All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


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 African Banking & Financial Institutions Semin...

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

12th 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
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
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
Rethinking Regulation for Financial System Stabili...

There is growing recognition that the dispersion of credit risk by banks to a broader and more diver...

8th June 2009
Regional Payment and Settlement System (REPSS) to...

We are doing away with sending our money through banks in UK, USA, China, that was taking about five...

8th June 2009
Africa Gears for Domestic Resource Mobilisation

While seeking to obtain as much external financial support as it can get, Africa must also look inwa...

8th June 2009
The Changing Financial System Landscape in Africa

Financial systems generally develop along the lines of economic structures and relationships. Given...

12th June 2009
Uganda Economy Resilient to Shocks

The source of this strong growth in Uganda has continued to come from the industrial and services se...

15th June 2009
E A Country Budgets: Can We Afford the Stimulus?

Throwing big monies to inefficient (if not corrupt well connected) firms in the name of a stimulus p...

16th June 2009
Re-building a Healthy Financial System and Banking...

The most important factor in selecting a bank today is the ability to create a deep relationship; th...

23rd June 2009
SAA Should Quit State Patronage

When governments protect public enterprises by keeping out potential competitors or making taxpayers...

23rd June 2009
Regulation: Which Way for Africa's Banks?

There are differences between the expectations of home countries and host countries (and their regul...

25th June 2009
Mitigating Financial Crisis in Developing Countrie...

When the global financial crisis started, the idea of uncoupling developed economies from those of l...

28th June 2009
Not So Well Done, Prof. Soludo: Nigeria Former Cen...

If Nigeria pays attention to educational diplomas-which only contribute about 20% of what is needed...

6th July 2009
Reviving Zimbabwe Dollar Suicidal

Stores and supermarkets are overflowing with products, a rare phenomenon for many years under the ev...

7th July 2009
Uchumi Shutdown: Who is the Loser?

As the market slowly readjusts from the Uchumi shutdown, we are bound to see more and more people tu...

6th June 2006
Capital Markets Authority Indicted

The CMA takes the blame for our underdeveloped equity market. Whether they adopt an electronic trad...

13th June 2006
Brokers: Breaking into Investors Wealth

Brokers’ malpractices are an ugly fact of investment in stocks, but they are part of the risks invol...

5th December 2006
Joint Wealth Acquisition: The New Art of Doing Bu...

The pace at which investment clubs have sprang up shows the reversing trend in the equity market. W...

12th December 2006
Gaining from the 2007 General Elections

Politics or who's in charge is not a big deal in investment decisions. Governments are more victims...

19th December 2006
Financial Shenanigans: Be Cautious!

If a company starts booking a lump-sum payment as current sales even when services will be provided...

20th December 2006
Kenya Economy needs Tough Tax-Justice Stimulus

We can stabilize the Kenyan market by cutting taxes, addressing justice and insecurity, toning down...

12th February 2008
Microfinance Braces for Hard Times in Post electio...

The post-election violence in Kenya brings with it operational and financial risks and challenges hi...

15th February 2008
Education: Key to Promoting Capital Markets

It is important that our formal education systems take a dynamic approach to include current issues...

16th February 2008
From Microfinance to Microinsurance – the Quiet Re...

While banking has been demystified and incorporated in the common man’s mindset, thanks to microfina...

29th February 2008
Three Pillars of Business Growth

In business things are not left to chance. Since the customer is complicated, delicate and has sever...

4th March 2008
Microfinance: A Synopsis of African Experiences

African government should support the growth of the microfinance industry so as to improve the lives...

11th March 2008
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