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13/11/2018 - Launched on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in Busan in May 2018, the African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) was the subject of a special session held at the Africa Investment Forum on November 7 in Johannesburg.

Categories: South Africa, Climate Change, African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC)

13/11/2018 - The African Development Bank has launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg.

Categories: South Africa, Climate Change, Energy & Power

12/11/2018 - The just-concluded Africa Investment Forum successfully convened key stakeholders, and provided an unprecedented platform for effective dialogue to drive investments into the continent. Running on the margins of the Forum, the Africa Energy Market Place (AEMP) progressed with country-specific discussions that began at the inaugural AEMP in July 2018 aimed at removing barriers to private sector investments in energy.

Categories: South Africa, Energy & Power, Africa Energy Market Place

09/11/2018 - The curtain fell on a three-day marathon investment marketplace, on Friday, with transactions worth billions of dollars sealed.

The Africa Investment Forum ended on a high note with the closing panel comprising heads of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) unanimously lauding the unique initiative, calling it an exceptional gathering that “exceeded all expectations.”

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - Major Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) have agreed to join forces to help boost private investments in developing economies, particularly those in Africa. The commitment was made by high-profile representatives from development finance institutions in Europe, Africa and Asian at the Africa Investment Forum, in Johannesburg.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - The first of its kind transaction-based investment Forum in Africa, on Friday unveiled the conclusions of the boardroom sessions at the heart of the Forum, which brought together over 1,000 participants from government, the private sector, development finance institutions, commercial banks, and institutional investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - The African Development Bank and the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, have signed a US$100 million and ZAR 1.3 billion loan agreement to finance industrial and infrastructure projects in South Africa and other African countries. This facility will support IDC in delivering on its industrial mandate.

Categories: South Africa, Private Sector, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has acquired an equity stake in the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, formerly known as PTA.

Categories: South Africa, Partnerships

09/11/2018 - The industrialise Africa session at the Africa Investment Forum ran late into the evening on Thursday, with delegates focussing on how to drive investment, expand trade and industry and create African industrial champions.

Categories: South Africa, Industrialization, The High 5s

08/11/2018 - Africa’s largest economies are leading the way, investing in equity market and pension funds but more countries need to follow suit to attract much needed foreign institutional investment into the continent.

Categories: Nigeria, South Africa

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