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Top 100 Arab Banks 2015: another strong year

Banks across the Arab world continue to perform well despite the turbulent political environment, according to The Banker’s Top 100 Arab banks ranking. 

From World / Africa / Egypt

Will Suez Canal expansion live up to Egypt's expectations?

The speed with which Egypt completed its Suez Canal expansion has given observers confidence that the country’s ambitious SCZone plan really could become the economic powerhouse the government envisions.

From World / Africa / Nigeria

Nigeria’s problems pile up

Weak GDP growth, jittery investors, tumbling oil prices: Nigeria’s banking sector is a challenging place to be as the central bank introduces some controversial regulatory measures

From World / Africa / Nigeria

Nigeria's economy hits a bump in the road

Nigeria's economic growth has slowed over the past year, and delays in naming a cabinet by new president Muhammadu Buhari are doing little to restore confidence in the country. However, the long-term prospects for Africa's largest economy remain strong.

From World / Africa / Egypt

The fiscal route to a fairer Egypt

Egypt's recovery from a period of economic, social and political upheaval is now well under way and, says minister of finance Hany Kadry Dimian, a new fiscal policy is playing a key role within this comeback, while also ensuring that all sections of society feel its benefits.


Scandals fail to derail Mauritius' IFC ambitions

Mauritius' reputation as a well regulated, safe destination for banking and business has suffered during recent corruption scandals, but such is the country's strong reputation that these events do not seem to have adversely affected its ambitions to become an international financial centre.

Mauritius' economy gathers momentum

A move from tourism and textiles to financial services, a focus on Asia and Africa instead of Europe, and the election of a new business-friendly government have seen Mauritius' economy change direction in recent years. And the early signs are that these shifts are paying off.


Mauritius finance minister looks to new economic model

The finance minister of Mauritius' belief that the country is at a crossroads is driving his efforts to revive its economy by recreating it with an emphasis on the services sector and the 'ocean economy'. He updates James King on the progress of these plans.

From World / Africa

Will China's New Silk Road progress smoothly?

China's One Belt, One Road initiative – building a new Silk Road between western Europe and China's east coast as well as improving the Maritime Silk Road – will be a major game changer for international trade. Stefania Palma assesses its possible impact.


Mauritius CBG looks towards a calmer currency environment

Mauritius' central bank governor discusses the challenges that he faces, including the volatility of exchange rates and high leverage ratios within some of the country’s corporates.

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