Long-Term Finance News

Zimbabwe: Liquidity Challenges Hit Life Assurers


 | Source: Financial Gazette; All Africa

New business written by the life assurance sector for both individual life and group business decreased by 26 percent and two percent respectively in the quarter to September 2017, on the back of Zimbabwe's biting liquidity challenge.

Burkina Faso: BNP Paribas subsidiary to invest CFA9.2 billion in Essakane solar power plant project


 | Source: Ecofin Agency; All Africa

In Burkina Faso, the 15MWc solar plant which is to power the Essakane gold mine, will be financed by the BICIAB, local subsidiary of the BNP Paribas group.

More Capital Flows in Africa and Latin America as Two New Impact Fund Managers Join the Capria Network


Managers to be headquartered in Kenya and Chile to benefit from investment, advisory services, and access to Capria’s growing global network.

Burkina Faso: Africa50 interested in financing Ouaga-East thermal power plant


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Pan-African infrastructure-focused investment fund, Africa50, plans to finance the Ouaga-East thermal power plant, in Burkina Faso. With a capacity of 100MW, the plant will be built near the Ouaga II University.

Namibia: Development Bank Raises N$291 Million Through Bond


 | Source: Namibia Economist; All Africa

The Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) issued the first notes under its N$2.5 billion Medium-Term Note Programme last week and raised N$291 million.

Nigeria lists first Diaspora Bond on the London Stock Exchange


 | Source: Ecofin Agency

Three weeks after its issue, Nigeria’s first Diaspora Bond today started trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Nigeria: RMB Nigeria to Raise 80 Billion From FMDQ for Projects


 | Source: The Guardian; All Africa

Infrastructure projects' financing by corporates in the country would soon receive added boost as Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Nigeria got approval from FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange to register its N80 billion Commercial Paper (CP) Programme on the FMDQ platform.

Africa: AfDB Investments in Africa Hit a Record Shs40 Trillion


 | Source: The Monitor; All Africa

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has invested more than US $10.80 billion (about Shs39.6 trillion) worth of projects and programmes in Africa during the year 2016 through the roll-out of its High-5 priorities and the new Development and Business Delivery Model.

South Sudan joins African export-import bank


The nation which is the youngest sovereign nation in the world joined the trade finance multilateral institution as a participating state.

MFW4A at EIB Africa Day 2016


MFW4A participates in a panel discussion on ‘Banking in sub-Saharan Africa: Digital Financial Inclusion, Housing Finance and Long-Term Investment’.

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