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Ethio telecom to launch mobile money

After series of negotiations and deliberations, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has finally given the greenlight to the national telecom company, Ethio telecom to start mobile money services.

Ethiopian banks struggle to process L/C contracts

A severe shortage of foreign exchange, that has plagued the economy so far, has further led to banks struggling to find international go-between/correspondent banks to process payments in Letter of Credits (L/C), The Reporter has learnt.

Hospitality, tourism sectors land 3.3 bln bailout fund

In the midst of cascading events the novel coronavirus pandemic has unleashed, the hospitality and tourism sectors, one of the hardest hit sectors, has been granted a 3.3 billion birr short term financing bailout to aid in working capital shortages and salaries.

Fintech champion to head United Bank

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has approved the appointment of Melaku Kebede, who was serving United Bank as a senior Deputy CEO –Strategy &Technology, as the new Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Taye Debekulu, who has led the bank for six years.

NBE lifts bill purchase directive

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) has lifted its yearlong mandatory requirement imposed on private banks to purchase bonds from the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE).

Contraband threatens national gold supply

The account of expanding contraband activities in various boarder areas of the country, the  amount of gold produced by artisanal miners in various regional states and being channeled to the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) keeps dwindling, The Reporter has learnt.