Africa Banking & Finance
12-04-2020 | 07:59:00
The World Bank approved a $400 million program to support Morocco’ social protection system, as part of the kingdom’s sweeping reforms to strengthen its social safety nets.
12-04-2020 | 07:31:00
IFC announced a loan to I&M Bank Rwanda, to help the bank increase lending to potentially thousands of Small and Medium Sized enterprises in Rwanda, many of which are facing COVID-19-related liquidity challenges.
12-03-2020 | 12:21:15
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) announced the migration of Chellarams , Living Trust Mortgage , McNichols , and The Initiates from the Alternative Securities Market (ASeM) to the Growth Board.
12-03-2020 | 10:49:00
SouthBridge Group, the official financial advisor of the Togolese government, has announced two transactions with Olam International Limited and its subsidiary Arise Special Economic Zone.
12-02-2020 | 07:48:00
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Sasol, a global integrated chemicals and energy company, announced the closing of their Louisiana-based Integrated Polyethylene JV transaction.
12-02-2020 | 06:37:00
To enhance efforts to combat the scourge of Illicit Financial Flows on the African Continent, the African Union through the Department of Economic Affairs, will launch a Multi-Donor Action to add to the existing mechanisms to stem the illicit outflows.
12-01-2020 | 14:12:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB), granted an additional donation of $3.52 million to the Central African Republic to help the country to complete the first phase of an electricity interconnection project with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
12-01-2020 | 05:57:00
Afreximbank officially launched the operations of ‘MANSA’, a pan-African customer due diligence repository for financial institutions, corporate entities and SMEs, developed to address the perceived risk of doing business in Africa and with Africans.
11-30-2020 | 14:27:00
The African Development Bank approved $5 million investment in the SPARK+ Africa Fund to deliver clean cooking solutions to over two million households across Africa.
11-30-2020 | 07:51:07
The African Development Bank is achieving satisfactory results in Madagascar, according to the mid-term report of the Country Strategy Paper (CSP) for the period 2017-2021 and the performance review of the 2019 country portfolio.
11-30-2020 | 06:26:00
Sarwa Capital, Egypt’s consumer and structured financial services provider, has successfully closed its inaugural Sukuk issuance by Sarwa Sukuk Company; a subsidiary of Sarwa Capital, of $159.8 million.
11-27-2020 | 12:54:00
The African Development Bank approved a $120 million loan to fund the construction of a 50 MW hydropower plant in Western Tanzania.
11-27-2020 | 06:02:03
The Ecobank Group launches ‘Ellevate’, a programme for women-owned and women-focused businesses across 33 markets.
11-26-2020 | 12:38:00
KCB Group (KCB) and Atlas Mara (ATMA) have signed a definitive agreement for KCB to acquire 62.06% stake in Banque Populaire du Rwanda and 100% stake in African Banking Corporation Tanzania from ATMA.
11-25-2020 | 13:29:32
Global broking business Brokerslink has launched its dedicated iinternational insurance programme management platform to drive the continued growth and digitalisation of its international portfolio.
12-02-2020 | 12:19:00
Like most large enterprises today, banks and other financial services companies are striving to become technology businesses.
11-25-2020 | 12:52:00
Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector.
11-03-2020 | 07:02:00
As the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis continues to spread, the amount of money migrant workers send home is projected to decline 14 percent by 2021 compared to the pre COVID-19 levels in 2019.
10-15-2020 | 09:29:00
The latest UNCTAD report indicates that Africa loses about $89 billion a year as a result of illicit financial flows and theft which represents 3.7% of its GDP.
10-06-2020 | 07:27:00
COVID-19 has seen consumers across the world ditch cash and in-person shopping in favour of online spending, according to Standard Chartered’s latest global survey.
10-02-2020 | 12:07:44
Governments must do more to tackle tax abuse and corruption in global finance, says a panel of former heads of state and government, past central bank governors, business and civil society leaders and prominent academics.
09-30-2020 | 10:51:00
Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, equivalent to 3.7% of Africa’s GDP, leaves the continent as illicit capital flight, according to UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020.
09-21-2020 | 07:57:00
A Standard Chartered survey finds that COVID-19 is significantly impacting personal finances globally, with one-third (65% in Kenya) already earning less and more than half expecting the pandemic to further affect their income and/or employment.
09-08-2020 | 13:18:00
Banks in Africa must provide mobile payments and other digital services to remain competitive as well as to unlock new business opportunities across sectors such as energy, health care, education and transportation, according to a new report by BCG.
09-03-2020 | 12:30:00
The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across Africa has seen a surge in digital payments and e-commerce transactions as financial institutions scramble to offer businesses and consumers contact-less ways of spending.
09-03-2020 | 08:36:00
The coronavirus pandemic has increased downside risks to EMEA trade-finance banks' (ETFBs) financial profiles, Fitch Ratings says in a new special report.
09-03-2020 | 05:32:21
From online shopping to financial transactions to e-learning - just about all aspects of life are feeling the march of technology advances.
09-02-2020 | 12:28:00
The euro found strong resistance around the 1.20 level versus the US dollar yesterday, before ending the trading session sharply lower following some contrasting economic news between the US and Euro Area.