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'Recovery lending' helps disaster-stricken farmers get back on track

Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food...

By Robert Kibet 1 day ago

Cash is no longer king. All hail digitisation

Cold, hard cash has been on the decline in mature first world economies since the 1990s when electronic banking started becoming popular.

By Peter Alkema 3 days ago

Innovation doesn't have to be disruptive

It is clear that technology is changing the landscape of financial services in rural Africa, says KPMG...

8 Aug 2017

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

At the Seedstars Uganda finals, Numida was selected as the top startup in the region...

8 Aug 2017

The convergence of credit card and cash in Africa

According to a recent study conducted by Mastercard, over 50% of the South African population still transact using cash on a daily basis...

By Simeon Tassev 1 Aug 2017

Bitcoin tests democracy amid fears of split

Fears of a possible split in the bitcoin community, which might create two varieties of the crypto-currency, are overblown...

By Hanna Ziady 31 Jul 2017

Jamii Bora Bank introduces integrated digital banking platform

Jamii Bora Bank (JBBL), a Kenyan SME lender, has launched an integrated digital banking system to enable its customers to conduct business online...

31 Jul 2017

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 25 Jul 2017

African insurance market ripe for digitalisation

Insurance customers have new expectations, thanks to digitalisation.

25 Jul 2017

Nefrids Africa wins Seedstars Tanzania round

Nefrids Africa has won the Tanzania round of Seedstars World and will represent Tanzania at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to $1m in equity investments and other prizes...

25 Jul 2017

African winners in mobile remittance awards

Mahindra Comviva and Econet Wireless Zimbabwe win The RemTECH Award in the ‘Visionary Game Changer' category...

25 Jul 2017

IMF calls for Mozambique to come clean on debts

MAPUTO - Mozambique must fill in "critical information gaps" over $2bn of secret government loans, the International Monetary Fund said...

21 Jul 2017

AHIF of significant economic benefit to host countries

Grant Thornton has quantified the significant economic benefits of the Africa Hotel Investment Forum to host countries. Hosting an AHIF event is of direct benefit to the local economy, with an estimated worth of over $4bn...

14 Jul 2017

Barclays Kenya to close branches as tech takes hold

Barclays Bank of Kenya (BBK) is closing seven of its branches in the country...

By Kennedy Kangethe 12 Jul 2017

#StartupStory: The Sun Exchange

Through The Sun Exchange, anyone can go solar and start building wealth powered by sunlight. It allows for collaborative solar finance using blockchain...

By Ilse van den Berg 11 Jul 2017

Lending potential in Africa

There's huge potential for home-grown peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platforms, according to a recently released report on alternative financing vehicles...

11 Jul 2017

Bowing out gracefully: What startup founders can learn from Travis Kalanick

Sometimes the entrepreneurial traits of a startup founder are not conducive to running a large-to-global business. Just ask Travis Kalanick...

10 Jul 2017

Investment banking fees reach four-year high on the sub-continent

Sub-Saharan African investment banking fees reached $244.7m during the first half of 2017, up 12% from the value recorded for the same period in 2016...

6 Jul 2017

Rights offer pays off for Mara Delta

Mara Delta, the only pan-African property fund listed on the JSE, is set to be worth close to R8bn following a well-supported rights offer, according to CEO Bronwyn Corbett...

30 Jun 2017

Study reveals China commands almost 50% of Africa's international EPC market

According to a new report by McKinsey Africa, China's involvement in Africa is bigger and more multifaceted than previous studies suggest...

28 Jun 2017

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International

Capital & Regional's UK malls put on star performance

Capital & Regional, the retail fund listed in the UK and SA, grew its interim dividend 6.8% in the six months to June, thanks to a strong performance from its shopping centres.

By Alistair Anderson 3 days ago

Olymp Trade: an easy way to earn money on financial markets for beginners and professionals

Every year there are more and more ways to earn money online. But, despite this diversity, the majority of people still cannot start earning income on the internet. Why? The fact is that almost all ways to make money on the internet require significant personal investments: spending on advertising, or buying goods, if with internet stores, etc.

Issued by Monetary Library 11 Aug 2017

Thinking like an economist can make your next trip abroad cheaper

A record number of tourists and business travellers visited another country in 2016, and this year is already on pace to exceed that tally.

By Jay L. Zagorsky 4 Aug 2017

Russian sought in bitcoin laundering held in Greece

THESSALONIKI - Greek police said they had arrested a 38-year-old Russian sought by US authorities for allegedly helping criminals launder billions of dollars using bitcoin.

27 Jul 2017

Echo buys shopping centre in Poland

JSE- and Luxembourg-listed Echo Polska Properties (EPP), a Polish property player, has acquired another retail asset, Galeria Solna in Inowroclaw, Poland, a step that moves EPP closer to becoming a pure retail property fund by 2019.

By Alistair Anderson 17 Jul 2017

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