September 2020
Quote of the month
“The African fintech landscape is different from global trends. In Africa, the fintech revolution is more focused on ways to increase levels of financial inclusion and on how to bridge the financing gaps for SMEs.
Financial centers have a key role to play in this, as we attract investments and capital, create conditions for leading economic and financial players to grow their businesses, we contribute to foster synergies and facilitate access to capital.”
 Mr. Said Ibrahimi, CEO of Casablanca Finance City
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Africa Insights
CFC's country factsheet: Mali
With an economy driven by gold and cotton, Mali is developing its iron ore extraction industry to diversify foreign exchange earnings away from gold, but the pace will depend on global price trends. Although the political coup in 2012 slowed Mali’s growth, the economy has since bounced back, with GDP growth above 4% in 2016-2019.
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New: Africa News// CFC keeps you up to date with the latest news in Africa
Discover our Africa news section on the website, updated weekly, and categorized by topic. The news are available in various formats including: Podcasts, Webinars, MOOCs, infographics…
To access the section, log into the CFC member portal, or request your logins here.
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Africa Connected issue #4 by DLA Piper
Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) and climate change considerations in the mining sector are the themes of this edition of Africa Connected.
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Community News
BCG announces the next phase of its climate action to reach a net-zero climate impact by 2030
 CFC member since 2012
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Valyans Consulting and AIOX Labs launch AkumenIA, a subsidiary specializing in artificial intelligence and big data
 CFC member since 2013
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LafargeHolcim and IBM join forces to further develop ORIS – the first digital materials platform for sustainable road solutions
 CFC member since 2016
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Sopra Banking software announces a new corporate branding alongside a new logo and a new product positioning
 CFC member since 2017
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Accuracy is selected to provide financial advise on Chedid Capital Holding's partial purchase of Ascoma Insurance Advisor & Broker
 CFC member since 2017
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CFC News
New // The CFC website is now available in Chinese!
This Chinese version of the CFC website complements the French, English, and Arabic versions already available opening access to new investors from China (amongst top investors in Africa with $Bn 46 in 2019).
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Join the CFC social media groups to stay in the loop on events, activities and more
CFC has created a closed LinkedIn group to bring together individuals of the CFC community around a common interest: networking. Its objective is to strengthen ties and facilitate exchanges within the CFC business community. You can join the group here.
Expats can join our closed Facebook group for expats and locals, who are part of CFC member companies, and would like to share relevant knowledge, stories & experiences, ask questions, seek advice, organize/find events, and get together!
Upcoming Events  
Discover Singapore's secrets on building up a FinTech ecosystem
Join us for an exclusive look into Singapore's Fintech ecosystem and what made it such a global success story! CFC and Enterprise Singapore are getting together for a deep dive into the Fintech landscape in Singapore.
The e-conference will take place on October 7, 2020, at 10:00 GMT+1, featuring a panel of experts including: HPS, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the banking association in Singapore, and more…
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Discover “ L’envol des racines”, an exhibition by Jilali Gharbaoui
The exhibition will take place from September 23 to February 8, 2021 at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat.

"L’envol des racines" coincides with the 50th anniversary of the artist's passing and is the result of a collaboration between the national museum foundation, the Al Mada foundation and Attijariwafa bank group.
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