End of the line?
China has unveiled plans to cut financial commitments to Africa by a third over the next three years from $60bn to $40bn. What will be the impact of this?
How Bank of Industry is driving Nigeria’s industrial growth
As Nigeria’s foremost development finance institution, Bank of Industry is proudly at the forefront of promoting prosperity and improving the livelihood of the Nigerian people, on a mission to transform the country’s industrial sector by providing financial and business support services to enterprises
SMEs may be the key to financial inclusion in Nigeria
By focusing on sustainability, investment in people and new technology, as well as continued innovation, Zenith Bank has provided a winning strategy which continues to create value for customers, employees and investors
Can hybrid finance unburden Africa’s shaky SME sector?
For SMEs in Africa the effects of the pandemic have exacerbated a woefully under-financed area of the economy, but by cultivating the right environment and encouraging SMEs to formalise their operations, hybrid financing might provide the key to recovery
Access Bank is bridging the gap to sustainable expansion
One of the few banks that have gone ‘all-in’ on sustainability, Access Bank realised long before many others that responsible investment and societal impact were crucial not just for financial performance, but for securing the wellbeing of all for generations to come
Africa’s 56 million missing homes: Shelter Afrique confronts the crisis
‘The biggest challenge in Africa is affordability,’ says Andrew Chimpondah. ‘We need to have products that the majority of Africans can afford’
A strong leader in unsure times
Nigeria’s economy is set to fall into recession this year. The country’s recovery will depend on solid management, particularly within the banking sector
An off-the-wall solution to climate change
Desertification in the Sahel region of Africa is advancing quickly. A novel solution that involves planting thousands of trees may help protect the area’s environment and the livelihoods of locals
Banks must prepare to serve the growing number of billionaires in Africa
The number of millionaires and billionaires in Africa continues to rise. Catering to these high-net-worth individuals is set to become more challenging as a new generation of wealth owners comes to the fore
Oil and gas companies must find new ways to attract investment as the energy sector evolves
Despite the focus on renewable energy sources, society remains heavily reliant on oil and gas to meet global demand. Players in the sector must continue to attract investment if they are to support our energy requirements
Striking a sour note: why the CFA franc’s days as legal tender could be spent
Shared by 14 countries across West and Central Africa, the CFA franc often divides opinion. Now, as opposition towards the controversial currency mounts, its future on the continent is being brought into question
Why disruption shouldn’t be viewed as a negative thing
Technological developments and rising corporate governance standards are set to reshape the Nigerian banking sector, to the immense benefit of the country’s citizens and institutions
Access Bank’s journey to becoming the gateway to Nigeria’s banking sector
Nigerian banks must continue to push the boundaries of innovation if citizens are to profit from the country’s transition to a digitalised financial system
Is a new debt crisis mounting in Africa?
Rising debt in sub-Saharan Africa has sparked fears that the continent is heading towards crisis point. Although debt ratios remain below historic highs, critics have suggested that African countries are being propped
up by riskier loans
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