Many people think that China, even though their economy is experiencing some rough spots, is the largest non-African investor in terms of direct investment. The truth is that France is the largest direct investor in Africa, as articles like this one have pointed out in the past.
What does this mean for the individual investor? It means that they could find more opportunities if they weren’t limited to learning only about anglophone (U.S., U.K. and Australian) companies that invest in Africa, for the most part.
Getting more information about French companies that invest in Africa could widen your scope and give you more opportunities. That’s part of what we do at Africa Investment Report!