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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

Seedstars crowns Numida best Ugandan startup

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

8 Aug 2017

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

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

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

#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

#StartupStory: KapitalWise

KapitalWise uses predictive analytics to analyse your accounts and move extra cash towards your investment goals. In a nutshell, it automates savings and investing...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Jun 2017

Tabech wins Seedstars Mozambique round

Mobile insurance startup Tabech has been selected as the winner of the Mozambique round of Seedstars World for its Móvelcare product. It was also announced that the annual Seedstars Africa Regional Summit will take place in Mozambique...

22 Jun 2017

#StartupStory: Flexpay

In the #StartupStory spotlight this week is Flexpay: a product created in response to the high demand in the market for purchasing goods via piecemeal payments...

By Ilse van den Berg 19 Jun 2017

New digital venture fund from Orange

Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa...

14 Jun 2017

Three South African startups advance to Seedstars national finals

Seedstars has selected three startups to advance to the Seedstars South Africa grand final. In addition, the 12 startups to pitch at Seedstars Mozambique have been announced...

13 Jun 2017

Startups invited to apply for 1776 Challenge Cup

Leadspace, in partnership with 1776 and Revolution, is inviting startups to apply for Challenge Cup Lagos where 15-20 startups will pitch for the chance to win a paid trip to New York City for the Global Final round...

12 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 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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