FX Expertise

With on-the-ground presence in 10 African countries and an extensive track record in a further 20 countries, we enable trade across a range of foreign exchange products on OTC and exchange-traded markets.

World-leading industry and product expertise for African FX executions.

We offer world-class foreign exchange (FX) risk management solutions for our corporate, business and institutional clients, through our market-leading and award-winning Global Markets products and services. Our extensive experience and deep local knowledge is underpinned by our global standards and robust governance. With our global connectivity and local differentiation, we operate at the core of your organisation’s Africa strategy.

FX Series

Find out more about Absa’s expectations for FX in 2021 and onwards in this series of podcasts by Mike Keenan, our Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research.

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The AfCFTA and Africa’s Existing Regional Economic Communities

Africa is a patchwork of independent and overlapping regional economic blocs. Rather than simplifying matters, the African Continental Free Trade Area adds an extra layer of complexity for businesses trading on the continent. In this podcast, we untangle the mess.


Global Events and The Rand

How events world-wide will shape the value of the rand in 2024.


What Does The AfCFTA Mean For Africa?

The African Continental Free Trade Area is now active, bringing with it the promise of significantly easier intra-continental trade.


Elections, the Rand and the Year Ahead

What does 2024 hold in store for the rand? We examine the outlook for the currency and its emerging market peers


The Foreign Exchange Outlook for 2024

What trends will determine the value of the rand in 2024? In this episode of Coffee Break Commerce, we look ahead at what’s in store for the currency.


FX Solutions for Africa in 2024

As the African Continental Free Trade Area takes effect, what trends will drive trade flows in Africa in the coming months?


Driving the Electronic Trading Evolution

How Absa’s in-house development team creates tailor-made, sub-nanosecond latency FPGA solutions for South African Electronic Trading clients


Black Friday: Retail’s Untold FX Story

Behind the Black Friday deals and festive season sales there’s an untold story of how retailers need to mitigate their foreign exchange risk.


The Certainty of Forward Exchange Rate Contracts

In the foreign exchange world, forward exchange rate contracts act like insurance policies against currency volatility. In this episode of Coffee Break Commerce, we explore what that means for businesses.


The Digital Bridge for Africa’s Trade Finance Gap

Trade is a crucial driver for Africa’s economic growth and recovery – and digitalised trade finance is key to making that happen


Make Better Decisions with this FX Management Tool

How Absa Hedgebook gives corporate treasurers access to live currency and FX risk management, as well as interactive forecasting and scenario planning.


Corporate Treasury through Crisis

Why banks and corporate treasurers are forging new relationships based on co-creation and true business partnership


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