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Africa Risk-Reward Index November 2018: investment climate strengthens as continent’s growth revives despite the drag from its biggest economies

The report now projects an accelerating resurgence in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to the end of the decade that will see strengthening investment returns versus risk

Africa’s investment environment for both businesses and financial investors is now reviving, with a continuing and steady improvement in the trade-off between risk and reward as growth on the continent rebounds, the third edition of the Africa Risk-Reward Index from specialist risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics (https://www.OxfordEconomics.com/) finds.…

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East African countries continue to offer highest rewards for investors

Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya among the top scoring economies; Uganda records strongly improved risk-reward score

Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda offer investors a reward score above the African continent’s average, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics. Ethiopia and Tanzania lead the list of the top rewarding economies for the second time, with Kenya following in fourth position…

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Political change boosts risk-reward score in Southern African markets

Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa among the top ten African economies improving the reward while reducing the risks for investors

Broad political change has led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in many Southern African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics. Zimbabwe, leading with the largest positive change, Mozambique and South Africa saw economic and social reforms after leadership changes…

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Investors’ risk-reward scores improve for West African economies

Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal register effectiveness of public economic reforms

Increased political stability, improved commodity prices and effective public economic reforms led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in several West African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics. Ghana leads these positive developments for West Africa, recording the strongest improvement…

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Political risk remains the key consideration for dealmaking in Africa

The political uncertainty and weak macroeconomic situation that accounted for fewer deals in Africa’s largest markets in 2017 look set to ease over the coming year

Political risk will remain a major concern for dealmakers in Africa in 2018. According to a recent report, Resourceful dealmaking: Outlook for M&A in Africa, published by Mergermarket in collaboration with specialist risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), there has been a dramatic fall in M&A activity, with declines of 25%…

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Risk of miscalculation and unpredictable outcomes increases under emerging new regional order

Businesses in 2018 will continue to face profound uncertainty because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders who pursue more aggressive and more transactional diplomacy

Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy, warns that businesses in 2018 will continue to face profound uncertainty because of the increasingly personalised and assertive style of national leaders who pursue more aggressive and more transactional diplomacy, increasing the risk of miscalculation. The forecast comes in Control Risks’ annual…

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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

Political Uncertainty and Large-Scale Cyber Attacks are Key Themes for the Region in 2018

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in its annual political and security risk forecast RiskMap. Control Risks’ Senior Partner for Southern Africa George Nicholls comments: “2018 will see continued uncertainty…

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RiskMap 2017. Southern Africa: Management of Political Change Will Dictate the Level of Uncertainty for Businesses

Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern Africa in 2017

Internal political uncertainty across a number of key nations will pose a much greater risk to businesses on the continent than the effect of international geopolitics African nations vying to emerge as the commercial gateway for foreign direct investment, offer opportunities but also unknown threats for business Macroeconomic factors: low…

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Brexit impact on Africa

African markets will suffer from market volatility. Long-term implications subject to global agenda

The short-term implications of Brexit for African economies will be mainly noticeable through market volatility. However, according to Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and NKC African Economics, the longer-term impacts on Africa from Brexit are speculative and depend as much on the attitude of future British governments as on the terms of…

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents…