Africa Investment 2014

 
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Tanzania president maps out plan for transport hub

DAR ES SALAM - Tanzania aims to hike cargo volumes through its main Dar es Salam port in 2015 by almost 40 percent over 2013 levels, part of plans to expand and build new transport links and become a regional hub, the president said on Friday.

West Africa seeks economic integration: Liberia's finance minister

WASHINGTON - West Africa is moving beyond its violent past to focus on regional economic integration, seeking to become the continent's economic powerhouse, Liberia's finance minister said this week.

Ghana national oil firm seeks $1 billion to become independent operator

ACCRA - Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) is seeking $1 billion to fund its plan to become an independent operator in seven years and will also seek to build an oil trading desk with its partner Unipec, chief executive Alex Mould said.

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West Africa franc zone on track for 7 percent growth: central bank

DAKAR - Economic growth in the eight-nation West African currency union is on track to reach 7 percent this year, lifted by a resurgent Ivory Coast as the region shrugs off turbulence in emerging markets, the central bank governor said.

Tanzanian president says Eurobond would be delayed if costs too high

DAR ES SALAM - President Jakaya Kikwete said on Friday that Tanzania aimed to launch its debut Eurobond worth at least $700 million in the next financial year starting in July and could seek more if conditions were favorable or delay if costs were too high.

Africa must back entrepreneurs: Omidyar Network

DAKAR - Entrepreneurs are central to bridging Africa's widening inequality gap but most governments on the continent are not doing enough to help them, the regional head of billionaire Pierre Omidyar's philanthropic arm said.

South Africa's Atterbury to build malls in Mozambique

JOHANNESBURG - South African property developer Atterbury plans to build three shopping malls in Mozambique, a company executive said on Friday, joining a slew of real estate developers responding to the lure of Africa's fast-growing consumer markets.

Ivory Coast one of the best bets in Africa, investor says

DAKAR - Three years after disputed elections led to bloodshed, Ivory Coast has emerged as one of the most exciting opportunities for private equity investors in Africa, with a dynamic workforce keen to put a decade of turmoil behind it, a senior investor said on Friday.

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Tanzanian president says Eurobond would be delayed if costs too high

DAR ES SALAM - President Jakaya Kikwete said on Friday that Tanzania aimed to launch its debut Eurobond worth at least $700 million in the next financial year starting in July and could seek more if conditions were favorable or delay if costs were too high.

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Africa's fast growth transforming commodity flows

DAKAR/JOHANNESBURG - For centuries, colonial era merchants tussled for access to Africa's raw materials, and huge swathes of Africa's geography became synonymous with the main commodity they exported: Gold Coast, Ivory Coast, the Spice Island of Zanzibar.

Tanzania bourse presses state for privatizations

DAR ES SALAM - Tanzania's stock exchange is pressing the government to sell shares in more state firms to help galvanize bigger private businesses to tap the capital market.

Speakers

Summit Date Category
Financial Regulation 2014 Apr 28 - May 1 Financial Services/Exchanges
Cybersecurity 2014 May 12 - 14 Financial Services/Exchanges
Japan Investment 2014 May 19 - 21 Financial Services/Exchanges
Global Wealth Management 2014 Jun 16 - 18 Financial Services/Exchanges
Aerospace and Defense 2014 Sep 8 - 11 Aerospace/Defense
Russia Investment 2014 Sep 22 - 24 Financial Services/Exchanges
Eastern Europe Investment 2014 Sep 29 - Oct 1 Financial Services / Exchanges
Middle East Investment 2014 Oct 20 - 23 Financial Services/Exchanges
China 2014 Oct 27 - 29 Financial Services / Exchanges
Global Commodities and Resources 2014 Nov 3 - 5 Financial Services/Exchanges
Global Investment Outlook 2014 Nov 17 - 20 Financial Services/Exchanges