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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Quick notes

JP van der Merwe discusses the future of African banking and the opportunities it presents particularly to South Africa's big four banks – Standard Bank, Absa, Nedbank and FNB.

Namibia recently inaugurated the first of its on-grid 250kW wood-to-electricity power plant that will generate electricity by burning wood chips.

An interesting IRN brief of Mozambique's plethora of subsidies. Naturally the IMF and World Bank have been up in arms!

Mail & Guardian asks whether Zambia is likely to emerge as the next bread basket. Among the highlighted signs includes an allegedly "influx of investors from Britain to South Africa have begun putting money into infrastructure development and transport".

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