All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


The bottom is Near but a Long, Hard Slog Lies Ahea...

The world economy may soon stop shrinking, but recovery will not return us to the boom years that in...

11th August 2009
Economics and the Search for Values

No system in the world is sustainable if it is not underpinned by a sense of morals, ethics and valu...

16th November 2009
Private Firms: Engines of Economic Growth

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

18th January 2010
Microfinance in Egypt: Missed Opportunities to Emp...

As long as microfinance organizations limit their own missions to be solely financial in nature, we...

22nd December 2009
If I Were the Finance Minister…

One of the lessons to be drawn from the financial crisis is that we must henceforth refrain from ove...

23rd November 2009
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
Global Recession: Is the Worst Over?

Economics is a dismal science because of the difficulty in getting the timing of monetary and fiscal...

26th January 2010
Launch of Zambia's New Collective Investment Schem...

Unit Trusts are a structured and formal way for various investors to pool their money together and h...

26th August 2008
Marketing Tips Made Easy

The capacity to elicit enthusiasm in others using emotions, while maintaining control over yours cre...

1st September 2008
Kudos Ernest Bai Koroma and Ida Odinga

To the hoi polloi and wretched of the world, please do not fear to raise your voices to stop this ga...

8th September 2008
The Liquidity Hangover

Leaders in the world are harping on the monetary and financial abuses of the international banking s...

15th September 2008
Banking the Unbanked: Going Mobile in Africa

The mobile phone, a key economic driver, is used to make several things possible

9th September 2008
Kenyan Banks: Strategic Vision or Ill-fated Overst...

Analysts have attributed the sudden surge in acquisition interest by the international banks to the...

21st September 2008
The Start of the United States Fall from World Pow...

Nothing that Senators John McCain and Barack Obama promise or actually do if elected US President, w...

23rd September 2008
The Government-Created Subprime Crisis

Half the mortgages in the world’s biggest economy have been re-nationalised. That’s right re-nationa...

23rd September 2008
Microfinance: Key to Achieving MDGs

The success of micro-finance in Africa will require joint efforts by the governments, the private se...

28th September 2008
Financial Crisis: Is China Swallowing the US ?

China has accumulated billions in foreign reserves while America has effectively bankrupted itself.S...

28th September 2008
Does the EU Want America to Fall?

A giant rift in monetary policy has left the U.S. and the rest of the West deeply divided. Is the Eu...

30th September 2008
US Financial Crisis: Harvard's Credibility Questio...

Those unquestionably intelligent and competent Wall Street brokers, many of them graduates of Harvar...

4th October 2008
Zimbabwe Banking Blues Persist

An environment starving its citizens of liberty, property rights and the Rule of Law, even with a mi...

7th October 2008
America’s Financial Crisis Hits Uganda

The spillover effects troubling America’s financial markets are coming to a door step next to you. W...

7th October 2008
Likely Consequences of the Global Financial Crisis

Responsibility for executing low risk strategies for growth lies squarely on the shoulders of manage...

13th October 2008
Bankers Prey on their Clients

As some customers are finding out the hard way, only a username and password stands between criminal...

13th October 2008
Global Financial Crisis: Africa Must Rethink its E...

The turn of events reminds the world of the necessity of relegating to neo-socialism based on trans...

20th October 2008
Uganda's Pension Bill Translucent on Pertinent Iss...

The Bill is still unclear on the guidelines in which pension funds will be invested- a crucial area...

19th October 2008
Global Financial Crisis: Freemarkets not Guilty

The subprime debacle is a symptom of a greater and more fundamental problem; government monopolisa...

20th October 2008
The Real Growth Challenge

It took decades to build a modern financial system but it took two days to bring it down to its knee...

21st October 2008
Credit Crisis Bites Uganda Shilling

What is more worrying is that further depreciation of the shilling is expected to strain efforts of...

26th October 2008
Global Financial Crisis: Lessons for Multilaterali...

Is the global governance we are dealing with today still relevant? Clearly it is not. We economic an...

1st November 2008
Portugal: 'Angolagate' Bribes in Local Banks

The beneficiaries of the payments are led by Angolan President José Eduardo dos Santos himself, who...

4th November 2008
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