Standard 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.
- James Harding Giahyue, additional reporting by Guy Faulconbridge in London
A 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.
- Marshall Van Valen in Lusaka
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.
- Nqobile Dludla
The 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.
- Jeremy Wagstaff and Taiga Uranaka
Criminals 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.