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Financial Integration in Africa

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Syllabus of the Subject: Regional Financial Integration in Africa.

  1. Introduction to the Regional Financial Integration in Africa;
  2. Trends in the African regional financial integration;
  3. Case Study: The four largest African banking groups;
    1. ECOBANK (Togo);
    2. United Bank for Africa (Nigeria);
    3. Standard Bank Group (South Africa);
    4. BMCE BANK Group (Morocco).
  4. Cross-border banking;
  5. Mobile banking services;
  6. Payment systems in Africa;
  7. Risks from the cross-border banking in Africa;
  8. Case Study: Vodafone Money Transfer (M-PESA) in Africa;
  9. Capital markets development in Africa;
  10. Regional Financial infrastructure;
  11. History of the monetary cooperation in Africa;
  12. Challenges of the CFA zone;
  13. Case Study: the Monetary Cooperation Arrangements of the Regional Economic Communities (REC).

Financial Integration in Africa:
Financial Integration in Africa

African Economic Integration. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

Online African Students (Masters, Doctorate, Foreign Trade, International Business)

The Subject “Regional financial integration in Africa” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate: African Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Masters: Business in Africa, Transport in Africa, International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

Course: Regional Integration in Africa.

Languages: Courses, Masters, Doctorate in International Business and Foreign Trade in English or Study, Course Master Doctorate in International Business in French Intégration financière en Afrique Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Integración Financiera Africana Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Integração financeira africana.

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Regional financial integration in Africa.

In general, the financial systems in Africa are limited (both in capacity and size) and not fully regional integrated, this cause high transactions cost and elevated levels of risk

  1. A right financial infrastructure (legal framework, payment systems, credit registries...) can contribute to boost the intra-African trade and the economic growth;
  2. One of the pillars of the African financial system is the Cross-border banking;
  3. The four largest Banks in Africa are the ECOBANK (Togo), United Bank for Africa (Nigeria), Standard Bank Group (South Africa) and BMCE BANK Group (Morocco);
  4. M-PESA is a money transfer system launched by Vodafone; PESA means MONEY in Swahili
    1. In Africa, M-PESA is operative in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, the DR Congo, Mozambique, Egypt and Lesotho.
  5. The JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) represents 65 percent of the total market capitalization in Africa;
  6. SADC, COMESA, WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union), and CEMAC (Central African Economic and Monetary Community) are trying to harmonize their regional payment systems.

EENI African Business Portal.

African Value Chains.

Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia, Nigerian Banker, Philanthropist (Nigeria, Master, Doctorate)

Tony Elumelu
Tony Elumelu, Nigerian Banker, Businessman, Philanthropist (Nigeria) African capitalism

Othman Benjelloun
Othman Benjellou (Muslim Moroccan Businessman, the richest men in Morocco) Al Wataniya (Insurance Company)

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