Tag Archive for 'African Development Bank'

Pension funds power Africa’s infrastructure

Here is my article on a critical area for Africa to develop, creating the atmosphere for productive investments by fast-growing pension funds. Published in African Banker magazine.

Opinion: Steps for regional integration of capital markets

Can regional integration work for Africa’s capital markets and securities exchanges?

AfDB and stock exchanges group ASEA sign MoU for capital markets projects

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) signed an MoU to deepen and connect Africa’s financial markets and mobilize more resources to drive growth.

The winners – Africa’s top banks and bankers of 2016

Cameroon wins big at this year’s 10th African Banker Awards, Morocco’s Attijariwafa Bank wins Bank of the Year and GT Bank CEO Segun Agbaje is Banker of the Year.

Sudan’s Khartoum Stock Exchange launches electronic trading system

Sudan’s Khartoum Stock Exchange inaugurated its electronic trading system on 24 March, which is funded by the African Development Bank.

Local bond markets to fore at AfDB workshop

African Development Bank’s African Financial Markets Initiative (AFMI) is discussing local-currency bond markets this week in Johannesburg with over 30 countries present to discuss domestic institutional investors and a key African bond index.

Announcing the winners – African Banker Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 African Banker Awards, Morocco’s Groupe Banque Populaire triumphs as 2015 African Bank of the Year and Ghana’s Albert Essien, Group CEO of Ecobank, wins African Banker of the Year award.

AfDB $400,000 seed equity to central depositories link Africlear Global

The central depositories of Kenya and Nigeria have formed a joint venture Africlear Global with a custodian which is part of Altree Financial Services Group.

Commodity exchange builder teams up with pan-African bank

A dynamic African builder of turnkey commodity exchanges, eleni LLC, has teamed up with pan-African Ecobank to accelerate development of African agriculture.

Citadel Capital’s Rift Valley Railway opens Uganda-S Sudan trade after 20 years

Rift Valley Railways (RVR), a platform company of Egypt’s Citadel Capital, has repaired 500 kilometers of track between Tororo in Eastern Uganda and Gulu in the North, opening north and northwest Uganda South Sudan and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo to rail services after 20 years of disuse and inefficiency.