All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
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
Global Financial Crisis: Freemarkets not Guilty

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

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: 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
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
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: 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
Africa Must Pursue Monetary Union

It is interesting to note that more efforts were made during the colonial period to create currency...

11th November 2008
Banking on the Rich: Development Finance in South...

Access to credit and financial assistance remains the principal constraint that small-scale producer...

5th January 2009
Global Meltdown: Africa Needs Stable Exports

African leaders have stood aloof and behaved as if the continent is immune to the crisis. According...

18th January 2009
Africa’s Currencies: Lessons from the European Uni...

If African countries were to adopt only one policy to boost economic growth and improve macroeconomi...

7th September 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
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
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
The Explosive Mixture of Public Deficit and Low Sa...

It is private investment, not consumption that makes for the competitiveness of an economy.

8th January 2010
Incremental Innovation: 7 Small but Sure Steps to...

Why Banking Innovation?  Innovation is a powerful weapon of differentiation for financial instituti...

14th December 2009
Foreign Aid Does More Harm than Good to Africa

Attempts by donors to impose their organizational structures on Africa create confusion - and force...

10th November 2009
Can the Effects of Global Financial Crisis be Miti...

During the past decades, many academics, professionals and policy makers (including the government)...

27th October 2009
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
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
Is Capitalism Being Redefined?

Capitalism, the prevailing world economic system is on a trial. Its fundamental principles of govern...

29th December 2008
Uganda Economy: The Year That Was

Despite the fact that the situation in Kenya is calm, fuel prices in Uganda have remained stubbornly...

5th January 2009
From 2008 Government Interventions to 2009 Market...

“Bailouts” are nothing other than governments shifting wealth from A to B and siphoning off lots in...

12th January 2009
Punitive Tax Regime Weighs Down Sudanese

While the IMF has been praising the government of Sudan for its impressive economic growth, the aver...

27th January 2009
The World Economy: What Really Went Wrong?

For now, the world needs to forget about self regulation for countries and build stronger internatio...

2nd December 2008
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
Can the Effects of Global Financial Crisis be Miti...

The roles of the IMF should be reviewed to adapt to a new international financial environment which...

2nd November 2009
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