Tag: Africa

Luxury Maison expands its footprint in West Africa

Montblanc, the leading global Maison for luxury business lifestyle, has opened its first standalone boutique in Nigeria, together with longstanding partner Polo Luxury. Located in The Palms Shopping Mall, Lekki, Lagos – Nigeria’s premier lifestyle and shopping destination, the boutique offers an immersive retail experience with dedicated areas for watches, writing instruments, leather goods, accessories […]

A new and extended generation for the world…

Nigeria is not going through a good economic period marked by almost a decade of low value of oil exports; Nigeria, however, remains the largest economy in Africa.   The country’s potential is given by the strong population growth with the consequent presence of many young people: a new and extended generation for the world…     1) […]

Deforestation in Africa

The fires have devastated the Amazon and the news of the lung of the Earth in flames has gone around the world (albeit with some delay). Yet deforestation is affecting the countries of West Africa and the Congo Basin the most, but this is even less talked about.   Tropical forests are biomes that grow […]

Premature deindustrialisation in Africa

Between 2005 and 2020, the share of agricultural workers dropped by 52%. Many of these workers were absorbed into service industries, mainly characterised by informality and low productivity (increasing the share of workers in industries to 37% in 2020). Dani Rodrick (2015) has defined the phenomenon “premature deindustrialisation”; i.e. a continuous fall of manufacturing shares […]


Hundreds gather for Third Japan-Africa Business Forum 23-Jul-2021 Around 1,600 people from all over Africa and Japan gathered over six days to explore closer business ties at the Third Japan-Africa Business Forum, which this year attracted the highest number of participants since its launch. Five of the six days were dedicated to the Bank’s High […]

Africa is set to be the next big consumer market

Africa is set to be the next big consumer market with demand driven by the growth of the middle class and rise in disposable income. Proper due diligence on distributors and partners in these countries lack significantly. Some companies still prefer to fly their exports teams to investigate high potential countries and find distributors. More […]

AFRICA: an entire continent in movement

AFRICA: an entire continent in “movement” of almost 1 billion people who will require food (the FAO estimates that the food demand in the area will grow by 3% per year), products and consumer goods. To answer the new demand, all the main Sub-Saharan countries are promoting wide-ranging investments: infrastructure, energy, construction, communication networks, water […]

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