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Equity Analysis / Sub Sahara Africa

Five major themes for the future of fintech in Africa

The African fintech space has recorded impressive growth over the past decade. There are currently over 400 active fintech companies across the continent, c80% of which are home-grown. Major drivers of this growth in the fintech ecosystem include fav...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 28 May 2020
Five major themes for the future of fintech in Africa
Equity Analysis / Global

Myanmar: Ideal market for digital payments, and now Ant Financial is buying in

Ant Financial (the operator of Alipay, and an affiliate company of Alibaba) plans to invest US$73.5 million in Myanmar’s digital payments platform, Wave Money. The investment will buy Ant Financial a substantial minority stake, alongs...
Tellimer Research Rohit Kumar
Rohit Kumar @ Tellimer Research 20 May 2020
Myanmar: Ideal market for digital payments, and now Ant Financial is buying in
Flash Report / Bangladesh

Bangladesh central bank offers long-term repo to ease liquidity

Bangladesh Bank (BB), the central bank of Bangladesh, has introduced a special 360-day repurchase agreement. The purpose of such an arrangement is to provide liquidity support in the banking system to effectively implement the recently announced stim...
IDLC Securities S. M. Galibur Rahman
S. M. Galibur Rahman @ IDLC Securities 15 May 2020
Bangladesh central bank offers long-term repo to ease liquidity
Equity Analysis / Tanzania

Tanzania banks allowed to restructure loans, interest rates reduced – positive

The Bank of Tanzania, in its recently held monetary policy committee meeting, finally followed its regional counterparts and put forth measures to deal with the economic impact of Covid-19. We see the new measures as positive and believe they will su...
Tellimer Research Faith Mwangi
Faith Mwangi @ Tellimer Research 14 May 2020
Tanzania banks allowed to restructure loans, interest rates reduced – positive
Fixed Income Analysis / Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan: Change is coming to the banking sector

A decree on banking system reform has been signed by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. This covers the 2020-25 period. The banks are to adopt Basel and international financial reporting standards, improve customer service and lending mechanisms and impro...
Tellimer Research Tolu Alamutu
Tolu Alamutu @ Tellimer Research 13 May 2020
Uzbekistan: Change is coming to the banking sector
Equity Analysis / Global

Emerging Market banks: Assessing dividend vulnerabilities

Bangladesh Bank, the country’s central bank, announced some restrictions today on dividends that can be paid by the country’s commercial banks. This follows an edict by Morocco’s Bank al-Maghrib yesterday, with the regulator asking...
Tellimer Research Rahul Shah
Rahul Shah @ Tellimer Research 12 May 2020
Emerging Market banks: Assessing dividend vulnerabilities