Daily Archives: May 9, 2016

Africa Singapore Business Forum Returns 24-25 August 2016

International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa. It is slated to return 24-25 August for the fourth time. This year’s keynote speaker is Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies. read more

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Power Distribution & Metering Conference (PDM) West Africa 29 June- 1 July 2016 Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

“The premier niche forum for the electricity distribution and metering industries in the West African sub-region” read more

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Innotribe selects 12 semi-finalists to compete in the second annual African Startup Challenge

12 companies will compete in Mauritius on 18 May and get the chance to take their innovative solutions to the next level read more

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Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa – New Momentum, New Opportunities for Growth Across the Continent

Islamic finance is still at an early stage of development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the market share of Islamic banks is comparatively small. According to the IMF, about half of the region’s total population is still unbanked. Furthermore, the Sub-Saharan Africa Muslim population, currently at nearly 250 million people, is projected to reach upwards of 380 million by 2030 and financial services are expected to significantly rise as a share of GDP – setting the stage for a dynamic growth market for Islamic finance across the continent. read more

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10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

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Industry collaboration is necessary for the successful application of blockchain in securities markets

New academic research from the SWIFT Institute reviews the impact and potential for blockchain in securities settlement read more

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Africa needs dramatically upscaled infrastructure and regional integration to drive industrialisation, says dti chief

In a constantly evolving and increasingly interdependent world, Africa and its 34 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) urgently need to find the best ways to industrialise their economies to avoid being further marginalised and excluded from the global economy for yet another decade in history. read more

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