Banking & Finance

Société Générale forms alliance with Amex in Africa

shutterstock NadalinaAmerican Express has struck a merchant acquiring partnership with French financial services corporation Société Générale in eight sub-Saharan African countries

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BACB seals "ground-breaking" transaction in Côte d'Ivoire

Paul HartwellBritish Arab Commercial Bank (BACB) has concluded a pre-export finance facility deal worth up to €25mn (US$27mn) with prominent Ivory Coast cocoa exporter Société Amer et Frères (SAF)

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European Investment Bank fuels private sector enterprise in Nigeria with €60mn UBA deal

UBAThe United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have agreed a record €60mn ($65mn) lending programme – the first initiative under the latter's dedicated Nigeria Private Investment Facility – to support private sector growth in the country

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Ecobank awarded two prizes for trade finance and treasury services

Sibos awards ceremony African ReviewPan-African group Ecobank has won the awards for Best Trade Finance Services in Africa and Best Treasury Services in Africa in this year’s Treasury Services Awards, organised by financial trade magazine EMEA Finance

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Zuckerberg's Nigerian visit headline sparks outrage

TechCrunch SF 2013 4S2A2079 9728625374Cable News Network (CNN) omits country's name, opts for 'sub-Saharan Africa' 

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