Credit demand in South Africa exceeds expectations


Demand for credit among South Africa's private sector grew by more than forecast last month, new figures from the country's central bank have revealed.

Egypt's secondary bond market framework 'approaching completion'


Work on a new legal framework that will apply to Egypt's secondary bond market is approaching completion, according to the country's Investment Minister.

Nigeria 'to become Africa's Islamic finance hub'


Nigeria aims to become Africa's dominant force in Shari'ah-compliant banking and will begin the process by selling its first Islamic debt within the next year, the Governor of the country's central bank has revealed.

RBA launches new property credit guidelines


New guidelines have been issued by the Rwandan Bankers Association (RBA), aimed at clients wanting to use secured property assets as security to access credit.

Lending to Nigerian businesses 'will not improve this year'


Bank lending to Nigerian businesses is unlikely to improve before the start of 2011, the Governor of the country's central bank has noted.

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