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ABAX - Adding value to global business

ABAX Focus


  • Recruitment in United Arab Emirates: practical challenges in ‘Expat Land’

    With an expatriate population estimated at 89% of its total population[1] and consisting of more than 200 different nationalities, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) offers an interesting case study with its own set of challenges when it comes to recruitment. UAE Residence Status The UAE grants a 30-day grace period for any expatriate out of a job to either find a new job (thus obtaining a new e...

  • Risk Management: a move from the conventional approach

    The focus of risk managers has gradually shifted from the conventional risk management approach of risk identification and assessment that may threaten a company with losses and fines to the core of helping management and the board to make informed decisions that will drive the company to success. The challenge has thus shifted from management of risks to steering the risks in a way which turns th...

  • Good Corporate Governance: commitment or compliance?

    Corporate governance is nowadays THE buzzword in every sphere of the business world.  It is referred to, in the same breath as ethics, good boardroom practice, compliance. Good governance is seen as increasing the goodwill of a company and raising its market value because of the level of ethics. Codes of ethics and of corporate governance are being drawn up, laws are being enacted and reinforced....

  • Africa Investment highlights

    In October 2017, 4 events in London were attended jointly by Nousrath Bhugeloo, an ABAX Partner, and John Félicité, the ABAX representative in London: the 5th London Forum of Africonomie focusing on Africa Alternative Investments, New Governance Challenges in Emerging Markets, the FT EMPEA Summit on Sustainable Investing in Emerging Markets and FT Private Equity Africa Conference. We bring to...

  • Poor management of agreements…a compliance failure

    Agreements form the basis of all businesses and create the network of relationships that allows businesses to grow. They generate revenue and control expenses while allocating risks and responsibilities among the parties. It goes without saying that the management of such agreements also forms an integral part of compliance. The purpose is not only to ensure performance of obligations which are co...

  • Corporate governance driving Enterprise Value

    Good corporate governance is the lifeblood of a prosperous society. It is fundamental to public trust in wealth creation. It also seeks to promote efficiency, effectiveness, integrity, transparency and accountability, as well as stable capital inflows into emerging markets.   What is corporate governance? Corporate governance is a framework by which a company is controlled and direct...

  • Business technology trends 2017: what’s in for you?

    Whether to stay ahead of the curve in your field, be up to date in geeky conversations or simply to feed your curious mind, it is always welcome to be well informed of the latest technology trends. But more importantly, how might that be of any productive use to your craft or personal interests, whatever they may be? This technology focus aims to open your mind to possibilities that you migh...

  • Interview with San Bhaskaran, CEO of UPilot

    ABAX Focus this month meets with San Bhaskaran, the CEO of UPilot, (https://upilot.com/) an innovative cloud CRM. Amongst other things, he shares with us what differentiates UPilot from the competition and his future plans to leverage Mauritius to expand operations in Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J30mqwd5pnc ...

  • ABAX plays host to delegation from International Network of Francophone Investment Promotion Agencies

    This month, ABAX played host to a delegation from the International Network of Francophone Investment Promotion Agencies (RIAFPI) on a visit to Mauritius. The delegation comprised members from the investment promotion agencies of Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, France, Congo-Brazzaville, Comoros, Burundi, Mali, Senegal, Guinea, Morocco, Lebanon, Benin, Belgium, Congo and Chad as well as private se...

  • Overcoming the hurdles of strategy execution

    “Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art”  ~ Peter Drucker Execution of strategy is probably the most daunting yet determinant aspect of corporate life. Indeed, without proper execution, strategy is meaningless. On the other hand, a well-executed strategy can help an organisation leapfrog to the highest levels of organisational performance, including increased profits, higher market s...