Fitch: Moroccan covered bonds market would boost housing finance
Covered bonds could be an important new source of funding for banks, particularly if growing demand for credit outstrips deposit growth, as deposits provide about 70 per cent of banks' funding. Retail mortgage loans by banks totalled MAD188 billion ($18 billion)...
Issues As Nigeria Prepares For First Sovereign Green Bonds
Prior to Nigeria’s participation at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Marrakech, Morocco, the immediate past minister of environment, Mrs Amina Mohammed, revealed...
Google to Train 10 Million Africans
Google plans to get 10 million people in sub-Saharan Africa trained, and have access to Information and Communications Technology facilities in the next five years. The U.S. technology giant hopes to train 100,000 software developers in Nigeria in an effort to make them more employable
Moody's assigns first-time ratings to Morocco's Attijariwafa and Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire
Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has today assigned first-time long- and shortterm Ba1/Not Prime global local-currency deposit ratings to Attijariwafa Bank (Attijariwafa) and Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire (BCP).
American Agri-Food Manufacturer Sets Foot in Morocco
The American company Sensient Technologies, a worldwide producer of ingredients and additives mainly used in the agri-food industry, has just established itself in Morocco. The group based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has just set up a local subsidiary...
North Africa aims to emulate Asia’s flying geese
For years, north Africa has struggled to expand its manufacturing base beyond the textiles, mechanical, electrical and cement sectors. Despite a few success stories, Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt, the resource-poor countries of the region, have failed to become a cheap production base for...

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