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US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019

China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa

Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019. While the US is multiplying warnings about the perils of Chinese debt-fuelled spending for economic stability, China will continue to broaden its engagement across the continent, with particular focus on East Africa. This…

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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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Informed analysis will be vital to seizing the opportunities presented by Saudi Vision 2030

The vision outlines Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transformation plans, and aims to create a diversified economy underpinned by an invigorated private sector

Saudi Vision 2030 has the potential to attract $1 trillion in inward FDI over the next 15 years, according to experts from Oxford Strategic Consulting (www.OxfordStrategicConsulting.com), Oxford Economics (www.OxfordEconomics.com) and Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com). The vision outlines Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transformation plans, and aims to create a diversified economy underpinned by…

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Riskmap 2017: A Year of Acute Uncertainty for Business

The high levels of complexity and uncertainty attached to the key political and security issues for the year, highlighted by RiskMap, mean that boards will need to undertake comprehensive reviews of their approaches to risk management

Challenge to globalisation and free trade highlighted by US election and Brexit referendum ushers in a year of heightened strategic uncertainty for business The distinction for businesses between domestic markets perceived as safe and foreign markets perceived as challenging has become marginal as risks increasingly come home through political, cyber…

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RiskMap 2017. West Africa: No smooth sailing in the “New normal”

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

African nations vying to emerge as the commercial gateway for foreign direct investment, offer opportunities but also unknown threats for business Macroeconomic factors: low oil price and global economic sentiment will be the primary driver of instability across the continent. Internal political uncertainty across a number of key nations will…

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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…