All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
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
The 'Healing' and 'Wounding' Effects of Microfinan...

Microfinance institutions should not be “loan pushers” but rather form part of a core community empo...

25th March 2008
Battling Insurance Fraud

We must manage fraud not as a necessary expense, but as a competitor for our personal, governmental...

25th March 2008
Redlining – A Consequence of Post Election Violenc...

It is known that insurers go to great lengths to deny liability even when the prima facie situation...

31st March 2008
Uganda Moving Towards Pension Reforms

Pension sector challenges are not restricted to Uganda alone. Germany for instance, passed a law in...

7th April 2008
Is The Current ‘Blitz’ By Banks On Saccos Justifie...

While Saccos have had everything work for them for the five decades, the exigencies of the day are d...

15th April 2008
Mainstream Banks Besiege Microfinance Sector

While the antelope spends the whole day running from the lion, the lion spends the whole day looking...

21st April 2008
Is Microfinance Failing Agriculture ?

The fear for lenders is genuine – the sector is faced with high transaction costs, vagaries of weath...

28th April 2008
Money Not Working for Tanzania’s Football

Money is not enough. How many Tanzanian teams are crippled in spite of having money? Money minus pro...

29th April 2008
Africa's Venture Capitalists Give a Raw Deal to S...

Elsewhere, venture capitalists consider Universities the best place to find start-up companies that...

6th May 2008
Breaking the Spending Addiction

Learning how to budget your earnings whatever the size and form they come in, will go a long way to...

6th May 2008
Microfinance Institutions Must Revisit Their Ince...

Most microfinance business models are expensive, labour intensive and characterised by high transact...

12th May 2008
What can Formal Lenders Learn from Microfinance?

In the 21st century; wealth will not come from land, but from human capital, networks, ability to or...

20th May 2008
Micro-Finance Must Address Insurance Access

The next fontier in the battle for financial services is the insurance industry.

26th May 2008
High Inflation, Same Solution

Ultimately, all monetary policy must concern itself with the rate of domestic price inflation. This...

9th June 2008
Sudanese Banks Must Pull up their Socks!

For some banks, reserving customer dignity is not a priority. This is because many bank employees ar...

16th June 2008
Real Estate Investment Trusts: Are They For You?

In Africa REITs are also gaining popularity in some key African nations where financial markets are...

10th June 2008
Why Can't Women Absorb Loans?

Is poverty due to lack of access to finance or good, practicable ideas? The economically active poor...

10th June 2008
2008 Kenya Budget and Its Investment Implications

Displaced Kenyans are to receive 500 million shillings in favor of resettling them. The fund dedicat...

17th June 2008
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