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African project development network launched

The Africa Finance Corporation, alongside its development partners, is pleased to announce the launch of the Africa Project Developers Initiative...

22 Apr 2016

Report Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2016 projects GDP growth in Africa

In its report 'Economic Insight: Africa Q1 2016', the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) points to good news for African economies but warns that manufacturing still accounts for a small share of output...

1 Apr 2016

African economic summit ends with calls for investment

A two-day African economic summit in Egypt ended on Sunday amid calls for investment as organisers said several business proposals were negotiated to help boost growth...

23 Feb 2016

TagPay recognised as best technology enabler platform in Africa

Tagattitude, the innovative French finTech, has won a Kalahari Award for its digital banking platform, TagPay at the 6th Remittance and Mobile Money Expo, held in Lagos...

16 Feb 2016

Standard Bank named Africa's Best Foreign Exchange Provider

Standard Bank Group was named the Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Africa at the recent 2016 Global Finance World's Best Foreign Exchange Providers Awards...

15 Feb 2016

Investec Africa fund closes with almost $300m raised

The Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2 has closed, raising 295m to be invested in companies in SA and the rest of Africa. Before close the fund had already concluded three deals...

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 15 Feb 2016

Namibia joins Africa's mobile phone banking boom

Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48%...

10 Feb 2016

Islamic banking powerhouses gather at IFIF 2016

Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East gathered at the 2nd annual International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016)...

10 Feb 2016

Global crowdfunding portal launched to fund African entrepreneurs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the primary job creation engine in Africa, accounting for over 95% of firms and 60%-70% of employment...

9 Feb 2016

Call to enter pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards

Journalists from across Africa have until 29 February 2016 to submit their entries for the inaugural pan-African reinsurance Journalism Awards...

5 Feb 2016

Untapped value remains in Africa's capital markets

PwC has released its 2015 Africa Capital Markets Watch publication which analyses equity and debt capital markets transactions that took place between 2011 and 2015...

2 Feb 2016

It's officially Design Month on Biz

Traditionally February is dedicated to all things design on Biz. This year we're rolling out the design theme, with a multi-industry Design Month feature on how design is influencing 20 sectors locally and globally...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 1 Feb 2016

Shine a light on the gaps

Agriculture forms the backbone of African economies. A majority of the continent's farmers earn their living on small plots of less than two hectares...

By Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Janeen Madan 21 Jan 2016

[BizTrends 2016] African mega-projects: opportunities and challenges for specialist insurers

Infrastructure development is booming across Africa, due in no small part to significant economic growth and foreign direct investment. Mega-infrastructure projects have massive price tags...

By Karl Bishop 18 Jan 2016

Egypt to host African investment forum

On 20 and 21 February Egypt will host Africa 2016, the first international business and investment forum of its kind. This is an Africa to Africa investment...

15 Jan 2016

Using tech to reach the two billion unbanked

Can innovative uses of technology transform financial access for the hundreds of millions in Africa without a bank account?...

By Desné Masie 8 Jan 2016

Private equity in Africa geared to deliver on investment

In the context of a global search for returns, investors eager to obtain exposure to frontier markets in Africa - one of the world's fastest-growing consumer markets...

6 Jan 2016

Bad year for African bourses prompts investor exit

Foreign investors suffered huge losses in most African stock markets in 2015, as the continent faced foreign exchange pressures and low commodity prices...

By Malcom Sharara 5 Jan 2016

Mobile wallets revolutionise African retail

[NEWSWATCH]: With a mobile wallet solution finally in the wings for the UAE, many are surprised that the technology's already in play in Africa...

30 Dec 2015

Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth

NEWSWATCH: A partnership between Safaricom and Uganda's leading operator MTN means M-PESA users can now send money to the country...

30 Dec 2015

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