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September 2011 Blog Posts (8)

UBA GMD is Ai 40 CEO of the Year

 In affirmation of his leadership, drive and the pursuit of excellence, the Group Managing Director /Chief Executive Officer, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Phillips Oduoza has emerged the African Investor Ai 40 CEO of the year. He emerged winner from a list of African business leaders including; Greg Mackay, CEO SAB Miller, Godwin Emefiele, CEO Zenith Bank, Nigeria, Sim Tshabalala, CEO Standard Bank, South Africa,  Sifiso Dagbenwa, Group CEO MTN and…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 29, 2011 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Bank of Africa set to launch in Ghana

The Bank of Africa (BOA) Group, an international financial company, renowned for its commitment to community banking across Africa, will open another African footprint in Ghana on Wednesday.



BOA West Africa SA has already acquired majority shares in Amalgamated bank, Ghana and has rebranded it into BOA-Ghana, which would be launched with a new logo on Wednesday, 28th of September, 2011 at the Movenpick Hotel.



A statement from the bank said BOA would be introduced to…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 28, 2011 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Winners of the African Bankers Awards announced for 2011

The African Banker Awards 2011, now in its fifth year , is one of the biggest African events during the World Bank meetings. Arunma Oteh, Director-General of Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission, Jean-Louis Ekra, President of Africa Export-Import Bank, and Arnold Ekpe, CEO of Ecobank were among the 300 distinguished guests. Dr James Mwangi was declared African Banker of the Year for the second year in a row . The MD and CEO of Kenya’s largest bank by depositors, Equity Bank, was…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 27, 2011 at 3:37pm — No Comments

Winners of the African Bankers Awards announced for 2011

Almost 300 guests were in attendance at the African Banker Awards 2011 that took place yesterday evening, the 23rd September.  Now in its fifth year running, the African Banker Awards was one of the biggest events pertaining to the continent that took place in Washington DC in the midst of the IMF/World Bank annual meetings.  Arunma Oteh, Director-General of Nigeria's Securities and Exchange Commission, Jean-Louis Ekra, President of Africa Export-Import Bank, and Arnold Ekpe, CEO of Ecobank…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 26, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Umuntu Media receives additional 1 million dollar funding from eVA Fund

‘Think Local, captivate the reader and build world class platforms for Africa from within Africa’ is the success formula for Umuntu Media CEO Johan Nel: Umuntu Media raised $1 million series A funding from Netherlands based eVentures Africa Fund (eVA Fund) as a first step to take the successful local information…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on September 19, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Guiness Ghana Breweries Limited Renounceable rights issue qualifying date and closure of register of members

Following the approval by Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited’s (“GGBL” or the “Company”) shareholders at an Extra-ordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) held at the National Theater on 14 June 2011, the Company is pleased to announce a GHS 70 million Renounceable Rights Issue of 46,666,667 ordinary shares of no par value at GHS 1.50 per share (the “Offer”). The Offer will be in a ratio of 1 new share for every 3.5287 existing shares held.

Pursuant to section 34 of the Companies Code 1963 (Act…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 13, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Competitive salaries are key to fighting poverty

Standard Bank Group Chief Executive Jacko Maree has committed 10% of his taxable income towards helping needy black scholars receive an excellent education. He will be doing this every year, at least for as long as the current personal tax structure remains broadly unaltered.



"Against the backdrop of the current national debates about privilege, executive pay, poverty and inequality, I have decided to take the unusual step of making my personal social contribution known. I am… Continue

Added by Linda Larbie on September 8, 2011 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Africa Business Confidence Index indicates growth

Manufacturing index 52.4 and non-manufacturing index 55.3, both indicating expansion; manufacturing slightly higher than July; non-manufacturing slightly lower than previous month



The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for August shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to…

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Added by Bas Vlugt on September 2, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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