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Ashraf Salman
From World / Africa / Egypt

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. 

From World / Africa

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
From World / Africa

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.

From World / Africa

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
From World / Africa

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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From World / Africa

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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From World / Africa

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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From World / Africa

Bank of the Year Awards 2014 – Africa

Africa's top lenders from 2014.

Samuel Brew-Butler
From World / Africa / Ghana

A coming of age for African project finance: Ghana's KIPP development

Ghanaian independent power project sponsor Cenpower proved that African money can finance African private sector infrastructure initiatives by raising $900m in project finance to develop the Kpone Independent Power Plant.

Nhlanhla Nene

South Africa will benefit from Africa’s rise

South Africa’s growth has been sluggish of late but the country’s financial sector remains one of the world’s most sophisticated, while the government’s reforms are allowing businesses to tap into fast-growing markets in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa more easily.

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