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African capital markets indicate recovery in 2017 with overall increase in value and volume of equity capital market (ECM) transactions

ECM activity in 2017 was the second highest since 2013 in terms of volume with 121 issuances, up 25% over the prior year, and the highest since 2013 in terms of value

Overall, African equity capital market transaction volume and value improved in 2017 over 2016. In terms of value, 2017 saw the largest initial public offerings (IPOs) over the trailing five-year period, and an increase in the total value of equity capital market (ECM) transactions of 49% between 2016 and 2017…

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Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading…

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Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

PwC’s 7th edition of the ‘Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021’ projects that South African hotel room revenue will grow by 10.1% in 2017 to R17.5 billion

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.co.za), says: “Africa’s hotel sector has remained resilient in the face of strong economic…

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Activity in African capital markets shows significant decline in 2016 amidst economic uncertainty and global political upheaval: PwC report

On a sector basis, the financial services sector continued to dominate the African IPO market during 2016 with 45% of total value and 55% of total volume, followed by consumer goods and industrials with a total value of 31% and 13% respectively

2016 marked a challenging year for African equity markets in the wake of lower economic growth and political upheaval around the globe, largely as a result of the US elections cycle and the Brexit vote. African equity capital markets (ECM) broke a streak of three successive years of growth, recording…

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Tax compliance gets easier for companies, but new data highlights post–filing challenges across the world

Africa is still a difficult region for paying taxes - PwC

Economies around the world continue to make progress in simplifying and reducing the burden of tax compliance on business, according to the latest edition of Paying Taxes 2017, a report by the World Bank Group and PwC (www.PWC.com). Download the report: http://www.APO.af/PwC Released today, the report finds that the Total…

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South Africa’s Hotel and Tourism Sector Set for Steady Growth as Visitor Numbers Continue to Grow: PwC Outlook

The new visa regulations had a sharp impact on the South African tourism industry

South Africa’s hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors into the African continent. Pietro Calicchio, Industry leader of Hospitality & Gambling, PwC Southern Africa (www.PwC.com), says: “Although the South African economy has weakened considerably, the…