Saturday, November 17, 2018
Africa investor (“Ai”) and World Pensions Council (“WPC”) to help mobilize trillions of pension capital for African infrastructure Davos, Paris, London, Johannesburg, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo – January 22nd 2018: Meeting in Davos ahead of the 2018 World Economic Forum, the...
For bond investors, Africa’s been a happy hunting ground this year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust...
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved the Bank's 2018 borrowing program for USD 8 billion to be raised from capital markets. The Bank provides financial assistance to its member countries by mobilizing resources primarily from...
At the annual AfricaCom conference today, pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.  ESET Southern Africa is the local distributor and...
AfricInvest, a leading pan-African mid-cap-focused private equity firm, is pleased to announce the first closing of its North African Fund (MPEF IV). The fund has received capital commitments of EUR137mn from prestigious finance institutions and expects the total to grow to more...
With rising minimum wages in countries such as China, Thailand and Vietnam, there has been hope that parts of Asia’s low-skilled manufacturing industry would shift to African countries, and in the process create much-needed jobs. However, before the continent’s...
Brazil’s largest diversified miner Vale has announced that it, together with its Japanese partner Mitsui & Co, has signed a $2.73-billion funding deal to finance the Nacala Logistics Corridor (NLC), that will connect the Mozambique-based Moatize coal mine, to the...
Diversified mining and metals company South32 on Monday approved the R4.3-billion, 20-year Klipspruit life extension project at South Africa Energy Coal (SAEC), and at the same time set out to turn its South African energy coalbusiness into a standalone...
Finnfund, a Finnish development finance company, has invested $6m in Jumo, a financial services platform providing mobile financial services in emerging markets. Finnfund’s investment, which takes the form of a debt instrument, will support Jumo’s expansion in Africa and Asia...
The largest airport in Senegal will open its doors on December 7, after more than a decade of development and delays. Blaise Diagne International (AIBD) will have initial capacity for three million passengers per year, rising to 10 million per...
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