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a over t in Afric 500 investmen of foreign poll of more than et's analysis rk 13 an ma 20 es a an in of ric the Af results that comb ue t of rib or th nt nt th rep co me A wi ss five years arding their asse rican countries are the past Af . leaders reg more and more nt projects at me corporate th lop ls ve ea rev t's de erging potential ing the continen with the em nd ntries. Along have shown imting to fu African cou ns nting firm these natio ung recountries, g, the accou Ernst & Yo un t, Yo the & en in st s ult Ern docum ment by pressive res shed the that invest Inby that publi be explaihighlight is reign Direct . change can s of de- port. One ntries in Fo Léopold 20% claims this cou ces ed pp pro op s: “A devel has dro ed in Nséké I) projects nt ned as follow sweeping across vestment (FD iling trend, investme n tio tiza vecra pro mo has increased constant im tial As a counterva continent, ing markets rd consecuen most of the siness climate, expon s- Africa by emerg 2, for the thi tes that bu nt, and sub sta again in 201 ment of the and investme human life once the report , de tra eed in Ind ty of ica by emeryear. growth jects in Afr in the quali for the econo- tive s 2007, FDI pro reased at an imprestantial gains ce ion sin dit con ican ve inc d the . In have create t a large number of Afr t ging markets ha wing confiof over 21% ed pas tha to “the gro tive rate op mic growth e experienced over the st & Young— Africans themselves sive cumula nt by devel hav ding at Ern , investme ism economies comparison en by only 8%. The lea ts dence and optim ent's progress and fus ris ir contin ing marke decade.” markets ha have in the g the emerg the curutors amon Africa (235), impact of ture.” of contrib (237 projects), South despite the n, the size b Emirates Moreover, are India mic situatio United Ara no led the eco trip l nya TION n ba (152), Ke rent glo more tha SIFICA (210), China (78), Saudi D I V E R S T M E N T economy has the African a VE (113), Nigeri d South O F I N S an R ) O has taken T Arabia (56 nt change ked S E C , an importa in recent years, in ), all ran t Korea (57 biggest in- In retail the continen destination mar20 on the ce g on pla am d. has th sectors and r this perio terms of bo estment in North Africa vestors ove ile inv t, FDI pro nt kets. Wh st part been stagnan reased n investme ve inc the mo ha for ica Intra-Africa Afr im rticularly sub-Saharan 2007. Among the has been pa this same jects in ce ring e of 22% sin g a growing numpressive du cumulative at a rat nya, ies attractin ha “star” countr are Ghana, Nigeria, Ke s period, wit uth So . 33% jects Mauritiu growth of way in the ber of pro zambique, Zambia, Mo the ia, led zan Tan ica Afr n . intra-Africa South Africa growth of from and t nt received rs point ou ort's autho h respect in investme constituted the ver, the rep trade and ich we Ho as (wh change wit ts ive on trend should mary investments. seem posit erging marke FDI funds elsewhere s s em thi ast t 3 rec tha Fo o of in 201 tion of pri since 2000. wth of 4% gest source nya and Nigeria have als erent in raw the destina expected gro rt term, several lar ). Ke volatility inh ndence on ed that to well, with sho the continent pe it is expect cause of the 2014. In the ed to keep invested heavily, and mple of Angola, Be ials prices, an overde ts as to the and 4.6% in are expect ub ter exa es do ma mi the the ses no in n, s rai lowing billio African eco of the fastest growth n key sector wth. Yet despite perothers, fol fund of $5 e ign wealth e as certai gro rd showing som with a sovere reasingly important rol rs. sustainability of s than a thi inc yea contrary, les reworld. will play an tions to the stems from natural ent in coming tin cep con the ican growth investors on Afr of N ng N FOREIG ble—accordi T DOW sources. in this also attributa er for Africa TMEN INVES velopment is trend is rtn pressive de 13 the in- Th n Sita, Managing Pa TER, 20 The most im ive environment is to Aje 3R D Q U A R , by sit 1 de po E U ly ma S gh S I ements thorou 44 ancial engag RADE AFRICA T crease in fin

