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Watch Arabile Gumede unpack the facts, the numbers and the economics behind the new Africa free trade reality   

This week:

Growth in financial technology has created a market that allows access to affordable financial services. Andy Jury, Group CEO of Mukuru unpacks the role of technology in driving financial inclusion and Monique Pennells, Head of Non Bank Financial Institutions for Absa Corporate and Investment Bank discusses the lender’s $50 million risk sharing agreement with the CDC Group, which has bolstered Absa’s financing solution capacity for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Last week

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has the potential to transform economies on the continent and the Covid-19 pandemic may have further bolstered the case for it to be implemented. Celia Becker, Executive at Africa regulatory and business intelligence at ENSafrica shares her view on the trade deal, while Chris Paizis, Head of Corporate FX and International Banking at Absa provides insight regarding the performance of the foreign exchange markets during the pandemic.

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is expected to meaningfully boost economic growth and improve trade on the continent, but the state of Africa’s transportation system needs to be addressed to assist the AfCFTA’s success. Arabile Gumede unpacked that in detail with Pulane Kingston, executive chairperson of Mirai Rail.

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