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Kenya closes its first ever green bond

Kenya closed its first ever green bond on Thursday morning, raising Ksh 4.3 million to provide 5,000 university students with environmentally-friendly, affordable housing in Nairobi, in collaboration with the UK Department for International Development (DFID).


Delta contributes to Global Citizen movement to end extreme poverty by 2030

The Delta Air Lines Foundation has made a generous multi-million dollar commitment to international advocacy organization Global Citizen’s Global Goal Live, a year-long campaign to mobilize resources to end extreme poverty, address climate change and reduce inequality by 2030 as outlined by the 2015 United Nations Global Goals.


‘Allocation of $250m pension assets, huge potential for private sector’

The Acting Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ms. Mary Uduk, has said that the provision for allocation of $250 million of the pension assets under management of private equity investment, lies huge potential for the private sector to drive economic growth potentials of the Nigerian economy.


Standard Bank: Africa’s real estate defies market volatility

Over the last year, changes in Africa’s regulatory environments, coupled with constant swings in commodity prices as well as heightened political and economic tensions, have resulted in ongoing volatility in the continent’s real estate markets. Despite this, fundamental demand-supply imbalances continue to present a largely attractive long-term investment outlook and thereby drive demand for real […]


Broll provides perspective of Sub- Saharan African Market

The Sub-Saharan Africa market may seem daunting and complex for the first – time investor or developer. Added to this is the era of prolific fake news, misperceptions and conflicting reports. So how does an investor or developer interested in pursuing investments in this market, make an informed and strategically sound decision?


FMBN Harps On Assist– funds For Housing Devt

The managing director of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN), Arc Ahmed Dangiwa, has disclosed the need for governments to provide assist -funds for housing development globally.


Nigeria’s central bank pressures lenders with loan requirement increase

Nigeria’s central bank has increased its target for lending by commercial banks for the second time in three months, to help boost growth. Banks that miss the target will face higher cash-reserve requirements.


World Bank Appoints New Country Director for Nigeria

The World Bank has announced the appointment of Shubham Chaudhuri, as the new Country Director for Nigeria, succeeding Rachid Benmessaoud who has just completed his term.


Real estate: Stakeholders condemn proposed tax imposition on vacant houses

Real estate stakeholders have faulted the proposed tax imposition on all vacant houses across Nigeria, saying the move would amount to double losses to house owners and would make life difficult for accommodation seeking residents.


Kampala Named The Best Place Where Hotel Investors Can Invest

Acknowledged as one of the continent’s leading hospitality investment experts, Wayne Troughton of HTI Consulting shared unique insights on the Top 5 and Bottom 5 Hospitality Investment markets in Africa. According to Troughton, the hospitality sector continues to attract investment from a broad spectrum of international and African investors.


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