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Standard Chartered grows mobile banking as competitors retreat

photo@ReutersmobilemoneyStandard Chartered is to launch its mobile and online banking platform in eight African countries, its consumer banking chief for the region announced, as the lender seeks to grow in Africa at a time when some European banks are retreating.

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Liberia grand jury indicts Sable Mining, officials for bribery

Photo©ReutersA grand jury in Liberia on Wednesday indicted government officials, including the speaker of parliament and the head of the ruling party, along with London AIM-listed Sable Mining on charges including bribery.

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Big and small affairs at the second day of the AfDB's Annual Meeting

Sierra Leonean Kelvin Doe built his own radio station out of electronics waste at age 13 The African Development Bank's (AfDB) Annual Meeting in Lusaka got its official start on its second day and confirmed the principle that big personalities mean big waiting around.

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South Africa's central bank calls for vigilance after Japan ATM heist

Kuben Naidoo, deputy governor, Reserve Bank of South AfricaThe theft of $13 million from ATMs in Japan using counterfeit cards from South African lender Standard Bank prompted a call for vigilance from South Africa's central bank on Wednesday.

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Japan an alluring target for Standard Bank ATM thieves

Photo©ReutersCriminals who stole millions of dollars from automatic teller machines across Japan in a three-hour spree probably chose the country because banks consider it a low fraud risk, security experts say.

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AfDB Lusaka meeting off to a very Rwandan start

AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina. Photo©ReutersThe first day of the African Development Bank's Annual Meeting in Lusaka hit on the major themes that president Akinwumi Adesina has been pushing in his first term.

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