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Dangote Industries cement plant in Dakar, Senegal

Gulf investments in Africa beginning to spread far and wide

Traditionally, investments from the Arabian Gulf into Africa have focused on North Africa, owing partly to closer cultural ties and the Gulf’s focus on western markets. This scenario is slowly changing and so too are the pan-African investment strategies of Gulf investors.

Two Rivers, Nairobi, Kenya (Illustration)

Africa: A land of opportunity for property investors

UAE investors have been urged to follow in the footsteps of the Majid Al Futtaim Group and the Landmark Group by pursuing property opportunities in East Africa.

Bharti Airtel to sell 1,350 towers in Tanzania to American Tower Corp

Bharti Airtel to sell 1,350 towers in Tanzania to American Tower Corp

Bharti Airtel Ltd, the world’s third largest communications services provider, has signed an agreement with American Tower Corp., to sell approximately 1,350 towers in Tanzania.

Oscar Onyema, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange. Credit: naija247news.com

Nigerian Stock Exchange to expand range to lure investors, says CEO Oscar Onyema

The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Africa’s second-largest, is looking to attract investors spooked by a weakened currency and oil price by offering more products ahead of a possible listing.

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Nigerian regulators intervene after JP Morgan bond index action

Nigeria’s bond market regulator stepped in to avoid a market collapse on Thursday, bringing trades to a halt by forcing dealers to widen spreads after JP Morgan’s decision to remove Africa’s biggest economy from a major bond index.

Frontier markets like Nigeria & Kenya suit those with long-term investment horizons.

Frontier markets like Nigeria & Kenya suit those with long-term investment horizons

The term ‘frontier markets’ is a useful way to group those countries that have economies that are less developed than those in emerging markets.

The main offices of EFG Hermes in Cairo. Credit: Dana Smillie for The National

Egypt's EFG Hermes looks to tap into fast-growing Sub-Saharan Africa

EFG Hermes, Egypt’s biggest listed investment bank, is considering an entry into Sub-Saharan Africa to tap demand for private equity and corporate advisory services, the chief executive said.

Kuwait's Agility plans up to $100M Africa spend in 2015

Kuwait-listed logistics firm Agility plans up to $100M Africa spend in 2015

Kuwait-listed logistics firm Agility plans to spend up to $100 million in 2015 on its expansion plans, with Africa the main target of its investment, a senior executive said on Thursday.

Telecommunications Tower

Telkom said to mull phone tower network sale in South Africa

Telkom SA SOC Ltd., a South African phone company seeking to cut costs on a struggling mobile service, is considering a sale of a network of telephone towers in the country, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) All-Share Index (ASI)

The Nigerian Stock Exchange flies with help from MSCI

Nigeria is receiving a large influx in foreign portfolio flows in spite of investors’ unease following the terror campaign of Boko Haram, after a closely-tracked index provider increased significantly the weighing of Africa’s largest economy.

Nigerian Naira

Nigerian economy leads frontier market opportunities

Companies such as Guaranty Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, and Nigerian Breweries have put Nigeria at the forefront of frontier market opportunities, according to Baring Asset Management.

Nigerian Naira (1000 Naira)

Nigeria, Argentina, and Vietnam Prove Top Picks for Multinationals - Frontier Strategy Group

Fresh from its coronation as the biggest economy in Africa, Nigeria has scored another first.

African Stock Markets

For rapid growth, Africa is the new China - Gavin Graham, Chief Strategy Officer, Integris Pension Management

Many strategists suggest investors forget about emerging markets for now and instead put money in developed economies like the United States and Europe.