Africa: Now a major player in emerging markets financial services

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE)

The continent’s finance sector has grown rapidly and become more sophisticated over the last decade.

The Africa Finance & Investment Forum 2014 represented something of a landmark for the oldest continent and its plans for the future.

Held in Cologne, it was the first such conference to be held in Germany, Europe’s economic motor and a strategic partner in several African ventures. Organized by international sustainable development NGO EMRC, the conference brought together business leaders and economists, who reached the following conclusion: “The Africa rising narrative has become familiar to most informed investors around the world. As a result, for an increasing number of businesses, it is no longer a matter of whether to establish a foothold in the African market, but rather a matter of when and how.”

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