cbe

USD
56.3942
57.5221
,
GBP
67.8914
69.2492
,
EUR
60.8775
62.0951
,
CHF
61.138
62.3608
,
SEK
4.9131
5.0114
,
NOK
4.8627
4.96
,
DKK
7.3918
7.5396
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
JPY
0.3401
0.3469
,
CAD
37.7184
38.4728
,
SAR
13.6076
13.8798
,
AED
13.8932
14.1711
,
XAF
0.012
0.0122
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.4291
34.0977
,
SDR
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.0975
7.2395
,
KWD
175.0012
178.5012

awash

EUR
56.5106
57.6408
,
GBP
64.5257
65.8162
,
JPY
0.4037
0.4118
,
CHF
57.4629
58.6122
,
SAR
14.1527
14.4358

abyssinia

GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662

abay

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
CHF
63.9422
65.221
,
AUD
36.9556
37.6947
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563
,
CNY
7.8357
7.9924
,
DKK
8.1681
8.3315
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
INR
0.6794
0.693
,
JPY
0.3753
0.3828
,
KES
0.3861
0.3938
,
NOK
5.3799
5.4875
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
ZAR
2.9646
3.0239
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
SDR
74.6893
76.1831

zemen

CAD
41.7892
42.625
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054

buna

nib

GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762

berhan

wegagen

USD
56.1663
57.2896
,
GBP
67.9979
69.3579
,
EURO
60.9124
62.1306
,
CAD
37.9021
38.6601
,
AUD
33.5177
34.1881
,
CHF
60.8664
62.0837
,
SEK
4.8361
4.9328
,
NOK
4.6333
4.726
,
DKK
7.3141
7.4604
,
DJF
0.3128
0.3191
,
INR
0.6693
0.6827
,
KSH
0.3636
0.3709
,
JPY
0.3477
0.3547
,
SAR
13.4673
13.7366
,
AED
13.7552
14.0303
,
ZAR
3.1723
3.2357
,
CNY
7.0448
7.1857
,
KWD
172.7992
176.2552

dgb

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
CHF
63.9422
65.221
,
CAD
41.7892
42.625
,
AUD
36.9556
37.6947
,
SEK
5.4273
5.5358
,
NOK
5.3799
5.4875
,
DKK
8.1681
8.3315
,
DJF
0.3158
0.3221
,
INR
0.6794
0.693
,
KSH
0.3861
0.3938
,
JPY
0.3753
0.3828
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563
,
ZAR
2.9646
3.0239
,
CNY
7.8357
7.9924
,
KWD
183.0982
186.7602

enat

addis

nbe

dashen

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
CHF
61.0648
62.2861
,
SEK
4.9117
5.0099
,
NOK
4.8688
4.9662
,
DKK
7.3921
7.5399
,
JPY
0.3396
0.3464
,
CAD
37.8192
38.5756
,
SAR
13.6041
13.8762
,
AED
13.8911
14.1689
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
DJF
,
INR
,
KES
,
AUD
33.4448
34.1137
,
ZAR
,
CNY
7.0913
7.2331
,
KWD
174.8588
178.356
,
AED

oromia

USD
55.4509
56.5599
,
EUR
58.7724
59.9478
,
GBP
64.394
65.6819
,
SAR
13.3775
13.6451
,
CHF
59.3141
60.5004
,
AED
13.662
13.9352

lion

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
67.791
69.1468
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1

coop

USD
56.3778
57.5054
,
GBP
70.9853
72.405
,
EUR
60.8824
62.1
,
SAR
15.0321
15.3327
,
AED
15.3493
15.6563

gadaa

USD
56.3677
57.4951
,
GBP
67.9242
69.2827
,
EUR
60.7418
61.9566
,
AED
13.8886
14.1664
,
SAR
13.6016
13.8736
,
CHF
61.1023
62.3243

hijra

EUR
61.5525
62.7836
,
USD
56.0843
57.206
,
GBP
71.5355
72.9662
,
AED
15.2681
15.5735
,
CAD
41.9322
42.7708
,
SAR
14.9478
15.2468

finance minister to strengthen the required criteria to establish Banks  

 

 

finance minister

 

 

The Ethiopian finance minister has announced that the criteria which are required during the establishment and launching of new Banks in Ethiopia will face some changes and add more strengthening policies to grow the sector, the Minister Ato. Ahmed Shide Explained that the change is in consideration because Ethiopia is having a high numbered of upcoming new Banks The minister made it clear that most of the Banks are joining the market holding a very similar vision and work practice and within the upcoming change of regulation Banks which share a similar purpose shall consider to merge and work for there sustainable existence on the sector.

