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Mozambique's CBG targets inclusive growth

Mozambique's economy has performed strongly in recent years, and the country's central bank governor, Ernesto Gove, describes how he intends to build on this growth with, among other things, more liberal investment policies, while also ensuring that opportunities are open to local businesses and profits benefit the entire population. 

Mozambique stands on the brink of better times
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Mozambique stands on the brink of better times

Mozambique's banking market is on the verge of a significant shake up, with new challengers entering the market and the country on the brink of a natural gas boom. 

Mozambique's economy has performed strongly in recent years, and the country's central bank governor, Ernesto Gove, describes how he intends to build on this growth with, among other things, more liberal investment policies, while also ensuring that opportunities are open to local businesses and profits benefit the entire population. 

Ashraf Salman
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Reform agenda marks start of a new era for Egypt

The election of a new government has helped turn around Egypt's economic fortunes and, according to the country's minister of investment, Ashraf Salman, further reforms will see the country's investment environment become even more attractive. 

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Alternatives to project finance in Africa

Financing an infrastructure project in Africa is not for the faint-hearted, but the continent is looking for alternative ways to fill the shortfall of funding available from global banks, writes Musonda Chibwe Kapotwe of Citigroup.

Eurobonds ride high in Africa
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Eurobonds ride high in Africa

The market for African Eurobonds is buoyant, but there are fears that its growth will impede the development of liquid, local currency-denominated assets.

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Top 100 Banks in Africa ranking: Africa continues to outperform

The Banker's 2014 ranking of the top African banks demonstrates why returns in the continent are the highest in the world. Nigeria is realising its potential with average return on capital nearing 25%, while South African banks dominate the top positions in terms of Tier 1 capital. 

Bob Diamond
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Bob Diamond's African journey

Former Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond wants to shake-up African banking and his investment vehicle Atlas Mara has already bought three banks. Brian Caplen assesses his efforts so far based on an interview at the recent FT Banking Summit in London.

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EBRD president promotes development in north Africa

The president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development talks about the bank’s role in promoting private-sector development in north Africa and the Levant following the Arab Spring. 

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Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – global and regional winners

The best of the best are celebrated as The Banker crowns the global Bank of the Year, and hands out the laurels for our regional winners and the lender that has excelled the most when it comes to financial inclusion.

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