All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
Advancing Financial Inclusion: Opportunities and C...

There are still two billion unbanked adults--primarily women, those living in the developing world,...

30th November 2015
Opportunities Stemming From the Changing Global Ec...

The fast changing world and investment landscape is requiring of reserves managers to adapt to a pla...

28th December 2015
Shaping Cross-Border Banking Integration In Africa

Financial integration in Africa has already had a positive effect on the growth potential of the con...

29th April 2014
Rapid, Predictable, Flexible and Risk Tolerant Fun...

Rebuilding the state cannot be done by bypassing it, and lasting peace is a pipedream where state in...

29th June 2015
Speculative Financiers: Why You Must Read Between...

Over hundreds of years, a lot has changed in the world of finance but two things remain unchanged in...

23rd March 2015
Technology: Changing Financial Preparations

Automating financial processes reduces potential risks as monthly management reports and the annual...

27th July 2015
Financial Reporting: Getting it Right

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

27th October 2014
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
Carbanak Cybergang Steals $1bn from 100 Financial...

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

16th February 2015
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
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
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
Kenya: Falling Shilling Calls for System Overhaul

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

27th September 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
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
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
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
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
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
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