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versus gies (14%, on technolo es (13%, comcommunicati ial servic on continues 8% last year), financ us year), and eduati ific ers ard div phathe previo practically The trend tow h an ever-greater em red to 6% risen from , wit infra- pa (which has turing and r). nonetheless the cation es, manufac 10% this yea sis on servic ed activity. In 2007, of nothing at all to lat g's for 8% structure-re st & Youn accounted ed in goes to Ern industries gly roextractive capital invest p- The final word t of increasin orm and 26% of had dro ref “In a contex FDI projects se numbers compa- Ajen Sita: c, political and social ced the 2, 201 tively. In economi Africa; by are convin 12%, respec 70% bust growth, we ped to 2% and es sector represented 7) backed by sturdy ole is on a path of sus vic wh her than m 45% in 200 Africa as a rison, the ser is path—rat 2012 (up fro ital invested that Th . in ts wth tters jec of pro of cap tainable gro stination—is what ma es 43% ing tur t de n economi and manufac (versus 22% in 2007). the curren ss of Africa year In spite of A critical ma that same ive most. tinue along this path. ntered, still perce will con pondents to be encou velop e res the 's sur as s vey tor obstacle The sur tals sec likely de st me the d mo l , an g wil wth nin tial for gro economies nomies in Asia and Africa's mi ten se po the st greate w has n eco the way certai one with the er who hold that vie ts have in 2012 the ing marke mb vin but the nu from 38% in e- other fast-grow we are con 26%, down , int By the 2040s, eria, Ghana, dropped to 1. On the other hand st 30 years. Nig pa as h y suc arl 201 ts has cle t countries uth Africa jec So and 44% in tha d pro an ced re ia iop tructu s identila, Egypt, Eth nomic powerhouse rest in infras pondents tor, Ango d eco h 21% of res spiked, wit cture as a growth sec in will be considere my.” tru ly 4% econo fying infras the global year and on t of las hy 14% ort to compared wing a notew and r sectors sho information 2011. Othe rception are shift in pe

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ABOUT US Geram Communications is a communication and international development consultancy firm whose mission is to promote relations and business partnerships between North American and African companies. We make the case for the vast economic potential of African countries and to make North American entrepreneurs and investors aware of the business opportunities available in those markets and, on the other, to help African businesses and countries discover North American expertise and know-how and the staggering possibilities for financing and partnership existing in the New World.

READERSHIP Because of the specialized nature of its content, Africa Trade is primarily targeted to business managers and executives as well as officials and authorities responsible for the economic development of Africa and the world.

Africa Trade is devoted first and foremost to trade and to investors. It aspires to go beyond the facile view of an Africa in motion by driving home the notion of Africa as a place to do business and invest. Africa Trade provides in-depth coverage of the changes in the trading dynamics between Africa and the rest of the world. It identifies the strengths and weaknesses of these manifold trade relations and seeks to resolve a number of important issues and questions, one of them being: Can Africa manufacture that which it now imports? Africa Trade also brings detailed analysis to investment trends, paying particular attention to Africans' stake in the continent. Because of the increasingly influential role played by foreign direct investment (FDI) in Africa, the extent to which African nations themselves inject funds into their continent's economic development constitutes data of vital importance. Another of the magazine's missions is to continue explaining the workings of the North American market. As part of the drive to enter this market, the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) allow products from some 40 African countries duty-and quota-free entry to the American market. In addition to oil, US exports to sub-Saharan Africa include equipment goods, motor vehicles and car parts, wheat and other cereals, clothing, jewelry, fruits and vegetables, wine, nuts, spices and other cash crops such as cocoa. The situation in Canada is very similar, given the proximity of the two markets.

The African Development Bank serves as a model in this respect, with its multiple agreements and partnerships for investing in the diversification of Africa's economic fabric and the promotion of trade in Africa. For the African Development Bank, “progress made by Africa's economies in achieving economic growth must go hand-in-hand with initiatives to stimulate their long-term competitiveness, if the continent is to see any lasting improvement.”


• In first-class hotels throughout Africa • In airport VIP lounges and in business class on Africa-bound flights • At major business gatherings dealing with investment and business development • Corporate subscriptions • Newsstands • Online sales, including a smart-phone app.



Africa Trade sponsors television and radio programming content, in whole or in part, as well as offer its own economic reports and shows for television. The networks being considered are pan-African and global in reach. Moreover, we work with international institutions and organizations on their projects, and issues of the magazine will be distributed to delegates at international conferences on Africa as well as to trade delegates in embassies and diplomatic missions around the world.


Institutions such as Afreximbank are part of the mix. They are the trade finance bank for Africa that stimulate a consistent expansion, diversification and development of African trade while operating as a first-class, profit-oriented, socially responsible financial institution and a centre of excellence in African trade matters.




Africa Trade is partnering first and foremost with the organizations that have enabled us to become the leader in promoting North-South business relations thanks to, among other initiatives such as, Forum Africa, Chambers of commerce and other industry related conferences will also number among the major partners.

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Institutional partnerships in Africa Include: • African Development Bank (Tunisia) • Africa Business Roundtable (Nigeria) • African Union (Ethiopia) • African Import-Export Bank (Egypt) • Governments and ministries Institutional partnerships in North America include: • World Bank • Canada International Development Agency • Embassies • USA Corporate Council on Africa • Canadian Council on Africa Business Type Readership: • Mining Oil & Gas • Construction • Energy & Utilities • Logistics and Supply Chain • Manufacturing • Healthcare / Pharmaceutical • Technology


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