All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Is Islamic Banking a Better Option for Africa?

The uniqueness of the Islamic banking principles makes it a perfect alternative for traditional bank...

16th 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
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
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
Price Controls are an Invasion of Privacy!

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

6th November 2007
Mugabe’s Free Lessons to the Free World

Currency debasement and high taxes destroyed productive enterprise and was a major cause of the disi...

24th July 2007
Banking on the Unbanked

Banking systems in most African countries have clearly left large proportions of the population unba...

10th July 2007
Pyramid Schemes: A Wake up Call for Banks

Conditionalities in mainstream banks such as charging of high interest rates, dishing small interest...

3rd July 2007
Getting the Most from Stock Markets

A lot of questions have been asked on how one can be able to take advantage of the highs and lows of...

3rd July 2007
Insider Trading Distorting Stock Markets

Insider trading gives an undue edge to big individual and institutional investors over small individ...

26th June 2007
Tanzanian Budget Elicits Mixed Feelings

If tax is reduced, another source of tax has to be found or a cut down on a Ministry’s expenditure h...

19th June 2007
DSE Should Pull Up Its Socks

Some financial experts state that numerous local firms have the qualities required for listing, but...

19th June 2007
Kenyan Investors Go Offshore

The performance of the offshore markets over the past five years has been astounding. Indeed, this...

5th June 2007
Investment Clubs: A Social Approach to Investing

Unlike merry-go-rounds, where members collect money monthly and give it to one member on a rotationa...

29th May 2007
Real Estates: Another Investment Opportunity

Currently, Kenya is facing a major house shortage. It is estimated that the country’s annual urban d...

29th May 2007
Easing Cross Border Trading

East Africans are ready to venture outside the confinement of their individual countries' securities...

14th May 2007
Cross Trading the East African Way

Investors out to invest in the Uganda Stocks exchange (USE) or the Dar-es-salam Stocks Exchange (DSE...

31st July 2007
Tax Hikes Suppress Economic Growth

Unfavorable tax burdens only worsen the economic power of any country. As already indicated, economi...

7th August 2007
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
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
Beyond Structural Adjustment Programs

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

23rd 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
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
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
Narrowing the Information Gap

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

18th 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
Local Currencies Must be Competitive

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

4th September 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
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
Africa Ripe for Tele Banking

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

22nd January 2008
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