Finance & economy

July 16, 2018

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South African banking rewards compared: eBucks vs uCount vs Greenbacks vs Absa Cash

Eighty20 and Tritech Media recently published a report looking at the impact of various rewards programmes in South Africa, including those that have the most active users.

Among the 100+ rewards programmes the group assessed, it found that the schemes offered by the country’s banks were among the most popular, and most active.

FNB’s eBucks was found to be"...

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July 16, 2018

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Nigeria: eTranzact Deepens Financial Inclusion Through CBN-funded Initiative

Tranzact, e-payments solution provider, is set to deepen financial inclusion by expanding its PocketMoni service with 10,000 active mobile money agents, through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)-funded Shared Agent Network Expansion Facility (SANEF) initiative,within the next 24 months.

The SANEF initiative is an effort by the apex bank to spur quick growth in the level of financial inclusion through availability of financial access points, especially"...

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July 16, 2018

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UAE Exchange Rebrands its Africa Operations as Unimoni

UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”. The announcement was made by Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr and Group CEO, at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya, in the presence of dignitaries, partners and other guests.

Short for ‘Universal Money’, the new brand “Unimoni” reflects the company’s"...

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July 15, 2018

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Conference to Discuss Future of Africa’s Aviation Industry

The international aviation industry will gather in Accra, Ghana this weekend ahead of Routes Africa, which returns on Monday after a year’s hiatus with the last event taking place in Tenerife in 2016. Dedicated to improving air connectivity across the African continent, this air service development forum stimulates the African aviation industry by bringing together airlines, airports and tourist boards to discuss the development of new air services and expansion of existing ones. The 11th Routes Africa will be hosted by Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), which was established as a result of the decoupling of the existing Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in line with modern trends in the aviation industry. The company was registered in January 2006 with specific responsibility for planning, developing, managing and maintaining all airports and aerodromes in Ghana including Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Kumasi International Airport, Tamale Airport, Sunyani Airport, HO Airport, WA Airstrip as well as various Airstrips. The vision of the Ghana Airports......

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July 15, 2018

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UBA emerges best Institution in digital banking across Africa

Pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa Plc, was named Africa’s best bank in the Digital category at the prestigious Euromoney awards in London.

The Euromoney awards ceremony, which was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 covers more than 20 global product categories, best-in-class awards and the best Banks in over 100 countries around the world, recognising institutions that have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and"...

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July 15, 2018

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First-ever Africa Tourism Leadership Awards

Africa Tourism Partners and its Africa Tourism Leadership Forum (ATLF) strategic partners are excited to announce the first-ever Africa Tourism Leadership Awards (ATLA). These Awards will be presented on 31 August 2018 in Accra, Ghana. These are Pan-African tourism leadership awards that seek to recognize leadership, change-makers, excellence and innovation in Africa’s tourism sector. It is anticipated to be the ultimate Pan-African tourism industry public-private sector networking event in Africa.

The"...

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July 15, 2018

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U.A.E. to Invest $10 Billion in South Africa

The United Arab Emirates intends to invest as much as $10 billion in South Africa’s economy, with a focus on tourism and mining.

The commitment was made during the first state visit by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the Middle Eastern nation, the Presidency said in an emailed statement on Saturday. It matches a pledge"...

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July 15, 2018

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Gulf Region’s Automation Industry on Track for Double Digit Growth

The Gulf region’s automation industry is on track for double digit growth over the next five years, as recovering oil prices and government economic diversification plans boost demand for industrial and building automation technologies, according to new research.

A July 2018 knowledge report by consulting firm TechSci Research said the GCC market for industrial and building automation will be worth US$10.3 billion in 2023, growing at a compound"...

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July 14, 2018

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UAE Exchange rebrands its Africa operations as Unimoni

UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.

The announcement was made by Promoth Manghat, Executive Director of Finablr and Group CEO, at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya, in the presence of dignitaries, partners and other guests.

Short for ‘Universal"...

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July 14, 2018

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Leila Ndiaye named President of Initiative for Global Development

The Initiative for Global Development's Board of Directors has announced that Leila Ndiaye will be promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IGD.

She succeeds Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych, who will remain close to the organization in his new role of President Emeritus and Senior Advisor.

Ndiaye, who joined IGD as Executive Vice-President in March, will"...

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