Archive for the ‘Banking & Financial Services’ category

Are exchange controls a benefit or detriment to African business?

A look at the complexities of exchange controls in Africa and the role they are currently playing in South Africa.

Don’t ignore what Africa does best – the informal sector

Nigerian-American journalist and author, Dayo Olopade, talks about the heart of Africa’s commercial activity.

Three things you should understand about African stock markets

What investors should know about using Africa’s stock markets to tap into its growth story.

Private banks must change tack as wealth shifts to emerging markets

“If you want to bank the owner, bank the business.”

Meet the Boss: Jennifer Riria, CEO, Kenya Women Holding

How we made it in Africa speaks to Jennifer Riria, the 2014 Kenyan country winner of the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Top entrepreneur Jennifer Riria proved that women are bankable

Microfinance banker Jennifer Riria explains why she built a business around providing finance to Kenyan women.

Meet the Boss: Gervais Djondo, co-founder, Ecobank

Gervais Djondo says it is important to surround yourself with the right people.

Africa’s economic progress could mirror that of Asia, says Prudential

“We think Africa can be the new Asia, both for us as a company and for the global economy.”

Working from a cyber café ‘office’ for six months: The inspiring story of JamboPay

How we made it in Africa talks to JamboPay founder Danson Muchemi.

Meet the Boss: Mbwana Alliy, managing partner, Savannah Fund

Fund manager encourages African countries to trade with each other.

High interest rates strangling small businesses in Nigeria

Banks and microfinance firms charge prohibitively high interest rates and attach onerous requirements to loans.

Meet the Boss: Obinnia Abajue, executive director, Stanbic IBTC

“I believe Africa will get to where it should be by paying attention to its people.”

UK supermarket billionaire setting up investment vehicle for East Africa

Lord David Sainsbury’s Msingi will support new companies in key sectors.

A look at funding SMEs for inclusive growth in Africa

SMEs are drivers of the economy and inclusive growth.

Africa’s 15 hottest investment zones

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a 4.7% increase in foreign direct investment in 2013.