On 1 April Stephen Chan, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, will address the SA Business Club in London on the topic Chinese investment in Africa.
To all who will be attending the address: Here is a nice background article on the topic.
And now I have it in my archive for easy reference when next I write on the topic “The Chinese in Africa”.
Rumours are flying in the Chinese media that China Investment Corporation (CIC), with reserves of $200 billion, is considering stakes in luxury goods firms such as LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Richemont or PPR, reported the German business daily Handelsblatt this morning. [Read on]
Wow, look at this.
Then look at this, and you’ll know the news of the JV should not have surprised you. [Read on]
First published on my old blog on 11/12/2007.
Last week’s EU/Africa Summit produced one especially big disappointment: It made clear that some (quite a few?) of Africa’s leaders were still caught in the mindset of the Cold War era. [Read on]