Economics

Mugabe Threatens To Stop Raw Platinum Exports

Mugabe Threatens To Stop Raw Platinum Exports

Hate him, love him, Mugabe defies the odds. According to Reutures, Zimbabwe may halt exports of raw platinum to South Africa to force mining companies to build a refinery in the country as a two-year deadline has expired, state media […]

 
 

Angola’s National Currency Now Traded in Portugal and France

Angola’s National Currency Now Traded in Portugal and France

The kwanza, Angola’s national currency, since 11 November, can be traded in both France and Portugal, according to a statement from Portuguese foreign exchange company NovaCâmbios. In Mozambique and Namibia, where the company has branches, “we are waiting for authorisation […]

 
 

Can Africa Outgrow Aid?

Can Africa Outgrow Aid?

Africa’s emergence is the new consensus. For the second time in a just few months, a major international journal has run a cover illustrating new found optimism about the continent. After The  Economist’s mea culpa (correcting its previous assessment of […]

 
 

Top 10 African Countries for Doing Business

Top 10 African Countries for Doing Business

The World Bank’s “Ease of Doing Business” index assesses government regulations affecting domestic businesses in 185 countries. The aim of the report is to show improvement in such regulations is good for economic growth. Based on the report we have compiled […]

 
 

Africa’s Newest Oil Producers

Africa’s Newest Oil Producers

As with Nigeria, Angola is set to benefit from a string of new oil field developments. BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Total are developing projects that will provide production capacity of up to 2.3m b/d and which could take total Angolan […]