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Who's who in African finance

 
 

page 1The old truism about Africa needing to trade with itself will mean nothing until there are strong counterparties in different African countries willing to take on risk.That is starting to happen. In this year's edition of Money, our editorial team was struck by how many new faces were emerging in the world of finance who had had previous experience in other African countries and were pushing crossborder deals.

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West Africa to meet cocoa demand as other regions stagnate

May 31, 2011: farmer Issiaka Ouedraogo arranges cocoa beans on a cocoa farm outside the village of Fangolo,Ivory Coast. Photo: AP Photo/Rebecca BlackwellWest Africa is meeting an ever larger share of the world's booming demand for chocolate, as other cocoa-growing regions in the Americas and Southeast Asia see crops stagnate and farmers move into other areas, Cargill's Africa director said.

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'There is no pure protectionism': Benedict Oramah, president of Afreximbank

 

AFREXIMBANKThe Afreximbank boss talks to The Africa Report about state intervention, the importance of investing in export manufacturing, and lessons to be learned from Chinese industrial parks

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We must not make democracy a liability

 
 

MARK CHILVERS FOR TARA new wave of African governments understand how to work with business, says former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, warning that the price of economic failure is rising

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Big infrastructure deals are like getting married

All rights reservedRomain Py, Investment director for transactions, African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), talks to The Africa Report magazine. 

 

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Nigeria's financial talent pushing through troubled times

TAR88 - PTW Nigeria
With exposure to problematic sectors like property, oil and power, Nigerian banks could do without a tumbling naira and a tough foreign-exchange regime.

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