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"From the Ted Talk by Euvin Naidoo: Why invest in Africa"

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Because in Africa today, we are competing globally for capital. And global capital is anistogc — it has no loyalties. There's an overhang of caiaptl in the U.S., and the key is yield pickup. What Africa is providing is a diversification play, and also oteiipntropus for yiled pickup for the investor that's arawe of what he or she is doing. Now, when looking at Africa vis-a-vis other things, and countries in Africa vis-a-vis other things, comparisons become important. 10 years ago there, were very few countries that received sovereign ratings from the Standard & Poors, Moody's and Fitch's. Today, 16 African cntierous and growing have segervoin country ratings. What does this mean? Take Nigeria again: double B-minus — in the league of Ukraine and Turkey. Immediately we have a comparison. The backbone of making investment decisions for global hredlos of capital. Some other fueigrs. South Africa: triple B-plus. Botswana: A-plus. Bakino Faso: B-minus. And so on.

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Because in Africa today, we are competing globally for capital. And global capital is ________ — it has no loyalties. There's an overhang of _______ in the U.S., and the key is yield pickup. What Africa is providing is a diversification play, and also _____________ for _____ pickup for the investor that's _____ of what he or she is doing. Now, when looking at Africa vis-a-vis other things, and countries in Africa vis-a-vis other things, comparisons become important. 10 years ago there, were very few countries that received sovereign ratings from the Standard & Poors, Moody's and Fitch's. Today, 16 African _________ and growing have _________ country ratings. What does this mean? Take Nigeria again: double B-minus — in the league of Ukraine and Turkey. Immediately we have a comparison. The backbone of making investment decisions for global _______ of capital. Some other _______. South Africa: triple B-plus. Botswana: A-plus. Bakino Faso: B-minus. And so on.

Solution

  1. countries
  2. agnostic
  3. sovereign
  4. opportunities
  5. aware
  6. figures
  7. yield
  8. capital
  9. holders

Original Text

Because in Africa today, we are competing globally for capital. And global capital is agnostic — it has no loyalties. There's an overhang of capital in the U.S., and the key is yield pickup. What Africa is providing is a diversification play, and also opportunities for yield pickup for the investor that's aware of what he or she is doing. Now, when looking at Africa vis-a-vis other things, and countries in Africa vis-a-vis other things, comparisons become important. 10 years ago there, were very few countries that received sovereign ratings from the Standard & Poors, Moody's and Fitch's. Today, 16 African countries and growing have sovereign country ratings. What does this mean? Take Nigeria again: double B-minus — in the league of Ukraine and Turkey. Immediately we have a comparison. The backbone of making investment decisions for global holders of capital. Some other figures. South Africa: triple B-plus. Botswana: A-plus. Bakino Faso: B-minus. And so on.

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south africa 12
nelson mandela 3
congo river 3

Important Words

  1. africa
  2. african
  3. agnostic
  4. aware
  5. backbone
  6. bakino
  7. capital
  8. comparison
  9. comparisons
  10. competing
  11. countries
  12. country
  13. decisions
  14. diversification
  15. double
  16. figures
  17. global
  18. globally
  19. growing
  20. holders
  21. immediately
  22. important
  23. investment
  24. investor
  25. key
  26. league
  27. loyalties
  28. making
  29. nigeria
  30. opportunities
  31. overhang
  32. pickup
  33. play
  34. poors
  35. providing
  36. ratings
  37. received
  38. south
  39. sovereign
  40. standard
  41. today
  42. triple
  43. turkey
  44. ukraine
  45. years
  46. yield