Finance For Growth Conference

Calling all venture capitalists, private equity investors, and business angels wanting to connect with Sub-Sahara Africa executives, innovators, and creative minds.  Flights are bringing over 500 of the Africa’s best entrepreneurs, infrastructure, healthcare, oil...

Blackstone in the news

BlackStone Energy Partners has made a capital commitment of up to $800 million in Tamarind Energy, a new E&P company.  Tamarind will focus on growing production and reserves from producing oil & gas fields, developing discoveries and capturing exploration...

Why good business ideas fail

The most worrying outcome for any business owner is failure; it means a loss of capital, time, effort and an unrealised dream.  In many cases, this initial capital is a combination of lifetime savings, money borrowed from family members or  bank loans.  The...

Greed, reckless behaviour and the financial crisis: a timeline

Four years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and its devastating fall-out, we look at how weak oversight and a lack of transparency contributed to the financial crisis. This crisis was not just the result of a few rogue traders placing reckless bets. Corruption,...