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Security Sub-Saharan Africa

West African Piracy Is On the Rise

The word “piracy” has in recent years evoked two images in the average Westerner’s mind: that of Johnny Depp as a swashbuckling Caribbean rogue in the Disney franchise, and the

Asia Pacific Economics

China’s Space Launch Signals Commercial Desires

The recent news that the People’s Republic of China has launched its fifth manned space mission – during which three astronauts will spend fifteen days in space, including twelve days

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Nigeria’s opportunity to diversify bank lending

The level of concentration of Nigeria’s banking sector is enough to give investors cause for concern, as five banks control nearly 60% of the market. In 2005 and 2009, excesses

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Hot Money in Nigeria’s Capital Markets

Nigeria is the new kid on the block when it comes to international capital markets, with Abuja gaining international economic and political attention. The setting for the World Economic Forum,

Sub-Saharan Africa Technology and infrastructure

An emerging tablet market; investors should act swiftly

Tablets have significant potential in developing nations as gateways to initial economic and social digitization. Tablet devices are thriving in western markets; Apple, Samsung, Google, Kindle to list but a

Finance Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa-bound: Nigeria’s attractive debt

Nigeria: The ever-sparkling gem of the African continent now boasts robust capital markets to its long list of attractive qualities for investors. The most recent financial crisis saw dramatic reductions