Woolworths chief preaches power of size

Deal for David Jones stores gives retailer ‘scale to compete’

Vimal Shah, CEO of Bidco, is pictured overlooking Bidco factory buildings at the company's headquarters in Thika, Kenya, on March 18, 2014.
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Vimal Shah, chief executive of Bidco

The Kenyan consumer goods tycoon with ambitious aims

Small-cap Week, April 18

Featuring: French Connection; PetroNeft Resources; Amara Mining, and Versarien

Joe Cummings illustration of Gerrie Nel

Gerrie Nel, Pistorius’s pit bull prosecutor

South African lawyer, renowned as a battler in the cause of justice, who shuns the limelight

VimpelCom settles dispute with Algeria

51% of Djezzy arm sold for $2.6bn to sovereign fund

Tanzanian cola targets poorer consumers

New drink is latest homegrown offering to take on market leader

Libyan wealth fund to appoint managers

New head of the LIA outlines plans to raise standards

Barclays reaches deal on Somalia services

Money transfer group Dahabshiil wins time to find replacement bank

Carlyle closes Africa fund at $698m

Target exceeded by 40 per cent

SABMiller worker inspects a bottle of Nile Special beer

SABMiller considers selling Tsogo Sun stake

London-listed brewer reviewing options for $1bn shareholding

Steinmetz unit’s Guinea deal ‘corrupt’

Government expected to cancel Simandou rights after inquiry

Temasek widens Africa footprint

Singapore SWF buys stake in Nigeria’s Seven Energy

Diamond’s adventure with BancABC

Precious Ramotswe cautions Diamond in his African adventure

Diamond’s deal for BancABC reveals twist

Bribe claims taint Steinmetz’s Guinea gem

Inquiry evidence appears to put billionaire at centre of claims

Seplat raises $500m with London-Lagos IPO

Nigerian oil and gas group will use funds raised to pay down debt

Diamond steps up charge into Africa

‘This is the beginning. Watch this space.’

Bob Diamond on well-worn path to Africa

Quest to build empire across continent is sign of the times

Diamond raids Barclays for Africa chief

Former US marine John Vitalo to head Atlas Mara

Bob Diamond raids Barclays for executive

Senior banker John Vitalo poached to run African banking venture


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