Category archives for: Banking & Finance

Which Way for Interest Rates in Kenya?  

July 13, 2018//-Interest rate caps can have far-reaching consequences on the composition and maturity of commercial bank loans and deposits. From both a policy and research standpoint, it is important to understand the mechanisms behind such impacts and the channels through which they affect various players in the financial sector.

UBA Emerges Best Institution in Digital Banking in Africa

July 12, 2018//-Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc, has once again made an addition to its growing list of enviable laurels as it was named Africa’s best bank  in the Digital category at the prestigious Euromoney awards in London. 

India Becomes European Bank’s Newest Shareholder

July 11, 2018//-India has become the 69th shareholder of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), paving the way for more joint investment with Indian companies across the EBRD’s regions.

QNB Group Posts Impressive Results

Doha, Qatar, 11 July 2018, QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months period ended 30June 2018.

FBN Bank Ghana Confident of Meeting Minimum Capital Requirement

Accra, Ghana, July 10, 2018//-FBN Bank Ghana has assured its costumers that it is confident of meeting the Bank of Ghana’s minimum capital requirement this year.

Western Union Opens Office in Ivory Coast

Abidjan, Ivory Coast, July 9, 2018/ — Western Union , a leader in global cross-border, cross-currency money movement, announced today the opening of an office in Ivory Coast, reinforcing the company’s on-going commitment to service excellence by getting even closer to customers.

Hafez Ghanem Takes Over as World Bank’s Vice President for Africa  

Washington, USA, July 9, 2018//— The World Bank has appointed Hafez Ghanem as the new World Bank Vice President for Africa, effective July 1.

How Dev’t Banks Can ‘Shift the Trillions’

July 7, 2018//-According to the UN, by 2050 two-thirds of the world’s population will live in urban areas, the result of a mass rural exodus and high population growth, particularly in Africa.

TEF Forum: How Emmanuel Macron Dazzles Young African Entrepreneurs

Accra, Ghana, July 6, 2018//-Young African entrepreneurs who attended the recent interactive forum with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron in Lagos, Nigeria are poised to change the African narrative to positive one after listening to a dazzling message from the President.

Banking Sector in Ghana: Odun Odunfa Presents First Atlantic Bank in Ghana

Interview with Odun Odunfa, Managing Director and CEO of First Atlantic Bank July 6, 2018//-What is your assessment of the banking sector in Ghana? What are the trends? How is the competitive environment? The banking sector is growing. It is very dynamic. It is becoming more product driven, especially electronic products. Many of us in […]

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