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The 2022 African banking trends unpacked

Financial industry experts joined the speaker panel at the free-to-attend 2021 Future of Banking webinar earlier this week where they discussed the key 'Megatrends Reshaping Banking in Africa'...

3 Dec 2021

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South Africa's rand recovers

South Africa's rand stabilises once more after sinking on Omicron worries...

29 Nov 2021

African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road
African nations mend and make do as China tightens Belt and Road

Deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley, members of the National Youth Service tirelessly swing machetes to clear dense shrubs obscuring railway tracks...

By Duncan Miriri 22 Nov 2021

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New financial tribes in banking identified

Three quarters (75%) of global consumers are now more likely to use digital banking in the next few months than before the pandemic...

12 Nov 2021

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FNB named Africa & SA's best SME bank

The Global Finance's inaugural SME Bank Awards has named FNB as the Best SME Bank in South Africa and Africa...

11 Nov 2021

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Medtech sector key to SA's economic recovery

South Africa's medical technology (medtech) sector's current estimated R20bn market value could be significantly increased...

2 Nov 2021

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Access Bank Zambia & Atlas Mara Zambia combine entities

Access Bank Zambia has reached agreement with the shareholders of ABC Holdings Limited, trading as Atlas Mara Zambia, regarding a merger with Atlas Mara Zambia...

27 Oct 2021

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Sello Moloko appointed Absa Group Board chairperson-designate

Sello Moloko has been appointed to the Absa Group Limited Board as independent non-executive director and chairperson-designate...

26 Oct 2021

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Nigeria launches digital currency to enhance payments

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will launch a digital currency...

25 Oct 2021

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Future-proofing the modern ATM

The modernisation of the ATM through a vendor agnostic approach is being driven by industry-wide initiatives...

By Danette Breitenbach 22 Oct 2021

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Global pension systems study highlights gender pension gap

The 13th annual Mercer CFA Institute Global Pension Index's (MCGPI) special chapter highlights the gender differences in pension outcome...

21 Oct 2021

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Vodacom's superapp Vodapay launches with exclusive deals

VodaPay, Vodacom Financial and Digital Services' super app, delivers a digital shopping, lifestyle and financial platform for both consumers and businesses...

19 Oct 2021

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SA to re-emerge in strong position post-Covid

Countries like South Africa, Kenya and Egypt may re-emerge in a strong position post Covid-19...

14 Oct 2021

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Covid-19 leads to rising global debt

Last year global debt reached $226tn and increased by $27tn owing to the Covid-19 pandemic...

13 Oct 2021

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#EcomAfrica: How to build a successful e-commerce business

WATCH: What are the building blocks of a successful e-commerce business? A panel of industry experts sought to unpack this topic during the recent Ecom Africa 2021 virtual conference...

Lauren HartzenbergBy Lauren Hartzenberg 11 Oct 2021

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Top 10 gold holding countries

The United States (US) and Germany are the top gold holding countries in the world...

5 Oct 2021

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Africa: tax implications of digital transformation in the consumer goods and retail sector

The digital transition, and resultant growth in the e-commerce sector, has tax implications for digital CG&R businesses operating in Africa...

By Jana Botha and Prenisha Govender 5 Oct 2021

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R1tn asset management company created

Sanlam and Absa are to combine their investment management businesses into an one asset management company in excess of R1tn...

5 Oct 2021

Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group
Network International concludes acquisition of Africa's DPO Group

Network International has acquired 100% of Africa's largest payment service provider, DPO Group, which will continue to operate under the same brand in existing territories...

4 Oct 2021



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