Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Chinese Fund May Pledge $1 Billion in African Investment in '08

From Bloomberg:

A Chinese fund set up to encourage investment in Africa may commit to spend $1 billion by the end of the year, Liliang Teng, president of the China-Africa Development Fund said today.

The fund is in discussions with Chinese companies on projects to improve energy infrastructure in South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and eastern Africa, Teng said in interview at a business forum in Tanzania's northern city of Arusha.

``Besides energy and power plants we will also focus on infrastructure, like rail, roads and airports as well as other areas, including agriculture and manufacturing,'' he said....MORE