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East African Banks dominate 2018 African Banker Awards
Winners of the 2018 African Banker Awards (AfricanBankerAwards.com) have...
Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to Africa’s economic transformation
Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and...
Facebook officially launches first hub facility in Africa
Facebook today, 22 May 2018, unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos,...
Janngo raises seed funding to shape digital ecosystems in Africa
Janngo closes its first funding round, launches its Paris...
Food and agri sector drives global supply and demand portfolio
The food and agricultural sector may not enjoy the...
Africa’s Fintech culture transforms foreign exchange trading infrastructure
Africa’s fragmented markets and lack of legacy foreign exchange...
The Future of Finance Chapter event launches in South Africa
“Globally, cashless mobile payments are expected to grow five-fold...
Top 10 questions every board should ask about cryptocurrencies
Cryptocurrencies tend to polarise opinion between sceptics and strong...
Nuclear is the cheapest of all energies
South Africans were never informed properly that nuclear power...
Eskom to use lessons from Medupi and Kusile to drive nuclear
The power utility Eskom wants to use lessons learnt...
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Facebook today, 22 May 2018, unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria, its first flagship community...

Janngo closes its first funding round, launches its Paris and Abidjan offices and unveils...

Africa’s fragmented markets and lack of legacy foreign exchange trading infrastructure means that the...

  • Winners of the 2018 African Banker Awards (AfricanBankerAwards.com) have been announced at a Gala Dinner in Busan, South Korea. The Awards, held annually on the fringes of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank, celebrate excellence in banking and finance on the African continent.   East Africa dominated the awards this year. The CEO […]

  • Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in Busan, Korea. […]

  • Facebook today, 22 May 2018, unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria, its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria, the launch will showcase the new multi-faceted space which aims to bring together communities […]

  • Janngo closes its first funding round, launches its Paris and Abidjan offices and unveils its strategy of building digital ecosystems in Africa during Paris Tech for Good Summit and Viva Technology. This €1 million seed funding will enable Janngo to launch and grow new digital platforms targeting African SMEs while creating tech-enabled jobs at scale […]

  • The food and agricultural sector may not enjoy the high profile spotlight of tech companies, but global supply constraints and demand drivers make these stocks a very attractive component of any well-diversified portfolio. This is according to Andrew Dittberner, Old Mutual Private Client Securities Chief Investment Officer (CIO),who says that a variety of investment opportunities […]

  • Africa’s fragmented markets and lack of legacy foreign exchange trading infrastructure means that the continent has become a melting pot of fintech activity and innovation. The evolution to electronic foreign currency trading in Africa, whilst slow to start, is today gaining tremendous traction. In South Africa only five years ago almost 90% of foreign currency […]

  • “Globally, cashless mobile payments are expected to grow five-fold and reach $30 trillion by 2022, according to ARK Invest. This illustrates huge potential for businesses across the continent that are catering to largely unbanked consumers with high smartphone adoption,” said Mic Mann, co-organiser of SingularityU South Africa Summit 2018 and SingularityU Johannesburg chapter leader.  In […]

  • Cryptocurrencies tend to polarise opinion between sceptics and strong proponents, and to date, there has been little middle ground. However, this is quickly changing. Indeed, financial services firms in South Africa and globally are seeing increasing demand from their customers for access to bitcoin and other cryptocurrency-related products, and the capital markets are also confronting […]

  • South Africans were never informed properly that nuclear power is not as expensive as it is made out to be, a nuclear energy expert said Thursday. Nuclear energy expert Des Muller dismissed these and other concerns as “propaganda”. He refuted the cost issue but also took aim at corruption concerns over the nuclear build programme […]

  • The power utility Eskom wants to use lessons learnt from the construction of the two mega power stations, Medupi and Kusile, to drive the country’s nuclear build programme. The continent’s nuclear future and specifically the South African nuclear industry’s readiness strategy came under the spotlight on the last day of the African Utility Week (AUW) […]

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  • Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to Africa’s economic transformation

    Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and commercial interests of Africans and the upliftment of Africa’s trade and economic ecosystem, said Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano and a former Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, during his address at the 2018 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank Group in Busan, Korea.

    Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to Africa’s economic transformation
  • Korea – a model for Africa’s industrialization

    The 53rd Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank opened in Busan, Korea, today, 21 May 2018, with a call on African Governments to create the right environment for the private sector to lead the continent’s industrial revolution. Participants also advocated for a balance between the role of the State and the private sector. Korea

    Korea – a model for Africa’s industrialization
  • EXEO Capital backs Zambian food distributor

    Africa-focused private equity manager, EXEO Capital, has announced an investment of $6.4 million into Capital Fisheries, a Zambian food distributor that specialises in the cold-chain distribution of animal proteins. The investment, which concluded in April 2018, was made by EXEO Capital’s Agri-Vie Fund II – a private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments

    EXEO Capital backs Zambian food distributor
  • British Airways offers direct flights between London and Durban

    A decision by British Airways to introduce a direct, non-stop flight between London’s Heathrow Airport and Durban’s King Shaka International Airport is a game changer for KwaZulu-Natal as it will be instrumental in contributing to an increase in international arrivals from the United Kingdom and North America. British Airways announced the introduction of the route

    British Airways offers direct flights between London and Durban
  • ECA Conference of Ministers praised for discussing real African issues

    Finance ministers and policy makers from across the continent have reaffirmed their commitment to the African Consolidated Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) at the close of a high-level meeting widely praised for discussing real issues affecting the continent. The event, hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, called for governments

    ECA Conference of Ministers praised for discussing real African issues
  • Malawi Stock Exchange to launch new Automated Trading System

    The Malawi Stock Exchange, in conjunction with the Reserve Bank of Malawi are in the course of automating the Malawi Stock Exchange trading processes, the bourse said in a communique. The project involves the establishment of an Automated Trading System (ATS) at the Malawi Stock Exchange as well as the introduction of electronically held certificates

    Malawi Stock Exchange to launch new Automated Trading System

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  • The first Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF) (www.ABEF2018.com) is to be held in London on 7 to 8 June 2018, to coincide with World Oceans Day. More than 150 delegates and speakers are expected to attend, including government ministers,...

  • Oceana, today, 12 March 2018, published a new investigative report highlighting four commercial fishing vessels that appeared to turn off their public tracking systems, potentially questionable behavior known as going dark at sea.  While this public tracking system, called the Automatic Identification...

  • During the third quarter of 2017, the total import and export container trade market experienced consistent 10% year-on-year growth, a similar result as in previous quarters, which on face value is remarkable growth. The main hallmark of South African...

  • Agility, APM Terminals, Borderless Alliance, Dole South Africa, DP World Maputo, Dube TradePort, ICTSI DRC and Walvis Bay Corridor Group are among the latest confirmed to join the pan-African trade debate at inaugural TOC in Durban. Sihle Zikalala, MEC...

  • The future state and role of the heavy haul rail network in Africa is a critical discussion if we are to increase intra-African trade. This is according to Brian Monakali, Deputy Chairman of the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA)...

  • Oceana today released a new report highlighting unlawful fishing activities, authorized by four European countries, in the waters of The Gambia and Equatorial Guinea between April 2012 and August 2015. Using data from Global Fishing Watch, an online technology tool that...

  • The future of the heavy haul industry, a crucial cog in the global logistics chain, remains on shaky ground in light of adverse global market conditions that continue to threaten the profitability and sustainability of heavy rail operators around...

  • Railway infrastructure development is an important building block to improving trade across the Southern Africa Hinterland Territories, which comprises three landlocked countries; Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia. This is according to Emmanuel Ntshangase, Country Manager of Maersk Line Hinterland Territories...

  • Although South Africa’s engineering sector is making progress in attracting women in both technical and leadership roles, the journey ahead remains a long and challenging one, especially in the defence industry. According to statistics by South African NGO Women in Engineering (WomEng), women...

  • A conference taking place in Durban from 9 to 11 October 2017 is set to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain. The International Gas Cooperation Summit...

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