“With more than 18 years’ experience in the fisheries sector, we knew Dawood had it in him to make it big. With the right finance and strategic assistance on business and financial planning, we set Five Oceans on the path to success,” says Sami Al Hassan, Investment Executive, GroFin, manager of the Nomou Oman Fund.
With the experience of major African economies showing that the benefits of growth at the top are not trickling down to the poor, it is time for innovative economic alternatives such as impact investing to show the way forward for inclusive growth. Trickle-down has no effect There was a time when ‘trickle down’ was the
Africa’s trade with China is set to expand, as the continent’s entrepreneurs are increasingly exploring ties with the Mainland that go far beyond mineral mining and resource exploration. Africa-China trade has rapidly intensified since the late 1990s. In 2013, China became Sub Saharan Africa’s (SSA’s) largest export and development partner. This relationship has only grown
For African businesses to grow, China, with its booming middle class, is definitely the next frontier. But, does Africa hold attraction for Chinese consumers? Chinese consumers are single-handedly making or breaking economies and businesses around the world. Indeed, when Apple recently declared a quarterly dip in sales for the first time in more than a
Started in 1982, the National Private School (NPS) is one of the best private schools in Muscat, in a competitive market where private schooling is in high demand. A majority of new generation Omani parents tend to send their children to private school because of the flexibility provided in choice of curriculum as well as
In a fast growing continent where the poor are growing poorer as the rich grow richer, impact investments might be the only lasting solution to bridge the rich-poor divide with much-needed social infrastructure. Could the continent finally be headed for a stable economic future, away from the shadow of volatile resource prices? A preliminary analysis