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Bank shares owned by Ethiopian Diasporas put up for auction

The action to scrub Ethiopian banks of Ethiopian natives with foreign nationality has commenced as private banks begin auctioning off shares that were returned by these nationals, in compliance with a November 2016 directive from the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE).

This week, Awash Bank officially floated a tender for 21,052 shares, worth about 21 million Br for a public bid, which accounts almost one percent of its paid up capital. The bidding will open on February 16, 2016. Members of the public will be able to bid for the

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Enat Banks earns 78.9 million birr net profit for 2016 year

Enat Bank Ethiopia LogoEnat Bank has shown a 50 pc surge in profit, although the huge increase in profit after tax has been consumed by expansion in paid up capital by 47pc

A 50pc increase in net profits to 78.9 million Br, has slightly helped Enat to boost its earnings per share (EPS) which are currently at the 167.6 Br mark from 164.3 Br last year.

Established in 2013 with 11 Board members, six

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Berhan Bank Profits 260.2 million Br after tax on 2016

Berhan International Bank Logo EthiopiaBerhan Bank scored a profit of 260.2 million Br after tax in 2016. For the seven-year-old bank, this is an increase of 146pc from last years performance and is the largest rate of increment compared to all banks who have declared their profits this year.

This has helped increase earnings per share (EPS) from 207 Br to 399

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DBE’s Priority Areas Interest Rate on Hold

Development Bank of Ethiopia DBEThe Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), biggest lender of  the land, by order of the central bank, is to revise its policy of prime lending modes.

“Due to interest drawbacks, it is believed that the Bank has to protect itself from continuous damage of failed projects.” Esayas Behre, president of the Bank told Fortune.

National Bank of Ethiopia, the central bank,

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Commercial Bank of Ethiopia Puts Other Private Banks in Liquidity Crisis

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia CBE BuildingAlmost all commercial private banks found themselves confronted with liquidity crises, after suffering from what is known in the finance world as “a run on a bank” phenomenon occurred last week. It is an unusual situation where depositors demand withdrawals in unusually huge sums, with the result threatening to stall the whole

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CBO Profits for 2014 / 2015 decline to 312 ml Br after NBE inspection

Cooperative Bank of Oromia S.C., has registered a 531.8pc increase in its provision for doubtful debts and other assets to 228.4 million Br under the helmet of its top executives who were suspended by the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) in August, 2015.

The sum is considerably higher than last year’s and than that of all banks which have released their financial statements. This is the updated version of the report which initially indicated that the Bank had a 322pc increase to 152.4 million Br but which was later rejected by the

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Awash Awards Moti, CBM, S2M and SS to Jointly Supply ATMs & PoS

Awash International Bank ATM ETH SwitchAwash International Bank S.C. has awarded four companies 68 million Br worth of contracts for the supply of 150 Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and 600 Point of Sales (PoS) machines.

The ATMs will be worth 63.5 million Br and the PoS 4.5 million Br.

CBM Integrates Plc and Moti Engineering will supply the ATMs while SS

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Berhan International Bank Profits 104.5 million Br for 2014 / 2015 Fiscal Year

Berhan International Bank S.C. has managed to increase its profit after tax consistently since 2011, although it is accumulating excess liquidity.

Coming into service in 2009, the Bank had incurred losses in its first two years. Yet the profit increase it registered 2013/14, 71pc, was its largest to date, and this dived to 17pc in the latest reporting year, when it earned 104.5 million Br net.

Last fiscal year Berhan reported a 32pc increase of its paid-up capital to 573.12 million Br, causing its earnings per share (EPS)

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Construction Bank merges with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia CBE LOGOConstruction and Business Bank (CBB) and Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) merged this week, the later engulfing the former to form a mighty government owned financial institution, with combined asset of over 318.5 billion birr. 
Sentayehu Wolde-Michael (PhD), Director of Public Financial Enterprises Agency, announced on December

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Dashen Bank Profits 729.3 million Br for 2014 / 2015 Fiscal Year

dashen-bankA year of increasing expenses and capital saw Dashen Bank’s profit barely rise and its earnings per share (EPS) plummet from 670 Br to 589 Br in the 2014/15 fiscal year.

The Bank is also organising its growing branches into districts in a new management system intent on decentralization of decision making. Dashen is the first of the private banks to adopt this system.

Dashen, which is among the top

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United Bank Profits 281 Million Br for 2014 / 2015 Fiscal Year

United Bank’s profit after tax has almost remained the same with one per cent increase to 281 million Br, while its earnings per share (EPS), slid down from 34.1 Br to 29.8 Br for each share of 100 Br for the 2014/15 fiscal year; EPS has declined by 43.5pc since 2011.

“The Bank attributes this decline to massive expansion of capital, but the management should find a strategy to stop such spiral of decline of shareholders’ returns,” advised Abdulmena Mohammed Hamza, accounts manager at Portobello Group Ltd., a London based holding

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Enat Bank Implements CORE banking system

Enat Bank S.C., one of the 19 banks operating in Ethiopia, is the last bank to launch the centralized online real-time exchange (CORE) banking system. The process took two years and 43.3 million Br, finally became operational on December 2, 2015.

The centralization was a product of four systems: software, server, cheque truncation, and data network. Oracle’s Flexicube, United System Integrators, Alta Computech, and Fintech, provided the different components to the CORE system.

Acquisition of the software, however, did not

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Abyssinia Bank makes 215 Million Birr profit for 2015 Fiscal Year

Abyssinia Bank 2015 ProfitSide by side with the public sector the private sector is currently playing vital role in contributing to the economic growth in various aspects and particularly in the burgeoning financial sector, it brought tremendous impact. Fast money transaction,reaching the public, job creation and supporting the Growth Domestic Production can be mentioned in this regard.

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Banks in Ethiopia to Issue Standardized Cheques

National Bank of Ethiopia NBE Logo

The National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) is to pilot use of standardized cheques at all banks starting at the end of this month.


Standardized cheques, while identical in appearance, except for logos of individual banks, will have security features that are believed to make them extremely difficult to forge. The pilot programme

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