All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Investing for the Future Without Money

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

7th October 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
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
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
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
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
Kenya: Falling Shilling Calls for System Overhaul

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

27th September 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
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
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
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
Nigeria: The Debt Evasion Cancer

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

25th September 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
Remittances: Not Key to Africa’s Economic Develop...

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

19th March 2012
Risk Governance in Banking

Risk management has a direct impact on performance. A bank needs to be both profitable and well risk...

17th January 2012
Understanding Psychology for Responsible Financial...

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

21st February 2012
Global Challenges and Emerging Economies

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

9th October 2012
Twelve Steps to Survive Weak Growth

As everyone talks about Europe and how we need to diversify our economy towards emerging market econ...

10th September 2012
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
US Anti-China Currency Bill: Underlying Factors

By standing up to the US over this trade war, China is checking the unbridled misuse of America’s po...

11th October 2011
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