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Outlook for Colombian coffee farmers perks up
Naomi Mapstone visits farmers in Colombia who are learning about brewing coffee from baristas as part of a plan to ensure Colombia retains its edge over Peru and Guatemala in the quality coffee market.
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AgriBusiness in Argentina
Date: 14 Dec. 2011
Time: 08:30-17:30
A Seminar on Investment Opportunities, organised with the cooperation of the British Argentine Chamber of Commerce (BACC), at the Argentine Ambassador’s Residence.
This event provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the agri-business sector in one of the world’s leading agricultural countries, from production technologies to processing and export of agro industrial goods.
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Rise of the Civets investment funds
Cameron and Santos | Rise of the Civets investment funds
A host of investments are being launched targeting the world’s fastest growing economies.
But analysts are warning of a new “gold rush” into some potentially unstable markets.
Last month saw two foreign presidents arrive on state visits to the UK, keen to improve business links and attract investment.
The arrival of Turkey’s Abdullah Gul and Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos has thrown attention on the so-called Civets (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey, and South Africa) group of developing nations.
(EMA of London was represented at the UK-Colombia Business Forum)
Africa rising
After decades of slow growth, Africa has a real chance to follow in the footsteps of Asia
Africa rising | After decades of slow growth, Africa has a real chance to follow in the footsteps of Asia
The shops are stacked six feet high with goods, the streets outside are jammed with customers and salespeople are sweating profusely under the onslaught. But this is not a high street during the Christmas-shopping season in the rich world. It is the Onitsha market in southern Nigeria, every day of the year. Many call it the world’s biggest. Up to 3m people go there daily to buy rice and soap, computers and construction equipment. It is a hub for traders from the Gulf of Guinea, a region blighted by corruption, piracy, poverty and disease but also home to millions of highly motivated entrepreneurs and increasingly prosperous consumers.
Over the past decade six of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries were African. In eight of the past ten years, Africa has grown faster than East Asia, including Japan. Even allowing for the knock-on effect of the northern hemisphere’s slowdown, the IMF expects Africa to grow by 6% this year and nearly 6% in 2012, about the same as Asia.
The commodities boom is partly responsible. In 2000-08 around a quarter of Africa’s growth came from higher revenues from natural resources. Favourable demography is another cause. With fertility rates crashing in Asia and Latin America, half of the increase in population over the next 40 years will be in Africa. But the growth also has a lot to do with the manufacturing and service economies that African countries are beginning to develop. The big question is whether Africa can keep that up if demand for commodities drops.
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