Global beer wars:

New frontiers open for SABMiller in US

open | 09 May, 2014

SOUTH AFRICA:

Apartheid era oil storages fill up as US cuts import from Africa

open | 19 March, 2014

Africa, strategic oil:

South Africa must look to increase its refining capacity

open | 09 March, 2014

Brazil-Saab:

Brazil's surprise jetfighter decision sets scene for reduced superpowers control over arms trade

open | 17 January, 2014

> ARMS DEAL-FRAUD INVESTIGATION: Saab's agent in South Africa under investigation by British Serious Fraud Office
> ARMS: Saab negotiates multi-billion deal with Denel - Africascan update
> Saab touted as possible replacement for Boeing in India's prestigeious Tejas domestic jet fighter project

The phone directory app that gets India talking

open | 14 October, 2013

Digital change:

Reporters without quotes

open | 08 October, 2013

Obama-Africa energy

Power to the people

open | 03 July, 2013

> Emerging economies hardest hit if oil price manipulated

Spys and donors

open | 15 June, 2013

OIL ANALYSIS:

African answer to US shaling revolution

open | 06 June, 2013

> Emerging economies hardest hit if oil price manipulated

Norway's pension fund under fire from OECD for human rights failure

open | 30 May, 2013

BAE-Saab arms deal:

New evidence links SAs former chief of staff to jet fighter commissions

open | 05 December, 2010

NUKE REACTORS & JET FIGHTERS

open | 04 February, 2010

The US Administration's "certification" of India's signing of a safeguard agreement with IAEA February 1 does not only mean that civil nuclear co-operation with India is cleared by the administration. It means that the US chances to sell F-16/18 jet fighters to India increases.

> NUKE REACTORS & JET FIGHTERS
> RISK ANALYSIS: These are the pitfalls in Swedish outsider Saab's bid to win India's $ 12 billion jetfighter deal

Sweden turns to its royals and the sound of ABBA to get through to India's decision makers

subscriber | 19 October, 2008

If India’s rulers love royalty; if their taste buds react positively to raw herring and cranberry/vodka cocktails; and if their souls are smothered by the sound of ABBA music: well then the massive Swedish party thrown at the elegant Embassy grounds in New Delhi last week for close to 2000 guest, may have been spot on. Sweden, as every competitor under the sun, sees India as the place to be. Not only because of the once-off $ 10 billion jet-fighter tender that is expected to be decided within the next 12-18 months.

Gripen inquiry reopened in SA?

subscriber | 24 March, 2008

The National Prosecution Authority in South Africa has reopened an inquiry into allegations of possible financial irregularities by deceased former defense minister Joe Modise and his entourage linked to the Gripen/Hawk jetfighter deal, claims Johannesburg investigative newspaper Mail & Guardian. A ScanView commentary states that Swedish prosecutor Christer van der Kwast has so far not confronted Saab with central corporate governance questions.

Mozambique eyes Norway for clues how to handle possible natural resources windfall - oil companies expect to find oil

subscriber | 09 December, 2007

Confidence is on the rise in Mozambique as natural resources projects are coming on stream and the economy continues to grow fast from a low base. Legal wrangling and a need for political protection are major hurdles for broader investments.

Biofuel in Africa - not an easy stroll in the sugar cane field for Swedish hopefuls

open | 08 December, 2007

South Africa turns down EU-SADC trade deal ahead of Lisbon summit

subscriber | 07 December, 2007

Nordic sugar giant Danisco makes niche investment in South Africa

subscriber | 09 July, 2007

The Swedish Prosecutor considers but hasn't yet decided to investigate Gripen sale to South Africa

open | 28 February, 2007

RETAIL INDUSTRY-ANALYSIS: Retail boom could lure the likes of H&M, IKEA, Elgiganten and Fona to Africa

open | 11 December, 2006

TRADE & INVESTMENT:

Chinese offensive in Africa causes dilopmatic distress

open | 15 November, 2006

ENERGY-FEATURE:

Don't expect Africa to take the lead on emissions - the West must show the way

open | 28 October, 2006

AFRICASCAN CONFIDENTIAL, No 2

open | 16 May, 2006

SOUTH AFRICA's democracy 10 years:

The story of the Madonna of Excelsior - same God, separate churches

open | 07 April, 2004

EXCELSIOR. In the small conservative farming community Excelsior material life is undoubtedly better after ten years of democracy. But the invisible hand of apartheid, ingrained racism and widespread poverty makes everyday life not so different from that of life during the apartheid era.

Underperforming Sweden-South Africa matchmaking fund to be wound up

subscriber | 31 March, 2006

A government run Sweden-South Africa risk capital fund will be closed due underperformance. The fund has spent SEK 65 million since it was launch during a visit by Prime Minister Göran Persson in November 1999.

AID-DEBT RELIEF: For a song! - Denmark to write off €437 million to Africa

subscriber | 31 January, 2006

Denmark´s Development Minister, Ulla Tørnæs is singing along with rock icon Bono and promises to write off € 437 million to Africa´s poorest countries. Debt relief activists are not impressed.

AID-DEVELOPMENT: Nordic aid agencies want prosecutor to investigate funds linked to murdered journalist

subscriber | 24 January, 2006

In a new twist Nordic aid agencies want the Mozambican state prosecutor to investigate funds which, certainly in the public mind, are linked to the murder of journalist Carlos Cardoso, according to Africascan´s information.

AID-DEVELOPMENT: South African truck drivers living dangerously - update

subscriber | 15 January, 2006

AGRI INDUSTRY: Yara gave controversial price to Ethiopia´s president, won € 12.5 million worth of contracts

subscriber | 15 January, 2006

What correlation is there between giving Ethiopia´s Meles Zenawi Norwegian fertiliser company Yara´s prize and being awarded a multi-million contract in Ethiopia a few months later, asks a Norwegian watchdog.

FORESTRY INDUSTRY: Swedish forestry investor hit by byzantine rules and racism in Mozambique

open | 15 January, 2006

Just about everything that could go wrong did so, when Swedish investor Mikael Salin invested in Mozambique, but the company now seems to have turned a corner.