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08
Oct

Further Gas Discovery Supports Plans For Third LNG Train

BG’s Kamba-1 gas discovery offshore Tanzania bolsters third LNG train plan:

http://www.oilandgastechnology.net/upstream-news/bgs-kamba-1-gas-discovery-offshore-tanzania-bolsters-third-lng-train-plan

21
May

Foreign Investment in Africa Set To Reach Record High

The continents’s growth is accelerating towards levels not seen since the 2008-09 crisis. This is leading to a huge inflow of capital investment from multiple recognised sources.

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29
Apr

Africa’s Emerging Middle Class

Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to Africa’s Emerging Middle Class….

 

Carlyle private equity fund eyeing investments linked to emerging middle class

11
Feb

McKinsey&Co – A Major Opportunity For Digital Payments

Sub-Saharan Africa offers tantalizing potential for mobile financial services, but as yet there have been few success stories. One hurdle has been the lack of clear numbers on the size of the opportunity.

http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/financial_services/Sub_Saharan_Africa_A_major_potential_revenue_opportunity_for_digital_payments?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1402

 

 

11
Feb

McKinsey &Co – Alternative Investing For Emerging Markets

Many global insurance and financial-services companies have traditionally avoided emerging markets such as Africa and Asia. In this interview, LeapFrog Investments president Andrew Kuper argues that the regions offer unprecedented opportunity.

http://www.mckinsey.com/Insights/Financial_Services/Profit_with_purpose_Alternative_investing_for_emerging_markets?cid=other-eml-alt-mip-mck-oth-1402

 

25
Jan

The Deloitte Guide to Oil and Gas in East Africa

Until the last few years this region has been a sleepy backwater for the upstream industry, but the discovery of significant quantities of oil in Uganda in 2006 has ushered in a bonanza; indeed one senior oil company executive informed me recently (January 2013) that more hydrocarbons have been discovered in East Africa in the last 2 years than anywhere else in the World. Onshore oil discoveries in Uganda have been followed by discoveries in Kenya. Offshore we have seen world-class discoveries of gas in Tanzania and Mozambique.

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31
Dec

Private equity in Africa: warming up for 2014

Africa’s private equity industry, with the exception of South Africa, is at a phase of relative infancy and has its share of shortcomings. But factors like political stability, infrastructure growth and rising consumerism have helped spike activity in the continent’s PE hotspots across west, east and southern parts of the continent, fuelling optimism for 2014.

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