News & Media

20, August 2013

Oil and Gas Exploration Intensifies in East Africa

East Africa has become a major focal point for oil and gas exploration after discoveries in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. While the Seychelles and Mauritius have revealed plans to work together to search for petroleum in an area of the Indian Ocean they both own, according to Reuters. Tullow...

22, July 2013

Remittances Gaining Increasing Importance in Africa: New Report from the African Development Bank

Migrant remittances have become an important source of external funding because in 2012 they overtook aid and FDI as the largest external flow to Africa for the first time. Their importance has once again been emphasised by the UN’s Africa Renewal magazine.  The World Bank estimates that...

13, July 2013

Strong domestic demand underpins Sub-Saharan African growth outlook : new World Bank Economic Report

The World Bank’s Global Economic Report for June 2013 shows a positive outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa because growth has remained robust due to resilient domestic demand and still relatively high commodity prices. These factors, along with projected strengthening of external demand, are...

11, July 2013

Africa experiencing the highest growth worldwide in Sovereign Wealth Funds

Africa is experiencing the strongest growth in new sovereign wealth funds in the world mainly due to the continent’s nations amassing commodity revenues and foreign-exchange reserves.., JPMorgan Asset Management's Patrick Thomson, the global head of sovereigns said that during the past two...

15, June 2013

Silverstreet Capital Sign Protocol to Show Support for Introducing Proper Title for Land in Africa

On the 15 June 2013 at the G8 meeting, SilverStreet Capital signed a protocol in support of government action to address land governance. This emphasises our support for introducing proper title for land in Africa.   What does this mean? We support the goal of good land governance...

01, June 2010

Africa's Growth Story

A series of articles focused on Africa. Agricultural real GDP growth has been 12% per annum in Africa in recent years. "The key reasons behind this growth surge included government action to end armed conflicts, improve macroeconomic conditions, and undertake microeconomic reforms to create...

06, April 2009

SilverStreet Capital Focuses on African and Agricultural Investments

SilverStreet Capital LLP announced that it will focus on investing in Africa and agricultural businesses going forward. SilverStreet has a philosophy of developing and managing “absolute return” products in the alternative investments area. SilverStreet’s focus on agriculture and Africa...