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January 2020 3 Min Read

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...

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September 2019 7 Min Read

Technology is Key to the Treasury of Tomorrow

In recent years, the role of the corporate treasury has been steadily evolving and transforming. Over the past decade, since the global financial crisis of 2008, the pace of this evolution has increased dramatically, and in the past few years, the strategic importance...

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August 2019 6 Min Read

Digital Dynamite: Lighting up African Trade

African trade stands on the cusp of a revolution. As a result of bank-led trade initiatives, regulatory standardisation, new technologies, and fintech partnerships, African trade is now becoming a focus for many global corporates. And for domestic entities,...

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May 2019 10 Min Read

Unlocking Africa: Treasury Holds the Key

Africa is a continent of vast opportunity. But leveraging the African success story requires genuine insight into the disruptive trends that are helping to shape Africa’s transformation. A recent Citi roundtable highlighted how treasury is evolving on both sides of...

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May 2019

Regional Insights: Africa’s Digital Treasury Transformation

Treasurers with operations in Africa have the opportunity to future proof by pursuing best practice centralisation and connectivity, and by leveraging the latest digital innovation for payments & collections.

Industry experts Geoffrey Gursel and Foluso Ayo-Olaiya, Citi, provide an overview of recent developments in the region, with insightful analysis of the corporate viewpoint offered by Melissa Howe, Booking.com and Alouis Ngoshi, Cummins.

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October 2018 8 Min Read

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...

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June 2018 6 Min Read

Shake Your Market Maker: Digital Disruption in the African FX Landscape

 Africa’s foreign exchange (FX) market may be fragmented, but it is also unencumbered by legacy trading infrastructure. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the continent has become a hive of fintech activity and digital FX innovation. Tim Hutchinson, Head...

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March 2018 8 Min Read

Africa Corporate Treasury – Who is Your Catalyst for Innovation?

As treasury capabilities continue to mature in 2018, regularly re-evaluating corporate strategies and counterparties will be imperative. Only by capitalising on increasingly sophisticated developments such as instant payment systems, data analytic tools and by working...