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Consumers in Africa enjoy shopping the most — survey - BDlive

Consumers in Africa enjoy shopping the most — survey - BDlive | News-africa | Scoop.it
Consumers in Africa enjoy shopping the most — survey BDlive ALTHOUGH they are putting money aside for a rainy day, African consumers are eager to spend simply because buying makes them happy, a report from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said on...
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diana buja's curator insight, March 23, 2014 2:21 AM

 This sounds like a pretty messy and vague report, or perhaps the writeup is the problem.  But the topic is of interest and I would factor in social dimensions of visiting markets in Africa.  More from the piece ...

 

/ The report, which polled 10,000 people in eight of the continent’s largest countries including South Africa, Nigeria, Angola and Ghana, showed 60%-90% of consumers expressed strong desire "to buy more things" every year.

This was higher than averages in Brazil, China and India, and twice the percentage in developed nations, it said.

BCG partner and co-author of the report Stefano Niavas said only 30% of consumers said they "already have enough things".

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Africa private equity deals reach five-year high of $1.6 bln in 2013-report - Reuters

Africa private equity deals reach five-year high of $1.6 bln in 2013-report Reuters However, private equity funds focused on sub-Saharan Africa raised less money year-on-year, with 11 funds taking in $922 million, down 46 percent from 2012,...
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AFRICA FUTURE SUCCESS - Rand Corporate Real Estate

AFRICA FUTURE SUCCESS - Rand Corporate Real Estate | News-africa | Scoop.it
AFRICA FUTURE SUCCESS - Rand Corporate Real estate (Africa Future Success(1) http://t.co/KAPNfK1ttR)
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34 pépites éclairent l'Afrique médiévale - Le Monde

34 pépites éclairent l'Afrique médiévale
Le Monde
Là comme ailleurs, l'historien de l'Afrique ancienne se trouve réduit aux simples conjectures ; les informations sont rares et précieuses comme de la poudre d'or.
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Ghana to host Africa Air Expo in 2014

Ghana to host Africa Air Expo in 2014 | News-africa | Scoop.it
Ghana will host the maiden Africa Air Expo from November 9 – 11, 2014 in Accra to showcase the achievements of the civil aviation industry in Africa.
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South Africa's Cell C lodges competition complaint against MTN, Vodacom - Reuters

South Africa's Cell C lodges competition complaint against MTN, Vodacom - Reuters | News-africa | Scoop.it
Independent Online South Africa's Cell C lodges competition complaint against MTN, Vodacom Reuters JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's third-largest mobile operator Cell C on Wednesday lodged an antitrust complaint against MTN Group and...
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Dubai investor expects ‘fast growth’ in Africa’s mid-market hotels

Dubai investor expects ‘fast growth’ in Africa’s mid-market hotels | News-africa | Scoop.it
“Not everybody can afford $300 a night, (RT @MadeItInAfrica: Dubai investor expects ‘fast growth’ in Africa’s mid-market hotels sector http://t.co/9QDjcVJRju @madeitinafrica)...
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World Bank Group : Africa’s Tourism Set to Boost Economic Growth, Create New Jobs, and Now Outpace Other Regions for New Tourism Investment

World Bank Group : Africa’s Tourism Set to Boost Economic Growth, Create New Jobs, and Now Outpace Other Regions for New Tourism Investment | News-africa | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2013 - Sub Saharan Africa's tourism industry is set to spur more economic growth for the continent and directly employ 6.7 million people by 2021, according...
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Malaria No More et Novartis lancent Power of One, une campagne numérique mondiale de collecte de fonds visant à contribuer à l'élimination des décès dus au paludisme

Malaria No More et Novartis lancent Power of One, une campagne numérique mondiale de collecte de fonds visant à contribuer à l'élimination des décès dus au paludisme | News-africa | Scoop.it
Malaria No More et Novartis lancent Power of One, une campagne numérique mondiale de collecte de fonds visant à contribuer à l'élimination des décès dus au paludisme Power of One permet au public d...

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Connecting Africa: the good, the bad and the potential [Google Big Tent]

Connecting Africa: the good, the bad and the potential [Google Big Tent] | News-africa | Scoop.it
Africa is getting connected and amazing things are happening, but there are still a load of challenges and even more potential left unfulfilled. That might seem fairly obvious to anyone who watches...
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IFC invests $63m in affordable housing in Africa - BDlive

IFC invests $63m in affordable housing in Africa - BDlive | News-africa | Scoop.it
IFC invests $63m in affordable housing in Africa BDlive THE International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global development institution, said on Tuesday it had invested more than $63m in a housing solutions fund for the support and...
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MMI targets profit growth from Africa operations - BDlive

