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Inadequate Infrastructure Restrains Development

Mining Weekly, 6th November 2009
Cited Hannah Edinger – Senior Manager, Frontier Advisory

One of Africa’s biggest constraints to development in mining and other sectors remains the lack of adequate physical and economic infrastructure, says Africa engagement strategies development company Africa Frontier Advisory senior manager Hannah Edinger in the ‘African Business Frontier’ report of May 2009.

China’s Africa Strategy an Opportunity for SA

Sunday Times, 15th November 2009
By Martyn Davies

Chinese investments on the continent were up by 81% during the first half of 2009 compared to last year, and Chinese financial institutions are now deploying capital on the continent in a counter-cyclical manner.

China’s Farming Ambitions in Mozambique Take Shape

Science and Development Network, 11th November 2009
By Munyaradzi Makoni
Quoted: Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer – Frontier Advisory

China is sending its farming expertise to Mozambique in a drive to increase the African country’s agricultural productivity.

Classic Business

9th November 2009
with John Fraser & Dr. Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer: Frontier Advisory

Dr Martyn Davies talks with John Fraser about recent FOCAC meeting in Egypt. He tackles China’s activity in Africa and the consequences of it. Dr Davies also speaks about South Africa as an emerging market, as well as the activities of South African corporates in China and the opportunities and challenges facing them.
To listen to the interview click here

China Gives Africa $10 Billion as It Fights Exploitation Charge

Bloomberg, 9th November 2009
By Daniel Williams and Mahmoud Kassem
Quoted: Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer – Frontier Advisory

China promised $10 billion in cheap loans to Africa, pledged to cut customs duties and distributed a newspaper with photos of Chinese leaders among beaming Africans, as part of an effort to fight claims it is exploiting the continent’s minerals.

Global economic crisis

Business Day, 18th August 2009
Quoted: Dr Martyn Davies, Chief Executive Officer – Frontier Advisory

The global economic crisis will shift the centre of economic gravity away from the west towards the east — and now the growth pendulum is hanging over China, emerging markets researcher and strategist Martyn Davies said on Friday.

FRONTIER MARKETS: Africa feels the global burden of adjustment

Business Day, 7th July 2009
Article by: Hannah Edinger, Senior Manager and Jamil Mammadalizade, Junior Analyst - Frontier Advisory

At The World Economic Forum on Africa held in Cape Town last month, South African President Jacob Zuma pleaded to developed countries to stop “adopting protectionist trade measures”. This after a number of countries, including 17 members of the G-20, had drafted domestic stimulus packages including some sort of protectionist measures despite having pledged at the G-20 meeting in November to avoid doing so.

Trade mission a solid platform for investors in Africa

Business Day, 3rd June 2009
Article by: Lynette Chen, CEO of the NEPAD Business Foundation

The Nepad Business Foundation (NBF), in conjunction with Frontier- Advisory, hosted the first of its 2009 trade missions, to Zambia from April 5 to 9. This forms part of the NBF’s mandate to promote intra-Africa trade and regional integration.

Asian powerhouse offers valuable lessons for the continent

SA Exporter, Business Day, 3rd June 2009
Dr Ron Sandrey, Research Associate – Centre for Chinese Studies
Article by: Hannah Edinger, Senior Manager – Frontier Advisory

More than two-thirds of sub-Saharan Africa’s population is employed in agriculture, yet the sector contributes only about a third of the region’s gross domestic product. Generally , poverty and malnutrition have continued in both absolute and relative terms across the continent. Inefficiencies in the sector are apparent and productivity improvements are required to increase output.

The NEPAD Business Foundation’s Zambia Trade Mission Proves Worthwhile

NEPAD Business Foundation – Press Release, May 2009

The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF), in conjunction with Frontier-Advisory, hosted the first of its 2009 trade missions, to Zambia from 5 to 9 April 2009. This forms part of the NBF’s mandate to promote intra Africa trade and regional integration. Delegates from the NBF, Frontier-Advisory, Grinaker-LTA and Center for Chinese Studies attended the trade mission and gained access to the ample benefits of such a trade mission.

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