Lackluster growth in countries such as China and India could potentially hurt crude exporters’ revenue flow.
The politically and economically challenged African nation is pinning its hopes on its natural resources, experts say.
William Davies, Head of Global Equity and Deputy Head of Equities at Threadneedle Investments told Zawya 2014 will see more M&A activity.
The resource-rich region may face challenges as commodity prices fluctuate and economy in export markets slow down.
While a bullish economy may fuel risk appetite in the capital markets, challenges have to be addressed for this sector to reach its full potential.
Current indicators indicate an end to resources super-cycle, with near-term outlook looking relatively grim as well.
The continent’s energy needs will outpace worldwide annual average in the next 25 years, according to a new survey.