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  • ABAX celebrates Africa Day

    Africa Day commemorates the birth of the Organisation of African Unity, the precursor to the African Union. It acknowledges the progress that we Africans have made since breaking from colonial rule while reflecting upon the common challenges we now face in a global environment. Marking Africa Day is still very significant today. While we can take pride in the fact that 7 of the world’s 10 mos...

  • Robotics in the fourth industrial revolution

    Human ingenuity seems to have reached another pinnacle, as the World Economic Forum last year discussed about the introduction of the fourth industrial revolution. Disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, biotechnology and robotics will thereon be amplifying one another to simplify processes, in essence doing more with less. Klaus Schwab, the founder and executive chair...

  • AI and information security: threat or opportunity?

    Artificial Intelligence (‘AI’) is being hailed as one of the biggest innovation in human history, with the potential of drastically modifying the workplace and leading to the 4th Industrial Revolution[1]. While basic forms of AI technology are already available and are used by companies like Apple, Amazon and Tesla[2], experts around the world are of the view that the next decades will see a s...

  • Shareholders’ disputes

    We have all seen cases where two or more friends decide to set up a business together. They agree to be directors and they will each hold the shares equally or a in different proportion when the trust element is still very strong. Even when the business is successful, there may be mounting tensions for several reasons: disagreement over the direction and management of the company; different vision...

  • What makes a board effective?

    In the wake of the global financial crisis and following the much publicised corporate scandals that have rocked the business world in the last decades, we have seen increased distrust on the part of stakeholders towards boards and many questions raised about their effectiveness. The perception of boards being weak, allowing executive greed, rewarding under-performance and failing to prevent co...

  • DIFC Will extended to cover assets in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah

    A Will, or sometimes also called a Testament, is a legal document by which a person, the testator, expresses their wishes as to how their property is to be distributed at death, and names one or more persons, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution. UAE population is made up of approximately 90% of expatriates[1]. One of the main concerns of this segment of the UAE popul...

  • South Africa: down or up?

    The angst being experienced by corporate South Africa and many of its people (the majority?) is palpable in the aftermath of President Jacob Zuma’s Cabinet reshuffle at midnight on Thursday 30 March. Dubbed the “night of the long knives” respected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his Deputy, Mcebesi Jonas, among others, were fired based on a trumped up intelligence report that alleged tha...

  • Anjeelee Chinamal, ABAX Abidjan-based Regional Manager, selected for 1st edition of AfricaFrance Young Leaders programme

    Anjeelee Chinamal, ABAX Regional Manager for Francophone West and Central Africa, is one of the 20 candidates selected by the association AfricaFrance for the first edition of its Young Leaders programme. The AfricaFrance Young Leaders programme is dedicated to the development of human capital and aims at identifying and promoting young leaders aged between 28 and 38 from France and Africa with...

  • ABAX reaffirms commitment to UK investors post Brexit

    Talking to journalists present at The Annual Debate of the Business Council for Africa in March, Nousrath Bhugeloo, ABAX Partner responsible for Business Development, highlighted the reasons for intensifying the firm’s presence in London two years after its first move into Europe. While ABAX is still eager to enhance proximity with its UK clients, Brexit is providing the Africa-focused investmen...

  • Can your business outlive its biggest threats?

    According to the Horizon Scan 2017 report issued jointly by the UK Business Continuity Institute and the British Standards Institution¹ , the top 10 threats, in terms of their likelihood, to the resilience and business continuity of organisations, are as follows: 1. Cyber-attacks (i.e. malware, phishing, denial of service) 2. Data breach (i.e. loss or theft of confidential information) 3. Un...