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Economics, Policy & Regulation

Barclays Sells Down Africa Stake

UK-based Barclays has reduced its shareholding in Johannesburg-listed Barclays Africa from 62.3% to 50.1% this year and is believed to be seeking to reduce that stake further to around 20%.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Q&A: KPMG Africa’s Bryan Leith

While on a road show for US clients, Bryan Leith, chief operating officer of KPMG’s global Africa practice, sat down with Global Finance to discuss the continent’s economic prospects.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

South Africa: Tripping On Success

South Africa's growth is impeded by long-term constraints; still, the government deserves credit for tackling reforms.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

MSCI Tells China To Wait, May Reclassify Nigeria

China’s recent efforts to make it easier for global investors to access its enormous stock markets in Shanghai and Shenzhen were not enough to persuade MSCI to include these “China A shares” in its widely followed Emerging Markets Index just yet.

Capital Raising & Corporate Finance

A Waiting Game For Zambia

Zambia offers a range of advantages and opportunities for foreign investors, but they may want to wait awhile until some risks play out.

Emerging & Frontier Markets

Africa: Evolving Through The Crisis

With each country responding differently to the commodities crash, Africa showcases a range of mitigating efforts, with varying success.


Casablanca Wins Award, And Investments

Forget Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Casablanca is carving a new identity as a financial hub, with the Casablanca Finance City (CFC) recently topping the Global Financial Centers Index in Africa.