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Corporate World- Demands & Changes

Five things recruiters look for-Chris Greaves

An interesting article on LIVE MINT by Chris Greaves, managing director of Hays-Recruitment Experts Worldwide, Gulf region and India, gives tips on how to give your curriculum vitae (CV) an edge and on what candidates, in turn, should look out for in a recruiter.

www.livemint.com/2011/01/23202746/Chris-Greaves–Five-things-re.html

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Corporate World- Demands & Changes

Changing face of the Corporate World

An article in Live Mint highlights the changing face of the corporate world. This article highlights that domain expertise which was all you needed once, is just not enough in these times of multifunctionality. And in order to push their employees to achieve higher goals, many organizations are now willing to sponsor their higher studies, after a rigorous selection procedure of course. This creates a win-win situation for all—the employee gets a fully paid education from a reputed institution, while the employer gets a new-and-improved employee with multifunctional knowledge.

http://www.livemint.com/2011/01/23201232/Newandimproved-employee.html

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African Boom

Emerging Africa expected to see rise in investment

Washington D.C. Having demonstrated resilience during the global financial crisis, Africa’s emerging market countries have good prospects for 2011.

Foreign direct investment, particularly from Africa’s new trading partners in Asia, is expected to strengthen and demand for African bonds is set to increase.

Such diversification of financing sources for much-needed public investment would be welcome, but would also require a coherent macroeconomic policy and foreign exchange regime to cope with capital flow surges, especially if they have historically been prone to debt problems.

More private capital ahead
Advanced-industrial-country policy measures, albeit needed to shore up their own growth prospects, have led to historically low yields and, in some cases, significant increases in public debt. These trends, coupled with strong growth prospects in many emerging markets, have led investors to look further afield.

Economic analysts, investors, and the media are increasingly able to single out countries in sub-Saharan Africa with good track records and prospects that inspire investor confidence, such as those globalization researcher Steven Radelet has dubbed “emerging Africa”

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Corporate World- Demands & Changes

The Tussle for Talent

The best companies are obsessed by “the vital few”. An interesting article in the economist about how leading companies in the world develop leadership within their ranks to remain at the top of their game.

http://www.economist.com/node/17848429?story_id=17848429.

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Life In Africa

Sunday night at Mombasa’s Lighthouse

For the last forty years, hundreds of locals in Mombasa, Kenya have gathered in the city’s lighthouse pier area on Sunday evening.

It is a place to socialise for young and old alike, who meet to enjoy street food which reflect’s Kenya’s historic blend of African and Asian cultures.

One favourite is grilled sweetcorn cob, flavoured with lime and chilli – usually washed down by coconut water.

And as Vishva Samani discovers, what was the preserve of locals is now popular with tourists keen to soak up the atmosphere. Click HERE for the video

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African Boom

Heineken Expands Nigerian Capacity With Breweries Acquisition

Dutch Brewer Heineken NV (HEIA.AE) said it is expanding its capacity in Nigeria through the acquisition of a controlling interest in five breweries from Sona Group.
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African Boom Life In Africa

Walmart is now set to enter Africa!

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Uncategorized

SAB Miller Taps Ethiopia!

An excellent article on the opportunities in Ethiopia being tapped by the continent’s leading companies. Click here for the story.

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The Lion Kings!

A great article from the economist – Africa will have 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the next 5 years. Read more here

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A different perspective on Nairobi!

Bonkers in Nairobi from Bonk on Vimeo.