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The newly opened Exim Bank Tanzania branch in Dar es Salaam’s Mkwepu Street. This follows the bank’s successful acquisition of UBL Bank.

There are a number of -Exim Banks in the world which makes it hard to distinguish which is which.

For starters, Tanzania has officially opened its newest branch in Dar es Salaam’s Mkwepu Street following the bank’s successful acquisition of UBL Bank.

UBL is a subsidiary of Pakistan’s UBL Bank and the acquisition comes as Exim Bank plans to spread and expand nationwide.

Consolidation Tanzania’s banking sector

With the acquisition, Exim Bank becomes the first private sector bank to embark in the consolidation of the banking sector in the country.

Post-acquisition Exim Bank becomes one of the top 5 banks in the country with an asset base of TSh1.7 trillion (USD 738 million).

“We are delighted by the diverse base of customers that will be joining Exim bank family and we assure the customers that we are thrilled to have you on board, and we commit to ensure that you …

Loans from China hit a high of US$6.2 billion last year

The Chinese government has dismissed claims that it’s continued heavy lending to Kenya in the financing of mega infrastructure projects is a ‘ debt trap’, even as loans from Beijing hit a high of ShUS$6.2 billion(Sh625.9 billion) in December last year.

This is up from US$5.3 billion (Sh535 billion) a year earlier with a lion share going towards the construction of the multi-billion Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

“We are not putting Kenya into a debt trap. China-Africa corporation cannot put Africa into a trap but booming economic growth,” China’s Charge’ D’affaires (Nairobi) LI Xuhang said during a meeting in Nairobi on the update on the SGR and China-Kenya relations.

“Kenya can decide on who they want to partner with. Kenyan people are wise enough to choose their trade and corporation partners. They can decide who benefits them more,” Xuhang …