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We are your personal pan-African research power house

We are your personal pan-African research power house

The Ecobank Research Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality research to help clients and investors navigate the complexities of the African marketplace. We are passionate about Africa and can draw on our extensive local knowledge to provide insights or highlight potential investment opportunities.

Our award-winning team consists of nine analysts, based in the UK, Nigeria and Kenya, and collectively we focus on the Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities (FICC) space in Middle Africa. In this way, we identify the issues that businesses and investors need to know when operating in this region’s fragmented markets.

We cover:

  • Macroeconomics: covering GDP/inflation, fixed income, currencies and capital flows
  • Financials and banking: covering the banking and financial sector
  • Digital: covering Fintech, mobile banking & disruptive technology
  • Energy: covering oil, gas, petroleum products and power
  • Soft commodities & trade: covering the region’s key cash crops (e.g. cocoa, coffee and cotton) and external & intra-regional trade

We produce:

  • Monthly Middle Africa energy market updates
  • Quarterly Economic Strategic Reviews of the largest economies in Middle Africa (Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire)
  • Ad hoc speed notes, briefing notes and insight series on key developments affecting Middle African markets.

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A bespoke advisory service

Anchored on the award-winning Ecobank Research team, LocalKnowledgeAfrica™ is our premium service for clients and investors who require dedicated support that is specifically tailored to their individual needs.

Whether you need assistance designing or executing your investment strategy or have plans to expand into or within Africa, we can provides access to an entire network of decision- and policymakers in your investment sector, underpinned by first-class analysis and intelligence on the revlevant markets and sectors.

Click here to read more information about the bespoke services on offer, including high-level briefings and consultations, bespoke reports and network access.

Ecobank Group

Ecobank Group

Ecobank is a full-service bank focused on Middle Africa. It provides wholesale, retail, investment and transactional banking services to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, local companies, SMEs and individuals.

It has a larger African footprint than any other bank in the world. Ecobank currently operates in 36 countries in West, Central, East and Southern Africa, namely Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Group also has a licenced operation in Paris and representative offices in Beijing, Dubai, Johannesburg, London and Luanda.

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Ecobank’s international platform

Ecobank’s international platform

Our international platform

Ecobank’s international platform serves as a gateway for businesses operating and investing in Middle Africa, with a focus on multinationals (Global Corporates), Treasury, International Organisations (IOs), trade finance and research/advisory.

Headquartered in Paris AND operating under the name EBISA – fully-owned subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) – the international platform covers six countries, with a full banking operation in Paris, and representative offices in London, Dubai, Beijing, Johannesburg (South Africa) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).

Key contacts

Our offices

  • Johannesburg

  • Addis Ababa

  • Dubai

  • Paris

  • London

  • Beijing

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