African Review weekly digest - Economics and finance special - 31st July - 4th August

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on African Review, from 31st July - 4th August

Securing financing for home-grown, African companies 

Private equity funding success relies on a dynamic and entrepreneurial approach and the African market is ripe for generating higher returns for investors. African Review's economic correspondent Moin Siddiqi reports. Click here to read the full story

Hatz appoint new sales and marketing manager 

Bernhard Richter-Schützeneder is the new director sales and marketing and supervises the restructured sales and marketing teams at Hatz. Click here to read the full story

World Bank to fund construction of US$30mn complex in Kenya 

The World Bank announced a grant of US$30mn fund for the construction of a complex in Nairobi in Kenya, which will consist of four office blocks covering 35,000 sq m area, a 500-seater auditorium and a service building. Click here to read the full story

Foreign direct investment in African economies within global financial markets 

The commercial connections between financiers, enterprises and emerging economies. Economic correspondent Moin Siddiqi reports. Click here to read the full story.

Heads of State and business leaders to gather once again in Sharm El Sheikh for Africa 2017 

Over 1,000 delegates expected during the three-day forum to discuss and collaborate on African trade and investment. Click here to read the full story

How could Africa’s electricity sector become more efficient and affordable? 

Africa continues to lag behind fellow developing regions in installed generation capacity below 100GW and per capita electricity consumption. Economic correspondent Moin Siddiqi reports. Click here to read the full story

Dangote Cement records 12.6 per cent sales volume increase across Africa 

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 per cent increase in sales volume across Africa. Click here to read the full story.

Keeping Africa Moving 

Road transport continues to play a critical role in realising Africa’s full potential. Economic correspondent Moin Siddiqi reports. Click here to read the full story.

The challenges of building an industrial economy in Africa 

The manufacturing sector could boost huge economic growth for the continent but its share of GDP has not moved from around 11 per cent over the last 10 years. Economic correspondent Moin Siddiqi investigates. Click here to read the full story.  

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