Scott Gegenheimer

Zain Group CEO makes long-term MENA pledge

While civil unrest in the Middle East and north Africa is making many businesses operating in the area decidedly twitchy, the CEO of Zain Group tells Barbara Njau that the telecommunications company's view that the region holds great long-term potential remains unshaken.

Panama's new president expected to continue business reforms

Experts believe that the surprise result in Panama's May presidential election will not harm the country's investment attractiveness, which has gone from strength to strength in recent years under the leadership of outgoing president Ricardo Martinelli.

Robert Collymore

View from the C-Suite: Is Safaricom the great leveller?

How do you ensure a country’s economic gains reach the poorest in the population? Robert Collymore, chief of telecoms firm Safaricom, believes he has the answer. 

Pakistan seeks to bolster coffers

Pakistan seeks to bolster coffers

Pakistan is looking to improve its current account with the issue of the country’s first Eurobond in years, a spectrum auction for telecoms licences and the privatisation of public sector entities.

A place to innovate

A place to innovate: giving Africa's start-ups a leg-up

Small, start-up businesses offer huge potential for the people of sub-Saharan Africa, but gaining access to funding and adequate infrastructure has not always been straightforward. Are innovation hubs the answer?

UK acquisitions down in 2013

There was a dramatic decrease in the number of acquisition deals closed by UK companies in 2013, compared with 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Vodafone and Indian government fail to reach resolution

The ongoing dispute between mobile phone operator Vodafone and the Indian government has hit another stalemate, with talks over a retrospectively applied tax bill breaking down.

Digital age brings small towns into global economy

Digital age brings small towns into global economy

Once living in a small town meant isolation and a lack of opportunity. That is all changing as remote, rural communities embrace the digital age and link up with the global economy.

Strong 2013 for Nigerian communications sector

Inward investment into Nigeria's communications sector more than doubled in 2013, compared with 2012.

Communications FDI up in second half of 2013

FDI into the communications sector experienced month-on-month growth in the second half of 2013.

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