Standard Chartered Bank Launches its First-Ever Digital Bank in Africa

Côte d’Ivoire marks the pilot launch of the digital bank Standard Chartered Bank today announced the official launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire....

IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Kenya

Annual growth could rise further to 6½ percent within a couple of years The authorities requested a six-month extension of the SBA that expires on...

OPIC Commitments to Power Africa have Reached $2.4 Billion to Date

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation announced this week it has committed $2.4 billion to date to the U.S. Power Africa initiative to harness the...

Mastercard Uses Facebook Messenger to Help Small Businesses Go Digital

Launches Masterpass QR bot for Messenger to enable Nigerian businesses to set up digital money accounts and accept QR payments At Mobile World Congress (MobileWorldCongress.com),...

Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone set to boost job creation

By - SAnews.gov.za The Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (MAP-SEZ), which is scheduled to start with construction in March 2018, is expected to produce 255 direct...

Roaring to life: Growth and innovation in African retail banking

The McKinsey Global Banking report finds winning strategies among Africa’s top banks  The McKinsey Global Banking (McKinsey.com) practice has today published a new report on...

Business Insider South Africa is live!

The South African edition of Business Insider, the world’s largest financial news platform, has gone live today. With some 120 million users, Business Insider is...

Higher growth projected for SA economy

With an improved economic outlook, South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to come in at 1% in 2018, up from the 0.7%...

Fiorano Contributes to Kenya’s Digital Leap with I&M Bank

“Fiorano has made our digital journey easy and cost effective," said Rohit Gupta, Group CIO and Kenya Banking Authority’s Inter-Bank Transfer Switch, KITS. Fiorano’s architecture...

Innovation and consolidation to drive African telecom, media and tech deals, says Standard Bank

Improving economic growth and investment in technology and broadband to fuel growth in Africa’s telecom media and tech sector. The global head of TMT (www.TMTfinance.com/capetown)...

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