July 2014 Archives - African Business Magazine

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Japan – Africa: Retying the knot

Globalisation has forced Tokyo to re-evaluate the relevance of African economies and to look beyond the attraction of raw materials.

Financing Africa’s trade

Trade finance relates to the process of paying for goods and services. Companies based in a different jurisdiction to their customers can be nervous when …

Kenya: A place in the sun

Nestled in a corner of Nairobi is a privately owned Kenyan university, which has become the first educational institution in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve a …

The African experience

The global financial crisis saw a variety of global financial institutions reduce their African commitments, including in the trade finance sector, where Western export credit …

South Africa: The inscrutable fire fighter

One editorial opinion summarised South Africa’s recent general election thus: “On reflection our elections are noisier than they are dirty and while there were several …

Africa leads global tourism growth

As travelling visitor numbers across Africa increase, hotel chains are expanding on the continent. High-end, mid-scale and budget accommodations are all under development targeting both …

Bringing Africa to Asia

At the first conference, Japan pledged to increase the proportion of its aid budget that it spends in Africa as successive Japanese governments had previously …