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Financial Integration in Africa

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 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)
The Subject “Regional financial integration in Africa” is part of the following programs:
  1. Doctorate in Business in Africa
  2. Masters: International Business, Africa
  3. Course: Regional Integration in Africa (Distance learning)
  4. Bachelor's Degree in Inter-African Business

Languages of study English or French Intégration financière en Afrique Spanish Integración Financiera Africana Portuguese Integração financeira africana

Opening of the Hispano-African University of International Business

Hispano-African University of International Business

We Trust in Africa

Sample of the subject - Financial Integration in Africa:
Financial Integration in Africa

Description of the Subject: 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 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
  5. In Africa, M-PESA is operative in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Egypt and Lesotho
  6. The JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) represents 65 percent of the total market capitalisation in Africa
  7. The SADC (Southern African Development Community), COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa), WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union), and CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) are trying to harmonise their regional payment system

Economic Area of the African Civilisation.

Tony Elumelu
Tony Elumelu Nigerian Businessman

Jim Ovia
Jim Ovia Nigerian Businessman

Othman Benjelloun
Othman Benjelloun Moroccan Business People

African Value Chains



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