High commodity prices typically spell good news for currencies like the rand. What’s driving the current boom, and how can African economies seize the opportunity?

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Bringing you the best of the 2022 World Economic Forum. This year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting takes place against a back drop of the most consequential geopolitical and geo-economic moments of the past three decades.

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Despite the challenging economic environment experienced over the last three years, the East African property market is one that appears to be offering some exciting potential for patient investors. While Emerging Market property faces certain headwinds including inflationary pressures, rising global interest rates and liquidity squeezes, there are reasons to feel optimistic about the sector as a whole.

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If Africa is serious about maximising its exposure to the resource sector over the coming decade, a clear strategy relating to nickel, copper and lithium will be critical.

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NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY Banking on metals of the future Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insight Types > Article Shirley Webber Managing Principal, Head: Resources & Energy SHARE The next decade will be pivotal for the mining sector in Africa and there are numerous reasons to feel optimistic about deal-flow and transactions on…

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The African Continental Free Trade Area recently introduced the Pan-African Payments and Settlement Systems (PAPSS), which facilitates instant cross-border payments in local currencies between countries. It’s a significant dealmaker for intra-African trade.

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSIGHTS | 14 APRIL 2022 2021 MSCI South Africa Annual Property Index returns show the sector recovered to a positive return of 5.3% Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Insight Types > Article Klaus-Dieter Kaempfer Head: Commercial Property Finance and Equity Investments, Absa SHARE The IMF’s January 2022 World Economic Outlook forecasts…

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