MMI targets profit growth from Africa operations - BDlive | News-africa | Scoop.it
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MMI targets profit growth from Africa operations
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WITH its merger bedded down, financial services group MMI is focusing on growth — and the rest of Africa is earmarked as a future source of earnings.
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Judicial win of the Senegal counters ArcelorMittal on a concession of iron mine

Judicial win of the Senegal counters ArcelorMittal on a concession of iron mine | News-africa | Scoop.it
The Senegalese government won by the judicial way faced with ArcelorMittal in the litigation which compares them on a contract signed in concerning 2007 the working of the iron mines of Falémé

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IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer in Africa - Reuters

IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer in Africa - Reuters | News-africa | Scoop.it
Economic Times IBM starts rolling out Watson supercomputer in Africa Reuters N) began rolling out its Watson supercomputer system across Africa on Thursday, saying it would help to address continental development obstacles as diverse as medical...
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Manufacturing in Africa - The Economist

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Manufacturing in Africa
The Economist
Those who cast doubt on Africa's rise often point to the continent's lack of manufacturing. Few countries, they argue, have escaped poverty without putting a lot of workers through factory gates.
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Africa’s Structural Transformation Challenge - QFINANCE

Africa’s Structural Transformation Challenge - QFINANCE | News-africa | Scoop.it
Africa's leaders may be celebrating Sub-Saharan Africa's growth, but the economy's structural issues won't be able to support it for long. (NEW - Dani Rodrik discusses why #Africa is "growing rapidly" and "transforming slowly".
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Temasek's Africa Investment A Sign Of The Future For Sovereign Wealth Funds - Forbes

Temasek's Africa Investment A Sign Of The Future For Sovereign Wealth Funds - Forbes | News-africa | Scoop.it
Temasek's Africa Investment A Sign Of The Future For Sovereign Wealth Funds
Forbes
First, the Africa angle. In its formative years, Temasek's investments were mainly in Singapore itself.
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Barclays plans to grow footprint in Nigeria over time

Barclays plans to grow footprint in Nigeria over time | News-africa | Scoop.it
Barclays looks to bank multinationals expanding into Africa sees Nigeria as good starting point to grow its corporate banking footprint on continent (@Barclays is making moves into #Nigeria's corporate banking arena
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The Richest People In Africa 2013

The Richest People In Africa 2013 | News-africa | Scoop.it
Re: The Richest People In Africa 2013: Seeing so many white South Africans on the list, who are old enough tha... http://t.co/ftsnMzc2rG
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Africa's Richest Man To Build 1,000-Bed Hospital

Africa's Richest Man To Build 1,000-Bed Hospital | News-africa | Scoop.it
Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote plans to construct a 1,000-bed hospital in the northern Nigerian state of Kano, which when completed will be the largest health facility in the state.
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Partenariat public-privé : l’industrie pharmaceutique africaine promise à un bel avenir

Partenariat public-privé : l’industrie pharmaceutique africaine promise à un bel avenir | News-africa | Scoop.it
Partenariat public-privé : l'industrie pharmaceutique africaine promise à un bel avenir HAMMAMET, Tunisie September 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Le secteur pharmaceutique africain ...

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Les enjeux colossaux d'internet et de la téléphonie mobile en Afrique

Les enjeux colossaux d'internet et de la téléphonie mobile en Afrique | News-africa | Scoop.it
TELECOM - L’Afrique avance à pas de géants dans les usages de la téléphonie mobile. Avec l’espoir de bénéficier...

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Naguib Toihiri's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:41 PM

Cet excellent article reprend les principaux chiffres sur la revolution digitale en Afrique, à travers Internet et le mobile.

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Bank? What bank? Orange, Visa and the changing face of Africa's mobile money - ZDNet

Bank? What bank? Orange, Visa and the changing face of Africa's mobile money - ZDNet | News-africa | Scoop.it
Bank? What bank? Orange, Visa and the changing face of Africa's mobile money ZDNet In a bid to expand its reach into Africa — in many ways the unexplored continent for financial services — US-based Visa has cut a deal with mobile giant Orange,...
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Prince William 'dreams of Africa,' mourns wildlife - USA TODAY

Prince William 'dreams of Africa,' mourns wildlife - USA TODAY | News-africa | Scoop.it
Entertainmentwise Prince William 'dreams of Africa,' mourns wildlife USA TODAY Prince William, who's been enamored of Africa and its wildlife since he was a teen, now is even more emotionally attached — tearing up over a dying rhino — following the...
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Cape Verde Islands thrown out of Africa World Cup qualifiers by Fifa - The Guardian

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The Guardian Cape Verde Islands thrown out of Africa World Cup qualifiers by Fifa The Guardian Cape Verde – an archipelago of 10 islands in the central Atlantic Ocean, 350 miles off the coast of western Africa – thought they had advanced to the...
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