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Powering Africa through blockchain crowdfunding

Africa is on the cusp of an energy revolution. We are seeing exceptional and pioneering solutions to how we generate, use, and pay for energy

By Abraham Cambridge 1 day ago

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme

21 Apr 2017

Mastercard introduces biometric shopping card

Mastercard has launched a biometric card that uses fingerprints to enable purchases, revealing that it had been piloting the card, a global first for the company, in SA

21 Apr 2017

FNB awarded Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa by Banker Africa Awards

At the recent annual Banker Africa - Southern Africa Awards 2017, FNB was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Southern Africa

18 Apr 2017

New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia

18 Apr 2017

Nigeria announces tax breaks, export incentives to boost production

Nigeria and more than 100 other nations have signed a key trade facilitation agreement (TFA) with the World Trade Organisation

13 Apr 2017

Junk status not good for Africa's overall growth

The recent credit rating downgrades will negatively affect Africa's two biggest economies - South Africa and Nigeria

11 Apr 2017

Free money management for Uber drivers

For Global Money Week, Uber and Old Mutual extended its free money management course to driver-partners in Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; Nairobi, Kenya

5 Apr 2017

Companies that inspire in Africa are highlighted

The London Stock Exchange Group's inaugural ‘Companies to Inspire Africa' report launches, showing high growth companies in Africa

4 Apr 2017

Kenyans in diaspora are biggest senders of mobile money

Kenyans abroad are the biggest senders of mobile to mobile remittances, as data shows that 93% of WorldRemit's money transfers to Kenya go to mobile money accounts

29 Mar 2017

Zunde Africa Fund wants to invest in student-run startups

Applications have opened for the Zunde Africa Fund, which identifies, mentors and invests in student-led startups and projects across Africa

By Tom Jackson 29 Mar 2017

The future of payment authentication

In a recent paper, delivered at the Seamless Pay Conference in Cape Town, entitled ‘The Future of Authentication', Steven Jackets, examined some of the issues

28 Mar 2017

Blockchain is coming, it's just a matter of time

At this point, blockchain protagonists are not regarded as early adopters, but rather the lunatic fringe

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Mar 2017

Nigeria: the next chapter?

Nigeria presents an interesting tale of seemingly opposites in the African growth agenda. Simultaneously taking pole position as the largest economy in Africa in 2016 and yet suffering from its worst recession in 25 years is indicative of both the ups and downs that the country's economy has been through

By Charles Weller, Issued by Mindshare World 22 Mar 2017

How Africa's mobile revolution is reaching the unbanked

The continent's mobile banking revolution is only just beginning, and although payment systems are becoming more seamless, cash is still king in Africa

By Nicci Botha 20 Mar 2017

Setting growth projections from your marketing plan

Setting realistic growth projections is one of the most important and challenging aspects of running a business. One of the issues is that future growth rates will be profoundly impacted by your marketing plan. Unfortunately, too many businesses fail to make realistic projections

By Ryan Kh 16 Mar 2017

Crowdfunding's growing impetus in Africa

Peer-to-peer business lending is the third-largest finance model in Africa, totalling $16m in volume in 2014 and 2015, and it's growing in popularity

10 Mar 2017

Insurance vital, but no magic bullet to fight drought in Africa

More developing countries urgently need insurance to cushion their farmers against weather extremes that can worsen poverty, but it is no magic bullet to ward off the escalating impacts of climate change, experts say

By Alex Whiting 10 Mar 2017

Building business around the customer

In an era of rapidly emerging new technologies customers' preferences are deeply interlocked with the use of new digital innovations

By Peter Alkema 9 Mar 2017

Misinvoicing practices loses Africa billions of dollars

A study published by UNCTAD last year revealed huge discrepancies in trade accounting in South Africa, Zambia, Nigeria and Côte d'Ivoire

8 Mar 2017

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UK advertising passes £21bn in 2016

Following a record Q4 of advertising activity, the UK enjoyed a seventh consecutive year of market growth, as adspend grew 3.7% to reach £21.4bn. The Advertising Association/Warc Expenditure Report, a measure of advertising activity in the UK, has just published the full year figures for 2016.

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Tesco dives into red on accounting scandal

LONDON - Supermarket giant Tesco revealed on Wednesday that it fell into an annual net loss of 40 million due to a costly accounting scandal at Britain's biggest retailer.

13 Apr 2017

India's Flipkart raises US$1.4bn from Microsoft, eBay, Tencent

MUMBAI, India: India's top e-commerce company Flipkart announced on Monday it had raised $1.4 billion in a record funding round that shores up the online retail giant in its fight against Amazon.

11 Apr 2017

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