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Data costs are preventing African consumers from taking full advantage of the crypto economy

Cryptocurrencies offer a financial lifeline to people excluded from the formal financial economy and to those living in oppressive political or economic regimes...

By Bronwyn Williams 20 Jun 2019

Global cryptocurrency regulation standards expected in June

During a speech at Consenus 2019, Sigal Mandelker, the US Treasury's Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, reiterated the projection that the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will adopt international standards for cryptocurrency-based services in June 2019...

By Christopher Murrer and Dean Joffe 14 Jun 2019

How Nomanini built its remote POS voucher platform

The World Bank estimates that 66% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have bank accounts...

13 Jun 2019

5 ways Africa's payments industry is evolving

Africa is still home to a large unbanked population. Eighty percent of adults in sub-Saharan Africa don't use any formal or informal banking facilities, and only 5% of adults have a credit card...

By Vaughan Alexander 12 Jun 2019

Africa, a world of investment opportunity

Africa boasts some of the fastest growing regions, supported by strong population growth, technological innovation and infrastructure deficit...

5 Jun 2019

Russia in Africa: can it offer an alternative to the US and China?

Russia has never had an African colony. It stayed out of the scramble for Africa, only engaging with African states in the 19th Century.

By János Besenyo 3 Jun 2019

#AfricaMonth: How to do business in Africa

Addressing the well-being needs of Africans through a true collaborative effort between business, government, communities and the people who inhabit this continent will unlock future value...

31 May 2019

Carbon tax revenues could be harnessed to help South Africa's poor

Climate change needs urgent action by all countries, and by all means...

By Harald Winkler and Andrew Marquard 31 May 2019

Leaner, meaner Cabinet offers economic hope

The economic message emerging from the reconfigured and leaner Cabinet announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa is potentially a positive one for business and the markets...

By Raymond Parsons 30 May 2019

CIMA announces new Africa regional vice president

Tim Simba has been appointed the regional vice president of CIMA Africa to lead its operations and advance the accounting profession on the continent...

Issued by CIMA 29 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Turning capitalism into Africapitalism

Given its colonial past, Africa has not had the opportunity to engage with the positive aspects or benefits of capitalism, having been integrated into the international economy in a position of subservience...

24 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: 7 things to consider when transacting in Africa

Baker McKenzie lawyers based in Africa, alongside the firm's global Africa specialists, as well as lawyers from our African Relationship Firms from across the continent, share their knowledge about what investors should consider when transacting in Africa...

By Morne van der Merwe and Wildu du Plessis 23 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Gender equality promotes better economies

The world economy would be less prone to financial collapse with more women in senior roles...

By Donna Rachelson 20 May 2019

Three trends reshaping blockchain as we know it

What's hot in blockchain technology right now? It's a question I get asked a lot. And people often think I'm being snarky when I tell them my answer can change practically every day...

By Riccardo Spagni 13 May 2019

Forum challenges African businesses to dive into the Blue Economy

African businesses are being challenged to wake up to the economic, social and environmental power of the Blue Economy...

10 May 2019

Africa's big 5 keys to financial transformation, inclusion

With mobile money continuing to dominate the continent's commerce growth, opening doors to business to everyone from a rural farmer to an entrepreneur, and cross-border seeing inter-country transactions on the rise, the continent is making a play to be the world's biggest e-commerce opportunity...

9 May 2019

Can AI be trusted to make investment decisions?

We can't ignore the impact of AI (artificial intelligence) on investments any longer. AI is here to stay, and brings with it a whole new way of doing business. The World Economic Forum 2019 was dominated by AI, and our industry has not been left unaffected...

By Leigh Köhler 7 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Fintech driving African economies across traditional sectors

African economic growth has in general been driven by public infrastructure investment and the expansion of services to a largely underserviced population. However, fintech is increasingly receiving attention from both private and public sector...

3 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Entrepreneurship funds in Africa: distinguishing the good from the bad

Entrepreneurs have a pivotal role to play in Africa's unemployment crisis. Today over a third of the continent's young workforce (those aged 15-35) are unemployed...

By Aubrey Hruby 2 May 2019

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