All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Africa Frontier Markets Attract Rogue Investors

The recent meltdown of the developed securities market due to high oil prices and bleak inflation ou...

22nd July 2008
Frontier Market Returns

Frontier markets present an economically viable untapped potential with long term benefits.

15th July 2008
Debt Relief: Will it Help Liberia?

The discount rate of 97% is impressive, and the deal is an important step towards the completion of...

11th May 2009
The Global Financial Crisis: Africa’s Blessing in...

Why should we have to take on economic systems that bring us more problems than solutions, and which...

31st March 2009
The African Banking & Financial Institutions Semin...

This unprecedented one-stop shop seminar will cover a comprehensive scope of valued added topics tai...

12th May 2009
Hyperinflation: Notes from Harare

These missions, as the IMF calls them, draw upon and test every bit of knowledge and skills we have...

1st June 2009
Economy: Zimbabwe Challenged to Restore Trust

We are being judged on past omissions and commissions. We have to show our own clean slate and our o...

5th May 2009
Donor Agencies Perpetuating Poverty and Impunity

The World Bank's report that Kenya’s poor will become even poorer, and its subsequent  offer of Ksh....

15th May 2009
The Financial Crisis: What is Africa Doing ?

The current global and economic crisis has demonstrated the need for Africa to promote intra-African...

22nd May 2009
Rethinking Regulation for Financial System Stabili...

Although the lack of sophistication of the African financial systems and markets may have helped blu...

2nd June 2009
Insuring Against Macroeconomic Instability

If history is any guide to our monetary authorities, inflation fighting should remain their central...

9th March 2009
Global Financial Crisis and Its Impact on Investme...

Should Africa remain complacent, the effects of the financial crunch will be very considerable for t...

17th March 2009
Underdevelopment in Africa: Banking Sector Respons...

Every problem presents an opportunity. The African population presents a very wide market that banks...

19th August 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
US Financial Crisis: Harvard's Credibility Questio...

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

4th October 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
Financial Crisis: Is China Swallowing the US ?

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

28th 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
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
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
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
Banking the Unbanked: Going Mobile in Africa

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

9th 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
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
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