Africa’s growth outlook continues robust despite rising rising headwinds for the continent’s economies. But is business opportunity therefore increasing or diminishing for firms seeking to enter and operate in the African business environment?
Africa has emerged as a frontier market driven by high commodity and oil prices, stable macro-economic environments, large investments from the BRIC economies and rising internal consumer spending. But challenges to growth are coming to the fore: traditional export markets in Europe remain stagnant, China’s growth is slowing and the oil price is falling – both of which will negatively impact the growth outlook of Africa’s extractive industries-dominated economies.
Security concerns have also risen in the past year. Is Africa a developmental challenge or a commercial opportunity? Regardless, South African and multinational companies continue to capture and consolidate their businesses in the region.
Join the Frontier Advisory team at the Africa Outlook 2015 for a discussion of the economic, political and governance prospects for Africa in 2015. Panellists include leading executives and company representatives active in building businesses in Africa, including welll-known scenario-planner and strategist, Clem Sunter; Sylvia Chahonyo; Country Manager South Africa, Moody’s Investors; John Endres, CEO of Good Governance Africa; Daniel Berman, general director at Médecins Sans Frontières, South Africa to name just a few.
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