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CISI opens first Africa office in Nairobi

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 14 Jun 2018

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has this month opened its first African office, in Nairobi, Kenya. Based in the Westlands district of Nairobi the…

Mauritius is the new property ‘hot spot’ for foreign investors

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 07 Jun 2018

A recent relaxation of the rules governing Mauritian property and residency has seen a dramatic surge in the number of foreigners investing in the Indian Ocean island.…

Egypt’s economic outlook ‘fundamentally optimistic’: HSBC

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 23 May 2018

HSBC is “fundamentally” optimistic on Egypt’s near-term outlook, the international banking group’s chief economist for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa Simon Williams said at…

Carrick Wealth Botswana appoints Ben Nevin to head business

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 21 May 2018

Carrick Wealth today announced the appointment of Ben Nevin as manager, wealth management and advisory – Botswana. Nevin showed his leadership strength while working as a Wealth…

Comment: Angola’s unlikely reformer

By: Yigal Chazan | 16 May 2018

Derided as a puppet of the former dos Santos regime, President Joao Lourenco is proving his doubters wrong, says Yigal Chazan. Expectations were low when he came…

Awareness issues hamper Ugandan life insurance push

By: Gary Robinson | 11 May 2018

Poor awareness about the variety of insurance products and benefits available is hampering Uganda’s life insurance penetration, according to the region’s biggest players. Speaking in Kampala, Prudential…

Old Mutual sets out details of its restructuring ahead of flotation

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 Apr 2018

Old Mutual, the British and South African international financial services group, has clarified the final details of its long-planned break-up, as the company readies itself to split…

Ashburton unveils partnership with Fidelity Int’l on multi asset

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 Apr 2018

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand Group, has entered a strategic partnership with Fidelity International, the $324bn global asset manager, the companies announced today.…

Momentum Wealth Int’l deal with Low and Watson’s Provisca to end

By: Helen Burggraf | 27 Mar 2018

Momentum Wealth International, the Guernsey-based investment platform of Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed, South African insurance and financial services company MMI Holdings, is discontinuing its use of the marketing…

FCA wins £16.9m judgement against African CIS

By: Gary Robinson | 27 Mar 2018

The UK’s financial regulator has warned unauthorised purveyors of ‘dubious investments’ that there is no hiding place as it won its latest judgement – worth £16.9m –…

Zimbabwe extends tax amnesty to June

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Mar 2018

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority has extended its amnesty for those with undeclared assets that were accrued prior to 1 December, 2017, with the scheme now set to end…

Standard Chartered launches its ‘first-ever digital bank in Africa’

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Mar 2018

Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled a digital operation in Côte d’Ivoire that it says represents its “first-ever digital bank in Africa”, and retained one of the country’s…

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