All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Choosing a Financial Software Solution: A Checklis...

With businesses increasingly reliant on technology, choosing the right financial software is an impo...

4th July 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Financial Reporting: Getting it Right

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

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

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

16th February 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
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
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
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
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
Technology: Changing Financial Preparations

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

27th July 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
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
Collateral Security : Banks Go Wrong

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

3rd December 2012
Remittances: Not Key to Africa’s Economic Develop...

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

19th March 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
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
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
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
Understanding Psychology for Responsible Financial...

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

21st February 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
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