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Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:15 - Updated Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:14

BNA participates in "FT Africa Summit 2019"

Luanda - The Governor of Central Bank of Angola (BNA), José de Lima Massano, has been participating since Sunday in London in the 6th edition of the "FT Africa Summit", an annual initiative of the Financial Times newspaper.

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Governador do BNA, José de Lima Massano ( à dir), com antigo primeiro-ministro britânico, Tony Blair, durante a 6.ª edição da "FT Africa Summit"

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Governor of National Reserve Bank of Angola (BNA), José de Lima Massano, (left) attends in London sixth edition of "FT Africa Summit"

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The FT Africa Summit” is attended by high-level decision-makers and experts from the innovation, technology, health, agribusiness, oil, banking and financial sectors to discuss Africa's challenges and to identify sustainable solutions together.

According to the organization, Africa abounds with innovation, business instinct and people trying to solve such different problems as improving infrastructure, "unbanned" citizens and even weak institutions.

Companies invent new ways of doing business, technology experts dream of solutions, scientists are solving specific issues for Africa.

The 6th edition of the FT Africa Summit 2019 put "special emphasis on young people, women, entrepreneurs, scientists and artists and on new ideas in general. The solutions found in Africa are becoming more relevant as the African continent takes over the reins of its destiny.

José de Lima Massano was a speaker at this annual initiative of the Financial Times newspaper, taking part in the debate “Big Economies - Big Changes” with Eyob Tekalign Tolina, Ethiopian Finance Minister, moderated by Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister.

With about 250 guests, the BNA governor shared relevant topics, such as the recent development of the Angolan economy, the evolution of the banking sector, the measures taken to combat money laundering and the short, medium and long term challenges to change the current scenario.

Other leading figures were also speakers such as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa; Bawumia, vice president of Ghana and Bernard Mensah, chairman of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Another very interesting panel was the CEO of the Fairfax Africa Fund, Transnet Holding and Baobab Circle institutions, in which they emphasized innovation as well as the “Crisis - What Crisis?” Debate in which they participate, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, president of the International Crisis Group and David Pilling, Africa Editor of the Financial Times.

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