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Financial Integration in Africa

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Regional Financial Integration in Africa. Mobile banking services. Cross-border banking

  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)

Sample - Financial Integration in Africa:
Financial Integration in Africa

African Students (Masters Foreign Trade)

We Trust in Africa (Affordable Higher Education for Africans)

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. Southern African Development Community (SADC), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), and Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) are trying to harmonize their regional payment systems

African Value Chains.

EENI African Business Portal.

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