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Foreign firms learn lessons of Africa’s growth | Sable International

Oct 11, 2017
Director of Forex and International Projects, Andrew Rissik, discusses how international firms can benefit both African countries, and themselves, by focusing on investment in the continent, rather than extraction.

Even with the inherent challenges to doing business in many African countries, UK companies such as Sable International are able to see the massive opportunities present throughout the continent and understand the benefits of establishing a market presence at a time when many of these economies are still emerging.

“Looking at Sable’s international global footprint and the typical client profile, professionals who have international links, we felt that Africa and in particular southern Africa presented a sound opportunity,” says Andrew Rissik, managing director of foreign exchange and international projects at Sable International.


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Sable International is a trading name of 1st Contact Money Limited (company number 07070528), registered in England and Wales. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK (FCA no. 517570), the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa (1st Contact Money [PTY] Ltd - FSP no. 41900) and hold an Australian Financial Services Licence issued by ASIC to deal in foreign exchange (1st Contact Group - AFS Licence number 335 126).

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