You are absolutely right. Few part of Africa region who have been benefiting from direct foreign invest in the last few years do not even know whether recession exist aside banking industry. Normal business activities are even experiencing better growth.
@Bakare, I agree with you on that. Africa is so blesses with so many resourceses that are not available in other parts of the world and the reality of this is really coming alive now that shift is really taking place from bad government to good government
Thanks for that. If we are to generally and critically look at the current economic climate in the world, do you call for more business people to extend investment opportunities in those places - Africa and Asia?
In fact, Africa and Asia were the only continents that grew during the recent global recession. Though Africa’s growth rate slowed to 2% in 2009, it bounced back to nearly 5% in 2010, and in 2011 it is likely to touch 5.2%....
@hwong you feel positive though. Infact, the major difference between the developed and developing nations - responsible and sensitive government.
We may classified Africa nations as developing nations as well as under-developed.
In the past, few who were privileged and opportuned to pilot the political and economic affairs of this region haven't been sincere with reponsibilities lie upon them as leaders, and perhaps ensuring good protection of citizens of thier respective nations.
Nevertheless, as you are feeling so others people too. Because the vast uncountless of resources both in human and material that have been wasted in the last few years are now been transformed for economical use. Just a matter of time and successful management process.
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