Ernst and Young (E&Y) has launched an
Africa Business Centre to help it forge closer links between Africa
and key economic markets.

E&Y hopes the centre will help it better
co-ordinate resources across Africa, providing clients with a
single point of contact, while linking African business to other
parts of the world. The centre comprises professionals from China
and the EMEIA region.

E&Y Africa chief executive Philip
Hourquebie said that as Africa is receiving much attention from
global investment business forums, it was critical to streamline
the firm’s African business to make it as efficient as

E&Y has a presence in 26 African

The network’s EMEIA region has 60,000 staff in
87 countries and generates revenues of $11 bn.

The firm currently has a presence in 26
African countries.