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AFSIC 2018: fast becoming the premier investor event for Africa

23/03/2018

The annual AFSIC, now in its 6th year, takes place 2-4th May in London. AFSIC has rapidly developed into one of the most important Africa investor events globally and is now believed to be the largest Africa investment event...

Focus on Ghana: A more positive outlook for 2018

20/03/2018

"Following on from the reductions in treasury bill rates, the banking sector is readjusting to actually making money fro...

Focus on Ghana: BoG raises capital threshold to stabilise sector

20/03/2018

The collapse of two Ghanaian banks has prompted the central bank, the Bank of Ghana, to raise the liquidity thresholds o...

CFTA: Africa positions for “the world’s largest free trade area”. What are the implications?

19/03/2018

As African heads of state and government meet in the Rwandan capital Kigali to formally sign the much-talked about Conti...

Focus on Ghana: Creating the regional financial hub

19/03/2018

Ghana’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, has overseen a revival of fortunes for the country’s economy. He aims ...

Nigeria: Investors ditching banks for fixed-income securities

15/03/2018

Savvy investors are pulling their deposits out of banks, where interest rates are in the single digits, and placing them...

Barclays Africa Revamps Strategy in Return to Its Absa Roots

13/03/2018

The Johannesburg-based bank plans to revert back to the Absa Group Ltd. name, as it was known before Barclays Plc took c...

Gambia: Barrow shifts economy out of doldrums

13/03/2018

Gambia’s new leader, Adama Barrow and his administration inherited a bankrupt economy when they took office a year ago. ...

Tanzania revives the ‘green gold’

13/03/2018

Sisal was formerly a major export earner for Tanzania. Now, as demand grows, the government has plans to vastly increase...

Sierra Leone faces close election result

12/03/2018

Sierra Leoneans went to the polls on 7 March. The incumbent president, Ernest Bai Koroma, will not be on the ballot. Thi...