The World Bank has announced that it will give a $600m grant and a $600m loan towards supporting reforms in Ethiopia’s financial sector including improving the investment climate, according to Reuters, plus technical support.
African pension fund regulators and PPP practitioners have much to learn from Latin American examples on how to let local funds invest into infrastructure, while building the capital markets, plus round-up of some recent research papers.
Here is my article on a critical area for Africa to develop, creating the atmosphere for productive investments by fast-growing pension funds. Published in African Banker magazine.
Top speakers including Government leaders, policy-makers, bankers, investors and experts will debate the future of Africa’s debt capital markets on Monday 30 June at the London Stock Exchange for African Debt Capital Markets ADCM 2014 conference organized by African Banker magazine.
International Financial Law Review (IFLR) Africa Forum on 20 May to focus on innovative financing and M&A for resource and infrastructure investment.
Uganda’s only power distributor, Umeme, said it plans to raise capital to invest in Uganda’s electricity sector through an initial public offering (IPO) on the Ugandan and Nairobi securities exchanges later in 2012
The International Finance Corporation (the private sector investment arm of the World Bank group) will invest and mobilize more than $1 billion into private infrastructure in Africa during 2012, up from $200 million 5 years ago.