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Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Agri-Foodtech Female Leaders Struggle To Attract Investment

Female entrepreneurs in the food and agricultural technology industry received a tiny fraction of the $16.9 billion investment deals secured worldwide in 2018, a new report said on Thursday. Called ‘Money Where Our Mouths Are,’ it is the first-ever study to document funding inequality for women trying to pave the way in this growing, innovative sector. While […]

Powering Africa Energy Summit To Welcome 370 Investors and Public and Private Stakeholders In Miami

Powering Africa Energy Summit To Welcome 370 Investors and Public and Private Stakeholders In Miami

The 5th Powering Africa: Summit at the JW Marriott Hotel in Miami will host over 370 investors and public and private stakeholders across Africa’s energy sector. The World Bank, OPIC, MCC, Power Africa, USAID and USADF alongside African energy leaders from Morocco, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Nigeria are attending the summit to […]

South Africa’s Rand Firmer As Emerging Markets Take a Breather

South Africa’s Rand Firmer As Emerging Markets Take a Breather

South Africa’s rand firmed against the dollar early on Tuesday as some emerging market currencies that sold-off sharply in recent weeks regained some lost ground. At 0650 GMT the rand was 0.77 percent stronger at 15.0925 per dollar compared to a close of 15.2100 in New York. Investors remain cautious in the rand though following […]

Invest In Her

Invest In Her

I recently participated in a panel discussion, it was part of the Women in Technology Summit. On the Panel were five awesome women: Helena Ronis (me) Co-founder and CEO at VoxSnap. Jennifer LeBlanc CEO & Founder at ThinkResults, Anna Shen Startup Advisor, Ecosystem Builder & Journalist, Dea Wilson Founder of Lifograph and an Angel Investor, Morgan Lai, Investor at Foundation […]

Investors Start Taking Notice of Nigeria’s Latest Naira Plan

Investors Start Taking Notice of Nigeria’s Latest Naira Plan

Foreign investors are warming to the foreign-exchange window that Nigeria opened last week to ease a severe shortage of dollars, according to the head of the trading platform overseeing it. The naira’s depreciation in the window to almost the same level as the black-market rate means the new market is already “nearing equilibrium,” according to […]

Ghana Faces Budget Bind; Unplanned Spending Roils Investors

Ghana Faces Budget Bind; Unplanned Spending Roils Investors

Ghana’s new finance minister faces having to fulfill election pledges to spend more on education and job creation while trying to raise investor confidence eroded by fears about the nation’s finances. After promises of free high-school education and tax cuts in the run-up to a December vote, Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta, 57, will present the […]

Global Stocks Sag As Bond ‘Bloodbath’ Shows No Sign Of Letting Up

Global Stocks Sag As Bond ‘Bloodbath’ Shows No Sign Of Letting Up

Stocks fell on Friday, curbed by the continued surge in global bond yields, while the dollar hit a three-month high against the yen as investors grew more confident that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates by the end of the year. Benchmark 10-year U.S. and euro zone yields rose to their highest since […]

Chinese Firm, CAMCE Storms Nigeria To Invest $60b Africa Nations Funds

Chinese Firm, CAMCE Storms Nigeria To Invest $60b Africa Nations Funds

The future of Nigeria’s economy seems to be getting brighter by day since President Muhammadu Buhari made the famous business trip to the People’s Republic of China a few months back. Many Nigerians have since expressed satisfaction over the success of the visit to China, which has yielded investments for Nigeria in excess of $6 […]

Investors Are Flocking To Gold And Other Safe Havens After Brexit Vote

Investors Are Flocking To Gold And Other Safe Havens After Brexit Vote

As global markets plummeted on Friday after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, investors sought shelter where they could find it. There was a stampede into so-called safe haven assets, including gold, government bonds and certain currencies. The “Brexit” decision stunned investors around the world, and led to a flurry of overnight trades […]

Energy Investors’ Big Plans For Africa

Energy Investors’ Big Plans For Africa

TWO major investors in infrastructure projects in Africa — Harith General Partners and Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) — are merging assets in five countries into a joint venture that is set to become a major power player on the continent. The new vehicle, which plans to seek a stock exchange listing in three to five […]

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