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Absa in partnership with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA) today announced the winners of the prestigious Absa L’Atelier competition, which celebrated its 34th year and saw rich and diverse talent emerge from across the continent.

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) declined to 45.7 index points in August, down from 52.1 in July.

In all our businesses we have colleagues from different African countries, something of which we are very proud. We are deeply disturbed by the violence and attacks that this is happening in our country, and we condemn it in the strongest terms.

We celebrate Women’s Month by profiling some outstanding women in our organisation.

Absa Group Limited, one of Africa’s largest financial services providers, reported a 3% increase in earnings for the first half of 2019 as its retail unit in South Africa gained market share, mitigating the negative effects of a difficult economy.

The seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) measured 52.1 index points in July, up from 46.2 in June. This is the first reading above the neutral 50-point mark since December 2018 with the improvement well supported by the underlying subcomponents. Four of the five major subcomponents came in above the neutral 50-point mark, signalling an expansion in activity.

Absa has taken note of the Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane's assertion today that her office subpoenaed Absa to provide bank account information relating to her investigation into the President.

Absa Group was recognised in the “Africa’s Best Transformation” category at the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2019 that was held at a ceremony in London last night.

Absa is the first issuer to secondary-list metal exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on A2X Markets,

Barclays operations in Nigeria have officially re-branded to Absa, in line with parent company Absa Group’s strategic plans on the continent.