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IT spend to hit $3.5tn in 2017, says Gartner

Spend on communications will continue to fall despite rise in overall IT spend worldwide
Worldwide IT spending is set to top $3.5 trillion this year, up 1.4% on 2016, but communications spend will dip 1.4%, according to Gartner.
The biggest rise will come in the enterprise software market, which will grow by 5.5% to $332 billion in [...]

French Tech : 92 millions d’euros levés par 21 start-up cette semaine

French Tech : 92 millions d'euros levés par 21 start-up cette semaine

French Tech : 92 millions d’euros levés par 21 start-up cette semaine

SYLVAIN ARNULF |
LES LEVÉES DE FONDS DE LA SEMAINE,  FINANCEMENT | PUBLIÉ LE 30 SEPTEMBRE 2016 À 11H35
Chaque vendredi, la banque d’affaire spécialisée dans l’industrie numérique eCap Partnerfait le point sur les levées de fonds des 7 derniers jours. Cette semaine, Kyriba et Zenly ont [...]

Mauritius rides wave of Asian investment in Africa

Mauritius rides wave of Asian investment in Africa

When the Bank of China secured a Mauritian banking license in March, it was hailed as proof of the island’s potential as a staging post for Africa.
Its arrival was the latest addition to what the finance ministry describes as an “important number” of Asian state-owned enterprises using Mauritius as a launch pad to Africa.
Antony Withers, chief [...]

Link Mc Kinsey’s Study « Lions on the Move »

https://fr.scribd.com/document/324004245/Lions-on-the-Move-2#download

Africa Capital Digest Week

The Week in Brief…
One of the quieter weeks, deal-wise, of this year. The biggest investment, dollar-wise, looks to have been the R300 million backing of Masonite by Jacobs Capital in partnership with Black Bird Capital. The South African wood manufacturer had applied for business rescue in December last year, and the competition commission gave the [...]

Opinion: How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten by monkeys — again

Opinion: How hedge-fund geniuses got beaten by monkeys — again

The average hedge fund has produced a worse investment performance in the first half of this year than a portfolio consisting of a savings account at your local bank and a random collection of stocks picked by a blindfolded monkey.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before.
According to the benchmark HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index, [...]

Brexit Q & A’s: Finance and Financial Services

June 2016
Brexit Q & A’s: Finance and Financial Services
The Brexit process
What is the mechanism for leaving the EU?
The UK government is likely to use Ar cle 50 of the Treaty on European Union, under which a member state wishing to leave the EU must give no ce of its inten on to withdraw (a [...]

La French Tech se met à l’heure africaine

Source : http://business.lesechos.fr/entrepreneurs/communaute/0211028253662-la-french-tech-se-met-a-l-heure-africaine-211448.php?xtor=EPR-21-%5Bentrepreneurs%5D-20160616-%5BProv_%5D-2110567%402

Numérique - Éva Sow Ebion : “Le Rwanda, le modèle absolu”

Numérique - Éva Sow Ebion :

DÉCRYPTAGE. Comment se portent les écosystèmes numériques africains ? Réponse avec Éva Sow Ébion de CTIC Dakar, qui s’est confiée au “Point Afrique”.

Éva Sow Ebion fait la fierté de l’Afrique geek qui s’affirme. CTIC Dakar dont elle est la chargée de développement est un hub dédié à l’innovation, à l’entrepreunariat et aux nouvelles technologies. Il [...]

Voici le premier fonds d’investissement décentralisé et sans patron

Voici le premier fonds d’investissement décentralisé et sans patron

Basé sur la blockchain, le DAO est le plus grand succès de l’histoire du financement participatif.

Au début du mois de mai, la société allemande Slock.it a lancé un projet de crowdfunding : la DAO (Decentralized Autonomous Organization). En moins d’un mois, le projet a explosé les records de participation. Avec 150 millions de dollars réunis (environ 135 millions d’euros), il s’agit [...]