INTO AFRICA September 2017 Edition: Taking Stock towards Africa’s Recovery

INTO AFRICA September 2017 Edition: Taking Stock towards Africa’s Recovery

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of INTO AFRICA, a publication with fresh insight into Africa’s emerging capital markets. This edition reviews Africa’s economies in the first half of 2017 and is aptly timed as it coincides with a recovery in fortunes for the African largest economies – South Africa and Nigeria – hence its title: Taking Stock towards Africa’s Recovery. The year 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with the sub-Saharan Africa…

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INTO AFRICA August 2017 Edition: Delivering Value via African Capital Markets

INTO AFRICA August 2017 Edition: Delivering Value via African Capital Markets

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Welcome to the August edition of INTO AFRICA, the publication with fresh insight into Africa’s emerging markets. This month edition focuses on Capital Markets in Africa and titled: Delivering Values via African Capital Markets. The capital market is one of the key components of the engine of a modern economy, as it mobilises and pools savings from the public and efficiently channels them into business investments. It also helps…

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INTO AFRICA July 2017 Edition: Navigating African Legal Landscapes

INTO AFRICA July 2017 Edition: Navigating African Legal Landscapes

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Welcome to the July edition of INTO AFRICA, the publication with fresh insight into Africa’s Emerging capital markets. This month we take a look at investment in Africa with a focus on laws and regulations for private and foreign investments across African countries (from Southern Africa to North Africa and East Africa to West Africa as well as Mid Africa regions) and titled: Navigating African Legal Landscapes. Economic recession in Africa,…

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INTO AFRICA June 2017 Edition: Trade Finance Africa’s Growth Enabler

INTO AFRICA June 2017 Edition: Trade Finance Africa’s Growth Enabler

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Welcome to the June edition of INTO AFRICA, the publication with fresh insight into Africa’s Emerging capital markets. This edition focuses on the Insurance sector and is titled: Trade Finance: Africa’s Growth Enabler. Please download by clicking: INTO AFRICA PUBLICATION: JUNE 2017 EDITION. African economies face challenges in the area of trade, both in terms of trade between African countries and trade with non-African countries. The problems are so significant that Africa’s…

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Nigerian Insurance Industry: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities

Nigerian Insurance Industry: Overview, Challenges and Opportunities

Despite the lingering apathy for Insurance by the Nigerian populace, driven largely by cultural & religious beliefs, the Industry remains resilient, recording a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2% in gross premium Income (GPI) since 2012. In 2016, the Industry’s GPI grew by an estimated 10% to ₦356 billion[1]. Growth was upheld by the enforcement of compulsory insurance policies, particularly in the group life and motor insurance business lines. However, the Industry’s performance was…

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African Reinsurance Sector: Weathering the Storm

African Reinsurance Sector: Weathering the Storm

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with Mr. Corneille Karekezi, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of African Reinsurance Corporation. He talks to Capital Markets in Africa about challenges and opportunities in African Insurance and Reinsurance markets. How is the reinsurance sector coping with the current macroeconomic uncertainty, where currency volatility and the commodity slump coupled with terrorism and political instability have put pressure on economies in Africa? CORNEILLE KAREKEZI: The recent slump in commodity prices coupled with the attending depreciation of most currencies…

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The Promise of Blockchain in Insurance

The Promise of Blockchain in Insurance

LAGOS (Capital Markets in Africa) – Blockchain has huge potential to enhance insurers’ business model and to improve cooperation between insurance companies but is also being used by digital start-ups to attack it. Hence, the imperative for Incumbents to start exploring this nascent technology.Many have likened the revolutionary possibilities of blockchain technology to those of the internet, such is its perceived capacity to transform the ways in which people and businesses cooperate. Sensing this, investors…

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