All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Achieving Innovative Solutions for Africa’s Banki...

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

22nd February 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
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
Letter to Friends and supporters of Professor Yunu...

Government takeover of the Bank would effectively result in the 8.35 million borrower owners (and th...

15th March 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
Uganda: Budget Priorities for Competitiveness

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

6th June 2011
Bias towards a Weak Cedi

A stronger oil price will translate into higher transport and distribution costs. Moreover, the surg...

1st February 2011
Insurance:Opportunities in Africa

New initiatives must be developed and tried out in order to find the products and approaches that me...

13th 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
Budgets Must Unleash Opportunity for East Africans

Will budgetary allocation in East Africa member states promote a culture of innovation and enterpris...

7th June 2010
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
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 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
Taxation: Kenyans Being Shortchanged

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

15th March 2010
Flat Tax Will Revitalise SA Economy

South Africa, at 40%, has one of the highest marginal tax rates of all middle-income countries

30th January 2010
Private Firms: Engines of Economic Growth

South Africa is fast approaching a watershed moment as Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan prepares for...

18th January 2010
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