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Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:08

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (a member of, the Islamic Development Bank Group) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, will hold a landmark forum to be held in Abidjan on the 17th – 18th September 2015

The event will be the first Islamic finance forum held in Cote d’Ivoire and aims at stimulating development of the local and international market of Islamic finance in Africa.

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 06:22

Ecobank, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ade Ayeyemi as its new Group Chief Executive Officer

His appointment is effective from 1 September 2015 who will replace Albert Essien, who retires on 30 June, 2015 after 25 years of meritorious service with the Group.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 09:28

Standard Bank has been appointed the new chair of the Equator Principles Association for 2015/16, making it the first African Bank to be elected to this position

The appointment, which takes effect on the 1st June 2015, comes at a critical juncture in the integration of environmental and social considerations within business as a component of responsible investing.

Thursday, 28 May 2015 06:37

As a part of the country’s efforts to increase IT exports and achieve ambitious economic goals, Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) helped setting out a number of partnership protocols and concluding business agreements

The project dubbed “Africa Together” Round II, included 17 leading African telecom companies, financial institutions and ICT enterprises, in 6 different African countries.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 06:07

Nigeria’s most valuable bank, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has been re-elected into the Board of Advisors of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) for the second consecutive time

The PCI Security Standards Council works with organizations around the world to protect businesses and consumers against data theft by continuously developing new payment security standards, cyber security training courses, and certification programmes.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 06:04

The Ecobank Group has been nominated as the African Retail Bank of the Year at the Global Retail Banking Awards ceremony in London

Sponsored by Retail Banker International, the ceremony focused on in-depth analysis for the retail-banking sector held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in London's West End.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 11:46

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, have announced the launch of a $110 million risk-sharing facility that will increase access to finance for small and medium sized enterprises in fragile and conflict-affected states in West and Central Africa

These difficult environments have exacerbated the challenges faced by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which represent the backbone of the participating countries’ economies and provide the bulk of employment.