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Talking points: How to set up shop in Rwanda’s mini-grid market

Rwanda turns to local currency financing for renewable projects

European investment programme GET.invest and the GIZ Financial Systems Development Cluster will collaborate with Rwandan financiers to increase investment into decentralised renewable energy projects through local currency financing.
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Could climate change cause the next financial crisis? – Commentary

Climate change has the potential to trigger the next financial crisis, this is according to financing industry experts. Akin to the 2008 economic crash, experts believe climate change could cause a catastrophic collapse, but there is hope if Central Banks step in.
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Intra-African remittance market set to soar in 2020

As the ACFTA fuels easier intra-continental movement, money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will see increased intra-African remittances.
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Local RSA bank secures MIGA guarantees in seven SSA countries

MIGA's decision to issue guarantees to Absa Bank is spurred by SSA's growth prospects needing significant promotion of private investment and risk-taking.
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Latest developments on SA banks and climate risk

In July, Standard Bank announced the release of its Coal-Fired Power Finance Policy (Policy), aimed at addressing climate risk.

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