Mixing it up at WEF Africa

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Xander-Nijnens-96x144By Xander Nijnens, Head of Hotels & Hospitality, Sub-Saharan Africa

This week my colleague and I had the privilege of accompanying our Global CEO, Colin Dyer, to the Word Economic Forum on Africa, held in Cape Town. It was an interesting few days of rubbing shoulders with the global giants and the regional lions.

The phenomenal increase in interest in Africa over the past five years goes without… Read More

The Five Things to Know About Building Business in Africa

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Anthony-LewisBy Anthony Lewis, Director, Capital Markets, JLL Sub-Saharan Africa

Corporate and investor interest in Africa commands the attention of the highest echelons of global business. The 2015 Forum theme, Reimagining Africa’s Future, has my fellow delegates and I reflecting upon our continent’s remarkable turnaround.

Over the past decade and a half alone, Africa’s economy has grown nearly 3 percentage points faster than global GDP. Fuelled by an… Read More

Jon Zehner: Davos conclusion and Buckingham Palace

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Jon-Zehner-JLL-96I am back in London and trying to sum-up the last day of Davos and maybe Davos overall.  My theme is Buckingham Palace as all roads in the United Kingdom seem to lead to Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth II generates such positive global acclaim due to her ability to listen and respond in a cool, measured fashion to all of the issues and challenges… Read More

Anuj Puri: Can the Indian tortoise overtake the Chinese hare?

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Anuj-Puri-JLL-96In May 2013, India was counted as one of the ‘Fragile 5’ nations. Today, just 20 months later we are numbered within the best emerging economies. In fact, Prof. Nouriel Roubini of Stern School of Business (NYU) who foretold the global financial crisis, now predicts that the Indian tortoise will overtake the Chinese hare over the next decade. The reasons for this impressively quick turnaround… Read More

Herman Bulls: Selfie with a Princess

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Herman Bulls (image)The social activities at Davos are typical of business conferences: sponsoring organizations hold cocktail parties and dinners for guests.The hosts range from corporations and non-governmental organizations to colleges and universities. Typically held in the evening, the events start immediately after the major sessions end each day, when the streets have a feeling of Mardi Gras, with lots of people, snow-covered streets and cheery… Read More