Amhara Bank Leads Charge in Exchange Investment


Amhara Bank Leads Charge in Exchange Investment

Amhara Bank has emerged as a major player in the development of the stock exchange, acquiring a significant stake worth 90.6 million Br. This investment marks the largest holding among commercial banks, surpassing Awash Bank's 70 million Br. Chanyalew Demisse, Amhara Bank's interim president inked the agreement last week with Tilahun Kassahun, CEO of ESX, joining Zemen, Siinqee, Global Ethiopia, Awash, and Hibret banks. The government established the ESX to raise a total of 625 million Br from the private sector. The ESX has secured a substantial portion of its target funding with 275 million Br sourced from four state-owned enterprises under Ethiopia's Investment Holdings and FSD Africa. It is expected to launch next year and is positioned to play a transformative role in Ethiopia's economy.


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Ethiopian Seafarers Contribute $50m Annually in Remittances

Ethiopian Maritime Authority disclosed 50 million dollars in annual remittances from seafarers deployed internationally. Abdulber Shemsu, the director general of the Authority, said Ethiopia's membership in the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), establishes global standards and guidelines for safe, secure, and environmentally sustainable shipping practices. With 176 member countries and three associate member countries, including Ethiopia, the IMO provides a framework for ensuring...


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AfDB Launches $1.5m Initiative to Propel Agro-Industrial Parks

A 1.5 million dollar initiative for the development of three Agro-industrial parks was commenced last week. Financed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the project includes feasibility studies, a master plan, and an environmental and social impact assessment. The Phase Two project, which includes capacity building for stakeholders, was initiated last week with an agreement between Semereta Sewasew, state minister for Finance and Gunther Beger, managing director of UNIDO. Semereta said...


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Cabinet Approves Public Service Legislation

Council of Ministers has unanimously approved the legislation that aims to raise the competency and professionalism of public service in the country. The Federal Civil Servants Proclamation is pending ratification from Parliament. The decision was made during the 30th meeting of the Cabinet last week, which follows the ratification of the public service and administrative policy. Currently, the 176 federal agencies within 22 ministries, collectively employ around two million people. The polic...


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