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09/11/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US$ 172-million financial package to Nedbank Group Limited of South Africa, to finance local and continental businesses.

Categories: Private Sector, Trade Finance Program


06/10/2017 - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its second Trade Finance in Africa survey report: “Trade Finance in Africa: Overcoming Challenges”. Building on the findings of the maiden 2013 survey, this new report (covering the period 2013–2014) goes even further to gauge other aspects of bank-intermediated trade finance, such as the challenges encountered by SMEs and first time trade finance clients. The report is therefore based on the combined data from the 2013 and 2015 surveys.

Categories: Trade Finance Program, Private Sector, Employment


14/06/2017 - The African Development Bank has approved a US $100- million facility to finance Export Trading Group (ETG’s) soft commodity value chain operations in sub-Saharan Africa.

Categories: Agriculture & Agro-industries, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program


13/04/2017 - The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a US $18.15 million facility to the Government of South Sudan (GRSS), to assist the country with the required resources for its African Trade Insurance (ATI) and Trade & Development Bank (TDB) (formerly known as PTA Bank) membership application. This is a critical step and a prerequisite for the respective institutions to commence their operations within South Sudan.

Categories: South Sudan, Trade Finance Program


30/03/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) approved on Wednesday, May 29, 2017 a USD 450 million Trade Finance Package for the African Export–Import Bank (Afreximbank). The facility consists of a 3-year USD 150 million unfunded Risk Participation Agreement (guarantees) and a 4-year USD 300 million Trade Finance Line of Credit. This composite facility will help to expand Afreximbank’s risk bearing capacity for the confirmation of letters of credit and to support more trade through the provision of increased liquidity to local financial institutions and corporates in Africa.

Categories: Trade Finance Program


28/02/2017 - La Banque africaine de développement (BAD) et la Banque de l’Habitat (BH) ont signé, le 27 février 2017 à Tunis, l’accord de prêt préalable à l’octroi d’une ligne de crédit de 60 millions d’euros, destinée au financement des PME tunisiennes. Cette ligne de crédit devrait a à redynamiser les échanges économiques et commerciaux de la BH ; mais aussi soutenir la croissance de cet établissement bancaire sur le marché tunisien et renforcer sa présence en Afrique.

Categories: Tunisia, Private Sector, Trade Finance Program, Partnerships


09/02/2017 - The New Partnership for Africa’s Development Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF) has continued to support African countries to strengthen regional infrastructure connectivity by providing grants for project preparation and development for complex, cross-border regional infrastructure projects in energy, transport, ICT and trans-boundary water. This directly supports Africa’s integration and industrialization efforts as well as trade in goods and services and helps to improve the quality of lives of Africans by improving access to infrastructure services – electricity, transport, communications and water.

Categories: Infrastructure, Partnerships, Trade Finance Program, NEPAD Infrastructure Project Preparation Facility (NEPAD-IPPF), Regional Integration


25/01/2017 - The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $90-million financial package comprising a US $50-million Line of Credit and US $40-million Trade Finance Line of Credit to Commercial Bank of Africa Limited (CBA), Kenya.

Categories: Kenya, Economic & Financial Governance, Private Sector, Partnerships, Trade Finance Program


20/01/2017 - The African Development Bank has approved a US $20 million facility to finance Meridian’s operations in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Categories: Private Sector, Partnerships, Trade Finance Program


  • From: 03/11/2016
  • To: 03/11/2016
  • Location: Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire

The AfDB and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) will jointly organize a 1-day interactive workshop on November 3, 2016 at the CCIA, in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Categories: Côte d’Ivoire, Private Sector, Partnerships, Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership, Trade Finance Program


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