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Financial Stability Report: CBN Says Banks Credit to Private Sector Fell Marginally 1.47% to N15,91 Billion in December 2016

March 8, 2018/CBN Executive Summary  Global output growth was projected at 3.5 per cent in 2017, compared with 3.2 per cent recorded in 2016. The key drivers of the increase… Read more »

ALAT by Wema Launches Quick Loans and Virtual Dollar Card

Culled—Proshare March 7, 2018/Wema Bank  ALAT, Nigeria’s only fully digital bank, has released two exciting new features: quick short-term loans and a virtual dollar card for paying online internationally.  ALAT… Read more »

Naira Strengthen Against Dollar in the Inter-Bank, Trades N360.45/$1

March 6, 2018/Cordros Report EQUITIES Bullish sentiments persisted in the equities market, with the ASI closing higher by 0.22% to 43, 609.77 points, following sustained demands for major stocks. Accordingly,… Read more »

CBN Boosts Forex Market With $210m

Culled—Proshare March 6, 2018/CBN  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 gave a boost of $210 million to the interbank foreign exchange market.  According to figures… Read more »

FINCA Micro-Finance Bank celebrates 20 years of impacting Tanzania!

March 6, 2018/FINCA Microfinance Bank Tanzania FINCA Micro-Finance Bank (, a leading financial institution in Tanzania is marking its 20 years of serving and creating impact in Tanzania. The bank… Read more »

Interest Rates Beyond the Market

Culled—Proshare March 6, 2018/FBNQuest Research     One stark conclusion from today’s chart is that term depositors are poorly rewarded when we adjust their rates for inflation. On the same basis,… Read more »

New Malaysian Cryptocurrency Regulation Come Into Effect

Culled—Proshare March 6, 2018/Bitcoin News  Last week, Malaysia’s new Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) policy guidelines specifically addressing cryptocurrencies came into effect. The new regulations compel Malaysian… Read more »

6 Things Worth Knowing About Safe Online Payments

March 5, 2018/Mastercard Ben Colvin Most of us are spending more and more time online these days. And I do mean “spending” as online sales saw large gains of 18.1… Read more »

Access Bank Says Womenpreneur Initiative Supports 2,200 Women SMEs

March 5, 2018/Access Bank Plc The Womenpreneur business workshop, a flagship training of the W Academy under the Access Bank’s W Initiative has provided skills support to 2,200 women in… Read more »

Ecobank Says Francophone West Africa Leads in Intra-Regional Trade, Launches African Markets Website

March 5, 2018/Ecobank Francophone West Africa leads in intra-regional trade with trade hotspots around Dakar, Abidjan, Cotonou and Lomé, according to analysis by Ecobank’s ( research team in its new… Read more »