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Nigeria Export Trade Opportunities

On April 11, 2018, Belgium-Luxembourg Nigeria Chamber of Commerce (BLNCC) delegates visited Nigeria to meet with various senior stakeholders to discuss matters of mutual benefits to businesses in the triad countries. The objectives of our trip were twofold. Firstly, to present trade & investment opportunities of both Luxembourg and Belgium and the willingness of organisations to do business in Nigeria. Secondly, it is important for us to get a better understanding of the economic and political landscape in Nigeria.

Investing in Africa: Risk Demystified

Despite current tightening of global financing conditions and rising protectionist agenda, the so-called “Trump Effect”, Africa remains a key investment destination for investors seeking high returns. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has produced an average of 6% GDP growth...

OBTAINING FOREIGN CAPITAL INVESTMENT

CHALLENGES WITH SECURING FOREIGN FUNDS Many great business ideas in Africa have not crystalized to a functional business and many functional African businesses have not attained world-class status due to a myriad of problems. The lowest common denominator is access to...

UCITS V Depositary Functions

  Key Differences with UCITS IV and Similarities with AIFMD   The undertakings for the collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) are investments funds regulated in the European Union (EU) Member States. On the 23rd July 2014, the EU adopted...

Blackstone in the news

BlackStone Energy Partners has made a capital commitment of up to $800 million in Tamarind Energy, a new E&P company.  Tamarind will focus on growing production and reserves from producing oil & gas fields, developing discoveries and capturing exploration...

AIFMD Update for Non-EU Managers

AIFMD: 22 July 2014 Deadline Consideration for Non-EU Managers Introduction The EU Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”) introduces a new regulatory regime for alternative investment fund managers (“AIFM”) managing and or marketing alternative...

The promise of honey without the sting

Any investor worth their salt will only be concerned with two things; a return on their investment and the risk associated with it. As anyone will tell you, Nigeria is a country of great investment opportunities wherever you look so why isn' t the investment flowing...