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African Finance:  A look at the fiscal challenges facing the banking sector in financing Africa’s current and future energy projects 

Nicholas Newman Oil Review Africa Issue Four 2014 – Infrastructure investment is critical for the economic and social development of the African continent.  The African Development Bank estimates current levels of infrastructure investment across the continent at around  $45billion annually. However the World Bank estimates infrastructure-funding requirements in the continent  at […]

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South East Asia’s Pipeline Challenges

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Gas Journal February 2015 – South East Asia is probably one of the most problematic regions of the world in which to build pipelines since the region encompasses active volcanos and thousands of islands. With a large land area of 4.46 million km² and many countries, it […]


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How to improve your interview performance with the press

By Nicholas Newman Being interviewed by the media is increasingly commonplace for any business seeking to promote itself. So getting it right is important. You’re not only presenting yourself, but also your business! Here are some tips about how you can improve your interview performance with the media. Always: Always prepare […]

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Africa: Playing the long game!

Nicholas Newman Pipeline Coatings Magazine February 2015 – Africa’s importance as a major energy supplier will grow with the development of recently discovered oil and gas fields, not surprising when the number of rigs operating on the continent, according to Baker Hughes, has increased from just 96 in 2012 to 134 […]