Wednesday, February 20, 2019
58 years of Nigeria’s independence, Ebere Nwoji writes that the pension sector has recorded significant growth. The pension sector no doubt, is one of the fast growing sectors of the economy since the introduction of the funded Contributory Pension Scheme...
A privately-owned Nigerian producer of building materials, Ibeto Cement Co. Ltd, has signed a deal to get $850 million in financing from Milost Global Inc, a New York-based private equity firm. According to Bloomberg, Milost will provide $500 million in equity and $350 million as debt to...
British investment fund CDC Group’s Sh14 billion investment in ARM Cement  has dropped to a market value of Sh2.1 billion as investors continue to react to the Nairobi Securities Exchange-listed firm’s financial challenges. The firm’s share price fell to a new...
Canada’s Barrick Gold Corp has agreed to buy Randgold Resources Ltd in an all-stock deal valuing the Africa-focused miner at $6.5 billion, to create the world’s largest gold producer in an industry under investor pressure to put capital to...
Bharti Airtel Ltd. is looking to pare $4.6 billion from its net borrowings over the next three years by listing its African unit and potentially selling some stake in its tower business, according to a person with knowledge of the...
Ghana’s Cocobod is seeking up to $1.5 billion from China’s Eximbank to improve farms and install irrigation systems and other projects, the regulator’s chief executive Joseph Aidoo said on Wednesday. A man carries a cocoa bag while walking over cocoa...
The African Development Bank has approved a $217.9 million loan to South Africa’s power utility Eskom Holdings, towards the upgrade and expansion of its transmission facilities. The funding supports the Eskom Transmission Improvement Project (ETIP), which will see the construction...
On 2 July, the PSA Group – manufacturer of the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands – produced its first vehicle assembled in Morocco at the brand new factory in Kenitra’s Atlantic Free Zone (AFZ), north of Rabat. Commercial production...
UseKamba, or Kamba for short, is an Angola-based fintech startup. Its mobile wallet application allows users to transfer funds between each other, buy airtime and pay bills. “The main reason behind the existence of Kamba is the need to revolutionise,...
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...
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