The Cellphone Indicator
Here are vodafone’s revenue growth numbers from their latest quarterly presentation:
Hard to make a better case to invest in emerging markets and Africa. If people can afford to spend more on communications it should be a pretty positive sign for the economy as a whole. Vodafone isn’t present in the Ivory Coast, but well in neighbouring booming Ghana. Vodacom is present in several countries in southern Africa, but the bulk of it is in South Africa.