Africa

Africa’s Churlish China Debt Denial

After double digit declines on African stock markets last year in the face of dire official and private analyst warnings ...

Zimbabwe’s Tempestuous Transition Toss

Emerging and frontier stock markets this year have been battered with one unusual exception: Zimbabwe’s MSCI Index was up 100% ...

African Securities Development’s Index Indentations

The UK-based OMFIF and South Africa’s Absa Bank released the second annual African Financial Markets Index measuring progress in a ...

Africa’s Fumbling Favorable Narrative

African frontier stock markets were down 2% through midyear on the MSCI index as the group struggled to reprise the ...

Africa’s Private Equity Road Ruts

The EMPEA trade association offered a 5-year retrospective on Africa private equity investing in a paper to chart the “road ...

Nigeria’s Prolonged Presidential Visit Preening

Nigerian shares looked for further catalysts to sustain rebound as President Buhari became the first Sub-Saharan leader to meet individually ...

Africa’s Truncated Free Trade Tug

The African Union, with stock exchange unification still a vision, struck an outline continental free trade accord in March with ...

South Africa’s Sedulous Cyril Bettors

South African stocks and bonds after gaining momentum on Vice President Cyril Ramaphosa’s win as ANC head postponing a sovereign ...

African Private Equity’s Tricky Confidence

Deloitte and the East and Southern Africa Private Equity Associations released their annual survey of industry economic and asset class ...

The CFA Franc’s Dogged Devaluation Designs

The CFA Franc two-decade old peg to the French counterpart and then the euro, with a 50 percent devaluation in ...

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