Absa Group Ltd


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Latest Developments


Absa Gets Regulatory Nod To Open Office In New York

Absa Group Reports HY IFRS Headline Earnings Per Ordinary Share 920 Cents

Absa Group And Absa Bank Have Completed Their Processes To Appoint Group CEO


About Absa Group Ltd

Absa Group Limited, formerly Barclays Africa Group Limited, is a diversified financial services provider offering an integrated set of products and services across personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance. The Company's segments include Retail and Business Banking (RBB), which includes Retail Banking South Africa, Business Banking South Africa and RBB Rest of Africa; Corporate and Investment Bank (CIB), which includes CIB South Africa and CIB Rest of Africa, and Wealth, Investment Management and Insurance (WIMI).The Retail Banking South Africa offers a suite of retail banking products and services to individuals and provides asset finance to commercial customers. The Business Banking South Africa operates a coverage model based on specific customer value propositions aligned to customer and client needs and range from direct interactions via multi-channel interfaces, such as electronic banking.


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Contact Info

7th Floor

Absa Towers, West 15 Troye Street


Executive Leadership

Wendy Elizabeth Lucas-Bull

Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Rene van Wyk

Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Peter Bambatha Matlare

Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Executive: Absa Regional Operations and Executive Director

Bongiwe Gangeni

Deputy Chief Executive: Retail and Business Banking South Africa

Jason Quinn

Finance Director, Executive Director

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2.55 mean rating - 11 analysts
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UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Absa to appoint former deputy Mminele as CEO -media

Former South African Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele will be appointed chief executive of Absa, the BusinessDay newspaper reported on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources.

South Africa's Absa to appoint former deputy chief Mminele as CEO -media

Former South African Reserve Bank deputy governor Daniel Mminele will be appointed chief executive of Absa, the BusinessDay newspaper reported on Wednesday citing anonymous sources.

South Africa's Absa to open New York office by end of the year

South African lender Absa <ABGJ.J> said on Monday its representative office in New York should be operational by the end of the year, after it received the necessary regulatory approvals.

UPDATE 1-S.Africa's Absa PMI falls to lowest in 10 years on growth fears

South Africa's seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) sank to its lowest level in a decade in September, on weak demand linked to fears over slowing domestic and global growth, the survey showed on Tuesday.

UPDATE 2-Absa's profit rise clouded by mixed results underneath

* H1 headline earnings per share 918.4 cents vs 877.8 last year

South Africa's Absa PMI expands for first time in 7 months

South Africa's seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) moved into expansion for the first time in seven months in July, as improved demand saw sales and business activity improve, the survey showed on Thursday.

South Africa's Absa PMI drops in May

South Africa's seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for May fell as business activity and new sales orders declined, the survey showed on Monday.

South Africa's PIC denies considering ex-Absa executive as next CEO

South Africa's state pension fund denied considering a former banking executive as its next chief executive as it seeks to fill a position which has become increasingly sensitive given the successive departures of its CEO and temporary replacement.

Absa sees Nigeria expansion plan ready for second half

South African lender Absa is aiming to make a start on its investment bank-focused expansion into Nigeria in the second half of this year, chief executive of the division, Charles Russon, told Reuters.

UPDATE 2-South African bank Absa considers Ethiopian entry over time

South Africa's Absa is considering entering Ethiopia, where lenders are hoping reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed will liberalise an antiquated and state-dominated banking sector.

South African bank Absa could cut hundreds of jobs, union says

South African bank Absa could cut hundreds of jobs at its retail and business banking unit as part of a planned restructuring, a union representing workers in the financial sector said on Thursday.

UPDATE 2-S.Africa's Absa seeks new blood after decade under Ramos

* Chairwoman says external candidate to be in place in one year

S.Africa's Absa seeking external replacement for retiring CEO

South African lender Absa will be seeking an external candidate to replace its CEO Maria Ramos, who is retiring at the end of February after ten years at the helm, Chairwoman Wendy Lucas-Bull said on Tuesday.

South Africa's Absa CEO to retire at end of February

South African lender Absa said on Tuesday its chief executive Maria Ramos, who has been at the helm for ten years, will retire at the end of February, after the firm completed its separation from Barclays PLC and relaunched its brand.

UPDATE 1-SocGen and Absa join forces on wholesale banking in Africa

* Shares in both banks flat, investors sceptical (Recasts, adds Absa interview, context, shares, investor comment)

SocGen sells South African custody, trustee, clearing Unit to ABSA

French bank Societe Generale said on Friday it agreed to sell its South African unit offering custody, trustee and clearing services to South Africa-listed bank ABSA as part of a strategy to review its scope of businesses.

Absa planting seeds in London

Absa is looking to expand its capital markets operations in London. The South African bank wants to appoint origination and syndication bankers to cover the debt capital markets from the UK.

South Africa's Absa PMI remains in contraction in September

South Africa's seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell slightly in September, weighed down by a fall in new sales orders and employment, a survey showed on Monday.

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Absa PMI falls to 13-month low in August

South Africa's seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 13-month low in August driven by large declines in new sales, business activity and also possibly by talk over land reforms, a survey showed on Monday.

UPDATE 1-South Africa's Absa H1 profit down 4 percent

South African lender Absa Group reported a 4 percent fall in half-year profit on Monday, weighed down by costs related to its separation from former parent Barclays.

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