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Cover Story The enormous power of fintech

Editorial 5 Africa is in a happy investment place News in Brief 6 Banking sector news from around the continent African Banker’s World 14 Who’s going where in the

African banking industry Cover Story:

Fintech 22 The enormous power of fintech 30 Is fintech in Kenya too successful? Stock Market 32 Naspers spin-off dominates

European internet 33 $2.5bn Helios Towers plans London IPO 34 Casablanca bourse helps

Governor, South African Reserve Bank 41 Can Team Ramaphosa stabilise economy? 46 Equity investment outlook remains robust In Conversation 48 Edoh Kossi Amenounve, MD, BRVM Green Finance 52 Unseemly haggling over climate finance Country Focus: Nigeria 56 In conversation: Amine Mati, IMF Nigeria Senior Resident Representative 58 Cash losing ground – but slowly 61 Mixed reactions as Nigeria set to raise VAT Point of View 64 Egyptian banks sustain profits as economy grows Finance 66 New insurance law a major stimulus to Egypt’s industry In Perspective 70 Africa is reshaping its economic contours Innovation 73 An African gold-backed crypto coin funding for $11bn tech city 34 Farewell to Nicky Newton-King 36 Hydropower in Mozambique 36 Fawry shares in high demand in Egypt In Depth: South Africa 38 In conversation: Lesetja Kganyago,

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