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Free Broadcast Quality Video - Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as first-ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s Chief Commercial Officer, and Ismail Ahmed, CEO of WorldRemit discussing their new partnership and the shared values of both organisations. The video features Arsenal’s work in the community and leading figures from the club including Arsenal CEO, Ivan Gazidis and Arsenal player legends, Sol Campbell and Ray…

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Arsenal welcomes WorldRemit as first-ever Official Online Money Transfer Partner

Leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit and Arsenal partner to use the power of football to find a better way to connect communities

WorldRemit (www.WorldRemit.com) becomes the first Official Online Money Transfer Partner of the Premier League club, Arsenal (www.Arsenal.com). The leading digital money transfer business, formed by a UK-based entrepreneur from Somaliland, has joined forces with Arsenal to accelerate the company’s growth and help more people save money on international transfers. The…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Team Completes Staff Visit to Angola

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Luanda during November 6-15, 2017, to prepare the groundwork for the Article IV consultation mission expected in early 2018

The Angolan economy is enjoying a mild recovery this year but significant macroeconomic imbalances remain. The new Government is fully aware of the imbalances and has approved a plan to begin addressing these challenges. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ricardo Velloso visited Luanda during November 6-15, 2017,…

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Germany backs renewable energy projects in Africa with the launch of RLSF - an innovative liquidity facility managed by ATI

The facility is designed to provide a viable solution to one of the biggest challenges facing independent power producers (IPPs) operating in Africa

KfW (www.KfW-entwicklungsbank.de), the German Development Bank, and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) (www.ATI-ACA.org) announced, on the side lines of the annual Africa Investment Exchange: Power and Renewables Meeting, a new instrument to support renewable energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa that targets small- and mid-scale (up to 50 MW) green…

Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Group Research reveals three key emerging trends for Africa

Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies

Rebounding economy after a trying year Gas is West Africa’s new oil Africa’s evolving role in FinTech leadership The 2017 version of Ecobank Research’s Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities (FICC) Guidebook, which provides expert knowledge and analysis on African markets for investors and businesses, was launched today at AfricaFICC. Indicating…

Source: International Monetary Fund (IMF) |

IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh and Eighth ECF Reviews for Liberia and Approves US$20.7 Million Disbursement

Recourse to external borrowing should remain restrained as the risk of debt distress is already elevated

Completion of the reviews enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 14.764 million (about US$20.7 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 111.664 million (about US$156.3 million). Good progress has been made on structural reforms, and it would be important that this momentum is maintained beyond the expiration of…

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Tax base protection workshop ends with call for more support to strengthen Africa’s capacity

ECA’s Special Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, thanked Italy saying it was one of the very few developmental partners willing to support programmes that can give capacity to African governments to broaden and protect their tax bases

A four-day workshop on protecting the tax base of developing countries ended in Addis Ababa on Friday with participants being urged to use the new skills and knowledge they gained through the Italian government-sponsored program in implementing more effective and efficient tax systems that will ensure more resources are harvested…

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Meet the Modex team: The App Store 4 Smart Contracts by Modex

Meet the Modex team on 14th November @16:30 Rocket Space London

The App Store 4 Smart Contracts by Modex: 16:30 Registration 17:00 Chairman's welcome address Mihai Ivascu - CEO Modex 17:20 Panel discussion Investing in ICOs The investor dilemma: How to pick a winner. The opportunities in funding the technology of the future How to identify the ICOs that will deliver.…

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Moody's assigns first-time issuer rating of A1/P-1 to the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation, Outlook Stable

The corporation benefits from prudent treasury investment practices and adequate liquidity management policies, and from strong implicit member support

Moody's Investors Service (www.Moodys.com) announced it has assigned a first-time long-term issuer rating of A1 and short-term issuer rating of P-1 to the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB) (www.IsDB.org). The outlook on the rating is stable, according to Moody's…

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Somali Accelerator graduates another cohort of startups and gives $30,000 in investment at the Demo Day in Hargeisa

This year’s accelerator saw over 400 applications received, building on the traction of last year’s programme

Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so), the leading Somali tech and business startup accelerator launched in partnership with VC4A (https://VC4A.com), Telesom (www.Telesom.net) and the Work in Progress! Alliance, had their second cohort of 10 startups from Somaliland and Somalia graduate from their programme. This year’s accelerator saw over 400 applications received, building on…