Axis Mauritius acquires Deloitte partner Livingstone Associates in Kenya

  Livingstone Associates, a Kenyan ally firm of Big Four accounting and advisory firm Deloitte, has been acquired by financial services firm Axis, which is based out of Mauritius. The acquisition has been given regulatory clearance by the competition authority of Kenya.  Axis has a pan-African profile, with is base in Mauritius, and additional operations […]

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International Finance Centres can help SA improve its ease of doing business ranking

  So how can South Africa improve its “Ease of Doing Business” ranking to facilitate  President Cyril Ramaphosa’s efforts to attract $100 billion of investment into the country over the next five years?   Alan Witherden, the business development director at Ocorian, an award-winning alternative investment, corporate, institutional, private client and international growth service provider, […]

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Reforms such as Business Facilitation Act, Blueprint to spur competitiveness

The National Productivity and Quality Convention 2019 (NPQC), an initiative of the National Productivity and Competitiveness Council (NPCC), culminated with an award ceremony on 31 May 2019 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Balaclava. The Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Mr Dharmendar Sesungkur, the Ambassador of Japan to Mauritius, Mr Yoshiharu Kato, the Chairman of […]

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COMESA SME Digital Financial Inclusion Plan

  The COMESA Business Council (CBC) has entered into a partnership agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMG Foundation) on a project termed; the COMESA SME Digital Financial Inclusion Plan.  The overall objective of the development of a business case for an integrated digital payment scheme that offers low transaction costs for domestic […]

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