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Harsh operating environment hobbles Nigeria’s manufacturing sector

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03-Jun-19 Despite its potential, many local and foreign investors interested in Nigeria's manufacturing businesses - like electronics, chemicals, vehicles, wood and food - are restricted from coming into the industry by stringent regulations, excessive capital requirements and unskilled labor. [image: The Sun]

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Egypt to attract USD10 bn petroleum investment in FY2019/20

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16-May-19 Egypt’s petroleum sector is set to attract USD10 bn of investment this financial year, adding to the USD30 bn invested since 2016, according to Mohamed Saad, head of the oil chamber at the Federation of Egyptian Industries. [image: Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh]

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Hospitals up for takeover after scandal at Abraaj

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13-May-19 US private equity group TPG will take over and manage Abraaj’s USD1 bn healthcare fund, offering relief for Kenyan medical outlets into which the fund had pumped billions of shillings. Abraaj’s Kenyan portfolio includes 18 clinics and 10 hospitals. [image: NMG]

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Egypt to introduce new comprehensive health insurance

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22-Apr-19 Egypt will begin a rollout of its new comprehensive health insurance system in July 2019, to be rolled out over a 15-year period. the World Bank pledged USD530 million to a five-year initiative aimed at improving healthcare standards. [image: Reuters / Mohamed Abd El Ghany]

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Education and investment identify countries with growth potential

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22-Mar-19 In countries where more than half the workforce have upper secondary education there is a strong positive relationship between capital investment and productivity. Seven countries with well educated populations and low fixed capital per worker are investing above average in fixed capital, and therefore look to be opportunity markets. Conversely there are eight countries which have a good standard of education but are not investing enough to fully leverage it in future. [image: Global Demographics Ltd]

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