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Fri,25May2018

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Kenya's mobile banking pioneer: 'We need to focus on the customer experience'

 

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Mobile money has been a lot more successful than mobile banking, says the fintech chief at Kenya’s KCB Group, who is looking to partner with tech giants in the US and Asia to offer more services.

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Russian fertiliser tycoon to boost sales in Zimbabwe, Zambia

 A young girl looks at Gushungo Holdings' cattle from one of Robert Mugabe's farms, at the Harare agriculture show in Harare, Aug. 30, 2007. Photo: AP/SIPARussian fertiliser producers Uralchem and Uralkali plan to boost sales in southeast Africa, their co-owner Dmitry Mazepin said on Thursday, after meeting the leaders of Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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ITW: Jubril Adewale Tinubu, CEO Oando: We all got a bit heady with $100 oil

ubril Adewale Tinubu, Group Chief Executive, Oando, Nigeria - Credits: Benedikt von Loebell/World Economic Forum:
After reshuffling a debt mountain that had become untenable in the face of low oil prices, Oando has found a way to survive the crash by focusing on the higher end of the market

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Elsie Kanza, Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

 
 

Elsie KanzaAfrican leaders assembled last May in South Africa to discuss growth models to ensure that the continent can adapt to demographic and technological changes. This interview with Elsie Kanza took place ahead of the WEF conference, in 2017.

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Citigroup targets rapid Middle East, Africa growth in 2018

Feb. 9, 2011:  Saudi Arabian city view with the 'Kingdom Tower', background, and 'Al-Faislia Tower' in Riyadh. Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP/SIPACitigroup expects 2018 to be its best year for investment banking in the Middle East and Africa in at least a decade, likely led by Saudi Arabia, a senior executive at the U.S. bank said.

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Who's who in African finance

 
 

page 1The old truism about Africa needing to trade with itself will mean nothing until there are strong counterparties in different African countries willing to take on risk.That is starting to happen. In this year's edition of Money, our editorial team was struck by how many new faces were emerging in the world of finance who had had previous experience in other African countries and were pushing crossborder deals.

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Zimbabwe negotiating $1.5 billion guarantee with Afreximbank

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks after being sworn in at the presidential inauguration ceremony, Nov. 24, 2017. Photo: Ben Curtis/AP/SIPAZimbabwe is negotiating a $1.5 billion guarantee with Afreximbank to ensure foreign investors' funds are protected, central bank Governor John Mangudya said on Wednesday.

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