Postal Service Continues Bounce Back with 75m Br Profits

Mar 12 , 2022

The Ethiopian Postal Services Enterprise has announced profits of 74.8 million Br over the first half of the financial year. The figure is 20 million Br higher than what its executives had targeted. Revenues over the reporting period registered at 351 million Br, 10pc higher than the forecast. The state-owned enterprise introduced staggering price hikes late last year, increasing annual box rental fees by as much as 600pc. The adjustment was the first in 11 years. The 128-year old state-run postal service provider offers 124,000 boxes at its offices. It has recorded decent performances over the past year-and-a-half, bouncing back from a 34.4 million loss in 2019/20. It employs 2,400 people.


Ethiopia's Central Bank Dips a Toe in the Open Market Waters

In a historic move to manage liquidity within the banking system, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) held its first-ever open market operation (OMO) on July 11, 2024. The auction drew notable interest from the financial sector, with 16 bidders submitting nearly 20 billion Br. The central bank accepted the total amount of bids, reflecting the banking industry's robust engagement with this new monetary policy tool. The NBE's foray into OMOs is seen as a strategic measure to control the mone...


CBE Shatters Profit Record at 25.6B BR

The state-owned Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) registered a record-breaking 25.6 billion Br in gross profits for the ended fiscal year, driven by aggressive cost-cutting measures. While CBE faced a challenge earlier in the year with a system glitch, the bank has demonstrably grown its customer base, now exceeding 45 million people. Its total deposits surpassed the trillion birr mark, reflecting a major increase of 170 billion Br. The Bank's revenue also grew by 13pc, reaching 135.4 billion...


Ethio telecom Dominates Industry with Expanding Profits, Coverage

The state-owned teleco company netted 21.7 billion Br in the financial year, posting a 21.7pc jump in revenues to 93.7 billion Br from last financial year. While it has not enjoyed a monopoly since the entrance of Safaricom Ethiopia three years ago, its annual revenues have taken a leap with the competition. The centenarian operator increased its customer base by 8.9pc to reach 78.3 million, with an 85.4pc geographical coverage. Its nearly three-year-old mobile money service, Telebirr, is use...