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Africa: The New China
4/18/2013

Next Big Thing?
It's a nascent market, but companies like IBM think Africa  has enormous potential for growth in electronics systems.
It's a nascent market, but companies like IBM think Africa
has enormous potential for growth in electronics systems.

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t.alex
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Re: China in Africa
t.alex   5/2/2013 10:54:01 AM
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FLYINGSCOT,

Yes I did read about China investing a lot in Africa sometime back. I think it is more focusing on manufacturing to make use of the competitive labour market there.

Eldredge
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Re: Predictable?
Eldredge   4/25/2013 10:50:55 AM
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While I am not knowledgable regarding the natural resources in Africa, I would not be surprised if significant resouces are present - perhaps many yet to be discovered.

WaqasAltaf
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Re: Predictable?
WaqasAltaf   4/25/2013 10:39:53 AM
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@ Eldredge

You have raised a very valid point about natural resources. I believe that Africa is full of unexplored/unextracted natural resources. Diamonds in southern Africa are an example.

Eldredge
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Re: Predictable?
Eldredge   4/23/2013 9:37:32 AM
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@WaqasAltaf - Only time will tell if investing significanlty in this region was a bold and astute move, or a mistake. I suspect that there are significant natural resources available for development, whihc would be beneficial to both industry and society.

JordanHoong
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Re: Bold move
JordanHoong   4/22/2013 11:23:31 AM
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Yea,i think you guys are right.sorry I didn't check correctly.

Wale Bakare
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Re: Bold move
Wale Bakare   4/22/2013 9:51:59 AM
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>>they'll also need to look at the culture and educational background of these places<<

I can tell you  - i dont think any nation in the world has educated youths more than few Africa nations, Nigeria especially, may be China and indian exceptional due to their numerical advantages. Not just educated but raw talents, highly skilled and potentials both inside/outside the country.

Ariella
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Re: Right and necessary strategy
Ariella   4/22/2013 8:38:42 AM
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@Jordan, @Adeniji It's true that Africa encompasses many different regions, and some are more stable or technologically advanced than others.

Adeniji Kayode
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Re: Right and necessary strategy
Adeniji Kayode   4/22/2013 1:36:22 AM
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@ Ariella,

You are right on that, some part Africa are not that backward as some other part s of the world think.

Ariella
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Re: China in Africa
Ariella   4/21/2013 4:03:46 PM
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@Flyingscot interesting, both the direction and what that reveals about how far China has come.

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China in Africa
FLYINGSCOT   4/21/2013 3:55:18 PM
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I read a while back that China is investing heavily in Africa.  This is a very smart move and China is really investing well for the future.

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