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Mark Mobius: Africa's huge potential

Mark Mobius: Africa's huge potential

Dr. Mark Mobius can be likened to a latter day Phileas Fogg, travelling across the world's emerging and frontier countries much like the fictional character in Jules Verne's novel circumnavigated the late Victorian world. When I eventually manage to track him down over a very static phone line to Hong Kong, he is packing his bags for Poland, after that it's Russia, then Romania and so the list goes on. The veteran investor admits that he calls "some hotel room" home. Not bad going for a 75-year old and Dr. Mobius has no plans of slowing down: "I am not planning to retire any time soon – it's still too much of a challenge."

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