Infographic: Global Business Confidence 2012
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Regus Opens First Location in Zambia
Exciting opportunities for businesses in Africa as Regus expands in Zambia its 93rd country
Looking to break into the African Market? Or are you looking to do business in Zambia? Regus is happy to announce that its helping business access these markets and turn flexible by opening in Lusaka, Zambia.
According to our latest Business Confidence Index (BCI), there is a strong sense of business optimism in Africa. In particular East Africa, were the BCI stood at 151 points, 37 points above the global average, and up on the previous six months. In West Africa, it stood at 140 points, 26 higher than the global average, and also up compared with the previous edition. In both regions the number of businesses reporting increased profits and revenues exceeded the global average.
Regus has opened its first business centre in Lusaka, Zambia, responding to growing demand for flexible workspace and rising business confidence. This launch follows a series of recent openings in Africa, including in Ivory Coast, Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Senegal. Demand at these centres has quickly exceeded our original targets, and continues to increase.
Zambia itself is delivering an impressive economic performance, with growth of over 6 per cent expected this year. The Economist expects Zambia to be one of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies in 2011-2015, with six other Sub-Saharan African countries also in the top ten. Numerous factors are fuelling economic performance in Africa, including growth of entrepreneurship, rising foreign direct investment, Western businesses’ search for new markets, and growth in intraregional trade.
The new business centre Regus Rhodes Park is located in the most requested business place in Zambia. The business centre is on the second floor of this ultra modern building which, with its mirrored glass frontage, makes an impressive statement and overlooks neatly landscaped green space. Business neighbours include logistics and car hire, airlines, offshore incorporation services, refrigeration and maize milling companies…
Interesting facts about Zambia:
- Victoria Falls is located in Zambia, one of the largest waterfalls in the world.
- Zambia is right in the heart of the copperbelt as the mining industry forms a great part of the countries economy.
- Zambia has unusual feature as it borders with 8 countries. These are DR Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Angola and Namibia
Do you have a business in Zambia? Tell us about your experience:
Photo Credit: By Dr. Ferdinand Groeger via Wikipedia