All articles in 'Finance and Banking'


Single Currency will Step Up Africa’s Economy

A single currency would help reduce the cost of doing business on the continent and also promote cro...

3rd March 2009
The Ineffectiveness of Monetary Policy

Good credit comes from the pool of real savings, and it allows someone to consume in order to produc...

3rd March 2009
Can the Capital Markets Authority be Trusted?

Stella Kilonzo, CMA C.E.O, Photo:courtesyThe goings on at the Nairobi Stock Exchange do...

3rd March 2009
Single Currency: A Boon to All Africans

The current global financial crisis demands that Africa works together in a co-ordinated fashion and...

3rd March 2009
Nigeria: Is it Time for a New Central Bank Governo...

Having the Presiden't son-in-law at the CBN will leave little confidence that the coffers will not...

9th March 2009
Insuring Against Macroeconomic Instability

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

9th March 2009
Government Failure, Rent-seeking and Economic Free...

The current crisis is a monetary crisis. Money worldwide is monopolised by governments and all respo...

9th March 2009
The Mauritian Economy on a Razor’s Edge

As far back as 1936, John Maynard Keynes argued that monetary policy is ineffective under conditions...

16th 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
Navigating the Bear Market

I cannot possibly be the only one to have noticed that interest rates tend to go down after Mauritiu...

30th March 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
Aid to African Nations: Good or Bad?

What is happening in Africa, today, is the biggest crime and robbery since slavery and colonialism....

14th April 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
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
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