INSIGHTS SERIES Absa Insights Series 2021 Absa | Corporate and Investment Banking > Copy of Absa insights series Our foresight assists your business’s sustainable growth potential We have created a platform for our sector experts to provide data driven insights that will help your business adapt and thrive in an ever-changing world. SECTOR EXPERTISE Matching Foresight with Sustainable Possibilities In the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. Small and medium-sized businesses are likely to lead the economic recovery on the African continent, but until they can secure a genuine foothold in corporate value chains, the sector is likely to be dominated by a handful of players who had early-mover advantage and access to finance. As a finance partner to a number of emerging businesses in Africa, we need to understand how we not only improve access to finance, but give them the right tools to facilitate their upward growth in the market. Through the Absa Insights Series, we help our clients unlock their full growth potential through sustainable opportunities and solutions, ensuring a future for them, our planet and for generations to come. Contact us David Mparutsa, Head: Enterprise and Supplier Development, talks about how we can practically grow SMEs in order to build our African economies. Podcast Unlocking your business's potential with insight and sustainable solutions. Consumer Insight Series 3 EpisodesIn this series, we bring you the latest Coffee Break Commerce podcasts by Mike Keenan, our Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research. Despite disruptive events of 2020 that continue to roll into 2021, Absa’s forecast for the rand remains bullishly positive with research forecasting recovery.Find out more about these expectations, the impact of the current account deficit on the exchange rate and planning within this volatile and unpredictable landscape.MORE Episode 01 Through the great staggering to a better normal Episode 02 EFTs and E-Wallets make online shopping in Africa easier, quicker and accessible to everyone Episode 03 Consumers choose home improvement and loungewear over expensive luxuries View all episodes Agriculture Insight Series 3 EpisodesIn this series, we bring you the latest Coffee Break Commerce podcasts by Mike Keenan, our Head of Fixed Income and Currency Research. Despite disruptive events of 2020 that continue to roll into 2021, Absa’s forecast for the rand remains bullishly positive with research forecasting recovery.Find out more about these expectations, the impact of the current account deficit on the exchange rate and planning within this volatile and unpredictable landscape.MORE Episode 01 As global food prices soar, Africa's agriculture sector is yet to benefit Episode 02 The Agricultural sector: the bright spot for a fruitful future Episode 03 Could Kenya’s fresh outlook on agriculture serve as a blueprint for SA? View all episodes Explore sector insights Welcome to our world of insightful expertise and bespoke client solutions Consumer InsightsAs the playing field for consumer products and services is constantly shifting, we extract practical business insights so you can respond effortlessly at every step of your growth journey. Agriculture InsightsWith expertise in the agricultural sector, we offer our clients valuable insights at every step of their growth journey. These strategic partnerships help them unlock their full financial potential with foresight and sustainable solutions. Enterprise and Supplier Development InsightsIn the next part of the Absa Insights series we discuss Enterprise and Supplier Development across Africa. 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