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Investing in Africa’s forests

March 17, 2022

Africa’s forests have played second fiddle compared to other rainforest regions when it comes to global conservation efforts and investment. Is this changing? 

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Banque Misr CEO on opportunities for Egyptian banks

March 16, 2022

Mohamed Mahmoud El-Etreby was appointed chairman of Banque Misr in January 2015, bringing with him more than three decades of experience in the Egyptian banking sector. He spoke to Kit Gillet about key recent developments for Egypt’s banking sector and the outlook for the period ahead.

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Gulf consolidation slows as economic pressures ease

March 1, 2022

Middle Eastern fintechs and neobanks are attracting investment from overseas, as the wave of mega-mergers among the region’s largest lenders grinds to a halt.

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Africa’s fintech ecosystems attract major deals

March 1, 2022

Egypt and Nigeria are among the biggest M&A markets in Africa, amid explosive growth in digital financial services.

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A just energy transition for Africa?

February 16, 2022

The continent’s transition away from fossil fuels is fraught with difficulty, not least if the overall aim is both a cleaner and fairer future. 

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Achieving Africa’s just transition

January 20, 2022

The financial sector has a critical role to play in supporting positive environmental, social and economic outcomes across the continent.

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Egypt's turn to digital financial services

January 4, 2022

CEO and co-founder of MNT-Halan talks to The Banker about the drivers behind the growth of digital financial services in Egypt.

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AfCFTA needs to benefit all states

January 4, 2022

What is the balance sheet after one year of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area agreement?

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AfCFTA: one year on

January 4, 2022

On the first anniversary of the African Continental Free Trade Area, it is important to assess progress made and challenges to still overcome.  

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A fintech boom blossoming in Africa

January 4, 2022

Many in the global investment community are looking at Africa as the future of fintech.