The golden ticket to boosting development

The willingness of local investors to invest in domestic markets can have a significant impact on market development and access to capital for development.

How market developments and policy changes are driving growth in Africa

View Absa's Africa Financial Markets Index 2020.

Africa’s possibility is in the detail

The Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, developed by independent think tank OMFIF, has become a benchmark for the investment community to gauge countries’ performance across a range of indicators important for financial market development.

The 2020 index showed that the overall average score dipped to its lowest since the index started in 2017. George Asante, Absa CIB’s Head of Global Markets for Regional Operations, discusses how African countries can use the index to drive market development.