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05 October 2018
Cover story: Sudan: Lifeline for the banking sector

Cover story: Sudan: Lifeline for the banking sector

  Sudan, one of the largest countries in the heart of Africa, has been struggling to stay afloat economically since the US imposed crippling trade and investment sanctions in 1997. The...

04 October 2018
Involving youth in agriculture in Africa

Involving youth in agriculture in Africa

Africa’s youth bulge presents both an opportunity and a challenge. More must be done to involve youth in agriculture as a means of providing employment, say Johan Burger and MD...

27 September 2018
More Singapore firms venturing into “challenging” Africa

More Singapore firms venturing into “challenging” Africa

It is a “long-term” play, say experts, but there is potential in areas like services, infrastructure

27 September 2018
Manufacturing in Nigeria: Status, challenges and opportunities

Manufacturing in Nigeria: Status, challenges and opportunities

  According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the Nigerian manufacturing sector is dominated by the production of food, beverages and tobacco, with sugar and bread products generating the greatest...

24 September 2018
Africa Rising will Lift Singapore Boats Too

Africa Rising will Lift Singapore Boats Too

If there is one thing that the recent Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) reminded me of, it is what a polarising prospect the continent remains.

07 September 2018
Unpacking South Korea’s engagement with Africa

Unpacking South Korea’s engagement with Africa

  Following the end of the Korean War in 1953, South Korea prioritised its alliance with the United States in pursuit of economic growth and military security. It took more than...

24 August 2018
Africa's a growth market, but it's a long-term play

Africa's a growth market, but it's a long-term play

    INVESTING in Africa is a long-term play, various experts have cautioned, even as one national strategist has identified the continent's digital economy as a brand-new growth area for Singapore.

01 August 2018
Strength in unity from AfCFTA

Strength in unity from AfCFTA

  The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) offers great opportunities but it will not succeed without collaboration and commitment, says Venkataramani Srivathsan, Managing Director CEO, Africa ...

27 July 2018
Shared Vision

Shared Vision

    BRICSSource: China Daily Asia Weekly Upcoming BRICS Summit seeks to safeguard globalization, boost trade and strengthen cooperation.

20 July 2018
Will foreign banks be beneficial for Ethiopia?

Will foreign banks be beneficial for Ethiopia?

   National Bank of EthiopiaSource: How We Made It in Africa In June 2018, Ethiopia’s new prime minister Abiy Ahmed survived an apparent assassination attempt. The attack was not entirely surprising. Ahmed...

21 June 2018
Beyond selling Samsung phones and Hyundai cars: South Korea wants to be Africa’s industrialisation partner

Beyond selling Samsung phones and Hyundai cars: South Korea wants to be Africa’s industrialisation partner

  South Korean products are used by millions of people on the African continent every day – from Samsung mobile phones to LG air conditioners to Hyundai and Kia cars. In...

01 June 2018
Russia in Africa: A Return to Old Haunts?

Russia in Africa: A Return to Old Haunts?

For most casual observers, the prominent non-Western country active in Africa is China. Its Belt and Road Initiative and its active foreign investment in many African countries have highlighted its...

25 May 2018
Could liquefied natural gas be Mozambique’s golden goose?

Could liquefied natural gas be Mozambique’s golden goose?

Mozambique, which gained independence from Portugal in 1975, is home to a culturally diverse population of 29 million people. Before the Portuguese invasion in the sixteenth century, the region was...

15 May 2018
Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: Driving demand for affordable housing

Urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa: Driving demand for affordable housing

Source: How We Made it in Africa The growing urban population in sub-Saharan Africa is rapidly driving up the demand for affordable housing in urban areas.

15 May 2018
The Financial Services Sector in Sudan

The Financial Services Sector in Sudan

  Khartoum, Capital of Sudan. Source: How We Made it in Africa The United States has been imposing sanctions on Sudan since 1997 and listed it as one of the countries sponsoring...

11 May 2018
Banking in Africa: A brief overview of banking of the agri sector in Africa

Banking in Africa: A brief overview of banking of the agri sector in Africa

The banking sector globally is going through a challenging time with a slowdown in revenue growth and lower RoEs for the banks. African banking stands out in the sector as...

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Doing Business in Africa

24 August 2015, Singapore

Seminar on “Doing Business in Africa: Trends and Triggers”, organised in conjunction with the visit of the Centre’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Mr Paulo Gomes, former World Banker and international business leader.

Panel Discussion:Pan-Africa Engagement Strategies and Regional Trends

Moderator:
Mr Johan Burger, Director, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies Panellists

Panellists:
Mr Neal Chandaria, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Kenya in Singapore, and Director of Comcraft Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Ambassador Shabbir Hassanbhai, Chairman of Africa Business Group (AfBG) of Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Chairman of Advisory Board of NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

Mr Paulo Gomes, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

Mr Dave Murray, Global Head of Research at Standard Chartered Bank Singapore

Mr G. Jayakrishnan, Group Director (Middle East & Africa) of International Enterprise Singapore

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