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Bob Diamond, CEO of Atlas Mara and former CEO of Barclays. Credit:

Barclays' former CEO Bob Diamond reportedly wants to buy the bank's African assets

Bob Diamond, the American executive who was forced out as Barclays’ CEO in 2012, is reportedly interested in buying the British bank’s African operations.

Gary Steinberg, former ‎Chief, Investment Unit at the International Monetary Fund. Credit:

Former IMF investment head joins Nigeria's CBO to launch Africa-focused fund

Gary Steinberg will help CBO launch its first fund to support small West African businesses.

Albert Essien, CEO, Ecobank

Nigeria should switch to managed currency float, says Ecobank CEO Albert Essien

Nigeria, whose currency lost almost 8 percent against the dollar this year, would benefit from letting market forces have more say over its exchange rate, according to Albert Essien, chief executive officer of Ecobank Transnational Inc.

Commerzbank headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany

Commerzbank Plans to Open Ivory Coast Office to Tap High Growth

Commerzbank AG, Germany’s second-biggest bank, plans to open an office in Ivory Coast as economic growth in the West African country rebounds.

Casablanca Finance City (CFC)

Casablanca Finance City: Morocco looks to be financial services gateway to Africa

Morocco aims to establish Casablanca Finance City (CFC) as a gateway for capital inflows to the African market.