Indonesia has taken another step forward in its quest to become a leading electric vehicle (EV) player, with the world’s two largest producers of EV batteries recently announcing major projects in the country. However, the developments highlight the paradoxical centrality of carbon-intensive mining to EV production, despite hopes that the EV production process could be further decarbonised.
Andrew Jeffreys, CEO of Oxford Business Group, speaks with Gagan Gupta, CEO and Co-Founder of Arise, about the current focus on diversifying supply chains away from Asia and towards Africa through nearshoring.
Articles & Analysis | How Covid-19 accelerated Ghana's shift to e-commerce from The Report: Ghana 2022
E-commerce and digital transactions have expanded rapidly in Ghana, a trend that accelerated during the Covid-19 pandemic as health-related restrictions limited foot traffic in malls, prompting greater levels of online retail activity. A corresponding increase in mobile money payments and transfers was supported by quick interventions by the...
Articles & Analysis | How can Ghana further develop the industrial base? from The Report: Ghana 2022
Industry has been a significant source of economic growth for Ghana in recent years, a trend that continued in 2020 and 2021 despite widespread disruptions associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. The sector accounts for a large portion of both employment and exports, underscoring its importance as the government seeks to bolster value-added...
Articles & Analysis | What will drive post-pandemic growth in Ghana's retail sector? from The Report: Ghana 2022
Ghana’s retail sector has expanded in recent years, bolstered by rising living standards, and lower levels of unemployment and inflation. Taken together, these factors improved consumer confidence and supported customers’ purchasing power. This trend continued into 2021, despite a modest slowdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic when...
Interviews & Viewpoints | Hayssam Fakhry, Managing Director, Interplast: Interview from The Report: Ghana 2022
What are your expectations for the industrial sector during Ghana’s post-pandemic recovery phase?