Kenya’s Barclays Bank to shut down seven branches

Barclays Bank of Kenya said on Monday it plans to close seven of its branches in the East African country in October as part of cost cutting measures, Reuters reports.  The bank is part of Barclays Africa, where majority owner Barclays Plc is reducing its stake It said the customers who hold accounts in the […]

Monarch commends Skye Bank for rewarding loyal customers

Oba Saliu Adetunji Aje Ogungunniso 1, the Olubadan of Ibadan, has commended Skye Bank Plc., for rewarding loyal customers and helping them grow their businesses. He said this during the presentation of N1 million cheque to Ahmed Eniola Tolani, a civil servant who emerged the fourth lucky winner in the bank’s on-going “Reach for the […]

Fitch downgrades Nestle issuer-default rating to AA- with stable outlook  

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Nestle SA’s (Nestle) long-term issuer default ratings (IDR) and senior unsecured ratings to ‘AA-‘ from ‘AA’, and affirmed the company’s short-term IDR at ‘F1+’. However, the company’s outlook on the long-term IDR remains stable. The downgrade follows Nestle’s announcement of a CHF20 billion share buy-back programme commencing from 4 July 2017. […]

Arik Air resumes Abuja-Accra flights July 17

Effective July 17, Arik Air, Nigeria’s largest carrier, will resume daily flight operations between Abuja and Accra bringing to six, the number of airlines that shuttle the route. Arik’s Chief Executive Officer, Capt. Roy Ilegbodu, said Friday in Lagos that the resumption of flights between the two countries was part of efforts to satisfy the […]

Airbus CEO to take control of plane sales in new shake-up

Airbus is launching a reorganization of its commercial aircraft sales operations in a move likely to focus fresh attention on a delicate balance of power at Europe’s largest aerospace company, according to’s report. From July, the globe-trotting sales team, best known for contesting leadership of the jetliner market with Boeing (NYSE:BA), will report directly […]

Emirates set to implement new U.S. travel security measures ‘as soon as possible’

Emirates, the Middle East’s largest airline, said on Thursday it would work with authorities to implement new security measures on flights to the United States “as soon as possible,” Reuters reports. U.S. authorities want increased security protocols around aircraft and in passenger areas, expanded canine screening and additional places where travelers can be cleared by […]

Etihad allows passengers from U.S. ban countries to board flights

Etihad Airways is allowing nationals from six Muslim-majority countries on a U.S. travel ban list to board flights to the United States if they have valid travel documents, the Abu Dhabi-based airline said on Thursday. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday to allow part of the ban which applies to citizens and refugees from […]

Ecobank’s $400m convertible bond to include 6.7bn share option

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) Plc, the pan-African financial services holding company for the Ecobank group, is billed to issue about 6.7 billion ordinary shares under a $400 million convertible bond issue already authorized by its shareholders. Businessamlive gathered that the convertible bond issue will include equities option that allows unit holders to convert their bonds […]

Afreximbank issues $750m notes under Euro medium-term note programme

The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has successfully closed a $750 million note under its Euro Medium Term Note programme, according to a release by the bank at the weekend. The Cairo-based bank closed the seven-year Regulation S (Reg S) only notes on 13 June, priced at a spread of 220 basis points (bps) over mid-swaps […]