African Financial Sector News

Uganda: Credit to private sector picks up after fall in lending rates

16.04.2014

New figures from the Bank of Uganda (BOU) reveal that the average bank lending rates for shilling denominated loans fell to 20.8 per cent in February 2014, the lowest since mid-2011.

West Africa: EBID's bond oversubscribed

15.04.2014

The 2014-2021 bond of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) has surpassed expectations, with a subscription rate of 145.12 percent, according to management and intermediation company CGF Bourse.

MFW4A Unveils Revamped Website

14.04.2014

The Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) Partnership Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of its newly revamped website, www.mfw4a.org, to better serve its partners and stakeholders.

Nigeria: New NFC technology to help 500,000 farmers access inputs

14.04.2014

The data of 500,000 farmers will be captured between March and September this year in Nigeria, as part of the new Growth Enhancement Support Touch and Pay (GES-TAP) scheme.

Morocco's stock exchange introduces new mechanisms to improve liquidity

11.04.2014

The Casablanca Stock Exchange (BVC) will introduce changes to improve the level of liquidity, CEO Karim Hajji has announced.

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