Monday, January 21, 2019
To further enhance the African Local Currency Bond Fund (ALCB Fund) portfolio and promote the development of domestic capital markets across the continent, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a loan of R140-million. The senior loan, with a seven-year...
NAIROBI, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kenya has secured a $750 million syndicated loan for seven years from the Trade Development Bank (TDB) to pay off creditors in another two-year syndicated loan that was extended last year, two banking sources...
If American, Japanese, and emerging economies’ policymakers had hoped to pressure the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to drop their policies of refusing to fund coal power projects, they were ultimately disappointed. Instead, the World Bank and...
The success of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will rest significantly on the ability of the continent’s private sector to generate or create the goods that will enter the trade, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank...
South Africa’s plan to rejig 32.4 billion rand ($2.3 billion) of spending to boost economic expansion is unlikely to significantly alter the nation’s growth trajectory, Fitch Ratings Ltd. said. Finance Minister Tito Mboweni announced measures to allocate funds to “faster-spending...
South Africa has expressed disappointment at not being granted exemption from the US Section 232 steel and aluminium tariff duties. Monday, 30 April, US President Donald Trump signed proclamations granting permanent country-exemptions to a select number of countries and extended...
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms monopoly has agreed to allow some local firms to provide internet services through its infrastructure, a move seen as spurring competition and expanding the data market, officials said. Ethio Telecom has more than 16 million subscribers of...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed former central bank Governor Tito Mboweni as his finance minister on Tuesday, replacing Nhlanhla Nene, who lied about his meetings with three businessmen accused of plundering state funds. Mboweni, the nation’s fifth finance chief...
In a bid to encourage cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption in Egypt, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE) announced that it has joined the R3 Blockchain Consortium on April 22, 2018. R3 is a software enterprise firm that is working closely with...
Many consumer-packaged-goods companies are placing too many bets. Greater simplicity and agility increase the odds of higher performance. Allocating resources wisely is one of the most difficult tasks for executives. As the competition attacks their core markets ever more aggressively...
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