CES 2021 - Microsoft announces the Surface Pro 7+ 2-in-1 PC and the deployment of its 85 ″ Surface Hub 2S

Microsoft is unveiling the Surface Pro 7+, a 2-in-1 laptop PC for business and education, which benefits from some improvements over version 7. The Surface Hub 2S digital board will ship in February. Rumors are rife that a Surface Pro 8 will be released soon. To be patient and to satisfy professionals, Microsoft unveils its Surface Pro 7+, a revised version of the Surface Pro 7 promised as more efficient.    Among the major evolutions of this new model, we note first of all the passage of the Intel Core processors from the 10th to the 11th generation. Storage will still be capped at 1TB, but a maximum of 32GB of RAM can now be installed, down from just 16GB previously. The SSD will also be removable and a Full HD webcam integrated into the Surface.  4G is now supported with a SIM card slot and eSIM support. Plus, battery life gets a big boost, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm - on paper anyway - with a fast charge to 80% in an hour. The Surface 7 Pro +

Sonatel launches a bond loan of 100 billion FCFA, the most never made by a private sector at the BRVM

The 100 billion CFA Franc bond loan that Sonatel is preparing to launch from June 15 to July 15 is an important step in the history of the regional financial market of the Economic and Monetary Union of Africa. the West (UEMOA). Indeed, never has such an amount been requested by a private issuer. Market players looking for fresh paper and a safe and profitable investment have a unique opportunity to reconcile their requirements with this loan. "Sonatel has a strong capacity to honor debt service and presents a very low credit risk which, I think, will reassure investors in these times of uncertainty," said Sonatel CEO Sékou Dramé.

Sonatel launches a bond loan of 100 billion FCFA, the most never made by a private sector at the BRVM

Issue 71 of Financial Afrik available for download from June 15.

The operation is led by Impaxis, “merchant bank, arranger and leader of the overall operation, including, initially, a bridging loan with lead Credit Suisse and other international / regional banks and, secondly, the bond issue so as not to delay the execution of the CAPEX plan ”, explains Ababacar S. Diaw, general manager of Impaxis. The two managers answered our questions in the monthly number 71 of Financial Afrik from June 15 to July 14.