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Where to invest in Africa

Rand Merchant Bank's ninth edition of Where to Invest in Africa is returning to its roots - the sectors that are key to unlocking the continent's growth potential...

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Blockchain deployments across financial services ecosystems to be seen in the future

Lack of interoperability standards will prevent pervasive blockchain deployment across financial services ecosystems for at least three years...

16 Sep 2019

Africa's CEOs still looking for growth amid uncertainties

African business leaders are less optimistic about the strength of the global economy and their organisations' ability to grow revenues in both the short and medium term than they were a year ago...

9 Sep 2019

The African free trade zone can't ignore continent's security issues

The new African free trade zone came into effect at the end of May 2019. All of the African Union's (AU) member states are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

5 Sep 2019

Standard Bank targets informal retail economy with $4m Nomanini investment

Standard Bank has gained a stake in Nomanini following an investment of $4m. The bank will be able to use Nomanini's fintech platform to uncover data on the informal retail economy...

28 Aug 2019

Oil & gas set to be the backbone of African growth

A string of successful exploration projects over the last decade has seen the number of African countries with proven oil and gas reserves rise to 28...

28 Aug 2019

Energy still a key challenge to African industrialisation

Reliable energy was highlighted as a key challenge during a week-long trade and investment mission to Zambia by South African companies...

19 Aug 2019

African market wide open for innovative insurers

Escalating urbanisation, a rising middle class and a growing younger population create significant opportunities for insurers to enter this largely untapped African market...

8 Aug 2019

Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTA

Trade partnerships should be aligned to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said...

6 Aug 2019

AB InBev, BanQu to empower Africa farmers with blockchain technology

AB InBev and BanQu intend to provide an economic identity for people around the world, especially for those working at the tail end of supply chains and who are economically disconnected...

1 Aug 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

#AfricaLeads: Africa is one of the most fertile regions for growth across industries

Paylater rebranded to Carbon to become a digital financial services platform, going "beyond banking", says CEO Chijioke Dozie...

By Louise Marsland 19 Jul 2019

How will we regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency in Africa?

While fintech and mobile solutions for money transfers have taken off in Africa, there has been a mixed reaction thus far from governments to the use and regulation of blockchain and cryptocurrency...

17 Jul 2019

Why central banks need to take human rights more seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations...

By Danny Bradlow 15 Jul 2019

What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continent

The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July...

By Virusha Subban & Itumeleng Mukhovha 10 Jul 2019

International, pan-African organisations commit to collaboration on blue economy

Fishing, aquaculture, shipping, ports, energy and finance industries all came under the spotlight at the second Africa Blue Economy Forum (ABEF2019) held in Tunis, Tunisia late last month...

4 Jul 2019

IWG flexible working franchise a first for Africa

Flexible workspace provider, IWG plc this week announced plans for a large-scale rollout of its franchise offering for flexible workspaces in a further 14 countries in Africa...

Issued by GO Content Lab 4 Jul 2019

Facebook's Libra has staggering potential - state control of money could end

The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin in this way, even if communities of enthusiasts have been treating them as a means of exchange for over a decade now...

By Gavin Brown 27 Jun 2019

Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2019

How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

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