Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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...
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...
Growthpoint Properties, the first South African company and real estate investment trust to issue a green bond programme on the JSE, celebrated the occasion with a bit of fanfare on Wednesday morning, 25 April. An extremely exhilarating countdown moment during @growthpoint Properties...
The company has cleaned up its legacy investments and now targets a further R4bn asset growth. Vunani might have hit the headlines because of some of its controversial corporate advisory clients. But the future of the financial services group lies...
The Kenya Power Pension Fund (KPPF) has been named the best fund in Africa. This is after it emerged the winner of the category in the recently-held Africa Investor (Ai) Capital Market & Index Series Awards in New York, USA. The...
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has approached the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal population, despite concerns from conservationists. The East African nation considers the...
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...
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 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...
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...
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