The Vice President of Nigeria,Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan led a very successful Nigerian business delegation for a series of investment meetings on October 15, 2009 hosted by His Excellency the Ambassador to Nigeria for the UAE, Alhaji Bashir Yuguda.
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With recent market turmoil and lost confidence in structured credit products, fund managers and OECD banks are now seeking modest equity stakes in sound emerging markets, as they can demonstrate higher earnings potential in coming years. Nigeria is a country of 150 million people - by far the biggest in Africa. It boasts an expanding, entrepreneurial workforce, a progressive government with a proactive agenda of attracting foreign direct investment and access to a further regional market of 300 million people.
On March 16-19th DMA ran the first Conference Credit Ratings for Sub-National Governments in Nigeria. Over three hundred delegates attended the enormously successful three day event. Supported by Urban Development Bank, DFID, Standard & Poor’s, Bank PHB and the Gombe State Government and run in conjunction with ALGON and Baltimore Tax & Finance, the purpose of the event was to engage sub-national governments on the process of applying for credit ratings with a view to access domestic and international capital markets.
In December 2009, DMA hosted the Zambian government, lead by Vice President, George Kunda, for three days of investment promotion activities. On Wednesday 3rd December 2009, prominent parliamentarians joined the Vice President, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Minister of Works and Supply, Central Bank Governor, Chairman of the Lusaka Stock Exchange and many other prominent Zambians for a private dinner.
On Tuesday, 22nd November 2009, 160 delegates attended the immensely successful First Kosovo-UK Investment Forum at One Whitehall Place in Westminster.
The Forum was staged by the government of Kosovo and Developing Markets Associates (DMA).
On Thursday, 5 February 2009, 150 delegates attended the very successful First Jamaica-UK Investment Forum at Church House in Westminster.
Investing in Zambia 2009 is published by DMA and was presented at the UK-Zambia Investment Forum 2009, held at One Whitehall Place, London on 3rd December 2009.
Investing in Kosovo 2009 is published by DMA and was presented at the UK-Kosovo Investment Forum 2009, held at One Whitehall Place, London on 24th November 2009.
Investing in Nigeria 2009 is published by DMA and was presented at the UK-Nigeria Investment Form, held at Savoy Place, London in April 2009 and at the Stating the Case for Investing in Nigeria Forum held at the Millennium Hotel, Abu Dhabi on 15th October 2009.
Investing in Jamaica 2009 is published by DMA and was presented at the First Jamaica-UK Investment Forum 2009, held at Church House, London on 15th February 2009.