All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Financial Reporting: Getting it Right

Accurate social and economic stats including growth rate is crucial information for making the right...

27th October 2014
Investment Case for Emerging Markets: Does It Stil...

Emerging markets appear to be adjusting both cyclically and structurally from spectacular levels of...

9th December 2013
The Role of the Central Bank in a Modern Market Or...

The supply side of the economy is beyond the orbit of monetary policy and, as a consequence, it is n...

24th November 2014
Can Buharinomics Save Nigeria?

The APC/PMB team's agenda has a deadline. It has basically three annual budgets and no more than 7,0...

23rd November 2015
Uganda: Banking Sector Solid But Vulnerable

The economy became increasingly dollarized in 2014, with the foreign denominated components of the b...

7th July 2015
Taxing the Churches: Pros and Cons

A tax is a compulsory, not optional, contribution, imposed by the legislature or other c...

4th August 2015
Uganda Election Cycles: An Economic Cost

The performance of Uganda's economy in the next few years has all to do with national politics as it...

27th July 2015
Kenya Shilling: What Is Happening?

Kenya is in the middle of a "perfect storm" and the declining Shilling is the most visible manifesta...

9th June 2015
Collateral Security : Banks Go Wrong

The options of social collateral and venture capital financing should be fully studied and deployed.

3rd December 2012
Mobile Money: Kenya's Competitive Industry?

Could mobile money and mobile telephony, thus, be Kenya’s elusive competitive industry or it is just...

27th November 2012
Carbanak Cybergang Steals $1bn from 100 Financial...

The Great Bank Robbery: Carbanak cybergang steals $1bn from 100 financial institutions worldwide

16th February 2015
Devaluation of Kenya Shilling: Government Must Exp...

Politically, it is being speculated that the high cost of the dollar is politically instigated by ce...

15th August 2011
Tax Fraud, Evasion and Avoidance

For each US Dollar that comes to the developing countries in terms of aid, more than seven US Dollar...

2nd August 2011
Kenya: An Economy on the Collapse?

Economic prosperity talk in Kenya is all fiction because the poverty levels in the country remain a...

14th October 2011
Zimbabwe 2012 Budget Statement: A Review

The finalisation of the securitised lease for A2 farmers will make it easier for farmers to secure l...

26th November 2011
Policy Commitments: Is Uganda Serious?

What matters more is not the commitments in New York or in letters to international institutions, bu...

30th October 2011
Financial Crisis: Can Africa Save the World?

Africa can become part of the global solution to the economic challenges that the world faces today

9th October 2011
Kenya: Falling Shilling Calls for System Overhaul

Have Kenyan political elites become currency traders? Have Kenyan elites colluded with international...

27th September 2011
Fast Foods: Should they be Victims of Stealth Tax?

Proponents of fast food taxes argue that fast foods are bad for consumers (pun intended) and thus sh...

4th October 2011
Robert B. Zoellick: Global Monetary Order Must Cha...

The language of development has been the language of old hierarchy. Old World. Old Order. And not wi...

17th September 2011
Frontier Markets: The Reality Ahead

As the US debates its recovery strategies, China debates its next investment frontier; the rest of t...

9th August 2011
Mobile Money Remittance Services: The Impact of Re...

Stringent regulation is a barrier and a restriction to the expansion of cross border remittance serv...

19th July 2011
Dangote: Charity Begins at Home!

For those that celebrate Mr. Dangote, his village is as desolate as the Sahara except of course, tra...

22nd September 2011
Investing for the Future Without Money

While hard cash may be a requirement for traditional savings and investments, there are alternative...

7th October 2011
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Will She Deliver?

The title of Managing Director of/at World Bank, does not really mean anything in the scheme of thin...

30th September 2011
Cheque Truncation to Connect Rural Economies to th...

Kenyan banks have joined the mobile phone sector to lead the way on how to connect the economically...

16th August 2011
Uganda: New Budget Favours the Rich

The wisdom for a budget that favours the majority of Ugandans, shall continue to elude us.

20th June 2011
Coordinating Budgetary and Monetary Policies in Af...

Better coordination of our budgetary and monetary policies is a matter of concern to all of us as th...

12th September 2011
Nigeria's Middle Class Exudes Growth and Optimism

The Renaissance Capital survey was conducted with 1,004 middle-class Nigerians, residing in the citi...

26th September 2011
Kenyan Banks Succumb to Restructuring

We have people called managers without something to put on the table. They have reached their end in...

28th June 2011
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