All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


The Naira’s Glory Must Be Restored

The government ought to insist that investment in the oil sector should be done in Naira. By embarki...

21st August 2007
Africa Ripe for Tele Banking

Different countries in Africa have different currencies; varied banking systems but have common fina...

22nd January 2008
Nigeria: How the Mighty Has Fallen!

The condition of South Korea after its war was worse than Nigeria after the civil war that ended in...

28th August 2007
Exploit Your Financial Rights

Many investors easily get tempted by the prospect of buying discounted shares with a rights issue. B...

4th September 2007
Local Currencies Must be Competitive

Carefully crafted and monitored mechanisms that constantly check the measures against sound economic...

4th September 2007
Hedge Funds: An Uncharted Goldmine

Hedge funds, which are similar to mutual funds, have turned a couple of millionaires around the worl...

12th September 2007
Narrowing the Information Gap

African investors are highly disadvantaged in making informed investment decisions especially in the...

18th September 2007
Corporate Bonds: Slow But Sure Keys to Wealth

One thing that corporate bonds offer is the guarantee of a steady and predictable return. In the lon...

25th September 2007
Scramble for Safaricom: Who is Fooling Who?

As many of us prepare our hard earned cash to own part of the upcoming Kenyan crown jewel, Safaricom...

2nd October 2007
Private Placements: The Uncharted Funding Strategy

With the limited infusion of capital through the stock market, the private investor market is a new...

16th October 2007
Beyond Structural Adjustment Programs

Africa needs a commission to inquire into the role of the wealthy nations in her underdevelopment. T...

23rd October 2007
The Legitimacy of Dummy Companies

The concept of dummy companies is still new in not only Kenya but also other African countries. In d...

6th November 2007
Price Controls are an Invasion of Privacy!

In a contest between political survival and business survival, business should prevail. The rational...

6th November 2007
Beating the Stock Market at Its Own Game

In the midst of this market downturn, we all have the same gut check. Will you be comfortable with a...

13th November 2007
Shedding Business Irrelevance

The ability to solve social and economic problems is limited primarily by one's lack of imagination...

20th November 2007
A Primer on Commodity Futures

Why would one invest in commodities and not the conventional stocks or bonds as always done in the p...

27th November 2007
Reaping from Stock Market Chaos

Some behaviors are thought to be random but not to the very experienced hawk eye. This is where the...

27th November 2007
Investing in Africa: Not for the Faint Hearted

Events in Kenya are perhaps a timely reminder that while attractive returns can be generated across...

15th January 2008
Strong Shilling Portends Mixed Fortunes

Regardless of who benefits more from the strength of the shilling, the market forces should determin...

4th December 2007
Price Controls: Zimbabwe Sobering Up

Apart from basic goods trickling back, businesses are no longer subjected to NIPC vigilantes crusadi...

11th December 2007
Imported Policies Must Be Scrutinised

SAPs-induced impoverishment among the lower social classes can last beyond the life span of the pro...

18th December 2007
Why Microfinance?

The objective of rural microfinance is to realize an inclusive financial system so that the economic...

1st January 2008
Group Lending Is The Way To Go!

Although a multiplicity of challenges face group lending, it is important to develop services that a...

8th January 2008
Kenya Economy needs Tough Tax-Justice Stimulus

We can stabilize the Kenyan market by cutting taxes, addressing justice and insecurity, toning down...

12th February 2008
Microfinance Braces for Hard Times in Post electio...

The post-election violence in Kenya brings with it operational and financial risks and challenges hi...

15th February 2008
Education: Key to Promoting Capital Markets

It is important that our formal education systems take a dynamic approach to include current issues...

16th February 2008
Rogue Stock Brokers: A Demise of the Capital Marke...

Kenya’s Nairobi Stocks Exchange (NSE) has witnessed a surge of rogue stockbrokers. The most recent e...

29th February 2008
From Microfinance to Microinsurance – the Quiet Re...

While banking has been demystified and incorporated in the common man’s mindset, thanks to microfina...

29th February 2008
Three Pillars of Business Growth

In business things are not left to chance. Since the customer is complicated, delicate and has sever...

4th March 2008
Microfinance: A Synopsis of African Experiences

African government should support the growth of the microfinance industry so as to improve the lives...

11th March 2008
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