Daily Archives: January 18, 2017

FinTech Impact: Delivering Constructive Outcomes for Africa

Mobile money, payments innovation and the impact of blockchain are radically transforming the financial services landscape. This transformation is having a powerful impact across Africa where the acceleration of mobile phone penetration has already revolutionized the reach and effectiveness of financial services on the continent. Established banking and mobile phone companies, together with new challengers and FinTech disruptors, have tapped into this revolution to further boost FinTech in Africa as one of the most dynamic, transformative and fastest growing markets – creating tremendous potential for delivering positive change to how consumers and corporates engage financial services throughout Africa. read more

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2017 Growth Rate Explicate: Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa

From 3.5 per cent growth in 2015 to 1.4 per cent in 2016, there has been a decline in growth rates in Sub-Saharan Africa. Also in South Africa, the government budget and reports during the last quarter of 2016 indicates a growth rate expectancy of 0.5 per cent in 2016 while anticipating for a 1.3 per cent growth for this year. read more

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Dangote’s Upcoming Refinery Threatens Ghana’s Oil Refinery

Ghana’s Tema Oil Refinery, following recent expansion news to double capacity, has also figured out an urgent need to reinforce its activities to enable it to have a fair beneficial share of upcoming multi-billion dollar refinery by Africa’s richest Aliko Dangote of Nigeria. read more

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“The Spectrum Revolution is the end of scarcity,” says Dynamic Spectrum Alliance President

Kalpak Gude, President of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, today addressed why the Spectrum Revolution is integral to the future 5G world. read more

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AVIATION AFRICA TO FEATURE GULFSTREAM G280 AT 2017 EVENT

Aviation Africa, which takes place in Kigali, Rwanda on 22-23 February 2017, announces the first aircraft that will be displayed at the event, a Gulfstream G280 from Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace. read more

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CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty

Dion Shango, CEO of PwC Southern Africa

In PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide, 38% (2016:35%) are very confident about their company’s growth prospects in the next 12 months while 29% (2016:27%) believe global economic growth will pick up in 2017 read more

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