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Africa Business Confidence Index shows growth again

Manufacturing index 53.4; non-manufacturing index 52.9, both indicating expansion.

 

Amsterdam, December 1, 2011. The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for November shows expansion in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on December 1, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index shows both growth and contraction

Manufacturing index 49.7, indicating contraction; non-manufacturing index 56.9, indicating expansion



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for October shows contraction in the index for manufacturing sectors and expansion in the index for non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to September in the manufacturing index is a decrease of 1.6 percentage points, and for non-manufacturing a plus of 3.6…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on November 2, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index lower, but still continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 51.3 and non-manufacturing index 53.3, both indicating expansion; rate of change is slower than previous month



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for September shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on October 3, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Umuntu Media receives additional 1 million dollar funding from eVA Fund

‘Think Local, captivate the reader and build world class platforms for Africa from within Africa’ is the success formula for Umuntu Media CEO Johan Nel: Umuntu Media raised $1 million series A funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) as a first step to take the successful local information…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on September 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index indicates growth

Manufacturing index 52.4 and non-manufacturing index 55.3, both indicating expansion; manufacturing slightly higher than July; non-manufacturing slightly lower than previous month



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for August shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on September 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index lower, continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 51.7 and non-manufacturing index 56.0, both indicating expansion. Rate of change for both indices is lower than previous month



Amsterdam, August 1, 2011.
The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for July shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on August 1, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

International investors choose South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya as top 3 in 2011

International investors choose South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya as the best African countries on the continent for investment in 2011. A survey conducted by Africa Business…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on June 24, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Social Capital: The Silver Bullet for Africa?

By Emile Schmitz in Amsterdam - The Netherlands. For the first time SOCAP took place in Europe to connect leading global innovators - investors, foundations,… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 15, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 53.8 and non-manufacturing index 57.1, both numbers still indicating growth for the 5th consecutive month; manufacturing down by 0.9 percentage points; non-manufacturing 1.1 percent point higher compared to April.



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for May shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to April in the manufacturing index shows a decrease in…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on June 2, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 54.7 and non-manufacturing index 56.0, both numbers still indicating growth for the 4th consecutive month; manufacturing down by 5.6 percentage points; non-manufacturing declines by 2.9 percent compared to March.



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for April shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to March in the indices for both manufacturing and…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on May 4, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index reflects private sector resilience

Manufacturing index 60.3 and non-manufacturing index 58.9, both indicating expansion; manufacturing higher than February; non-manufacturing slightly lower than previous month



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for March shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to February in the indices for manufacturing shows a plus of 2.2 and for non-manufacturing a decrease of…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on April 1, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

Africa Business Panel publishes First Africa Business Confidence Index

Manufacturing index 63.88 and non-manufacturing index 61.33 both indicating expansion

Africa Business Panel has published the first pan African Business Confidence Index  (ABCI). The index measures business confidence in the manufacturing and non-manufacturing private sector throughout Africa. Results…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on February 4, 2011 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Large European leasing and factoring company is searching for partners in Kenya in the financial sector

We are looking for a partner in Kenya, to work together on creating economic opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid through (micro-)leasing and/or factoring.



For us it is essential to find a partner organization whose core priority is to grow in the African leasing and

factoring market, and who is interested in a capacity building trajectory in

which knowledge is exchanged with a large European leasing company. Ideally,

social goals and profit making are… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on October 11, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

African Banker Awards 2010 - CALL FOR ENTRIES

This year’s categories are:



- African Banker of the Year

- African Bank of the Year

- Best Global Bank in Africa

- Most Innovative Bank

- Socially Responsible Bank of the Year

- Investment Bank of the Year

- Best Development Bank in Africa

- Microfinance Bank of the Year

- Deal of the Year

- Investment Fund / Private Equity Fund of the Year

- Best Issuing House




The entry process for this year’s African Banker… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on June 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Africa Business Communities launch the Africa India Business Network

Today Africa Business Communities launch the Africa India Business Network, a networking community open to professionals involved or interested in the Africa - India Business.

Klick here to visit the Africa India-Business Network

africaindiabusiness.ning.com

Bas Vlugt
Founder Africa Banking Network

Added by Bas Vlugt on January 22, 2010 at 4:36pm — No Comments

BiD Network presents two business plan competitions

The mission of BiD Network is to contribute to sustainable economic growth by stimulating entrepreneurship in emerging markets. BiD Network supports entrepreneurs in writing their business plans by offering them coaching and other business tools. The best entrepreneurs gain access to investors in our network. Since 2005 BiD Network has helped start over 300 businesses and has matched them with over 5 million euros from… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on November 4, 2009 at 11:07am — No Comments

Africa Business Women Network

Today Africa Business Communities launches the Africa Business Women Network.



All African business women - and African women who want to start a business - are more than welcome to join!



Follow this link to visit the Africa Business Women Network:…



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Added by Bas Vlugt on October 1, 2009 at 10:14am — No Comments

Solarix launches Sustainer

The Sustainer is a unique solution to produce fuel and electricity in remote rural areas, for example in the African countryside where only 5 to 20 percent of the population have electricity. In many of these situations, access to energy would facilitate development, higher productivity and better education. Moreover, locally available resources can be used instead of expensive imports.



A conversation with… Continue

Added by Bas Vlugt on May 31, 2009 at 11:57am — No Comments

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