All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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
Ethiopian Bank Targets the “Unbankable”

The CBE cannot stand by and watch passively as Ethiopia’s small-holder farmers and owners of cottage...

18th November 2008
The Real Estate Conundrum

Investors need to think in terms of risk premium. Rental yields are unattractive compared with risk-...

18th November 2008
Kenyan Banks Assert Presence in Uganda

African Banking Corporation (ABC) is negotiating to take over Capital Finance Corporation, in what w...

18th November 2008
Does Nigeria Need the $3 Billion Loan?

Human Rights Watch condemned the government's decision to take the loan facility without conducting...

21st November 2008
Finance Ministry Suspends Sovereign Bond

The call by the IDA for more homework came at a time when Uganda was facing a tight race against tim...

23rd November 2008
The 2009 Economic Outlook

If you perform various multi factor regressions on hedge fund returns, you begin to realize that the...

24th November 2008
One Billion Opportunities: Banking the Unbanked Gl...

The numbers involved in meeting the needs of the unbanked may seem daunting, but in reality they rep...

24th November 2008
Banking: Mauritius and Asia Miles Apart

When governments try to do too much, that is precisely when they make things worse.

2nd December 2008
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
Rise in Bribery Feared In Shs1.1 Trillion Road Fun...

With Uganda's Finance ministry about to execute its Shs1.1 trillion budget funds for roads, a recor...

8th December 2008
Credit Reference Bureau not a Guarantee for Cheape...

It is still difficult to see how banks will lower their interest rates. Many bank managers price the...

14th December 2008
Is Capitalism Being Redefined?

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

29th December 2008
State Festivities a Waste of Public Funds

President Kibaki’s decision to cancel the traditional New Year’s Eve state festivities at State Hous...

30th December 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
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
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
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
Global Economic Crisis: Can Marxism Help?

Economies always recover, helped by fiscal stimulus but mainly because lower interest rates eventual...

26th January 2009
The Mauritian Link between Economics, Lobbies and...

Mauritian policy makers face pressure from politicians and powerful lobby groups and MPC members the...

2nd February 2009
The Ineffectiveness of Monetary Policy

While it is true that credit is the key to economic growth, it is doubtful that spending is what dri...

9th February 2009
The Prudence in Saving

Are you caught in an endless cycle of want? Do you complain that your finances are not working for y...

10th February 2009
Africa: Victim of Oppressive Globalisation?

It pains to realize that Africa does not want to create its own economic paradigm. Instead, its gree...

9th February 2009
To Save or to Invest? Lessons from my Grandfather

Saving is perhaps the world’s hardest art to master. We have a high propensity and temptation to spe...

16th February 2009
Annual Forecast 2009: Sub-Saharan Africa

Not only does sub-Saharan Africa depend utterly on the rest of the world for development capital, bu...

17th February 2009
IFC Collaborates with DTB Kenya in Financing Impo...

The guarantee by IFC will contribute towards the volume of Trade Finance instruments issued by DTB t...

17th February 2009
What The Global Financial Crisis Means for Sub-Sah...

The global financial crisis will not spare Africa. The continent will be hard hit by the effects of...

22nd February 2009
Graft in Africa: Where Does the Buck Stop?

Africa is poor today because Swiss and other western banks collude with African kleptocrats to loot...

24th February 2009
Role of Microfinance in Empowering Women in Africa

Women are the mainstay of African economies therefore benefits of promoting women’s economic empower...

2nd March 2009
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