15 October 2020
Digital transformation: Great promise or great peril for Africa?
Read on for some insights from a thought-provoking webinar on digital transformation in Africa, co-hosted by Absa and the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation.
1 October 2020
Opportunities for Frontier Investors in the coming years
According to the African Development Bank, at the start of 2020 the African continent was forecast to deliver 3.9% economic growth
29 September 2020
Absa using tech to drive Agriculture growth in Africa
Agriculture employs close to 50% of the working labour force on the continent, and in sub-Saharan Africa, the sector contributes 23% of GDP, and there is a need to increase finance to the sector.
12 August 2020
COVID-19 impact on foreign currency risk management
As one of the most liquid foreign exchange markets in the world and the gateway to the African continent, South African businesses need to understand developments in the global foreign exchange (FX) markets to plan for the future.
"We expect that this reduced demand scenario will persist for some time with pre-covid consumption levels being reached at the back end of 2021."
While we were all excited about what we were going to change into, our biggest challenge was how to transfer the equity from 100-years of the Barclays brand into this new Absa brand.