Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Nigeria’s central bank said on Wednesday it had ordered South African telecoms firm MTN and four banks to bring $8.134 billion back into the country that MTN had illegally sent abroad in breach of foreign exchange regulations. The news...
South Africa is considering an initial price talk into the Eurobond market of about 6% and 6.37%. South Africa is hoping to ride a wave of improved investor sentiment by tapping the Eurobond market for the first time under new...
New Delhi: Half a dozen marque investors, including Warburg Pincus LLC, Temasek Holdings, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd and SoftBank Group Corp, will invest a combined $1.25 billion in Bharti Airtel Ltd’s unit in Africa ahead of a potential initial public offering (IPO). India’s...
Tycoon Humphrey Kariuki’s Great Lakes Africa Energy (GLAE) has entered an agreement with the Mozambique government to generate electricity using natural gas for domestic use at a cost of Sh40 billion ($400 million). The UK-based pan-African energy solution firm develops...
2017 was a slow year for M&A deals across Africa. Instability, lack of regulatory clarity and weak economic fundamentals in the continent’s biggest markets in particular worked to limit investor confidence. Meanwhile, increasing concerns over ethical and compliance considerations...
With the US and China slapping tariffs on each other and agreements like NAFTA being revised, free trade isn’t likely to emerge unscathed. Africa, however, is bucking the trend with its African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Last month, forty-four African heads...
Kenya's economy is likely to expand by between 5.25 per cent and 5.75 per cent in 2018 on a rebound in public and private investments and improved farming activities, research analysts at Genghis Capital projected Wednesday. The analysts also see...
FinDev Canada, Canada’s development finance institution, has annoucned its first transaction, a $10m investment in M-KOPA, a ‘pay-as-you-go’ energy provider to off-grid homes in Kenya. M-KOPA has connected 600,000 homes across Africa, providing 75 million hours of kerosene-free lighting each...
Kenya Airways' shares were suspended from trading at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) for the next two weeks after the government announced last week that it was moving to restructure ownership at the State-owned airline. On Monday, Treasury...
Coca-Cola Co (KO.N) has agreed to buy coffee chain Costa for $5.1 billion (3.92 billion pounds) to extend its push into healthier drinks and take on the likes of Starbucks and Nestle in the booming global coffee market. The purchase...
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