Archive for the ‘Ethiopia’ Category

Ethiopia: Fastest-Growing Country In The 2010s

Courtesy of The Financial Times, a report on how Ethiopia has seized the crown as fastest-growing country in the 2010s — but is now ripping up its playbook: A country that is in the process of ripping up its economic model and has been forced to go cap in hand to the IMF might be […]

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Who Will Win Ethiopia’s Telecoms Race?

Via Mobile World Live, commentary on the likely contenders if/when Ethiopia’s telecom market is opened up: In 2020, Ethiopia is set to split its telecoms monopoly and open the market to competition. The move will represent a rare opportunity for operators to enter a huge country with a large proportion of unconnected citizens and low data penetration […]

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FDI in Ethiopia: Is “Abiymania” Enough?

Via Geopolitical Monitor, an interesting look at foreign investment in Ethiopia: Following his ascension to the position of prime minister, Abiy Ahmed’s commitment to enact a series of lofty reforms designed to modernize Ethiopia’s economy has attracted a considerable amount of foreign direct investment into the country. Recent figures suggest that Ethiopia alone accounts for over 33% of all FDI […]

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Coca-Cola To Invest US300M In Ethiopia

Via The Reporter, an article on Coca Cola’s plans to invest in Ethiopia: Stretching on 14.3 hectares of land, a new Coca-Cola Factory that requires an investment outlay of two billion birr or USD 70 million, said to be the largest plant for coca cola in the country, is set to be finalized early next […]

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Ethiopia Plans To Issue Telco Licenses By Year-End

Via Reuters, a report on Ethiopia’s plan to open up its telecom sector: Ethiopia is aiming to award telco licenses to multinational mobile companies by the end of the year, ending a state monopoly and opening up one of the world’s last major closed telecoms markets, three people with direct knowledge of the process said. […]

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Ethiopia Offers Investors a Tantalizing, If Challenging, Promise

Courtesy of STRATFOR (subscription required), a detailed look at Ethiopia’s investment potential: Highlights Addis Ababa will proceed carefully toward the partial privatization of large state-owned enterprises like Ethio Telecom, Ethiopian Airlines and others in 2019. Ultimately, the transparency of the process will give investors key insight into the government’s intentions regarding privatization. Ethiopia’s rising economic […]

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Focusing primarily on The New Seven Sisters - the largely state owned petroleum companies from the emerging world that have become key players in the oil & gas industry as identified by Carola Hoyos, Chief Energy Correspondent for The Financial Times - but spanning other nascent opportunities around the globe that may hold potential in the years ahead, Wildcats & Black Sheep is a place for the adventurous to contemplate & evaluate the emerging markets of tomorrow.