ITFA’S AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE TACKLES THE TRADE FINANCE GAP by Shannon Manders, ITFA Consultant

Wednesday, 10 April

Africa’s trade finance gap, the unmet demand for bank-intermediated trade finance on the continent, is estimated to be in the region of US$120bn. Evaluating solutions for reducing this gap forms an integral part of ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee (ARC), chaired by ITFA board member Duarte Pedreira of Crown Agents Bank. Here, ARC board members share […]

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AFRICAN RISK: NARROWING THE GAP BETWEEN PERCEPTION AND REALITY by Alistair Mcleod, JLT Specialty Limited

Thursday, 13 December

Africa offers sizeable rewards for investors. Rallying commodity prices and higher consumer spending will underpin stronger economic growth in Africa in the next 12 months. The continent has recovered from 2016’s slump, and growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is forecasted to rise from 2.6% in 2017 to 3.5% in 2018. This will continue to generate […]

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ITFA AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE DELIVERS AT THE AFREXIMBANK ANNUAL STRUCTURED TRADE FINANCE SEMINAR by Duarte Pedreira – ITFA Head of ARC and Young Professionals

Thursday, 15 November

The Afreximbank Structured Trade Finance Seminar has become a landmark in the annual African trade finance events schedule. Taking place in Casablanca this year, the event gathered over 200 participants from all corners of the African geographical footprint. This year, participants ranged from institutions as diverse as commercial and multilateral banks, insurance brokers and underwriters, […]

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ITFA AFRICA REGIONAL COMMITTEE NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 2, AUGUST 2018

Wednesday, 22 August

EDITORIAL – Professor Benedict Okey Oramah, President of the African Export Import Bank Dear colleagues and friends, We are now only a few days away to the 2018 ITFA Conference in Cape Town. This will mark the high point of the 2017/18 ITFA Year of Africa, which was spearheaded by ITFA’s Africa Regional Committee (ITFA […]

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