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Kenya's Sidian Bank taps IBM Cloud in new digital drive
Kenya-based Sidian Bank has selected IBM Cloud and Cognitive solutions to speed up its digital transformation.
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Bank of Industry and Mine signs MoU with Koreas Exim Bank
BIM and Exim Bank from Korea signed an MoU for mutual economic interaction.
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Commercial International Bank of Egypt agrees to sell CI Capital
By BBR Staff Writer
Commercial International Bank (Egypt) has agreed to sell its investment banking unit CI Capital Holding to Orascom Telecom and Media Technology (OTMT) Holding for EGP924m ($118m).
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Qatar National Bank enters early stage talks to acquire Finansbank
By BBR Staff Writer
Qatar National Bank (QNB) has reportedly entered into early stage talks to acquire National Bank of Greece's Turkish arm Finansbank.
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Central Bank of Kenya approves liquidation of Dubai Bank Kenya
By BBR Staff Writer
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has ordered the closure of the Dubai Bank’s Kenya unit due to its inability to pay its debtors and for flouting regulations.
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Barclays accelerates talks for acquiring operations in Egypt, Zimbabwe
By BBR Staff Writer
Barclays Africa group has stepped up talks about acquiring its parent company’s operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe, following a change in the company’s leadership.
Banking Services > Commercial Banking > News
BRICS launches New Development Bank
By BBR Staff Writer
The BRICS nations have launched its New Development Bank (NDB) that is aimed at funding projects in member countries including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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Oman’s Bank Sohar, Bank Dhofar enter agreement on proposed merger
By BBR Staff Writer
Oman-based Bank Sohar has entered into a non-binding agreement with Bank Dhofar on a proposed merger that is likely to create the country’s second-largest bank by market capitalization.
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Meezan Bank to acquire HSBC Bank Oman’s Pakistan unit
By BBR Staff Writer
Meezan Bank will be acquiring the banking business of HSBC Bank Oman in Pakistan for an undisclosed amount.
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Kuwait's Al Ahli Bank to acquire Piraeus' Egyptian unit for $150m
By BBR Staff Writer
Kuwait's Al Ahli Bank is acquiring a 98.5% stake in the Egyptian unit of the Greek-based Piraeus Bank for $150m according to a filing in the Kuwait Stock Exchange.
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Commercial Bank customer focus group aims to improve service experience
Commercial Bank customers meet with CEO and top staff, in Bank’s bid to lead in customer satisfaction.
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Carlyle Group invests $147m in Nigerian bank
By BBR Staff Writer
US-based global asset management firm The Carlyle Group has invested $147m in a Nigerian commercial bank Diamond Bank.
Banking Services > Commercial Banking > News
Skye Bank acquires Mainstreet Bank from AMCON
By BBR Staff Writer
Nigeria-based commercial bank Skye Bank has completed acquisition of Mainstreet Bank from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) for N100bn ($602m).
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Nedbank uses Gemalto’s plug-and-play solution to enhance online banking
By BBR Staff Writer
South Africa-based commercial bank Nedbank is installing Gemalto-developed Ezio eBanking solution to provide its corporate customers with secure online transaction platform.
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Atlas Mara to buy 20.9% stake in Union Bank of Nigeria for $270m
By BBR Staff Writer
Atlas Mara Co-Nvest has agreed to buy approximately 20.9% stake in Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) from Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (Amcon) for around $270m.
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