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Expanding and deepening financial markets across Africa

When: Tuesday, 28 November 2017 - Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Where: Parktown Management Campus
Donald Gordon Auditorium, Wits Business School
Start time:18:00
Enquiries: / (011) 717-3617

The Wits Business School (WBS) will host this panel discussion to discuss what the chief concerns of investors when looking for options in African markets.

This panel discussion will also discuss which countries offer the strongest investment positions as well as how can economies improve market frameworks to meet yardsticks for investor access and sustainable growth.

Africa’s large and dynamic economies present above average opportunities for growth, yet investment prospects – for both international and local investors – are hampered by under-developed financial markets and unclear legal and regulatory frameworks.

Panelists include:

  • Nozipho Mbanjwa, senior anchor, CNBC Africa (moderator)
  • George Asante, Managing Principal, Head of Markets: Barclays Africa Group
  • Danae Kyriakopoulou, Chief Economist and Head of Research: the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum
  • Montfort Mlachila, Senior Resident Representative: International Monetary Fund

The discussion will draw on findings published in the Barclays Africa Group Financial Markets Index, and debate the maturity, openness and accessibility of 17 financial markets in Africa, highlighting the clearest growth prospects, per economy.

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