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Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position, supported by strong financial market infrastructure and a robust legal framework. However, South Africa’s macroeconomic performance has deteriorated over the past year.

Barclays Africa Group Limited has officially been renamed Absa Group Limited and started trading under its new name and new share code (ABG) on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The new strategy prioritises cultural transformation as well as restoring leadership position in the group’s core business areas, and developing pioneering propositions for customers and clients.

Today, Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, launches their UK office. Officially trading as Absa Securities UK, the move supports the group’s ambition to bring the world to Africa as the preferred corporate & investment banking partner between UK and European investors looking to do business in the continent’s growing economies.

Absa Group Limited today reported good progress in positioning to deliver on the new corporate strategy it launched in March 2018. The group, previously known as Barclays Africa Group, reiterated its goal to double its share of banking revenues in Africa to 12%.

Absa Group, formerly Barclays Africa Group, launches a new visual identity supported by a new marketing campaign. The group’s new logo features ‘absa’ in lower case, offering a more human, approachable and understated feel than its predecessor.

Absa Group Limited reported an increase in earnings, revenue and dividend for the first half of 2018 today. The group reported its first set of financial results as `Absa Group’ after being renamed on 11 July this year as it separates from the international Barclays PLC group.

We are updating our branch set-up in line with the new strategy to be ‘customer obsessed’. The updated look is also more approachable, more dynamic and more vibrant with a wider spectrum of colours.

Absa Group Limited today announces the appointment of Charles Russon as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Corporate and Investment Banking, and Paul O’Flaherty as Chief Executive: Engineering Services.

We have secured debt financing worth R50 billion for 33 renewable energy projects as part of the South African Department of Energy’s latest bidding round under the renewable energy independent power producer programme (REIPPP).

Barclays Africa Group Ltd shareholders today approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited in July, setting in motion the start of one of the largest re-brand projects in Africa at this time.