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Consumer demand for personalisation drives revenue growth in Africa’s Entertainment & Media industry – PwC’s Africa Outlook

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries

The rise of increasingly personal and personalised media interaction fueled by technology and evolving customer behaviour is gaining momentum. Consumers are using an array of connected devices to organise, curate and discover their own unique worlds of media. In response, companies are designing their offerings to revolve around personal preferences,…

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Africa’s oil & gas industry poised for further growth in the wake of new resource finds, technological advances and improved governance – PwC Africa oil & gas review

PwC’s Africa oil & gas review, 2019 analyses what has happened in the last 12 months in the oil & gas industry within the major and emerging African markets

The global energy market is in an exciting phase of transition and disruption. Breakthrough technologies are unlocking significant new reserves, processing, transportation and downstream uses that were previously unviable, unknown or inaccessible. Decarbonisation driven by the environmental sustainability agenda is shifting the energy mix at an accelerating pace, which is…

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Africa’s CEOs continue to look for growth opportunities amid economic and socio-political uncertainties – PwC Africa Business Agenda Report

The Agenda compiles results from a survey of 83 CEOs across 19 African countries

African business leaders are less optimistic about the strength of the global economy and their organisations’ ability to grow revenues in both the short and medium term than they were a year ago. A quarter of African CEOs (25%) believe that the global economy will decline over the next 12…

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World’s top miners keep performing but investors unimpressed

Stakeholders are concerned that the industry is lagging when it comes to a number of factors that have not been a traditional focus of the mining industry

Revenue up 8% to $683 billion; EBITDA up 4% to $165 billion; Record dividend paid to shareholders of $43 billion up 13% ;Market capitalisation of the Top 40 down 18% to $757 billion, 31 Dec 2018 with partial recovery thereafter The world’s 40 largest mining companies continued to consolidate their stellar performance…

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Outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry improves – PwC report

As the oil price is steadily rising towards pre-collapse levels, the outlook for the industry is hopeful

The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil & gas companies to be more cost-effective and efficient. Companies have adopted to a low-cost environment, which promises to be even more beneficial given…

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2018 financial year was a mixed bag of performance for South Africa’s mining industry – PwC South Africa Mine Report

Unfortunately the aggregated South Africa mining industry, which is more exposed to precious metals, did not enjoy the same benefit from price increases

The 2018 financial year proved to be a challenging year for South African mining companies. Globally, the financial performance of the mining industry improved considerably from the previous year. That position was largely mirrored by South African bulk commodity producers with iron ore, coal, manganese and chrome performing well. Unfortunately…

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Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters dynamic new wave of convergence – 3.0

By 2022, total E&M revenue in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017

Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase - a third wave of convergence. The borders that once separated the entertainment and media (E&M), technology and telecommunications industries are blurring in the battle for the attention of the consumer in a world that is rapidly digitising. As…

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Africa’s insurance industry is poised for further growth – PwC insurance survey

Africa’s insurance industry is facing more disruption than any other industry, posing challenges for some while opening up business opportunities for others

The opportunities for growth in Africa’s insurance industry are huge despite recent economic and political uncertainty. The insurance industry has done well to adapt to continuous disruption, with technological advances now considered the most important global trend disrupting the industry. Despite the additional pressures of unrelenting regulatory and insurance accounting…

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Africa’s hotel sector offers potential for further growth over the next five years – PwC report

South African hotel room revenue is expected to expand to R21.8 billion in 2022, up 5.6%, compounded annually, from R16.6 billion in 2017

Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years. An increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers, as well as an expansion in a number of hotel chains on the continent reinforces the hotel sector’s untapped potential for business growth. These are some…

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Stellar results lead to ‘tempting times’ for world’s top miners

The world’s 40 largest mining companies have delivered an impressive financial performance in 2017, increasing revenue by 23 per cent to USD 600bn

Market capitalisation of the Top 40 up 30% to USD $926 billion (bn) Revenue up 23% to $600bn Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) up 38% to $146bn Net profit up 126% to $61bn and improvement expected to continue  in 2018 Miners must focus on the goal of…