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Thanks to the economic slowdown in developed and emerging market economies, the search for yield has raised the investment profile of Africa’s “frontier markets.” But the region, though rich in natural and human resources, presents would-be investors with a long list of cautions. Historian and economist Paul Kielstra succinctly reviews the risks and rewards of investing in fast-growing African capital markets. getAbstract recommends this introduction to market analysts and to anyone considering investing in this region.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why Africa is an attractive market for investors,
  • Why investing in Africa’s capital markets entails risk, and
  • What the future may hold for capital markets and direct investment in the region.
 

About the Author

Historian and economist Paul Kielstra is a contributing editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit.

 

Summary

Fewer opportunities in developed and emerging economies are sending many investors seeking returns to Africa’s “frontier markets.” These economies – which are “at an earlier state of economic development than emerging markets but which seem capable of moving toward that status” – promise good growth...

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