Under the radar: Moroccan stability entices Chinese investments.
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Under the radar: Moroccan stability entices Chinese investments.
“Lacking substantial oil reserves, Morocco took a back seat during China’s resource binge in the 2000s, but has since seen an outpouring of Chinese interest as Beijing seeks to diversify its investments in the region” #Investorseurope
China’s non-financial direct investment inflows into Ghana has hit $44.43 million, ranking fifth in Africa and first in Western and Central Africa. In 2015, China-Ghana trade registered $6.6 billion, ranking…
"China’s non-financial direct investment inflows into Ghana has hit $44.43 million, ranking fifth in Africa and first in Western and Central Africa"
In 2009, I published The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa. And in 2010, I wrote my first post on my blog, China in Africa: The Real Story.
"What do Chinese loans pay for in Africa? Transportation. Between 2000 and 2014, transportation received the largest share: US$23.6 billion worth."
Chinese companies’ engagement with Africa has become more diverse and complex.
The story of China’s growing influence in Africa has caught the attention of many Africans who are now worried about the apparent 84% plunge in Chinese investment in the continent
"China's restrictions on artistic expression will prove self-defeating for its entertainment industry and artists. The question is whether that matters more to the government than its desire to control the media."
Forcing Venezuela to pay for loans in oil was a terrible idea.
For years now, China's been lavishly courting friends across the developing world.
Since its 2015 launch, 150,000 users have signed up for M-Birr, Ethiopia's mobile money. Will M-Birr catch on in Ethiopia like M-Pesa did in Kenya?
"Ethiopia is launching M-Birr, a mobile electronic payments service named for the country’s currency."
Ellie Bothwell reports on what both countries gain – and lose – from the Sino-African partnership
There is no doubt that China means business in sub-Saharan Africa. But what is China's plan for African higher education?
The Chinese-owned Long Lake facility in Alberta's oilsands could be shutdown for a few years after a fatal explosion in January. The ongoing investigation represents another setback for Nexen and for Chinese investment in the Alberta oilpatch, to the extent some experts wonder whether China has any interest left in Canadian resources.
Chinese-owned Long Lake facility in Alberta's oilsands faces shutdown after fatal January explosion
Chinese companies particularly need legal, tax, human resources and communications services from local organisations.
China’s economy may not be growing as fast as it did in recent years. However, the Asian superpower remains quite visible in many parts of Africa.
"China's critics are united on one point: The country's central problem is that it's moving too slowly to embrace free markets."
Like Japan, the country appears headed for a period of genteel decline.
"The debate over how China’s economy might evolve over the next decade generally breaks down into two opposing cases: Bulls and Bears."
Targeting Africa: Chinese bitcoin mining giant invests in trading platform. The plan is to expand OTC bitcoin trading in non-mature bitcoin markets.
Chinese bitcoin mining giant invests in trading platform with target on Africa and the U.S.
Emerging stocks head for their best weekly gains in a month, helped by signs of stabilisation in China's economy.
"Chinese and Hong Kong equity markets slipped after data showed growth at the slowest since 2009."
A new generation of overspenders might give China’s economy a shot in the arm - even as they stretch their own resources to breaking point.
"A new generation of overspenders might give China’s economy a shot in the arm - even as they stretch their own resources to breaking point"
The nation's publicly traded companies have $590 billion in accounts receivable, up 23 percent from two years ago.
"There's at least half a trillion dollars missing from the overall debt figure China released."
Individuals and companies have found a creative way to move assets to safer havens.
"News that China's foreign-exchange reserves rose by $10 billion in March rather than declining has quieted doomsayers."
That story is the still-precarious nature of the global economy.
"You know things are wrong when China is one of the few countries with any semblance of political stability."
World's second largest economy expands 6.7% in January-March period.
"The pace of China's economic growth decreased to its lowest since the global financial crisis in the January to March period."
All the day’s economic and financial news, including reaction to China’s latest GDP figures
"Today’s economic and financial news, including reaction to China’s latest GDP figures."
Hang Seng Index rises 0.4% on Monday, while the China Enterprises Index gains 1.2%.
"Hong Kong stocks edged up on Monday, aided by a bullish mainland market after China's March inflation came in lower than forecast and fanned optimism Beijing will keep monetary policy loose."
A Global Energy Interconnection would create a supergrid that spans the globe.
"The idea is to connect these and other power grids to a global grid that will draw electricity from windmills at the North Pole and vast solar arrays in Africa’s deserts, and then distribute the power to all corners of the world. Among other benefits, the system will produce “a community of common destiny for all mankind with blue skies and green land.”"
China on Tuesday appointed its first special envoy for the Syrian crisis, a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Iran, as it seeks a more active role in the Middle East.
"China on Tuesday appointed its first special envoy for the Syrian crisis, a career diplomat who has served as ambassador to Iran, as it seeks a more active role in the Middle East."
For an investor whose fortunes are tied to a currency that most forecasters warn is destined to decline, Andy Seaman is surprisingly upbeat.
"Despite the currency’s recent resilience, many analysts are convinced it will resume sliding. The yuan will end the year at 6.73, according to the median estimate in a Bloomberg survey, compared with 6.5101 in the Shanghai spot market as of 11:17 a.m. on Tuesday."