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From World / Africa

Boosting business, African style

Regional payments systems will help bolster Africa's developing financial infrastructure.  

Stable and spreading
From World / Africa / Morocco

Stable and spreading: Morocco's banks make their presence felt

Home to some of Africa's largest banks, Morocco has weathered both the financial crisis and regional political upheaval. Now its financial institutions are beginning to extend their reach into the rest of the continent.

Algerian banks toll as oil prices slide
From World / Africa / Algeria

Algeria's banks toll as oil prices slide

A plunge in oil prices has brought uncertainty to Algeria's banking sector, which is facing declining profitability and tightening liquidity, leading to calls for far-reaching reforms.

Egypt on the comeback trail
From World / Africa / Egypt

On the comeback trail: Egypt's banks start to blossom

The global financial crisis and Arab Spring uprisings all but decimated Egypt's economy. However, its banks survived this period with admirable resilience, and now that the economy is back on an upward spiral, they are looking to cash in.

Niale Kaba

Côte d’Ivoire wins investors by taking the long view

A loyal investor base welcomed the long-dated bond with three equal maturities that helped smooth the Côte d’Ivoire sovereign's refinancing profile.

The north Africa attraction
From World / Africa / Egypt

Heading west: why Gulf banks are eyeing north Africa

The countries of north Africa have been proving attractive for lenders from the Gulf region for decades, but in recent years this activity has picked up, with Egypt a particularly popular destination. Tom Stevenson looks at the reasons why Gulf banks are heading west. 

From World / Africa / Nigeria

Nigeria's election calm: good news for Africa?

The smooth transition of power in Nigeria bodes well for better governance across the continent.

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
From World / Africa

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. 

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