Global Financial Markets Forum (GFMF) News

Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder & MD, Mara Group

Ashish Thakkar and Bob Diamond's venture plans mobile banking push

Ashish Thakkar, who co-founded African banking venture Atlas Mara along with former Barclays group chief executive, Bob Diamond, says they are planning a major push into mobile banking in Africa, as their aggressive takeover strategy continues.

Uche Orji, CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

Nigeria's sovereign wealth fund doesn't expect state to tap it for funds: Uche Orji, CEO, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA)

The government of Nigeria is unlikely to make withdrawals from the sovereign wealth fund in Africa’s largest oil producer, even as the price of crude declines.