All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
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
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
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
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
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
Global Challenges and Emerging Economies

Regulations that are sensible in the developed country context may not be applicable in the developi...

9th October 2012
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
Euro and CFA: Hanging in the Balance?

While the rest of sub-Saharan African countries have in recent times recorded between 5 – 11% growt...

4th May 2012
Euro Crisis and Devaluation of CFA Franc

The Euro crisis is serious and Africans should keep their guards up. Europe is in search of cash in...

10th July 2012
Uganda: Budget Priorities for Competitiveness

Uganda is seated firmly on huge opportunities for private sector growth, job creation and transforma...

6th June 2011
Understanding Psychology for Responsible Financial...

Psychonomics: Understanding the Psychology behind Financial Behaviour is indeed a very topical subje...

21st February 2012
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
REPO Rates: Who Really Cares?

Credit Reference Bureau already active in Kenya and Uganda and soon in Tanzania could see a marked d...

2nd May 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
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
Watch Africa & Change of Guard at The World Bank

The recent change of guard at the World Bank has brought to the fore the need for Africans to strive...

7th May 2012
Nigeria: The Debt Evasion Cancer

Nigerian bank debts are shunned by foreign investors because there is hardly worthy collateral on wh...

25th September 2012
Africa in 2012: A Foresight

There are heavy, dark clouds on the horizon – the lagged effects of slowdown in Europe, the uncertai...

31st January 2012
Role of Banks in Troubled International Scene

Nothing is being done to address the issue of competitiveness which, together with large fiscal defi...

20th January 2012
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
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
Investing for the Future Without Money

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

7th October 2011
South Africa and Tax Freedom

Economists disagree over the level of taxes that individuals should pay, who should pay the taxes, w...

2nd May 2011
Remittances: Not Key to Africa’s Economic Develop...

Graphics courtesyAccording to figures from World Bank, annual remittance flows to Africa...

19th March 2012
World Bank: An Opportunity for Wide Ranging Refor...

It is now time to bring the operations of the World Bank closer to the needs and priorities of the g...

27th February 2012
Donor Funds and the Elusive Accountability

Today when you join an NGO, the first question likely to be asked is whether you have skills in writ...

31st August 2012
Digital Age: A Boon to Financial Services

Digital-based financial services not only facilitates access. It also fosters greater transparency t...

17th September 2012
Zambia: Formal Banks and the SME Sector

All financial sector players including SMEs must play their role in augmenting savings mobilization...

17th September 2012
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