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Future of Logistics: Algeria, Kenya and Angola Offer Best Opportunities in Africa

by February 26th, 2017

The largest revenue sources for logistics providers are retailers and wholesalers. Naturally, with traditional retailing witnessing a slowdown globally, trade and logistics companies are looking for new frontiers for their business growth. As Africa is anticipated to be among the leaders in retail growth rates many companies are aiming to enter and expand in this […]

Economies in 2017: Top 10 African Cities for Growth in 2017

by February 11th, 2017

The African continent in 2017 is expected to house some of the world’s fastest growing cities. This is largely thanks to an array of factors including the abundance of natural resources, increasing levels of foreign direct investment (FDI), a young population and the growth in internet penetration rates. Yet in light of the rapid rate […]

South African Consumer Markets Faced with Uncertainty In Spite of Recent Reprieve from Credit Downgrade

by December 13th, 2016

With much relief, South Africa sighs as Standard & Poor’s maintains its sovereign credit rating of the country’s foreign-currency debt at BBB-. This however does not take away from the precarious position that the country faces both economically and politically, with a tough road ahead in terms of economic growth and structural reform. Using the […]

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Next Growth Champions

by October 10th, 2016

A recently published white paper by Euromonitor International reveals dynamic growth shifting from the region’s mature consumer markets in South African metropolises to the urban areas in other Sub-Saharan countries. Soaring population growth and improving purchasing power will strengthen the consumer market potential in the cities across the region. Learn more about some of the […]

Fashion Friday: The Path to Purchase Beauty and Personal Care Products the Middle East and Africa

by and August 26th, 2016

Premium beauty and personal care is driven by the middle and upper-income groups in the Middle East and Africa, but also by aspirational consumers who are looking to align themselves to premium brands and therefore status. This is especially true in the countries such as the United Arab Emirates, where upwards of 90 percent of […]

Cities on the Forefront of Economic Change in Sub-Saharan Africa

by , and July 23rd, 2016

  Cities are at the forefront of the impressive economic changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These urban areas boast larger shares of the region’s middle class and consumer spending, as well as households with modern lifestyles, making them a lucrative target for market entry and expansion in the region. Companies that want to capitalize on the […]

Doing Business beyond South Africa: Growth and Opportunity in Sub-Saharan Cities

by July 12th, 2016

Cities are at the forefront of the impressive economic changes in Sub-Saharan Africa. These urban areas boast larger shares of the region’s middle class and consumer spending, as well as households with modern lifestyles, making them a lucrative target for market entry and expansion in the region. While Sub-Saharan African cities are diverse and rich […]