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Africa digital payments: telco spin-offs to forge more listed investment options

A combination of poor financial inclusion and growing mobile phone penetration (including smartphones) has made Africa a promising environment for the growth of mobile money and, more broadly, innovation in digital payments services. Partly due to th...
Tellimer Research Rahul
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 13 April 2021
Africa digital payments: telco spin-offs to forge more listed investment options
Africa digital payments: telco spin-offs to forge more listed investment options

IMF: Weakening fiscal balance sheets biggest concern for EM beyond 2021

Emerging and Developing Asia (+8.6% in 2021; +6.0% in 2022) remain the growth locomotive of the emerging and developing world. Given the recent rise in core rate yields, tighter financial conditions pose a noteworthy risk to the recovery. EM Asia is ...
ING Think
ING Think 8 April 2021
IMF: Weakening fiscal balance sheets biggest concern for EM beyond 2021
IMF: Weakening fiscal balance sheets biggest concern for EM beyond 2021

Access Bank's pan-African expansion continues with South African acquisition

Further to Access Bank’s update on its strategic business plans, the group recently received regulatory approvals to acquire South Africa-based Grobank Limited from GroCapital Holdings, for a consideration reported to be valued at approximately ZAR40...
Tellimer Research Busola
Busola Jeje @ Tellimer Research 30 March 2021
Access Bank's pan-African expansion continues with South African acquisition
Access Bank's pan-African expansion continues with South African acquisition

Safaricom first to bring 5G to East Africa

Safaricom recently rolled out its 5G network in Kenya, after trials and regulatory approvals, making it the first operator to launch commercially in Kenya and only the third in Sub-Saharan Africa – MTN and Vodacom have launched in South Africa. Since...
Tellimer Research Ayobami
Ayobami Omole @ Tellimer Research 29 March 2021
Safaricom first to bring 5G to East Africa
Safaricom first to bring 5G to East Africa

The top 10 investment insights on emerging market fintech

Tellimer Research Rahul
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 26 March 2021
The top 10 investment insights on emerging market fintech
The top 10 investment insights on emerging market fintech

The best-funded African fintech start-ups of 2020

Nigeria is the clear leader in funding flows, and four out of the top five deals last year were there. Other African fintech start-ups that attracted strong investor interest in 2020 include ProfitShare Partners (South Africa, lending), Moneyfellows ...
Tellimer Research Rohit
Rohit Kumar @ Tellimer Research 17 March 2021
The best-funded African fintech start-ups of 2020
The best-funded African fintech start-ups of 2020