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China’s Role in Infrastructure Development in Botswana

"Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, is often characterised as a major success story on the continent. Consistent economic growth, effective democratic institutions and strong forward planning contribute to the country’s overall rep...

Development Aid for Infrastructure Investment in Africa: Malian relations with China, the European Commission and the World Bank

"This paper compares the terms of a selection of infrastructure aid contracts entered into by the government of Mali with both ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’ donors. It asks whether these forms of aid, conventionally considered to be dichotom...

The Myth and Reality of Chinese Investors: A Case Study of Chinese Investment in Zambia's Copper Industry

"In any attempt to analyse the implications of Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) for African countries, Zambia is the example par excellence, its historical relationship with China and its ever-increasing economic ties with the emerging powe...

Banking in Nigeria and Chinese Economic Diplomacy in Africa

"While Sino–Nigerian relations have grown significantly since the 1970s, several aspects of the relationship have been controversial and difficult. However, the special attraction the two countries hold for each other has made the relationship per...

China's Overseas Foreign Direct Investment Risk: 2008–2009

"Since the implementation of its ‘going-out’ strategy, China’s outward foreign direct investment (FDI) has experienced a rapid development, which has already become an important part of its overseas interests. This paper briefly analyses the curre...

The economic implications of disinvestment for South Africa

"This study attempts to deal with an aspect of the disinvestment debate about which there has been much discussion and speculation, but, as yet, little research : the economic implications of investment sanctions for South Africa."

The United States and Africa: Policy statement of secretary of State William Rogers

At the end of March, 1970, Secretary of State William Rogers issued a policy statement on Africa, which is reproduced in full in this paper. In his address Mr. Rogers explained what America is expecting from a relationship with Africa but this wi...

The role of multinational corporations in South Africa

"An assessment of the Republic's economic relations with the West has to take cognizance of the major role played by Western MNC's in the South African economy. There are also various other reasons for focusing on MNC's. First, due to the scale ...

China and Gabon: a growing resource partnership

"This policy report provides a focused study of Gabon, where Chinese involvement has begun to reshape the trade and investment patterns of the past. In so doing, it highlights the impact of and reactions to China's growing resource partnership wit...

Ghana's relations with China

Ghana has gained independence in 1957 and has been very proactive in originating and implementing development programmes for which it has received substantial donor support. Ghana is not a resource-abundant country but enjoys a favourable coastal ...

Price power: China's role in the telecommunications sector of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The mobile phone in Africa is by far the most used means of communication as fixed line coverage is still weak. The ITU reported that 90% of all African subscribers today use mobile phones. Chinese investment in African telecommunications and info...

Emerging Commercial Rivalries in Africa: A View from South Africa

The growing importance of emerging markets such as Brazil, Russia, India and China on the global stage, and their interest in Africa’s resources, has real implications for Africa. This is particularly so for South Africa, a significant local inves...

Banking on Africa: Chinese financial institutions and Africa

"The Chinese drive into the resource sector in Africa has already received much attention in the media and, increasingly, in scholar literature. What has not been well understood is the role of Chinese financial institutions in support of the coun...

Doing business in Latin America

Economic growth in Latin America has been cyclical. Unsustainable growth rates have earned the region a reputation of being an unstable long-term investment destination. Despite this, enormous business potential exists in Latin America. There are ...

Francophone Africa's jewel: The experience of doing business in Senegal

"Senegal has a well established democracy, and is one of the most, if not the most stable country in the politically insecure francophone West African region. The country is also recognised as having the best macroeconomic profile of the WAEMU mem...

Meeting the Sphinx: The experience of South African firms doing business in Egypt

"This report is based on a series of interviews conducted in Egypt during May and June 2005 to elicit and analyse information on South African-based companies and subsidiaries operating in Egypt.The survey covered a wide range of South African bu...

'Every continent needs an America' The experience of South African firms doing business in Mozambique

"Over the last 10 years, Mozambique, sometimes touted as South Africa's tenth province, has emerged as one of the most significant South African investment destinations on the African continent. South Africa is a leading investor in that country ...

The experience of South African firms doing business in Africa: a preliminary survey and analysis

"A key challenge for Africa in the 21st century is to develop an enabling business environment. This is a clear objective of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (Nepad). Business, it is presumed, can provide the necessary impetus to unlo...

Investment opportunities in Southern Africa The Business Climate in the SADCC States

"This paper will begin by looking at the reasons why the investor should consider SADCC, and will then go on to discuss the business climate in these countries. There are three appendices, a map to help locate the countries and major trade route...

The political economy of trade liberalisation: What lessons for reforms today?

"This paper provides an overview of trade policy reforms in developing countries, especially the acceleration of trade and foreign investment liberalisation since the early 1980s. Its accent is on political economy, drawing on country examples an...

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