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Where to shop? Equatorial Guinea, Of Course!

Equatorial Guinea (EG) is indeed one of the largest producers of oil in the world, and the third largest exporter of the commodity in Africa, after Nigeria and Angola. Crude oil production in EG averaged 216,000 barrels per day from 1994 through December 2016. However, oil is not the only product that this small African country has to offer. In line with the country’s national development strategy, Horizonte 2020, the country, its leaders, and entrepreneurs, are all actively encouraging the development of other economic sectors, such as agriculture.

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Have a question about investing in Africa? Ask us!

A return on investment is not the only parameter to consider when planning to invest or to do business- especially in Africa. This immense continent, spanning 11.7 million square miles and home to over 1.1 billion people across 54 officially recognized countries, is full of complexities, hurdles, and unique challenges and opportunities. To fully capitalize on these opportunities, and if you are a newcomer to Africa, perhaps the most important element in any business endeavor is a reliable local partner with the experience and knowledge to guide you in the right direction and help avoid obstacles. Still, there are several other basic, but crucial, factors to take into account on this continent, which is not only unparalleled in terms of potential and opportunity, but also complex in its workings.

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Africa’s Largest Megacity – Lagos

Hello Lagos—Nigeria’s and Africa’s largest megacity. With a growing population of over 21 million, the city welcomes visitors with an indescribable hustle, bustle, and a loud commotion, which leaves first timers overwhelmed. The crowds of people lining the streets, the heat and humidity, the salesmen offering anything from bottled water to some very exotic looking local foods, the wide-smiling children scrambling after their footballs, the 419 warning signboards, and the thousands of cars and motorcycles rapidly slaloming between one-another while dodging pot-holes—all this makes for an intense and one of a kind greeting to this sprawling coastal city. Read more

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Say ‘Hello’ to West African SMEs

By 2035 the number of Africans joining the working age population will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Much of this new workforce will originate from West African and Sub-Saharan, countries like Nigeria or Ghana. Nigeria, already Africa’s largest economy and country by population will continue to grow, both in GDP terms and demographically. Today, the country numbers over 182 million people.Read more

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Africa CEO Forum – A Reaction

The Fifth edition of the Africa CEO Forum took place in Geneva, Switzerland, on the 20-21st of March, 2017. There was much debate before the event about the forum’s location—after all—why hold a gathering of Africa’s CEO’s, an event fully focused on Africa, outside of the continent?  Yet, after a long debate, both the organizers and the participants agreed that the long-term socioeconomic development of Africa cannot happen without Europe.

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Roadtripping in Equatorial Guinea

45 minutes after take-off from Malabo, we land in Bata, Equatorial Guinea’s largest city, and arguably its most beautiful city, straddling the Atlantic coast. We depart the airport and head to the center, to check into our hotel. For most of the drive, the road runs parallel to the coast, and alongside one of the longest ocean-side pedestrian walkways in Africa.

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White Storm Capital’s NEW website

Check out White Storm Capital’s newest website: www.whitestormcapital.com

Designed by our Growth Partner, Houston based, ATC, Int’l / www.atcintl.com / info@atcintl.com

Meticulously and beautifully designed, the new website is a great representation of both a fast growing international company and country… Africa’s beautiful Equatorial, Guinea. White Storm Capital’s NEW website brings attention to the country’s land of many opportunities, including investment in sectors, agriculture, tourism, aviation and healthcare to name a few, highlights the country’s Horizonte 2020 plan that would without a doubt pique the interest of any astute business person, and encapsulates the company’s mission, vision and reason for existing. Read more

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FUELING FUTURE GROWTH WITH SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

The 23rd World Energy Congress, organized by the World Energy Council, took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from the 9th to the 13th of October, 2016. Held under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency, with the theme of ‘Embracing New Frontiers’, it attracted hundreds of visitors and exhibitors from around the world. Guests of honor, amongst many other heads of state, included Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Read more

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INVESTING IN AFRICA

Africa is a stock picker’s paradise, home to companies that can offer a combination of value and the potential for sustained earnings growth. Africa is shifting from one of “deficits” and “gaps” to one about opportunities, prospects, ventures and creativity. That is not news to companies that have paid close attention to the continent and invested here. The fast growing youth population, the urbanization expected to drive over 50% of Africans to cities by 2050, and Africa’s formalizing economy are all well known. Read more

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ENHANCING EQUATOGUINEAN – JAPANESE TIES

Equatorial Guinea (EG) can today boast not only of its football team, but also of its continuous progress towards achieving the targets outlined in the country’s Vision 2020, a blueprint for economic diversification and sustainable growth. Foreign companies and investors are expected to play a pivotal role in catalysing EG’s economic development.  As such, the country is actively engaging international political and business communities in order to inform interested parties of its immense dormant potential, particularly in sectors like petrochemicals and mining, agriculture, fisheries, transport, tourism, electricity, and finance. Read more