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6 reasons to invest in Africa

The conversation about Africa is shifting from one of “deficits” and “gaps” to one about opportunities, prospects, ventures and creativity. That’s not news to companies that have paid close attention to the continent and invested there. The fast growing youth population, the urbanization expected to drive over 50% of Africans to cities by 2050, and…

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Kuwait’s Agility sees revenue rebound on emerging markets

(Reuters) – Revenue at Kuwait-listed logistics company Agility (AGLT.KW) is expected to resume growing next year as emerging markets business expands and the company develops new sectors, chief executive Tarek Sultan said. With more than 20,000 employees and over 500 offices in more than 100 countries, Agility is one of Kuwait’s corporate success stories and a play…

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Taking a Long-term View on Emerging Markets

The recent articles that have flooded publications like The Economist and The New York Times about deepening investor concerns in emerging markets simply do not capture the depth or breadth of opportunities to be found in many emerging markets. I was recently in a room full of leading business leaders and economists discussing growth prospects…

Agility Opens New Warehouse in Malaysia

Logistics leader positions to capture growing renewable energy sector Agility has expanded its offering to customers with the opening of a state-of-the-art logistics center in Melaka on the Malay Peninsula. This new, bonded warehouse will support a variety of industry sectors, including automotive and the growing alternative renewable energy industries in Melaka. Learn more.

Major emerging markets – still forging ahead?

The 2012 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index showed that top markets had emerged from the gloom having weathered the global economic slowdown relatively well. Vibrant domestic consumer markets and trade between emerging markets had made them more resilient to downturns in the developed markets. One year later, the global economy continues to struggle and there…