Banking & Finance

AfDB grants loans to boost Nigerian SMEs

naira  ShardayyyThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has signed an agreement to provide loans to the Bank of Industry (BOI) and the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) in an attempt to support small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria

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Ethiopian bank offers US$20 million for renewable energy projects

green  Accretion DiscThe Development Bank of Ethiopia will offer up to US$20mn to private companies in an attempt to accelerate development of renewable energy and energy efficient products

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IITFC grants US$265 million loan to Egyptian oil firm

islamic development bankThe International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (IITFC), a branch of the Islamic Development Bank, has provided funds worth US$265mn to Egyptian General Petroleum Corporation (EGPC)

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Bank of China steps up activity in Uganda

bankofchina  Laure WayaffeThe Bank of China has increased its activities in Uganda by establishing a partnership with a local bank and has plans in place to open up special desks in the country to deal with traders going to China

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Standard Bank may sell 60 per cent stake of UK commodities to ICBC

Standard Bank wikiSouth Africa's Standard Bank may sell 60 per cent of its UK commodities and foreign exchange trading businesses to the Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) for at least US$600mn

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