Summit Notebook

from Africa News blog:

Africa: Not just about commodities

March 10, 2011

GOLDFIELDS/High commodity prices have certainly helped African producers both because it means they get paid more for their exports and it encourages  investment to increase production.

from Africa News blog:

Send us your investment bankers

March 8, 2011

MARKETS-STOCKS/Not so long ago, anyone with the talent and means was heading out of Africa in search of better paid and more fulfilling professional work.

from Africa News blog:

African turmoil? Zambian president doesn’t think so

March 8, 2011

AFRICAINVEST-SUMMIT/ZAMBIA-POLITICS/One of the big questions at the Reuters Africa summit has been what impact the turmoil in North Africa is going to have south of the Sahara - something we’ve looked at on this blog too.

from Africa News blog:

U.S. banks push harder in Africa

March 7, 2011

NIGERIA/Two of the world’s biggest banks told the first day of the Reuters Africa Investment Summit that they planned to strengthen their presence in the continent as their own customers see their businesses here grow.

from Africa News blog:

More graft means less money

March 7, 2011

KENYA-CORRUPTIONYou can’t discuss investment in Africa without looking at the risks and there is no doubt that corruption is among those.

from Africa News blog:

Can South Africa grasp Africa’s opportunity?

March 7, 2011

AFRICAINVEST-SUMMIT/GORDHANWhile Africa becomes ever more attractive for local and foreign investors, the biggest danger for its biggest economy is that it fails to seize on the opportunities it has in the changing world, South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan told the first Reuters Africa Investment Summit.