Monday, March 25, 2019
The Public Investment Corporation has made an equity investment in South African stock exchange, ZAR X, on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund. The PIC acquired a 25% stake in the group, which has a trading value of R3.7...
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...
HARARE, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday agreed to provide Zimbabwe with a funding of about 213 million U.S. dollars for infrastructure development projects. The funding includes those for the expansion and upgrading of the country's flagship airport, the...
The broad-based slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa is easing, and growth is expected to pick up to 2.6% in 2017 from last year’s 1.4%, the IMF said in its latest Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa. A recovery in oil production...
Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain start-up, is gearing up to roll out zero-fee banking services to the unbanked and underbanked in Uganda. Founded by a pair of Americans, the company has partnered with a Ugandan microfinance institution to enable customers...
Kenya’s government is seeking proposals from banks about a possible $2 billion Eurobond offering in the first quarter of 2018, according to two people familiar with the matter. The East African nation’s Treasury asked banks for pitches on how to structure...
November 29, 2017, in the Côte d’Ivoire capital, ahead of the African Union-European Union Summit, the European Investment bank (EIB) signed its first, landmark agreement with the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank). The agreement involves a finance facility for...
A subsidiary of New Sparta Asset Management, New Sparta Energy (NSE) was established in 2017 to identify, develop, build and operate power generation assets in Africa, with a focus on renewables, and to sub-advise NSAM on Africa strategy. Our in-house...
Independent investment firm RisCura has released its latest report on investing in Africa,Bright Africa 2018, which highlights that Africa’s consumer and business spending is expected to reach $6.7 trillion by 2030. The report segments Africa into nine meaningful markets, or...
With real GDP growth at near zero and fiscal projects trending downward, it’s unsurprising Standard & Poor’s didn’t wait for the ANC leadership contest in late 2017, or the next budget release, to cut the country’s credit rating to...
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