Conference: Unlocking Africa’s Financing Potential

The African economy has performed well in recent years. Its macroeconomic framework has been improved and its growth prospects are very promising. But its financial system remains largely dominated by the banking system. However, financial systems are generally illiquid, very short-term or very expensive. Without sufficient long-term resources, this system is struggling to adequately finance...

Dinner-debate: Japan-Africa relations: what are they ?

The mutual attractiveness between Asia and Africa is clearly demonstrated by World Bank figures and other studies. It had been eight years since a Japanese Prime Minister had “set foot” in Africa. This makes Shinzo Abe‘s January visit to Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique and Ethiopia historic. Tokyo has only 32 diplomatic representations on the continent, compared...

Africa Forum / France / Japan: New actors

Africa has become a new frontier perceived, if not as an unavoidable, as a possible growth driver in the strategy of the world’s companies. The CCI Paris Île-de-France and the Franco-Japanese Trade Committee organized this Forum around 220 African, French and Japanese business leaders. Pierre-Antoine Gailly, President of the ICC, called for a tripartite partnership...

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