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The trading floor at the Nigerian Stock Exchange: African stocks are seldom traded in the West, making them difficult for small investors to find.
The trading floor at the Nigerian Stock Exchange: African stocks are seldom traded in the West, making them difficult for small investors to find.
(AKINTUNDE AKINLEYE/REUTERS)

INSIDE THE MARKET

Africa’s stocks beckon, but there's a hitch

Africa’s economy is getting a lot of upbeat coverage these days, no doubt intriguing investors who are looking for the next big thing in emerging markets.

But even as Africa shows increasing promise, most investors will find their options limited to the point where it remains more of a spectacle than a realistic money-maker.