Africa Banking & Finance
Ecobank And Dashen Bank launch remittance app targeting Ethiopians in the diaspora06-09-2023 | 16:29:14
The cross-border remittance solution app which is available in the rest of Ecobank’s 33 countries, enables African diaspora residing in Europe to remit funds back to Ecobank countries in Africa, including Ethiopia seamlessly.
AFC’s Lekela Power wins Equity Deal of the Year at the African Banker Awards06-08-2023 | 12:49:53
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), the leading infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, has received the Deal of the Year – Equity award at the just concluded African Banker Awards 2023 ceremony in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
[Côte d’Ivoire] Renforcement des logements abordables06-08-2023 | 11:52:00
La Côte d’Ivoire va renforcer son offre de logements abordables grâce à un partenariat public-privé structuré par IFC.
The advantages of immutable for cross-border payments06-07-2023 | 11:45:00
As the world becomes more interconnected, cross-border payments are becoming increasingly common.
Global economy on precarious footing amid high interest rates, World Bank report06-07-2023 | 08:07:29
Global growth has slowed sharply and the risk of financial stress in emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) is intensifying amid elevated global interest rates, according to the World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report.
Standard Bank appoints Marie-Gabrielle Opese CEO in DR Congo06-05-2023 | 13:06:43
Ms Opese joined Standard Bank in the DRC in 2009 as Head of Risk & Company Secretary. In that capacity, she was also in charge of the bank’s credit portfolio management as well as Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Governance. Her primary portfolio has remained Risk & Credit since 2013.
Afreximbank and Fiducia partner to promote factoring and supply chain finance in Africa06-05-2023 | 13:00:21
According to the MoU, Afreximbank is partnering with Fiducia in order to provide additional liquidity for trade facilitation through factoring on the Fiducia marketplace.
AfDB approves $20 million investment in private equity fund targeting the infrastructure sector in Africa06-02-2023 | 10:23:26
The Africa50 Infrastructure Acceleration Fund I is a pan-African infrastructure private equity fund that is mobilizing up to $500 million for investment and value creation in strategic infrastructure sectors.
Cairo named new venue for 3rd Intra-African Trade Fair05-31-2023 | 10:58:43
The Egyptian capital city of Cairo has been announced as the new host of the third Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF2023) which will now take place from 9 to 15 November 2023.
Proparco soutient GRAVITA, une société indienne de recyclage industriel05-31-2023 | 10:38:00
Proparco soutient GRAVITA, une société indienne de recyclage industriel pour ses activités au Ghana et au Sénégal.
IFC to invest in the Africa Conservation and Communities Tourism Fund (ACCT Fund)05-31-2023 | 10:24:47
IFC invests in the Africa Conservation and Communities Tourism Fund to Support Ecotourism, Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa
AFC secures US$625 million Syndicated Loan with New Lenders from Middle East and Asia05-31-2023 | 10:03:21
Africa Finance Corporation, the leading infrastructure solutions provider on the continent, announces that it has secured a US$625 million syndicated loan with new lenders from the Middle East and Asia.
Letshego Kenya to launch Letsgo Cash for easy access to funds for emergency purposes05-31-2023 | 09:57:26
Letshego Kenya launches “Letsgo Cash” in partnership with Creditinfo Kenya to take financial inclusion to a higher level.
Ciwara Capital, une société d’investissement portée par la diaspora Africaine05-29-2023 | 12:29:00
Ciwara Capital est une société d’investissement tournée vers l’Afrique, portée par des membres de la diaspora africaine.
Letshego Bank Tanzania and Tanzania Commercial Bank announce new partnership for deposits05-29-2023 | 10:30:39
Letshego Bank Tanzania, a subsidiary of Letshego Holdings Limited (Letshego Group) and Tanzania Commercial Bank have announced their partnership for deposits.
[Column]Chinelo Anohu: Change Africa’s narrative through partnerships and investment05-24-2023 | 10:20:00
Change Africa’s narrative through partnerships and investment, says Africa Investment Forum’s Senior Director.
