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The last great frontier: Africa markets and resources

Singapore firms are going beyond its mines to tap its infrastructure, consumer and other opportunities

Africa boasts 60 per cent of the world's arable land, 82 per cent of its platinum reserves, 19 per cent of all gold, two-thirds of global cocoa production and 10 per cent of the world's global oil reserves - PHOTO: REUTERS

[SINGAPORE] Africa may be the last great frontier for business, but after a slow start, Singapore companies are finally making their way there.

"Ten years ago, if you told people you're planning to go into Africa, they would've said you're making a big mistake. Today, the same people will...