Mozambique's banking market is on the verge of a significant shake up, with new challengers entering the market and the country on the brink of a natural gas boom.
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Date: May 25 - 29
Location: Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
This year's African Development Bank (AfDB) annual meeting in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, marks several milestones. This will be the first meeting since the return of the bank to its original headquarters in Cote d'Ivoire following the resolution of the country's civil war, and the bank's membership is set to elect a new president for a ten year term.
Michael Watt, Africa editor, The Banker and Adrienne Klasa, editor, This is Africa will cover the key themes and discussions from the event.
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Interview with Henri Bernard Solignac-Lecomte, head of Unit, Europe, Middle East & Africa, OECD Development Centre - View from AfDB 2015
|Adrienne Klasa, editor of This Is Africa, speaks with Henri Bernard Solignac-Lecomte, the head of Unit for Europe, Middle East & Africa at OECD Development Centre, during the African Development Bank (AfDB) 2015 annual meeting in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.|
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Mozambique's economy has performed strongly in recent years, and the country's central bank governor, Ernesto Gove, describes how he intends to build on this growth with, among other things, more liberal investment policies, while also ensuring that opportunities are open to local businesses and profits benefit the entire population.
Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond wants to shake-up African banking and his investment vehicle Atlas Mara has already bought three banks. Brian Caplen assesses his efforts so far based on an interview at the recent FT Banking Summit in London.
Financing an infrastructure project in Africa is not for the faint-hearted, but the continent is looking for alternative ways to fill the shortfall of funding available from global banks, writes Musonda Chibwe Kapotwe of Citigroup.