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Global Finance names Ecobank Most Innovative Bank in Africa

Download logoGlobal Finance has named Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com) as the most innovative bank in Africa. The announcement was made at the eighth Global Finance annual awards, the Innovators 2020, honoring entities that regularly identify new paths and design new tools in finance. Categories in the award include Top Innovations in Corporate Finance, Payments, Trade Finance, Cash Management, Islamic Finance, with Winners selected from different regions of the world. The classes of award compris

Africa Regional Integration Index underlines integration as key to building more resilient economies

Download logoThe second Africa Regional Integration Index (ARII 2019) was launched Friday by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and the African Union Commission (AUC), with a call to action to African economies to deepen their integration. The 2019 Index, which builds on the first edition published in 2016, provides up-to-date data on the status and progress of regional integration in Africa. It also helps to assess the level of integration f

Retool annual budgets toward agriculture production and expand food reserves, as COVID-19 exacerbates food scarcity, urges African Development Institute seminar

Download logoAfrican countries need to urgently expand food reserves, keep food supply flowing and boost their agriculture budgets to avert a possible hunger pandemic, partly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, delegates at a two-day webinar hosted by the African Development Institute (ADI) urged on Tuesday. Africa must now, more than ever, develop and implement policies to enhance capacity to compete in the agriculture sector, processing, trade and industry, the speakers said in a clarion call

Ecobank Group and Google collaborating to deliver digital solutions tailored for Ecobank’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) customers

Download logoEcobank Group (www.Ecobank.com), the pan-African Bank, in collaboration with Google is helping to equip African SMEs with the necessary digital skills to navigate the rapidly evolving business world. The aim is to assist African businesses remain relevant and fulfil their potential by embracing digital capabilities. Josephine Anan-Ankomah, Ecobank’s Group Executive for Commercial Banking said: “As a longstanding pioneer in providing cutting-edge digital solutions for

Genesys and Zoom join forces to improve Employee Collaboration and Customer Experiences

Download logoGenesys® (www.Genesys.com) the global leader in cloud customer experience (https://bit.ly/2yhTj7E) and contact center solutions (https://bit.ly/2WNlXHp), announced it is partnering with Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM) to make it easier for teams to work together more efficiently. New integrations for Genesys Cloud™ with Zoom Phone and Zoom Meetings enable organizations to power their entire enterprise communications strategy and improve collaboration across the

Coronavirus – Africa: Electronic trade rekindling sales for African businesses during COVID-19

Download logoImagine using one second to sell three thousand (3000) bags of a coffee produce which lay fallow hitherto in storehouses in Rwanda for months due to freighting stand-stills caused by the COVID-19 global lockdown! This is what happened on 14 May 2020 during a livestream by coordinated by the Alibaba Business Group to position small-scale world brands on the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP), a the six-year-old initiative which facilitates business-to-consu

To Finance its Energy Transition and Industrialization, Africa needs to Think Local

Download logoAs global markets think of the post-Covid-19 world and how the pandemic will reshape business models worldwide, African countries are coming to terms with a bitter reality: the continent has still not entered the Fourth Industrial Revolution and is heading towards its first recession in 25 years. While the impact of the pandemic on African economies is expected to be lesser than in Europe or North America, it still puts to the forefront the continent’s overdependence on key

Coronavirus: South African Remarks at the Second Extraordinary G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting on 14 March 2020

Download logoSouth Africa today gave its support to a package of trade and investment measures to address the Covid-19 challenges faced across the world, adopted by Ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) countries. These measures include the need to expand productive capacity of essential goods and services, including pharmaceuticals, medical and other health-related products as well as agricultural products.         South African Minister of Trade, In