All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Market Volatility: Courageous CFOS Required

Courage required of CFOs, especially in times of persistent market volatility and rapid technologica...

16th May 2016
2016 International Economic Developments and Outlo...

Moving to the economic outlook for 2016, one issue that is likely to dominate the policy landscape i...

18th January 2016
How Africa Agenda 2063 and SDG’s Should be Domes...

There should be alignment between the respective national initiative, the continental initiative and...

21st June 2016
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
Advancing Financial Inclusion: Opportunities and C...

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

30th November 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
Well-developed and Functioning Capital Markets Key...

In the absence of well-developed financial markets, it becomes costly to raise capital, information...

13th August 2013
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
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
Collateral Security : Banks Go Wrong

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

3rd December 2012
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
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
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: Banking Sector Solid But Vulnerable

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

7th July 2015
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
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
Financial Reporting: Getting it Right

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

27th October 2014
Technology: Changing Financial Preparations

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

27th July 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
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
Credit in Kenya: the Billions Minting Quagmire

The dilemma about the banking sector in Kenya is that the banks turn in mega billion profits while t...

3rd November 2015
Are We in the Midst of a Currency War?

Make no mistake, the US and its allies are currently winning the geopolitical war out of which the c...

14th September 2015
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
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
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
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
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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