Trading Places: Digital guarantees to unlock SME trade finance

Africa is fundamentally a trading continent. The socio-economic structure of most African countries hinges on trade. Despite recent and concerted efforts to diversify economies, trade still accounts for 51 percent of Africa’s GDP according to World Bank data. Banks, DFIs, traders and governments should recognise that adopting new technologies is a critical pillar to addressing […]

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The future of the West African corporate finance market

Kemi Owonubi, Head Corporate Finance, RMB Nigeria shares her thoughts on the future of the West African Corporate Finance Market. The economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt globally. In West Africa, beyond a health crisis, the economic aftershocks will continue to be felt through reduced foreign trade and investment, […]

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SPECIAL REPORT: Africa’s supply chain under pressure

SPECIAL REPORT: Exclusive to Orbitt readers Africa was looking forward to a renaissance in continental trade through the widely anticipated implementation of the landmark African Continental Free Trade Agreement in 2020. However, the onset of the coronavirus coupled with entrenched political and security barriers to trade have offset this vision and dealt the heaviest blow […]

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Pandemic investment trends: big firms and small tickets

Orbitt provides readers with an analysis of 45 transactions in H1 2020 that offers a cross-section of the continent’s current investment landscape. The information is gathered from interactions between these 45 companies and a selection of the 477 institutional investors and lenders registered on our platform. These include banks, private equity funds, private debt funds […]

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