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Africa – The Lion Economies

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Africa – The Lion Economies

Time to invest?

To most Africa invites thoughts of starving children, corruption and humanitarian issues. The idea of investing has them running for the hills. While these issues are real and very serious, there is however, another side to Africa, of hope, progression and huge potential.It may not be time for the BRIC countries to move over just yet, but Africa as a business nation is still in its junior years and just starting to flex its muscle. The IMF has recently published a report that shows just how big Africa’s contribution to world growth has been and what it projects for the future.China was the only BRIC nation to hold any top 10 positionfor 2000 – 2010. Moving into first position for the expected period.It may surprise many to learn that Angolaholds the number one top GDP country for 2000 – 2010.

African nations hold 7 of the top ten countries for expected GDP growth for the next few years as well.

This alone gives good reason for anyone to take a second look at investing in Africa.

Many International countries and fund managers are starting to sit up and take notice of the potential that Africa has to offer.

In particular, China has been making massive in roads into most of Africa in recent years and if other countries are to see the benefit in years to come, then its time to get more proactively involved and start laying solid foundations.

I have personally spent 15 years in Sub Saharan Africa and have noted with keen interest the changes in Politics, International awareness, the battles against corruption and the issues when operating a successful international business.Africa is without doubt finding its place in the World Arena. With many forward thinking Government’s and individual businesses. Its import and export has grown dramatically.With countries like Tanzania, Ghana and Zambia expected to do very well while being chased hard by Uganda and Kenya.An increasingly better educated populace means that a once major issue of quality recruitment has been eased and companies are able to find and train staff easier, particularly at managerial level.

The increasing self-awareness has also seen huge increasesin the number of African expatriates the last ten years. Taking more of the traditional managerial and senior levels once the sole propriety of international expats.

With more domestic and international efforts, Africa can continue to secure a dynamic future and an increased role in world economics and profitable growth.

As individual investors, there are many opportunities to benefit from one of the last blooming giants. However, caution, prudence and working with an experienced advisor are an absolute must for anyone looking to invest.

With clients throughout the whole of the Sub Saharan continent and after more than 10 years of skilfully building a successful history of investing wisely and securely through out Africa.

We feel ideally placed, to be able to offer you quality, carefully chosen opportunities from both the Stocks and Venture Capital worlds. All backed by our unique charging structure to ensure a vested interest in your success.

To find out more please contact us.


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