African Review weekly digest - 8th - 12th May

Komencanto commons for ATR 307(Image source: Komencanto/commons)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on African Review, from 8 - 12 May 2017 

AFC Live confirm keynote speaker as Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer 

President and founder of Eurasia Group will open the continent’s premier infrastructure investment summit as heads of state to join to AFC to celebrate 10 years of excellence in African infrastructure investment. Click to read the full story.

Integrated pump rental secures contract at DRC copper mine 

Integrated Pump Rental, in JV with EC mining, secured the contract to desilt four acid ponds at a copper mine in the DRC. Click to read the full story

Cost cutting on Occupational Safety and Health investments does more harm than good 

Kimberley Bryant, Visionary Science Research Analyst at Frost & Sullivan, has completed a study on protective workwear, including analysis across countries South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya. Click to read the full story

Moody's: Foreign currency pressures will stabilise but loan risks will remain high 

Moody's Investors Service has analysed the Nigeria banking system in its latest Banking System Outlook. Click to read the full story

DEME wins multiple African contracts 

DEME has been awarded several new contracts in Africa with a total value of approximately EUR125mn. Click to read the full story

Business growth remains high on the African boardroom agenda despite economic and socio-political headwinds 

PwC’s Africa Business Agenda report shows that 85 per cent of African CEOs are confident in their own company’s prospects for revenue growth over the next 12 months. Click to read the full story.  

"Small business should be a bigger priority at summits like WEF Africa" 

Small and medium businesses should be a bigger priority as political, business and other leaders of society from across Africa gather at events such the World Economic Forum (WEF), which took place in Durban last week, to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Click to read the full story

Surge in M and A and investment predicted in African mobile and broadband as telcos seek scale 

African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners, and service providers are increasing investment and targeting acquisitions across the African region. Click to read the full story.  

New Ansaldo Energia GT36: validation accomplished 

The first GT36 Unit, Ansaldo Energia’s H-Class gas turbine model, has successfully completed the first phase of the comprehensive validation program at the Birr Test Power Plant in Switzerland. Click to read the full story

Former GE executive director joins combustion turbine technology company 

Dr. Mark Little, General Electric’s former chief technology officer and leader of GE Global Research, has joined the board of directors of Powerphase, maker of patented upgrades that improve the fuel efficiency and output of combustion turbines. Click to read the full story

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