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Country Focus
Africa: Navigating the Continent of Opportunity

From political instability to FX illiquidity, investing in Africa is not without its challenges. However, with untapped markets, high growth rates and a young population with an increasing spending capacity, investment opportunities on this vibrant continent are also...

Risk Management
Corporate FX Hedging in Evolving African Markets

Unprecedented economic shifts in global markets have created uncertainty across the board, fuelling currency volatility particularly in emerging market economies. As a result African currencies tend to take the brunt the most, when compared to that of developed...

Risk Management
Let’s Do the Time Warp Again…

“Out of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most …” Mark Twain Think back carefully about your career – for those of us who have been around for long enough, what has really changed in the last twenty/thirty years? Personally, I find the flow of...

Country Focus
Africa: A Continent of Opportunities

In this interview, CJ Giddy, International CEO, Absa Securities UK Limited, a part of the Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest financial services groups, talks to Eleanor Hill, Editor, TMI, about the growth of the African economy, its position in the global...

Latest Absa News

Surecomp Enables Absa Group’s Roll Out of Pan-African Trade Finance Digitisation Across 10 Countries

Toronto – Surecomp today announced that South African bank Absa Group has gone live with the latest version of its back-office trade finance solution IMEX in 10 countries across the continent as part of their ongoing digitisation initiatives. A Surecomp customer since 1998, Johannesburg-based Absa...

Fourth Annual Absa-OMFIF Report Shows African Markets Face Extreme Test of Resilience Due to Covid-19

Absa is pleased to launch the fourth annual edition of their Africa Financial Markets Index, produced in association with OMFIF.

CDC Announces Additional US$75 Million Trade Finance Deal with Absa as Part of Covid-19 Response

The investment will provide systemic liquidity across CDC’s African markets and enable local banks to sustain the availability of trade finance.

ABSA Appoints New Chief Executive to Spearhead Bank’s International Ambitions

Absa International's new CEO Cheryl Buss' responsibilities include leading the bank's international operations to enable a globally scalable business.

Absa Receives US Regulatory Approvals to Open Representative Office in New York

Absa has received regulatory approval to open a Representative office in New York, predicted to be operational by the end of the year.

African Countries Progressing Towards Investment-Supportive Financial Markets, Absa-OMFIF Report Finds

A recent Absa-OMFIF Report has shown that a multitude of African countries have enhanced performance in their respective financial markets. 

Latest Absa Blogs

The Long Road to Africa’s Promised Land of Trade and Prosperity

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been touted as the supercharger of Africa’s long-term economic success. Here, Bohani Hlungwane, Group Head of Sales, Trade and Working Capital, Absa, looks back at the journey so far, and assesses what still...