Ethiopian Business Review

Among the common risks investors interested in African countries like Ethiopia often mention are investment protection, dividend (profit) and capital repatriation. A typical concern investors bring up at deal sourcing discussions may include details of a ‘forex-crunch’ they had heard about either from local operators, or fellow investors. Whether these fears be real, perceived, or imagined, what matters is that they make an impact in investors’ minds.

Published in Commentary
Read more... 0

Most of the global economy is now subject to positive economic trends: unemployment is falling, output gaps are closing, growth is picking up, and, for reasons that are not yet clear, inflation remains below the major central banks’ targets. On the other hand, productivity growth remains weak, income inequality is increasing, and less educated workers are struggling to find attractive employment opportunities.

Published in Commentary
Read more... 0

There are 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to tackle problems including poverty, hunger, disease, inequality, climate change, ecological degradation, and many others in between. Clearly, 17 is too many. As Frederick the Great supposedly said, “He who defends everything defends nothing.” Similarly, those who emphasize everything emphasize nothing.

Published in Commentary
Read more... 0