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Sub-Saharan Africa Implements the Most Business Regulatory Reforms Worldwide

A new World Bank Group report finds that Sub-Saharan Africa had the highest number of business regulatory reforms globally in 2013/14, with 74 percent of the region’s economies improving their business regulatory environment for local entrepreneurs.
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Africa Finance Corp gets $300m term loan, twice subscribed - GlobalCapital

Africa Finance Corp gets $300m term loan, twice subscribed - GlobalCapital | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
Africa Finance Corp has obtained a $300m term loan from 23 banks. The deal received over $630m of commitments from investors.
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Africa: Is Africa Rising? Thoughts From a 'World View' Economist

Africa: Is Africa Rising? Thoughts From a 'World View' Economist | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
[allAfrica]Is Africa really rising? What does the continent's booming economic growth mean for its people, and will it lead to inclusive, sustainable development? How can Africa unlock its development potential and bring prosperity to all?
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UBA Capital Changes Company Name, Delays African Expansion Plan

VENTURES AFRICA – The shareholders of UBA Capital Plc. have approved the change of name of the company to United Capital Plc.. This was agreed at an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in Lagos yesterday.
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AfDB to invest $12.7m in private equity firm - The Nation Newspaper

AfDB to invest $12.7m in private equity firm - The Nation Newspaper | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
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KITE Invest talks with the East Africa Venture Capital Association | KITE INVEST

KITE Invest talks with the East Africa Venture Capital Association | KITE INVEST | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
@kiteinvest Read the latest from EAVCA discussing opportunities in East Africa here: http://t.co/46FrWAvz4y
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In Case You Missed It: Understanding Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in Africa

In Case You Missed It: Understanding Access to Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in Africa | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
Despite the overwhelming proportion of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the African private sector, many SMEs in the region encounter significant impediments in financing.
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The truths and fictions of the “Africa Rising” story - Blog KPMG Africa

The truths and fictions of the “Africa Rising” story - Blog KPMG Africa | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
The truth about Africa Rising is that it is real. The economy is growing and potential for huge and sustained growth is enormous.

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“Entrepreneurs are Transforming Africa”: Tony Elumelu for The Economist | I&P

“Entrepreneurs are Transforming Africa”: Tony Elumelu for The Economist | I&P | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it

Tony Elumelu explores the upcoming trends transforming African economy in the special edition “The World in 2015” published annually by The Economist. Because of their “potential to transform society”, Elumelu underlines the crucial political and social role African entrepreneurs will play in the coming years

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Unlocking Equity for Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Africa | I&P

Unlocking Equity for Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Africa | I&P | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it

David Munnich and Hugues Vincent-Genod, Investment Officers at Investisseurs & Partenaires, published an article on the blog managed by Business Fights Poverty, a large network of business and development professionals. The article explores the following issue: is it possible to invest equity in African early-stage companies in a sustainable manner?

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Private Equity Change Favors Strongest Firms

Private Equity Change Favors Strongest Firms | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
Investors are receiving a flood of cash returns, which they are plowing back into the industry, emboldening them to bargain for more favorable terms.
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Getting Paris the international hub for PE towards Africa kusuntu-conferences.com

Getting Paris the international hub for PE towards Africa  kusuntu-conferences.com | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it

ABOUT THE 3RD AFRICA FINANCE CONFERENCEAfrica has been quoted for a decade as the last economic frontier of the world

Africa has been quoted for a decade as the last economic frontier of the world. With about a billion inhabitants of which many studies and researches indicated there are close to 300 million people with a purchasing power that ranks them, according to the local cost of living, into the middle class category. Africa as such presents a real opportunity for companies worldwide to do business contributing to sustain the global growth while taking out the continent from underdevelopment according to the western definition. And this has to be done with consideration of the goods and the bads experienced by the developed countries. Impact and sustainability through investments must in essence become prominent with a view to allowing an inclusive development of the continent.

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West Africa's GDP To Improve In 2015 Despite Ebola

West Africa's GDP To Improve In 2015 Despite Ebola | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
West Africa's GDP To Improve In 2015 Despite Ebola
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BNP Paribas buys South African JD Group's consumer loans

PARIS (Reuters) - BNP Paribas' personal finance arm has agreed to buy the consumer loans business of South Africa-based JD Group for an undisclosed sum, the French bank said
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The surprisingly popular course at Stanford Business School - Fortune

The surprisingly popular course at Stanford Business School - Fortune | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
Fern Mandelbaum's course on female entrepreneurship has become so popular that it has a waiting list, and some men are taking it, too.
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African venture capital activity shows impressive spike in 2014 | African Business News | African Financial & Economic News

African venture capital activity shows impressive spike in 2014 | African Business News | African Financial & Economic News | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
It’s been a good year for Africa’s startups. In terms of investment activity at least, data from one of the world’s most comprehensive startu...
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AFC Completes $300m Fund raising

AFC Completes $300m Fund raising | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
VENTURES AFRICA – Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has announced the close of a $300 million dual tranche (2-Year and 3-Year) club facility.
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Eczellon Capital launches $250m private equity fund - The Punch

Eczellon Capital launches $250m private equity fund - The Punch | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
Eczellon Capital, an investment bank operating in Nigerian and other West African markets, on Monday announced the launch of its West Africa-focused private equ
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Private Equity in Africa: The Promise and the Challenge

Private Equity in Africa: The Promise and the Challenge | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
Established African firms and new entrants, small and large, are raising a substantial amount of capital for private investments in Africa.
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2015 Report: A Look At Venture Finance in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem

2015 Report: A Look At Venture Finance in Africa’s Startup Ecosystem | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
New research shows considerable progress made by early-stage growth companies across Africa. Highlights Nigeria as country with highest funded
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Save the Date : 3rd Africa Finance Conference to be held in February 2015 in Paris | I&P

Save the Date : 3rd Africa Finance Conference to be held in February 2015 in Paris | I&P | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it

Kusuntu-le-Club, Orrick Rambaud Martel and Investisseurs & Partenaires are organizing the third edition of the Africa Finance Conference, entitled “Impact and Returns through Responsible Investments in Corporate Africa”. The conference will be held in Paris on February 12 2015.

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Africa in Data - The Data-Visualization-Presentation on How Africa is Changing

Africa in Data - The Data-Visualization-Presentation on How Africa is Changing | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it

Visualizing Africa's Progress in Health, Food Provision, Political Freedom, Poverty and Education.


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Business development in Africa: The role of private equity in promoting sustainable growth

Business development in Africa: The role of private equity in promoting sustainable growth | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
There have been numerous approaches to making sustainable investments in Africa. The focus of last night's panel discussion organised by the Imperial College Private Equity & Venture Capital Cl...
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Danger ahead for African sovereign bonds? - African Business Magazine

Danger ahead for African sovereign bonds? - African Business Magazine | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it
African sovereign bond markets have boomed, however, new research suggests that a downturn could be more sudden, and more intense, than previously thought.
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Les pays africains les plus "risqués" pour les entreprises en 2015

Les pays africains les plus "risqués" pour les entreprises en 2015 | @Newslinks Kusuntu-le-Club, the Kusuntu Partners Community news | Scoop.it

“Le cabinet de conseil Control Risks présente l'édition 2015 de sa carte annuelle des risques sécuritaires et économiques à travers le monde.”


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