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Diamond teams with Carlyle to bid for Barclays Africa Group

efinancialnews.com — Bob Diamond's investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with major US buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays's stake in Barclays Africa Group, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Atlas, Carlyle may team up for Barclays Africa bid

marketwatch.com — NAIROBI, Kenya -- Bob Diamond's investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with major U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays PLC's stake in Barclays Africa Group, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday.

Atlas Merchant Capital, Carlyle Group Team up to Bid for Barclays Africa Group, Sources Say -- Update

gfmag.com — By Matina Stevis NAIROBI, Kenya -- Bob Diamond\'s investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with major U.S. buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays PLC\'s stake in Barclays Africa Group, two people familiar with ...

Atlas Merchant Capital, Carlyle Group Team up to Bid for Barclays Africa Group -- Sources

gfmag.com — Corporate leaders can be forgiven for not thinking too far ahead. The length of time that investors hold stock has fallen. Share-holders want fast rewards-and quick fixes when performance flags. Moreover, given the upheavals and macroeconomic uncertainties of the past decade, many CEOs and CFOs have been preoccupied with firefighting.

Atlas Merchant Capital, Carlyle Group Team up to Bid for Barclays Africa Group

wsj.com — NAIROBI, Kenya-Bob Diamond's investment vehicle Atlas Merchant Capital has teamed up with buyout firm Carlyle Group to put together a bid for Barclays PLC's stake in Barclays Africa Group, two people familiar with the situation said Sunday.

Chase Bank Kenya to be Managed by Local Lender KCB Bank

wsj.com — NAIROBI, Kenya-Chase Bank Kenya Ltd. will be managed by major local lender KCB Bank Kenya Ltd. and reopen to the public after suffering a run on deposits and being put in receivership earlier this month, the country's central bank governor said Wednesday.

World Bank, Others Pledge Funding for Financially Pressed Countries Coping With Flood of Refugees

World Bank Predicts ‘Lackluster’ Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa

wsj.com — Sub-Saharan Africa's economies have lost steam because of the collapse of global commodity prices and will continue to struggle to regain momentum this year, The World Bank warned Monday. The average growth rate in the region came in at 3% last year, a severe slowdown of 1.5 percentage points from the year before, The World Bank said in its twice-yearly Africa Pulse economic update.

Central Bank of Kenya Puts Third Lender in Receivership

wsj.com — The Central Bank of Kenya put a third Kenyan lender into receivership Thursday, blaming inaccurate social media reports that led to "liquidity difficulties." Chase Bank Kenya Limited, a midsize lender, became the third Kenyan bank to be placed under receivership by central bank Governor Patrick Njoroge since August last year.

Angola to Seek IMF Aid to Cope with Looming Financial Crisis

wsj.com — Angola will turn to the International Monetary Fund for a bailout to help cope with the oil rout that has hit the petro-economy hard, adding to a growing list of commodity-dependent African economies seeking assistance from the Washington, D.C. institution to weather the adverse economic climate.
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