would seem logical that this would be the answer to the continent's power crisis

By Wayne Lindecke 23 May 2017

Healthcare at the click of a button

E-health innovations have the potential to change the lives of millions of people on the continent

By Matthew Donen 23 May 2017

What will Trump do about Africa?

Speculation around US president Donald Trump's policy plans for the African continent and growing concerns over the future of foreign aid projects

18 May 2017

#AFCLive prioritises accelerating African bankable infrastructure projects

Keynote speakers at the AFC Live 2017, including acting President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo and Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, highlighted the need for African led-initiatives to drive the infrastructure revolution.

18 May 2017

Why businesses in Nigeria need to take sustainable finance seriously

Many people will have heard of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. But less well known is the concept of sustainability at the root of these goals

By Kenneth Amaeshi 18 May 2017

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International

Three tips for applying for a personal loan

If you need to get money for an important purchase quickly, applying for a personal loan is usually the fastest way to make this possible. You can use these loans for a number of different reasons, but ultimately they are there to help meet your financial needs.

Issued by Monetary Library 21 hours ago

Retailers set to lose billions as card-not-present fraud rises

Retailers stand to lose $71 billion globally from fraudulent CNP (Card-Not-Present) transactions over the next five years, according to new data from Juniper Research. The data found that a number of factors, such as the USA's shift to EMV cards, delays in 3DS 2.0 (3D-Secure) and click-and-collect fraud were key drivers behind the rise.

3 days ago

Understanding what increases and decreases your credit

Surprising things can affect your credit

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 20 Jun 2017

How to raise cash quickly

Have a cash deficit you need to fill? Bill collectors are infamous for their lack of patience, so it's best to have a game plan in place when you find yourself short before payday.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 19 Jun 2017

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