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International investors tout Kenya top investment destination in Africa!

Discussion in 'Kenyan News and Politics' started by kshaka, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. kshaka

    kshaka JF-Expert Member

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    Kenya is behind only Nigeria while Zimbabwe is third, ahead of some more "peaceful" countries!
    http://investad.com/reports/africa_addons/InvestAD_EIU_Africa_Report_2012_EN.pdf
     
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    What do you mean?

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    there's a lot more...so, what are you talking about!
     
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    kshaka JF-Expert Member

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    Kuna tofauti kubwa kati ya FDI (Foreign Direct Investment(s)) na kuweka Hqs za multi-nations...

    Kuna possibility kubwa kuwa hizo Hqs ziko hapo tu kwa sababu za logistics lakini real investiments wanafanya nchi nyingine...

    Ndo maana nikakuomba uweke figures za FDI tuone kama they correlate.:wink2:
     
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    kshaka JF-Expert Member

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    Read the snippets I've quoted for you, and try to understand them.
     
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    You snippets doesn't answer my simple question...

    Does the poll & headquarters equate to the FDI(s)...?

    I thought you are good in numbers...:wink2:
     
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    Geza Ulole JF-Expert Member

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    don't be taken away by the word hq the Amsterdam is the headquarter of many MNCs and Geneva is the hq of many UN organizations but none of them can be compared to Stuttgart or Munich or Hamburg or Frankfurt cities in Germany that host no MNCs or UN offices! Bring the FDI numbers and stop swimming in the fantasies of head quarters! They don't really make a country rich, fight for manufacturing plants!
     
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    Mwembetayari JF-Expert Member

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    Congratulations to Kenya!
     
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    LAGOS - Nigeria and Kenya have been tipped as Africa investment destination hotspots in the coming years. According to a research finding by the Economist Intelligence survey, global institutional investors plan to boost their asset allocation in African markets over the next five years, and are shifting to long-term investment strategies from more speculative, short-term bets.


    By 2016, however, all the institutional investors polled expect to have some exposure to emerging Africa, with nearly one-third expecting to shift at least five per cent of their fund value there. In terms of popularity with investors, Nigeria and Kenya top the list, followed by Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ghana and Libya. Investors eye Africa's emerging middle class as the most attractive aspect of the continent, which until now has been a largely natural resources play.


    Two-thirds of investors with an interest in frontier markets see Nigeria or Kenya holding the greatest opportunity, putting the continent ahead of frontier markets in Asia and Latin America, the survey showed. Even among frontier markets investors, most are only just starting to exploreAfrican markets, with one in five of those surveyed having zero allocations.

    Among larger investors with more than $10 billion under management, this is closer to one in three, according to the survey.
    "Interestingly, the Invest AD-EIU survey suggests that investors are largely drawn by the same "income convergence" story that has played out in China and India - not the worn, one-dimensional motivation of mineral extraction," Nazem Fawwaz Al Kudsi, chief executive office at Invest AD, said.


    Still, institutional investors have several concerns about investing in the continent, according to the report titled "Into Africa: Institutional Investor Intentions to 2016."


    "Africa's biggest challenge is to overcome deeply entrenched perceptions. But a striking shift that can be observed among investors is a change in focus from macroeconomic and political worries towards more technical market concerns," according to the report. Although bribery and corruption is the headline worry for investors, concerns about weak institutions and illiquidity in capital markets are not far behind.

    Nigeria, Kenya investment hotspots in Africa ? Survey | Naijavote
     
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    Hiyo maelezo na reality ni tofauti kabisa, South Africa is just a special country in Africa kuhusu suala zima la investments and it will remain like that for many decades to come. Pale si kuinvest tu hata hela ukitaka unazipata hapo hapo! (Naposema hela nazungumzia mamilioni na mabilioni ya dola)
     
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    I thought we are top 10 kwenye FDI in Africa. Mbona we are not mentioned kwenye report hii...? :thinking:

    ".....According to the Africa Competitiveness Report 2011[2], competitiveness in African firms (both producers and suppliers) is positively influenced by FDI, mainly through advancing their managerial skills and technological capacities, strengthening the capital stock, and improving total factor productivity. Only through FDI, the productivity gap between African countries and more advanced economies can be reduced.
    An important trend that can be observed is the encouragement of regional integration and trade in Africa. It is most likely that this will attract more FDI into rapidly integrating regions like the East African Community (EAC). Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi have a combined market size of close to 140 million people.

    The top five FDI destinations in Africa (South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia) account for more than 50% of all foreign investment projects in Africa. Another 20 % of FDI flows into the next five countries: Nigeria, Angola, Kenya, Libya, and Ghana. The top 10 countries are attracting more than 70% of new FDI. All other sub-Saharan countries share the remaining FDI......"

    FULL REPORT HAPA
     
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    tz will never just realise she has not yet come of age...atleast economically. FDI as you put in a laymans language is the establishment of an enterprise by a foreign country in another with hopes of repatriating profits. Kenya is home to this multinational cause economic sense prevails and the foreign investors feel assured of stable market condtions supported by a proper infrastructure. Airtel, Cabury, Weetabix, Nokia, Tecno mobile, Samsung, Eveready, Nissan, British Tobbaco just to mention a few view Kenya as the best launching pad to E. Africa and with that comes whatever you may call FDI's. The portfolio aint rocket science, if they shun Tz its cause something is amiss in the economic sense, #jussayn.
     
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    An ever-receiving hand never know the real value of the token.

    Woe on you Tanzania.
    :hand:
     
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    Hata na hizo hela unazozungumzia za Afrika Kusini, bado hakuna usawa ikija kwa mambo ya uhuru wa kiuchumi, uliza waafrika wa asili nchini humo. Madini na migodi yote zinamilikiwa na wachina na makaburu. kwahivyo hali ni ile ile. wafrika huko wamebaki watazamaji tu kwa uendeshaji wa uchumui wao.
     
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    Most often, these guys want to use Kenya as their door into Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi; they have nothing to get out of Kenya. That is why Kenya is very fierce at erasing Corporate taxes in all other countries but Kenya.
     
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    reasoning inability is a disorder. Why didnt they (the multinationals) set up base in Tz? Poor infrastructure, lack of HR base, success of previous multinationals, size of the immediate market...(tz hardly spends), innovations in the country. Put all factors youl see why u keep a constant third fiddle to Kenya and Uganda, Rwanda a double land locked country is doing far much better in management of its economy. Put Kenya on the other hand all the negatives in Tz become an outright positive, affordable telecommunication, proper infrastructure, inexcess of HR availability, ready immediate market, culture of innovation and a daring people, success by other MNC, available port with an additional one in the pipelines. The best of them all is that Kenya has not only guaranteed an initial market for MNC products but also positioned itself as the focal point to other E.Africa nations. corporate taxes havent been reduced, only timelines for establishing business in Kenya plus weeding out of licences that were doing a double function.
     
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