Friday, November 16, 2018
The deals market in Africa will be slower this year than in 2017, but the region’s financial services sector is on the rise and looking to invest in technology, according to a new report. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across financial...
(Updates Open Text and Eletropaulo Metropolitana; adds Xerox, Sanofi, Murray & Roberts, Goldman Sachs, Toys “R” Us and Fortis Healthcare) April 17 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Tuesday: ** Top Xerox...
Orange wants to be much more than a telecoms operator in Africa. We want to be a provider of essential services for our customers.” – Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa. As part of its diversification plan...
State-owned pension fund’s total assets under management grew 17 per cent to hit Sh196.9 billion in the six months to June 2017, consolidating its position as the largest in the country ahead of private Pinebridge Investments East Africa. The latest...
The offshore allocation limits for institutional investors like pension funds were recently increased from 25% to 30% and the special allocation to African investments (outside South Africa) from 5% to 10%. This means that investors may now allocate up to...
TRADE Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) yesterday applauded the enactment of Public Service Social Security Fund Act to merge the various pension funds into two schemes. The trade union apex body welcomed the move, saying the merger will lead to...
The government has rolled out the second phase of the Sh15 billion Last Mile electricity project that will see more than 2.5 million households connected to the national grid. Energy Cabinet Secretary Charles Keter said that the second phase will include the...
THE African Medallion Group (AMG) has introduced a US$1 billion gold-backed bond certificate, a global solution that enables people from anywhere in the world to invest in and enjoy the benefits of owning the special metal. The development is expected...
Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has completed the deal to purchase a 49 per cent stake in new Chadian Airlines. In the joint venture, the government of Chad will retain 51 per cent. The new Chadian flag carrier is set...
The AfDB launched its Room2Run initiative last month which effectively freed up $700m off the bank’s balance sheet.  The Africa50 fund officially opened its headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco, in September of this year. Mandated in 2013, during the African Union’s 50th anniversary,...
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