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More than just beaches and sunshine, Mauritius is investment friendly too

Mauritius may be perceived as the island of sugar cane and beaches, but since independence in 1968, this African country has focused its attention on innovation and development to create an investor friendly environment

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Judges for insurance journalism awards announced

Judges for the Pan African Re/Insurance Journalism Awards 2018 announced

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Africa needs energy to grow

Africa's underdeveloped energy infrastructure and growing demand could be the catalyst to attract private sector investment and thereby actually fast-track energy development

7 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day

6 Dec 2017

A mobile payments solution for Kenyan retailers

Mastercard launches Kionect for Nairobi's smallest shopkeepers - a mobile ordering and payments solution enables kiosk owners to access micro-loans

6 Dec 2017

Mining in Africa: Take a calculated risk

According to the latest World Risk Report, "Africa narrowly avoided the wooden spoon as the riskiest major region"

5 Dec 2017

Zimbabwe will need international effort to restore economy: IMF

WASHINGTON - It will take a major international effort to restore Zimbabwe's battered economy, and the International Monetary Fund is prepared to help, a fund spokesman said

4 Dec 2017

AfDB wants to create 25 milllion jobs for Africa's youth

The African Development Bank has launched a Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs and impact 50 million youth across the continent

30 Nov 2017

Adapt or die: Banks need to embrace disruption

The banking industry is in the midst of a wave of disruption. Something that is likely to change anytime soon, and institutions that are not ready for digital disruption will struggle in the years to come

By Kele Boakgomo 29 Nov 2017

Report: Governments own most African infrastructure projects

Governments remain the single largest developers of infrastructure projects - a common thread emanating from the 2017 edition of the Deloitte Africa Construction Trends Report

29 Nov 2017

Kenya launches trade portal

InfoTrade in Kenya web portal officially launched to ensure international trade efficiency

27 Nov 2017

SA and region face debt struggle, warns Moody's

SA and its neighbours in sub-Saharan Africa might struggle to borrow just as most of the region's international debt matured in the next decade

23 Nov 2017

Morocco regulator bans bitcoin payments

Morocco's currency regulator has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, in a country where foreign exchange flows are tightly controlled

22 Nov 2017

Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as official online money transfer partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

21 Nov 2017

BBM Messenger's Adam Pattison on chat, dark social and the new mobile economy

On his visit to South Africa for the MMA (Mobile Marketing Association) Forum in Johannesburg on 2 November and Mobile Monday in Cape Town on 6 November, Adam Pattison, vice president, Americas & EMEA at BBM Messenger, shared insights into chat or dark social and how this is shaping the mobile economy

By Jessica Tennant 20 Nov 2017

Meet Africa's startup stars

Meet the startups pitching at Seedstars Africa, 12 - 14 December 2017, in Maputo, Mozambique

20 Nov 2017

Dramatic rise of African consumer power driving development

Infrastructure investments are transforming and accelerating economic and social opportunities for millions of people across Africa, driven by the dramatic rise in African consumer power

17 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment

16 Nov 2017

Three key trends for African economic growth in 2018

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa which it believes are strong evidence that Africa is on track for improved growth in 2018

16 Nov 2017

Mastercard-Spazapp collaboration brings cashless payments to informal retailers

Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders

15 Nov 2017

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International

How fintech is breaking down barriers in the EU

When thinking about financial technologies, it is natural to assume the term stands for recent developments. Fintech, however, is not a newcomer, but has been a column of the financial industry for the past 60 years or so.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 15 Nov 2017

WeChat Pay arrives in Paris department stores

PARIS - Chinese tourists visiting Paris are now able to pay for their purchases in two of the city's famous department stores with their smartphones, thanks the adoption of the payment app of the popular Chinese social media network, WeChat.

9 Nov 2017

Redefine Properties to buy 25% stake in another Polish retail portfolio

Redefine Properties, the second largest SA-based property group, is due to expand its offshore property platform with another foray into Eastern Europe. It will acquire a 25% stake in a €1bn retail portfolio of 28 well-established assets in Poland.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Nov 2017

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