[Interview]: Maïmouna Baillet Directrice de Sinergi05-11-2023 | 10:15:00
Maïmouna Baillet Directrice de Sinergi, Directrice de fonds du réseau IPDEV 2, nous parle des difficultés et des opportunités auxquelles elle est exposée dans sa fonctions et dans son pays, de la place du genre dans le capital investissement et les objectifs et visions pour l’entrepreneuriat.
[Interview]: Kim Kamarebe Directrice d'Inua Capital05-10-2023 | 10:28:00
Kim Directrice d’Inua Capital, Directrice de fonds du réseau IPDEV 2, nous parle des difficultés et des opportunités auxquelles elle est exposée dans sa fonctions et dans son pays, de la place du genre dans le capital investissement et les objectifs et visions pour l’entrepreneuriat.
[Interview] Alexis Thirouin, Financial Director at Investisseurs & Partenaires - I&P04-13-2023 | 10:01:00
Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) has been an influential investor in Sub-Saharan Africa for more than 20 years, focusing on financing solutions and support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) rooted in their local economies.
[Report]: Mobile money taxation could hamper financial inclusion gains in Africa04-03-2023 | 11:05:00
Mobile money services have transformed the lives of many people across the African continent but taxation policies pose a significant challenge to the financial inclusion gains made by these innovations.
[column] Alain Ebobissé : Why bankable projects are key to win-win US-Africa investment03-30-2023 | 13:57:00
The United States-Africa relations are back in the spotlight, and investment is the word of the hour. Crafting mutually beneficial relations will depend on developing a credible pipeline of bankable and sustainable projects on the African continent.
[Column] Oliver Chapman: Banking frailties highlight the importance of cashflow considerations in the supply chain03-30-2023 | 08:09:31
Despite the crises at Credit Suisse, Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, First Republic Bank and rumours circulating concerning Deutsche Bank, central banks have recently increased interest rates.
[Column] Apollos Nwafor: Investing in African food systems resilience03-30-2023 | 08:04:08
Multiple natural and man-made shocks to agri-food systems including drought, floods, fall armyworm invasion, the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine conflict have disproportionately affected the continent, driving up food prices.
[Interview] Jean Kokouvi Etse, Directeur Général, SGI-TOGO03-23-2023 | 07:43:00
Jean Kokouvi Etse DG de SGI TOGO co-chef de file du Syndicat de Placement. La SGI-TOGO fait partie d’un Consortium de trois SGI retenues pour l’opération de BOAD TITRISATION.
[Interview] Mme Adji Sokhna Mbaye, DG de BOAD TITRISATION03-22-2023 | 11:37:00
Interview de Mme Adji Sokhna Mbaye, DG de BOAD TITRISATION arrangeur de l’opération et M. ETSE, DG de SGI TOGO co-chef de file du Syndicat de Placement.
[Column] Abiodun Adebimpe: Higher demand for dollars assets in West Africa despite greenback’s ongoing strength03-17-2023 | 10:24:00
Recent and ongoing global events have created massive demand destruction in crude oil, agricultural products and precious metals such as gold. Supply chains are also still to recover.
[Interview] Anne Catherine Tchokonté, DG d’Orange Money Cameroun03-16-2023 | 08:59:00
Anne Catherine Tchokonté, DG d’Orange Money Cameroun: "nos tarifs de retrait ont baissé de 25% en octobre dernier… "
[Column] Darryl Pietersen: Inflation in Ghana and Cedi depreciation, causes and impact on money transfers02-07-2023 | 12:25:00
Inflation rates in Ghana are at a record high, but what is causing the increase, and how does it affect you? Ghana’s inflation rate currently stands at over 40%.
[Column] Fran Troskie: Making ESG palatable and accessible02-07-2023 | 12:13:40
We’ve seen climate activists chaining themselves to the goalposts or taking to the pitch to disrupt major football fixtures in the English Premier League, throwing soup at Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”.
[Column] Darryl Pietersen: How financial innovation is moving the global money movement in Ghana01-19-2023 | 11:20:00
Innovation is a crucial driver of economic development in Ghana, and over the past few years, adopting disruptive technologies has accelerated rapidly.