All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
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
Financial Freedom: The Unfinished Struggle

Freedom Day on 27 April is an opportunity to celebrate the many freedoms we enjoy in South Africa, b...

28th March 2011
All I Want is a Credit Card

Presumption by government that people don’t know what’s best for them is the highest insult.

19th April 2010
Global Challenges and Emerging Economies

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

9th October 2012
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
Achieving Innovative Solutions for Africa’s Banki...

The regulators, the regulated and market participants should think outside the box.

22nd February 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
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
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
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
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
Domestic Resources Mobilization: Key to Broad-Base...

Because the international development assistance environment will continue to change, I advocate a v...

11th April 2011
Banks and Economic Development: A Review

Economic development is about enhancing the productive capacity of an economy by using available res...

25th April 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
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
Generating Independent Economic Thinking

Laudatory statements of outside organisations will drop you down like a sack of stone just like they...

4th March 2011
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
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
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
Renaissance Capital: Zimbabwe Trip Notes

The Zimbabwean economy is exhibiting strong growth in a single-digit inflation environment, followin...

11th February 2011
Inflation Back with Vengeance

Mauritius has never experienced an annual price decline, but has lived under chronic, not intermitte...

25th February 2011
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
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: The Debt Evasion Cancer

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

25th September 2012
Taxation: Kenyans Being Shortchanged

It pinches when the citizenry religiously bid farewell to their hard earned penny only to get substa...

15th March 2010
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
How Financial Health Guarantees Happiness

The term financial health refers to the state of a person’s or company’s finances. It means minimal...

7th May 2010
Navigating High Exchange Rates

The currency war between China and USA provides an opportunity for us to rethink our currency- the K...

12th October 2010
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