Wednesday, June 19, 2019
November 29, 2017, in the Côte d’Ivoire capital, ahead of the African Union-European Union Summit, the European Investment bank (EIB) signed its first, landmark agreement with the African Export Import Bank (Afreximbank). The agreement involves a finance facility for...
With so much of politics, economics, culture - not to mention every other facet of human existence - taking place online, it is startling to realise that such a loose and baggy concept as the "centre of the global...
HARARE, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- China on Wednesday agreed to provide Zimbabwe with a funding of about 213 million U.S. dollars for infrastructure development projects. The funding includes those for the expansion and upgrading of the country's flagship airport, the...
With real GDP growth at near zero and fiscal projects trending downward, it’s unsurprising Standard & Poor’s didn’t wait for the ANC leadership contest in late 2017, or the next budget release, to cut the country’s credit rating to...
Wala, a Cape Town-based blockchain start-up, is gearing up to roll out zero-fee banking services to the unbanked and underbanked in Uganda. Founded by a pair of Americans, the company has partnered with a Ugandan microfinance institution to enable customers...
A subsidiary of New Sparta Asset Management, New Sparta Energy (NSE) was established in 2017 to identify, develop, build and operate power generation assets in Africa, with a focus on renewables, and to sub-advise NSAM on Africa strategy. Our in-house...
Kenya’s government is seeking proposals from banks about a possible $2 billion Eurobond offering in the first quarter of 2018, according to two people familiar with the matter. The East African nation’s Treasury asked banks for pitches on how to structure...
The Public Investment Corporation has made an equity investment in South African stock exchange, ZAR X, on behalf of the Government Employees Pension Fund. The PIC acquired a 25% stake in the group, which has a trading value of R3.7...
Global agency Moody’s has downgraded credit ratings of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc, which own subsidiaries in Kenya and other African countries upon downgrade of Nigeria. The firms operate as GTBank and UBA in Kenya. Moody’s...
Independent investment firm RisCura has released its latest report on investing in Africa,Bright Africa 2018, which highlights that Africa’s consumer and business spending is expected to reach $6.7 trillion by 2030. The report segments Africa into nine meaningful markets, or...
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