All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nigeria: The Debt Evasion Cancer

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

25th September 2012
African Finance Ministers Speak on Global Meltdown

Thanks to those who have denied us markets abroad, we have focused on our regional markets

26th April 2010
Beyond the Financial Crisis: What Will Save West A...

Crises oftentimes present opportunities for sweeping reforms. It is the right time for West Africa t...

20th April 2010
African Finance Ministers Speak on Africa's Potent...

The only problem is that we did not have our own capital and we were not allowed to develop our own...

3rd May 2010
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
Mauritius: Navigating the Global Financial Crisis

I do not understand why some economists simply base their assumptions on what the IMF says. Any mean...

5th 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Understanding Psychology for Responsible Financial...

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

21st 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
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
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
Economic Policy Challenges in the Post-Crisis Peri...

The crises of tomorrow are unlikely to be a repeat of the crises of yesterday. We must remain ever v...

13th April 2010
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