Tag: financial sector

Understanding the implications of slow auctioning on lending

Financial sector experts and industry players have pointed to sluggish process in collateral auction as one of the factors contributing to greater credit risk and high lending rates. How can this be tackled and how could the recently launched electronic auctioning system come into play? Maurice Toroitich, Managing Director, BPR Part of Atlas Mara joins CNBC Africa for more.

How the IFC is empowering women to actively participate in Rwanda’s financial sector

Over the past five years, International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) have held a ceremonious event where players in the financial sector commit to bridge the gender financial gap. On the side-lines of this year's Ring the Bell event CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera caught up with IFC's representative, Linda Kalimba Mulenga for more on the benefits of this event.

Rwanda’s plans to expand on public spaces, social projects for Vision 2020

The City of Kigali this week made it to the Forbes’ list of the 20 best places to visit in 2020. Also, a fundraiser organised by Ellen DeGeners has generated about $5 million in efforts to raise funds for conservation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Finally, the Development Bank of Southern Africa has entered into Rwanda's financial sector. To breakdown this stories and what has been making rounds in the country, TV and Multimedia Editor of New Times, Olivia Ikilezi joins CNBC Africa.

Outlook for Ghana’s equities market in Q4

Ghana’s equities market has declined by 14.1 per cent year-to-date. Meanwhile, the country’s Apex Bank says it has spent 10.7 billion cedis for the cleaning up of the financial sector. For an outlook on Ghana’s economy in the last quarter of the year, Portfolio Manager at IC Asset Managers, Derrick Mensah joins CNBC Africa for more.

AFR’s Waringe Kibe on leveraging digital financial services to improve financial inclusion

Much has been hailed about mobile money services in enabling digitisation of the financial sector, but how far can it go? Country Director of Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), Waringe Kibe joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.

Analysis: Why some firms are exiting Uganda

Recent reports indicate that some firms are exiting Uganda's market. These include financial sector exits like Alexander Forbes and African Alliance which closed some time ago and the recent announcement of Stanlib Uganda to take leave. To understand why, Ugandan Business Analyst, Charles Bwogi joins CNBC Africa's Fiona Muthoni for more.

Central banks need to take human rights more seriously, here’s why

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their operations. This is because their decisions can affect access to housing, healthcare, education, work, to adequate food and water and the security of their pensions.

Latest financial sector trends to watch out for in 2019

Adrian van der Merwe, CEO of North Wind Digital joins CNBC Africa to share the latest tech trends in the financial industry.