 

He also advised banks to think about mergers, since the requirements for establishing a bank in Ethiopia are getting wider and stronger, banks with the same purpose should prepare to merge and work, said Finance Minister Ahmed Shide.

 

The finance minister Mr. Ahmed, in his appearance and honor speech he gave at the inauguration program of Ramis Bank ( the fourth bank established to provide completely interest-free banking services in Ethiopia.) made a bold point and explained that the requirements for establishing banks are getting stronger and the government is opening up the financial sector to foreign companies, and the local Banks should be ready for the competition that awaits them.

The Minister stated that for banks to strengthen themselves, one option is for banks with similar objectives to work together and strengthen each other’s aim.

 

What is the current finance minister’s requirement on Bank establishment?

 

Currently, the main requirement for establishing a bank in Ethiopia is the amount of capital. According to the National Bank of Ethiopia law issued a year ago, the paid-up capital required to establish a bank was decided to be five billion Ethiopian birr.

 

The Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia Mr. Solomon who was also present at the opening ceremony stated that even if progress is being made in Ethiopia’s interest-free banking service, only 40 percent of the total deposits collected are used for loans, which is a sign that more work needs to be done.

 

According to the Deputy Governor, in the eleventh month of the financial year, the total amount of deposits collected through a window and completely interest-free banks reached 171 billion birr. However, he mentioned that only 40 percent, or 68.8 billion birr was transferred to consumers in the form of loans. The number of interest-free depositors reached 15.60 million.

 

“Only 40 percent was used for loans. We see that 60 percent of this is not provided in the form of finance,” said Mr. Solomon, which still has a long way to go in terms of accessibility, so we need more work in terms of financial knowledge, customer protection, and legal framework.

He pointed out that the National Bank has started various activities, believing that it is necessary to study and implement financial options to fill this gap.

 

Mr. Solomon reminded me that the number of users who took loans from institutions that provide interest-free banking services is only 39.9 thousand. In general, this indicates that banks that offer interest-free services are not lending as many deposits as they have collected.

 

Apart from the banks that are currently providing the service at the window level, nine macro-finance and insurance companies are providing interest-free banking services at the window level, so the number of those providing services in this sector has reached 2, likewise, four insurance companies provide interest-free insurance services in Ethiopia. which has given 48.41 million birr worth of interest-free insurance services only in the previous week

 

Thus, it is said that interest-free banking services and interest-free insurance services have a long way to go in terms of accessibility.

 

According to Mr. Solomon, there is progress in Ethiopia’s interest-free banking service, but only 40 percent of the total deposits are used for loans, which shows that more work needs to be done. In this regard, there is still a lot to be done, but the National Bank of Ethiopia is working to fill this gap.

 

In particular, the deputy governor replayed the given comments regarding the frame work not being enough stating that the framework is under correction and that the national bank is working on the legal framework.

 

Regarding Ramis Bank, Mr.Ahmed, finance minister remained that Ramis Bank which is one of the banks established to provide completely interest-free banking services, shall not only stand its vision only on the country level but on being one of the best servers in East Africa.

 

The Minister of Finance Ato Ahmed stated that the country’s access to finance is growing from time to time and stated that various reforms have been implemented to increase financial inclusion.

 

Among them, he cited as an example the introduction of an independent Shariah-based interest-free banking service. He said that banks that were established to provide interest-free banking services have shown many benefits to the people who were unable to come to the bank because of their faith.

 

In addition to answering the question that has been asked for ages, the launch of this service was also a matter of rights, and the results obtained