92018Apr
An Outlook on Africa 2018

An Outlook on Africa 2018

LEX Africa members from around the continent gathered at a seminar in Johannesburg to discuss Africa’s investment climate and private equity market, governance in Zimbabwe, and the future of Nigeria’s flourishing economy. Quality goods, policy reformation that addresses the challenges of doing business in Africa and a welcoming environment for foreign direct investors are just…

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282018Mar
Mozambique is addressing economic reform in a big way in 2018

Mozambique is addressing economic reform in a big way in 2018

Improved exchange control, the Local Content law and the Nacala Logistics Corridor are stimulating domestic production, generating jobs and lifting income potential. Significant strides in Mozambique’s legislation and policies could see a rapid turn around in the country’s economic situation. In 2016, inflation peaked at 26 percent. Today, that figure has drastically improved to an…

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162018Mar
Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018

Kenya’s economy forecasted to grow in 2018

Despite threats of drought and budget deficits, government officials say the economy is likely to grow by 5.8 percent this year. Kenya’s Finance Ministry is confident the economy will grow to 5.8 percent this year, after drought and political turmoil stifled growth to an estimated 4.5 percent in 2017. Kenya’s economy is largely dependent on…

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232018Feb
Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Global economic recovery boosts Botswana’s economy

Botswana’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development Kenneth Matambo says the country’s economy is expected to expand at a faster pace this year compared to last year. This, as a recovery in the global economy positively affects its mining sector. Mr. Matambo, in addressing parliament during his presentation of the 2018 budget, said GDP growth…

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192018Jan
A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

A post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

Summary For the first time in 37 years, Zimbabwe exists without the shadow of former president Robert Mugabe looming large. A tense and emotionally turbulent seven days in November resulted in his eventual resignation. Frustration and bitterness over his rule that had been brewing for a number of years finally erupted and caused a change…

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172018Jan
Updates from Mozambique

Updates from Mozambique

NOTICE No.7/GBM/2017 OF 2 JUNE  Regarding the Minimum Capital for Credit Institutions, Financial Companies and Micro-Finance Operators, and repeals Notice no. 4/ GBM/2005 of 20 May. Following the need to update the minimum share capital required to the Banks, the Notice No. 4 / GGBM / 2005 of 20 May which lays down the Minimum…

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152018Jan
Nigeria’s Hottest Investments

Nigeria’s Hottest Investments

Last year has been one of economic progress for Nigeria, with Africa’s largest economy managing to crawl back into growth territory in the second quarter of 2017. The Nigerian government has been working hard to brand the country as an attractive and lucrative destination for offshore investors to bring their capital, skills and business trade. For…

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122018Jan
Angola’s Mid-Term Plan

Angola’s Mid-Term Plan

The Government’s Midterm Plan, containing the Policy and Actions measures to be executed has been approved until the approval of the National Development Plan 2018- 2022. The Plan is due to enter into force until the first quarter of 2018 and it identifies 88 actions,  Public Expenses Control;  Revision of the Public and Private Partnerships Law;  Public-Private Partnerships…

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